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The Seven Best Hot Dogs in New York City

Dicksons Farmstand Meats hot dogs

When you think of classic New York City foods, hot dogs have to be high on the list! A good juicy hot dog is irresistible so here are our picks for the seven best hot dogs in New York City.

Nathan’s Famous – 1310 Surf Ave, Brooklyn & Other Locations

Nathans Famous Chili Dog

P.C.: yelp, Eric A.

Nathan’s Famous hot dogs from Coney Island are iconic and the snap you get from your first bite is legendary. With its history and the July 4th hot dog eating contest, there’s just something nostalgic about getting a hot dog here.

Katz’s Delicatessen – 205 E Houston St & DeKalb Market Hall

Katz Hot Dogs

P.C.: yelp, Rose I.

Katz’s Delicatessen is probably best known for its towering pastrami sandwiches but they have top notch hot dogs too. It is everything you come to expect from a classic New York style hot dog.

Crif Dogs – 113 St Marks Pl & 555 Driggs Ave, Brooklyn

Crif Dog Chihuahua Dog

P.C.: yelp, Ruwan J.

If you are looking for something a bit decadent and if you love bacon, Crif Dogs is a must! Hot dogs like their Chihuahua Dog (a bacon wrapped hot dog topped with avocados and sour cream) and their Tsunami Dog (a bacon wrapped hot dog with teriyaki sauce, pineapple and green onions) are definitely worth the trip.

Papaya King – 179 East 86th St

Papaya King Hot Dog Combo

P.C.: yelp, Teresa C.

Papaya King is one of our favorite cheap eats lunch spots! You can’t beat two of their hot dogs with whatever toppings you want and their signature papaya drink for only $6.50. Whoever first thought of pairing hot dogs with a papaya drink is a genius!

Gray’s Papaya – 2090 Broadway & 612 8th Avenue

Grays Papaya Hot Dog Combo

P.C.: yelp, Jonathan T.

Gray’s Papaya is the other famous cheap eats hot dog spot in New York City and best of all it is open 24 hours of the day! Their two juicy hot dogs and papaya drink combo is $6.95.

Dicksons Farmstand Meats – 75 9th Ave

Dicksons Farmstand Meats Hot Dog

P.C.: yelp, Richelle L.

Dicksons Farmstand Meats in Chelsea Market is the go to spot if you’re looking for a really tasty, high quality hot dog. It is so good you don’t really need any toppings since it is packed with so much flavor!

Hank’s Juicy Beef – 84 Chambers St

Hanks Juicy Beef Hot Dog

P.C.: Hank’s Juicy Beef

Finally you can get “Chicago’s #1 hot dog” right here in Lower Manhattan. Hank’s juicy hot dog is really a sight to behold. It is an all beef hot dog on a steamed poppy seed bun and it is topped with tomatoes, onions, peppers, pickles, mustard and sweet green relish. Yum!