Get Tasting: Hot Dogs in NYC

Not known to be a delicacy, or even particularly healthy, hot dogs are a staple street food that can be a real lifesaver when it comes to a quick meal on a busy day of wandering around a city.

New York City is certainly one of those destinations where you end up walking a lot and enjoying the streets, and so we thought we’d get a list together of some of the city’s various hot dogs spots.


It’s hard to miss the many street corners that have small eateries with “papaya” included in the name. Particularly famous are Gray’s Papaya and Papaya King. Both chains, as well as the various other “papayas” around the city, are known for their cheap and delicious hotdogs and their refreshing tropical fruit juices. Don’t miss this unique New York experience.


Tucked away on 9th Avenue is Rudy’s Bar & Grill, one of the city’s most famous dive bars and a licensed establishment since 1933. This means that at Rudy’s you can get your fill of that classic combination: hot dog and cheap beer.

Kings of Kobe’s

Fancy a classier hot dog? Try popping over to Hell’s Kitchen to try one of Kings of Kobe’s no-hormone, no-steroids, wagyu beef hot dogs.