Fries, oh how I love them. Safe gluten free ones can be tricky to find when you have celiac disease. Shared fryers are a no-go, so that eliminates a bunch of options. However, The Great American Fries Co. in Santa Monica, CA , has the very best gluten free fries and they ONLY serve fries! This means that their fryer is just for potatoes—no breading, no wheat, no gluten. Yes, an entirely gluten free fryer! FYI the fries are cooked in sunflower oil.
What is so great about The Great American Fries Co.? For one, everything is gluten free except for a bottle of malt vinegar. All homemade sauces and all toppings are gluten free! Just don’t order malt vinegar and then the options are endless. (Many sauces are also vegan!)
They have so many options–both savory and sweet! To order, you first pick your fries. Savory fries come with sea salt and sweet fries are tossed in powdered sugar. Next, pick your sauces and toppings! For savory, you have fun options like coconut curry (also vegan!), dill ranch, Jerk BBQ (also vegan!), and spicy Mayo (also vegan!). My personal favorite is the garlic & chive aioli ! I usually order the Truffle Lover, which are fries tossed in white truffle oil with shavings of parmesan cheese. Yum! Wanting some meat? You can also order chili cheese fries–which includes turkey chili, beans, cheese, source cream and green onions. This one is served on a bowl of fries.
For sweet sauces, Chocolate Nutella (YESSSS), Whiskey ButterScotch, and Donut Fries are all options! I was curious about sweet fries so I ordered the Donut Fries–and yes, they taste like donuts and not potatoes. They were very good, but very sweet. I wasn’t able to finish them despite my high tolerance for sugar. My husband ordered the Chocolate Nutella and I stole a lot of his because I loved it so much. Who knew potatoes and chocolate go so well together?
Needless to say, we will be back again and again. I love that the only source of gluten is kept bottled and isn’t in any of their homemade sauces. I love that the fryer is dedicated gluten free (I wouldn’t be eating there otherwise!!). I love their fun options. I love it all. The Great American Fries Co. is located right across from Santa Monica Pier and beach, which means it is a perfect snack for any beach day.
**This review solely reflects my own honest opinion. I was neither paid nor given a complimentary meal for my visit here. Please note that kitchen protocols and menus can change at any time. Make sure to speak to the staff at any restaurant before eating to make sure that they can accommodate your dietary restriction.**