New Bushwick ‘Shack’ Serves Poutine And Other Hangover Cures

Bushwick Has A New 'Shack' Serving Poutine And Other Hangover Cures

The Bushwick food scene has been really blowing up these last few weeks. Between the fancy bagel shop, vegan bakery and the impeding Taste of Bushwick, there’s no denying that the neighborhood is working overtime to put itself on the foodie map. Today, that legacy continues with The Diggs, a new late night food shack serving all the bad-for-you comfort food we could wish for.

Via Bedford + Bowery: The Diggs is a newly-minted collaboration between the folks behind The Bodega/Heavy Woods and local chef Brian Baskoff, who’s previously done stints at St. Anselm and Empire Biscuit.

Operating out of a mobile kitchen, The Diggs serves high(er) brow versions of comfort food favorites, topping long-cut fries with everything from cheese curds (i.e. poutine) to blue cheese-tarragon mayo and smoked tempeh (for the vegans among us).

Prices range from $4.50 for a “Smalls” order of fries, which includes one sauce, to $16 for New England fries topped with Old Bay, lobster and lemon and served with a side of horseradish ketchup. In between, you’ll find the aforementioned poutine, loaded fries and Colorado-style taters covered in Denver green chili.

Here’s the entire menu:

(all fry orders come with your choice of one sauce)
Biggie – $6.50
Smalls – $4.50

Sauces – $1.50 
Korean BBQ

Blue-cheese tarragon
Golden curry
Old-fashioned fry sauce

Coney – $8 
Chuckwagon steak chili, cheese sauce, mustard, onions

Poutine – $8
Cheese curds, gravy (add smoked meat or smoked tempeh – $4)

Colorado – $9
Denver green chili, citrus pulled pork

Animal Style – $8 
Fry sauce, pickled peppers, onions, diced tomato, bacon

Loaded – $10 
Cheese sauce, sour cream, green onion, bacon

New England – $16
Old Bay, lobster, lemon, side of horseradish ketchup

L.A. Mozz (vegan) – $8 
Smoked tempe, pineapple habanero “mayo,” diced tomato

Hot (and Salty) – $7 
Habanero vinegar, pickled peppers and Maldon sea salt

Frozen banana bites covered in dark chocolate and natural peanut butter (vegan) – $5

The Diggs is located at Troutman Street near St. Nicholas Avenue and will be open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays and until 1 a.m. or 2 a.m. on weekends.

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  1. Undoubtedly the best tasting fries I’ve had in my Life. The Coney was out of this world. I highly recommend this place if like bold flavors and good food.