This review is compliments of reader Michelle L. who now lives in New York. Here's what she has to say:
I want to assist you in updating your poutine sources for Vancouver, BC. Belgian Fries originated as a double fried chip and gourmet dip shop on Commercial Drive in a really diverse, somewhat bohemian, formerly Italian and now multi-cultural neighbourhood. It has an edge. In recent years in addition to serving deep-fried Mars Bars, they have become really creative with their gourmet poutine and expanded their shop to two storefronts complete with on-tap beer and summer patio.
My current favourite is the Beef Steak Poutine: marinated ground beef, mushroom and red pepper poutine. Talk about comfort food! The cheese is perfect and the gravy is vegan to suit the demands of the neighborhood. I have brought my 4-year old and 7-year old niece and nephew there and they love it too. It took 3 years for my niece to work on her palate since she is a picky eater, but she loves poutine now. And the CBC rated it: "Best Poutine in BC."
Thanks Michelle for broadening Poutine Chronicles' coverage of poutine in British Columbia to non-corporate entities. Hope I have the chance to experience it for myself one day.
And thanks to Lucy at VancouverSavvy.com for letting me use her photo of poutine at Belgian Fries (although it's not a beef one like Michelle reviews above). To read Lucy's review of Belgian Fries, click here.
To read another review of Belgian Fries go to OhMyCalico. Thanks for letting me use your exterior shot of Belgian Fries, Calico!
Belgian Fries, 1803 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, BC V5N 4A6
in between 3rd & 2nd (Cross Street: Commercial DR and 2nd AVE E)