Sydney's best hot chips 2016

The duck fat chips at Grand Duk.
The duck fat chips at Grand Duk. Photo: Cole Bennetts

Jack's Newtown, Newtown

Salty, super-crispy crinkle-cut fries are what many of our more PG dreams are made of.

170 Missenden Road, Newtown, jacksnewtown.com

The Burger Shed

Of course you want fries with that at The Burger Shed Photo: Fiona Morris

The Burger Shed, Mosman and Charlie and Co., various locations

Justin North's truffle and parmesan fries pack an umami hit like no other. The perfect accompaniment to a big, juicy burger.

914 Military Road, Mosman, 02 8021 9262, burgershed.com.au; Various locations, charlieandco.com.au

Parlour Burger at The Morrison, CBD

While we love The Morrison for oysters, the chips at Parlour Burger well and truly stole our hearts (and may well do this literally). Sean Connolly's duck-fat chips are crunchy batons of deep-fried goodness. No – make that greatness.

225 George Street, Sydney, 02 9247 6744, themorrison.com.au

The Treehouse, North Sydney

On the menu, these are humbly listed as "house chips", but they're so much more than that. These thick-cut potato wands have it all: a crunchy exterior and a fluffy, moreish filling, and just the right amount of salt. We're in love. With potatoes.

60 Miller Street, North Sydney, 02 8458 8980, thetreehousehotel.com.au

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Butter, Surry Hills

Look past the sexist wall coverings and straight down into your basket of shoestring fries. They're deliciously crisp, consistently fresh and just plain good.

6 Hunt Street, Surry Hills, 02 8283 9146, buttersydney.com.au

Zeus Street Greek

Skewers and fries at Zeus Street Greek. Photo: Supplied

Zeus St Greek, various locations

An homage to the old-school chip shop, these hot little numbers are best enjoyed folded into a pita.

Various locations, zeusstreetgreek.com.au

Mary's, Newtown and CBD

The good people of Newtown must have done something right in a past life – they live within walking distance of two of Sydney's best hot chip purveyors. Like most menu items at Mary's, the fries are best eaten way after dark, when things like calories and cholesterol cease to matter.

6 Mary Street, Newtown; 154 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

The Morrison, CBD

Duck fat chips are always a good idea, and at The Morrison, they're deep-fried perfection. Crunchy and munchy and served in generous portions, we're always up for these.

225 George Street, Sydney, 02 9247 6744, themorrison.com.au

The Naked Duck burger on the menu at The Grand Duk The Naked Duck burger and fries at The Grand Duk. Photo: Supplied

Grand Duk, CBD

This quietly awesome Vietnamese fusion cafe is tucked away almost at the end of the CBD, and it deserves more accolades than it's received. For now, let's give props (and thanks) for their duck fat chips. Because every banh mi needs a serve of fries, don't you think?

1/225 George Street, The Rocks, 02 8964 7242, grandduk.com.au