Hotdogs are the ultimate guilty pleasure. They’re meaty, salty and incredibly unhealthy. You can get a simple, classic, no-bells-and-whistles dog, or you can dive into a more unique, elaborate creation. Next time you have a craving, check out these fabulous franks listed from the Cheapest to most expensive:
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- The Dog – Chili Dog
- The Price – $2.95
- The Address – 171 W 23rd St
We had to have a classic chili dog on the list. The chili at Chelsea’s Papaya has meat and beans, and gets topped with cheese to complete this guilty pleasure.
- The Dog – Frankfurter
- The Price – $3.95
- The Address – 205 E Houston St
Katz’s Delicatessen is most famous for their pastrami sandwiches, but if you want to skip the long line for lunch, you can get a hotdog instead. They’re simple, juicy, all-beef, natural skinned franks.
- The Dog – Pretzel Dog
- The Price – $4.00
- The Address – 425 West St
As you can tell from the picture, what’s unique about this dog is that the bread is baked right onto it. It’s wrapped in pretzel dough and baked until perfectly brown, to make a delicious bar snack.
- The Dog – Chihuahua
- The Price – 4.50 (Salsa – 0.50)
- The Address – 113 St Marks Pl
Crif is famous for deep-frying its franks. The Chihuahua dog is wrapped in bacon and served on a roll spread with avocado and sour cream. There’s a plethora of bacon-wrapped hotdogs on this menu, and we recommend trying them all.
- The Dog – Recession Special
- The Price – $4.95
- The Address – 2090 Broadway
So named because you get two dogs slathered with mustard, ketchup, or sauerkraut (or all of the above) and a soda for a bargain price. Perfect if you’re out with a friend at 2 am and craving some drunk food.
- The Dog – The Classic
- The Price – $7.00
- The Address – 1652 2nd Ave
Schaller’s Stube sells several kinds of wursts, all of them worth a try. But if you’re looking to start somewhere you can’t go wrong with “The Classic”. Bratwurst, Dusseldorf mustard and a healthy helping of sauerkraut, all that ads up to a mean dog.
- The Dog – Cannibal Dog
- The Price – $14.00
- The Address – 113 E 29th St
This meat-lovers’ paradise makes a truly unique creation: a hotdog topped with tripe and short rib ragu, and finished with Asian mustard. If that’s too adventurous for you, there are plenty of other delicious dogs to try on their menu.