Before I’m shunned by the city of Montreal and the province of Quebec for eating and writing about poutine in Vancouver, I need to premise it by saying nothing beats poutine in Montreal. I had heard people talking of Fritz for a while now, but I had held off going since it seemed like a sacrilegious act. So one night recently, it was about 2am and after an evening of Blackjack with some friends, the decision was unaminous, let’s go for poutine! We obviously were not the only one with the idea as the line-up was out the door and easily 15 people long.
So with that prelude, Fritz European Fry House does a pretty decent job if you’re looking for the trio of fries, cheese curds and gravy AND you find yourself about 5000 km’s away from the province of Quebec. The fries are fresh, handcut, seasoned and quite good with a nice crunchy exterior. As for the gravy, it was tasty, but it was a little thicker than what you typically find in Quebec. The cheese itself was good, but disappointing as it didn’t have the elastic effect you get when the cheese is melted down by the heat of the fries and gravy.
It may not be the birthplace of poutine, but even in Vancouver, you can find yourself a very good poutine.
718 Davie Street (corner of Granville)
- Monday – Closed
- Tuesday – 11:30am-2:30am
- Wednesday – 11:30am-2:30am
- Thursday – 11:30am-3:30am
- Friday – 11:30am-4:00am
- Saturday – 12:o0pm-4:00am
- Sunday – 1:00pm-2:30am