New York City’s 10 Best Hot Dogs (5 to 1)
5. Willie’s Dawgs. 351 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn. Not your basic hot dog joint. Choose from three styles of buns including challah, rye, or multi-grain. They also have three types of all beef hot dogs to choose from. Vegetarian hot dogs are made from either carrots or tofu. Willie’s Dawg also has a long specialty hot dog list. Closed Mondays.
4. Papaya King. Original location – 179 East 86th Street, Upper West Side. Other location – 121 West 125th Street, Harlem. In 1932, a Greek immigrant named Gus Puolos decided to open a fruit and juice stand. He imported tropical fruit which was new to New Yorkers at that time. Eventually the papaya and fruit drinks became a huge hit and he opened several other juice stores throughout New York City. With his juice shop in the Upper East Side he was exposed to German foods and fell in love with a German-American named Birdie. She suggested selling frankfurters alongside the juices and the rest is history. Another fast food legend in New York City.
3. Katz’s Deli. 205 East Houston Street, LES. An institution in the LES since 1888. I have never had a bad meal in Katz and to no surprise their hot dogs are some of the best in New York City. For the real experience do not use the waiter service, go up to the counter and order yourself. To order a hot dog, go the far right counter closet to the window facing Houston St. Reasonably priced hot dogs at around $3. This place is known around the world and is always crowded. Expect to wait in line no matter when you go. See: NYC’s 10 Best Philly Cheesesteaks and 10 Best Pastrami Sandwiches in Manhattan, New York City
2. Hot Diggity Dog. 263 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn. Awesome hot dogs at awesome prices. This Brooklyn hot dog hotspot combines two of my favorite New York foods, hot dogs and pastrami in one meal called the Windsor Weenie. They also serve burgers and a variety of other items including salads, waffle cut fries, chicken, sausages, gyros, and more. Venture over while you enjoy Prospect Park for a hot dog you will remember. See: 10 Best Parks in New York City
1. Crif Dogs. 113 Saint Marks Place, East Village. The largest hot dog menu in Manhattan. All of their selections are good from their corn dog to their spicy redneck hot dog made with an all beef dog wrapped in bacon with chili, coleslaw, and jalapenos. They even serve hot dog toppings like egg, cucumber, and pineapple. Also have veggie dogs. Don’t forget to add a side fries or tator tots. Serve beers. They also have the coolest phone booth in the city. See: New York City’s 10 Best Speakeasies
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