Where To Get The Best Potato Chips

No dip required

March 14 may be National Potato Chip Day, but if you're anything like us, you don't need a holiday—or an excuse—to load up on the fried taters year-round. And we're not alone: According to the USDA, the average American consumes 46.7 pounds of potatoes each year.

Here, 14 potato chip varieties that elevate the humble snack into an otherworldly realm, from decadent white chocolate to bacon and cheese.

① Chipstix

Elbows Mac n' Cheese in Cerritos, California, serves up a sky-high skewer of Chipstix, crispy chips smothered in cheese.

② Pinche Chips

At per se Social Corner in Vancouver, British Columbia, regulars can't get enough of the spiraled local Kennebec potatoes, which are fried and drizzled with Valentina Salsa Picante and fresh lime. 

③ Potato Chip Nachos

The potato chip nachos—with cheddar, bacon, green onion, jalapeños and ranch—at Warehouse Bar & Grille in Boston are downright life changing. 

④ Truffle + Blue Cheese

Blue cheese fondue is the food of the gods, especially when it's paired with truffled potato chips, as it is at WP Kitchen + Bar in Charlotte, North Carolina. 

⑤ J.T.'s Kettle Chips

Marlow's Tavern in Alpharetta, Georgia, tops a heaping helping of kettle chips with Gorgonzola cheese, bacon, Roma tomatoes and scallions.

⑥ Lemon Zest, Pecorino + Parsley

Brazen Open Kitchen in Dubuque, Iowa, offers a citrusy, herbaceous bowl of just-fried potatoes with lemon zest, pecorino and fresh parsley.

⑦ White Chocolate + Caramel

Ridged potato chips with caramel-infused white chocolate? Yes, and yes! Get your fix of the Royce' sweet-and-salty masterpiece at one of the nine boutiques across the country (including a flagship in New York City) or online.

⑧ Sardine Chips

There's nothing fishy about the sardine-laced potato chips at Rich Table in San Francisco, California. And to dip? Horseradish crème fraîche.

⑨ Sweet Potato Chips + Guacamole

Doc B's Fresh Kitchen in Chicago, Illinois, is famed for hand-cut, house-made sweet potato chips with a heaping scoop of guacamole

⑩ Loaded Potato Chips

The scratch-made chips at Vinsetta Garage in Berkley, Michigan, are loaded with house-smoked cheddar, pickled chiles and scallions. Take it even further by adding ground turkey, beef or maple bacon.  

⑪ Everything Seasoned

If you like everything bagels, you're going to love the everything potato chips, which are dusted with garlic, sesame and poppy seeds, at Perly's, in Richmond, Virginia. 

⑫ BBQ + Dill Pickle Dip

Stop by State Fare in Houston, Texas, for a fresh batch of BBQ potato chips, which are seasoned with a down-home blend of paprika, sugar, salt and eight other "secret" ingredients, then served with dill pickle dip.

⑬ Truffle

We can't decide what's better: enjoying a martini glass filled with truffle chips or booze. Luckily, you can get both—and at the same time if you want—at Il Mulino South Beach in Miami, Florida.

⑭ Pork Belly Nachos

At Swine in New York City, diners go ham on the homemade potato chips, which are smothered in five-cheese fondue and topped with crispy pork belly and sliced jalapeño.