Sweet potato fries are the perfect combination of sweet and salty. A healthier alternative to its french fry cousin, the sweet potato fry can be cooked with everything from brown sugar to paprika.
Here are some of our picks for the best sweet potato fries in Chicago. Have a favorite we missed? Tell us where to find it below.
The Smoke Daddy
1804 W. Division St
Chicago, IL 60622
The Smoke Daddy Rhythm and Blues in Wicker Park offers some of the best BBQ in Chicago. Almost as good as the barbecue, is their side of sweet potato fries. Crispy, golden, and delicious–They’re the perfect compliment to any barbecue entreé. Great food and FREE live music 7-days a week, makes this an instant local staple.
666 W Diversey Parkway
Anti-Established in 2003, The Counter is a twist on the classic burger joint. 312,120+ different burger combinations make every burger as unique as the customer. Sweet potato fries at The Counter are almost as popular as their burgers! For the folks unable to commit to one side item, be sure to try their “Fifty-Fifty” combinations of Fries and Sweet Potato Fries, or Sweet Potato Fries and Crispy Onion Strings.
1039 N. Western Avenue
Bite Café features cheap, healthy food, at all hours. A favorite among vegetarians, tofu and seitan can be substituted in many menu options. Meat-eaters, also call this Humboldt Park café a favorite, with BBQ and a Ruben to die for. Sweet potato fries are always a hit at Bite Café. Order yours as a side to your sandwich or as an appetizer.
22 W. Hubbard
3700 N. Clark
Rockit Bar & Grill is more than just a hot night spot. Food at the two locations can draw crowds as big as their drinks. One of the best sides on their menu is the “BD’s Sweet Potato Fries”. Made with brown sugar, salt, and chipotle mayo, these fries might make you forget about your entreé.
3411 N. Halsted
Chicago IL 60657
This small, popular, “Meat-Free Since 83” diner is sure to please vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Aside from their vast meat-less menu, don’t miss the sweet potato fries. Sweet potato fries can be served alone as an appetizer, or as a side to many entreés and sandwiches. Add chili or cheese for only a $1 each.
Have a favorite we missed? Tell us where to find it below. — Lauren Wulf, CBS Local Chicago