Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 19th 2011
With all the street vendors (we've included one in our list that many people do consider the best), delicatessens, diners, cafes, and other eating establishments in New York, you might think it's impossible to say which ones serve the best hot dogs. It's not impossible, but it's pretty hard to narrow down the list, but we managed to do it for you.
The locations for the best New York hot dogs are all over New York City, so chances are you'll be fairly close to one. Yours may already be on the list, or you may try a hot dog at one of these listed places and find your new best NYC hot dogs.
Your search will take you to the boroughs as well as downtown NYC. Brooklyn is home to Bark Hot Dogs, so take a quick trip there to experience breakfast, lunch, or supper.
One thing you'll notice that is rather unusual about Bark Hot Dogs, besides the delicious food, is the fact that the owners actually reveal who their food and beverage suppliers are, as well as some of the brand names of ingredients they use in their different dishes. You may find your favorite brand of milk was used in your creamy milk shake or that your bread contained your favorite brand of flour
If you are looking for a cheap hot dog that doesn't taste cheap, look no further than Gray's Papaya. The hot dogs cost under $2.00. Want to know exactly how good they are. Renowned chef Mario Batali is a fan.
Go ahead and order the papaya drink to go with your hot dog. It's an interesting combination of flavors—it just hasn't quite been quite figured out yet what the drink does taste like. Maybe you can help determine this.http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/grays-papaya01/
If you're close to East Village or Alphabet City, you're close to Crif Dogs. This restaurant is family-friendly, and only serves beer and wine. The atmosphere is casual, but can get a little noisy, so be prepared for that.
There are reasonable prices, so you don't have to worry about breaking the budget just to enjoy a quick bite to eat. You don't get waiter service, but that's OK, you don't have to tip.
My friends have such an obsession with Gray's Papaya it's incredible. Every time we go near that area they have to make sure to stop and pick some up, even if we just had dinner a few minutes ago. It's like once they see that place, their stomachs suddenly have room.
By L.R. - senior writer Saturday, 21st of May @ 05:18 am