Hold onto your trivia hats - did you know French fries didn’t originate in France but were invented in Belgium instead?
Potatoes were being fried in Belgium as early as 1680 but gained traction as an internationally-loved potato snack after the first World War.
The fried potatoes were discovered while American soldiers were stationed in Belgium and nicknamed as “French fries” due to French being the dominant language spoken in the area.
Over 300 years later, these tasty morsels have become a standard food order all over the world, with many different countries and cultures creating their own, much-loved variations of the classic French fry.
Whether you like yours loaded, seasoned with exotic spices, or in a classic duo of fish and chips, Brisbane Airport has all your French fry dining needs covered. Here’s our top picks on where to get French fries across the terminals:
The Lord Lamington
If you’re searching for a filling fry option that you can share with friends or dig into yourself, may we introduce the classic loaded fries. Your mouth will be watering with these crispy fries topped with shredded ham, melted mozzarella, and a delectable combination of BBQ sauce and creamy mayonnaise. If you’re wanting to elevate your loaded fries order, update to pulled pork or grilled chicken to create your perfect fry load at The Lord Lamington, located in the Domestic Terminal, near Gate 26 (after security).
Mezze Za Za
Picture this; a heap of golden fries, creamy tzatziki, fresh tomatoes, onions, and Mezza Za Za’s delectable spice mix, all wrapped up in warm, pillowy flatbread. Whether you’re in a hurry and need a takeaway bite or you have time to spare to really indulge in this Mediterranean fry variation, treat yourself to the fry-filled Zaatar kebab at Mezze Za Za in the Domestic Terminal, on Level 2 (after security).
No one does fry variety quite like Ze Pickle. Pick from the kumera fries, naked fries, or loaded fries – otherwise known as “ze chips” – loaded up with IPA beer cheese sauce, maple bacon, and Ze Pickle’s signature sauce. Find your perfect fry match or order them all like a true fry-ficionado at Ze Pickle in the Domestic Terminal, on Level 2 (after security).
Windmill & Co
If you’re wanting to join in on the fry indulgence before travelling overseas, sit down at Windmill & Co in the International Terminal, on Level 3 (after security). Chew with a runway view and enjoy table-service as you watch the planes take-off into the sky. Order their house fries to snack on the classic French-fry you know and love with a side of dukkha aioli. Have a glass of champagne with your chippies to toast your overseas adventure or, if you’re after something a bit bigger, order one of their delicious burgers which come with a side of fries.
It's always Fry-day at Brisbane Airport
Hungry for more? You can get French fries as a side at almost every restaurant at Brisbane Airport including Red Rooster, The Aviary, The Coffee Club, Glasshouse Bar, Graze Grill & Bar, Newstead Brewing Co and Brisbane River Grill. Pick up your favourite fry creation next time you travel and celebrate International French Fry Day - 13th of July.