BROOKLYN — A Smorgasburg favorite and Vendy Awards winner is bringing its French fries to Bed-Stuy.
Owners of Home Frite, which serves hand-cut fries with gourmet sauces, are planning their first brick-and-mortar on Bedford Avenue, according to co-owners Ian Vernon and Crystal Lingle.
The storefront at 1047 Bedford Ave. near Greene Avenue will offer the business’ signature fries with sauces like herb-ocado, lemon garlic aioli and curry ketchup, along with chicken wings and a few new additions.
Bedford-Stuyvesant residents Vernon and Lingle founded Home Frite in 2013, selling at Smorgasburg, festivals and, most recently, the Winter Village at Bryant Park.
The business took home the ‘Best of Market’ honor in the 2015 Vendy Awards.
Their new space will have a “café/diner-style concept with high-quality sandwiches,” Vernon told attendees at a recent community board meeting, and the pair looks to offer a selection of local beer, wines and cocktails.
Home Frite’s first indoor spot gives the owners an opportunity to expand their menu, Lingle added.
While the selections are not finalized, the owners are hoping to serve gluten-free and vegetarian options and offer a chopped cheese, black bean quinoa burger, fried green BLT sandwich and more.
The business takes over the former space of Villa Pancho Taqueria and will have seating for up to 25 people with pick-up counter service.
“There are several closed businesses on that block, so we want to try to bring business back to that area,” Lingle said.
Brooklyn’s Community Board 3 has given an advisory approval for Home Frite's liquor license, but the State Liquor Authority will still need to consider the application.
The owners hope to open the new Bedford Avenue space by March.