So right now you might be thinking aren’t all fries vegan, why invent a restaurant dedicated to vegan fries? Well friends, the answer is no, not all fries are vegan and more importantly not all fries are created equal.
Allow us to elaborate. Many of our potatoy pals are made with a thing called beef tallow and cooked in oils that almost certainly contain meat remnants.
Not Lord of the Fries chippies though. These ones are extra crunchy and extra delicious. And excitingly, you can try them for yo’selves at the recently opened Surfers Paradise store.
The crunchy golden goodies were dreamed up by Mandy and Mark who bonded over a love of fries but weren’t satisfied with any they had sampled previously.
The pair wanted “fresh potatoes, thick but not too thick, crispy but not too crunchy, delicious and saucy” and, since you wouldn’t be reading this otherwise, that’s exactly what they created.
Veggie Burgers, Onion Rings (Lord of the Rings), Vegetarian Nuggets and Vegetarian Hot Dogs are also on the menu and all of things are also kosher and Halal.
The first Lord of the Fries venue opened in Melbourne in 2005 and since then the concept has gone gangbusters (what a word) with 16 stores Australia-wide.
No need to wait until you’re a few beers deep in Surfers Paradise to try it out though. Go now and eat all the fries with (almost) none of the guilt.
Hooray for frie-day every day!
LOCATION: Paradise Centre, 8 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
HOURS: Sunday to Wednesday 11am to 10pm, Thursday 11am to 11pm, Friday to Saturday 11am to 4am
Words and photos by Kirra Smith