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.
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
⑩ Loaded Potato Chips
⑪ Everything Seasoned
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.
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
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