If there’s one thing New Yorkers are known for when it comes to street food, it’s their passionate love of hot dogs. Though some Americans will debate you on which major city does it best (nice try, Chicago), every proud local of the Big Apple will be happy to remind you that our city does it best. Especially in K-town, where vendors gladly step outside the box and put a Korean-style flair on an already delicious corn dog. We’re talking extravagant toppings, flavorful drizzlings, and more. Here are some of our favorite Korean corn dog spots putting a twist on the classic New York-style dog.
1. Oh K-Dog, Multiple Locations
Oh K-Dog is arguably one of the most famous spots for Korean corn dogs in NYC, and it’s for great reason. They’ve mastered the art of this savory snack, thanks to their process of deep frying and customizing to a customer’s desires. Made to a perfect crispy golden brown, this spot uses a stick to deep fry their dogs, before adding one of their fillings like mozzarella cheese, squid-ink, rice cake, potato, plus others. Plus, you can even add an extra splash of flavor with their toppings, like honey butter, parmesan cheese, onion, and coconut.
Where: Find your location here
2. Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs, Multiple Locations
With a few locations around downtown Manhattan, Two Hands Seoul Fresh Corn Dogs specializes in signature Korean corn dogs in styles Americans won’t be able to resist. Their menu offers a range of different options (depending on how crazy you want to get) but we recommend their “top picks” of either the Spicy Dog (Combination of
Two Hands spicy sauce and hot Cheetos powder) or the Potato Dog (Potato cubes wrapped Corn Dog with Two Hands Dirty Sauce). They also have combo meals and box deals available, as well as the availability to pick your own fillings.
SoHo – 250 Mott St
East Village – 147 Avenue A
West Village – 95 MacDougal St
3. Jongro Rice Hot Dog, Multiple Locations
Jongro Rice Hot Dog is a more low-key snack shop for Korean corn dogs, but their signature dogs like their Ramyun Noodle Chips Hotdog for a bit of extra crunch and salty tang or their Volcano Hotdog made with a powerfully spicy sausage, are perfect to share with all your friends. Their namesake and simply Jongro Hotdog is also ideal, along with the Sweet Potato Hotdog, offering you the crispy outside with the chewy inside. Be sure to grab a mochi donut from their attached business Mochi Mochi Donut for dessert!
Where: Find your location here
4. Mochinut, Midtown & East Village
If you’d prefer your dogs with a side of dessert, Mochinut is an Asian-fusion joint ready to satisfy all of your cravings. Korean corn dogs are paired effortlessly here with their namesake mochi donuts; and no, we don’t think you need to choose just one (let’s face it, you’ve earned it). Their specialty style dogs are made with Crunch cereal for a little extra, well, crunch! And, to sweeten the deal even more, you can try them either on a standard dog, or a half-and-half with dog and mozzarella cheese.
They also have a Hot Cheetos variation if you want to add a little spice to the party. Of course, end the visit with a namesake Mochi donut, of which the rainbow colored Milk Pebble is our favorite.
Bryant Park – 1011 6th Ave
East Village – 124 2nd Ave
5. Ugly Donuts and Corn Dogs, Multiple Locations
We guarantee you’ll find Korean corn dog varieties here like you never have before. Ugly Donuts and Corn Dogs has a few locations around Brooklyn and Queens, and their social media feed-worth dogs are absolutely no joke. Sure they have the classic corn dog styles, but we suggest one of their signature concoctions like the Premium Pizza Ugdog (Choice of whole Mozza or Mozza Mix filling topped with tomato sauce, basil pesto, garlic powder, and parsley) or the La Mexicana (Premium beef sausage wrapped with cheddar cheese filling topped with salsa, sour cream, jalapeño flakes, and nacho cheese).
Bushwick – 398 Knickerbocker Ave, Brooklyn
Flushing – 136-84 Roosevelt Ave, Queens
Jackson Heights – 84-06 37th Ave, Queens
Forest Hills – 71-11 Austin St, Queens
6. The Basac, Flushing
This long-time standing Korean shop in Flushing has been serving hearty corn dogs for quite some time. Their seed & nut corn dogs stand out from others around the city, while also offering classic hot dog flavors. The big secret here though? Order some of their tteokbokki broth or one of their stews and dip your corn dogs into it. Trust us…it won’t disappoint you!
Where: 158-09B Northern Blvd, Queens
7. Clubdog, Upper West Side
Clubdog is one of the many vendors at the iconic Grand Bazaar festival that takes place every Sunday on the Upper West Side. They offer a variety of flavors to choose from, including the a ramen-topped “Happy Caveman” as well as the “Lazy Potato.” This is the perfect treat while you shop around at one of NYC’s largest flea markets.
Where: 100 W 77th St
8. Hangry Dog, The Bronx
HangryDog aims to bring “a new twist to your old corndog recipe.” Their sweet and savory treats are made with chicken hotdogs and mozzarella cheese, battered and deep fried, then sprinkled with a hint of sugar; making them unbeatable to miss. Our favorite menu highlight is the Sweet Potato Crust dog that gives that little extra bit of sweetness to the Korean staple. Find it at the Bronx Night Market!
Where: 1 Fordham Plaza, The Bronx