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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Vegan MoFo in NYC, Day 9: Hot Dawgs

Late night, quick post, quick food. MoFo will take a lot out of you.
It's hard to classify "New York food" because the city is such a hodge-podge of so many different cultures and people. I think the one thing that is an underlying factor is that we love our street food - and not the food truck street food of Portland that is like, soy curls with kale or whatever. We want quick and easy and hand-held and filling as we rush from appointment to appointment to catch the train or rush our kids to ballet practice or debate team or take the cats to the vet before they close or whatever.
Basically, we want hot dawgs.


With maybe a little higher quality ingredients? Organic sweet relish (none of that dill crap!), spicy yellow mustard (not TOO high quality), plain sauerkraut (ya gotta), organic whole wheat buns, Smart dogs (I saw the Field Roast franks but they were too $$).


How do you like to top yah dawgs?

32 comments:

  1. I'm glad you got the smart dogs. I like them better. Psycho Boy likes the field roast, they taste too meaty- like for me. Your hand held dog is perfect. Mustard, sauerkraut, grilled onions, sprouts. maybe even some avocado.

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    1. Yes! I wanted to do the grilled onion thing but was um, too hungry. Avocado sounds awesome but I wanted to stick to typical NY toppings. Next dawg!

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  2. This is another one of those foods I was not interested in until I went vegan. Now, I love them for a lazy dinner and have even started to like things like mustard relish. I don't know if I'm ready to make the sauerkraut leap yet.

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    1. It's funny, right? I never liked meat hot dogs but veganism kind of makes everything better :) And worth trying! I'm not big on fake meats but they're fun once in a while. Sauerkraut is awesome! Do it up!

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  3. First off, I would love to get a vegan hot dog from a stand here in PDX! That sayin', I like a lot of stuff on my hot dog, but since I'm lazy I'll settle for sauerkraut. I like to dip in ketchup, but I had ketchup squirted on top, 'cuz the bread gets gross.

    xo kittee

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    1. Do they make GF buns?? Or is there a recipe?? I'd usually go bun-less but for the sake of mofo I bunned it! Ketchup... I do not particularly like, and not only because it gets soggy. Kinda too sweet for me, especially with the relish. But to each her own.

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    2. I made some burger buns tonight that would be great for hotdogs. Usually I just eat them on a plate or with a pancake or something...

      xo
      kittee

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  4. YUMMO! I've just tried pickle relish for the first time so I'm going to assume that it's similar, looks good to me!

    ps. now following your blog :)

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    1. Thanks, mandee! Yeah, relish is a winner.

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  5. I'm with you on the relish- I like mine sweet. Actually, I like all of the stuff you put on yours except for the mustard. Ketchup is always good, too. :)

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  6. Ahh yes another classic NY eat! I always think of two things when I hear hot dog: dirty water carts in the city and Nathan's in Coney Island. I think your option is clearly the best ;) I've never been a huge fan of hotdogs. I remember I tried them once after going vegan and I still wasn't a huge fan.

    THe sacrifices we make for MoFo! ;)

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    1. What are dirty water carts?? I was at Nathans recently with my family and it was pretty overwhelming. Apparently people like "cheese sauce" on their dogs there too. Bleecccch.

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  7. Mmm, sauerkraut is definitely a must. I love sweet relish, but only in conjunction with dill pickles, so maybe I'm blasphemous. Oh, and ketchup! And olives!

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    1. I approve of double pickles. Olives sound wild!

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  8. Yum, looks great! I want to take a bite right through the monitor.

    I like my dawgs just like yours...with a bit of onion too maybe. I like ketchup on veggie burgers, but never on a dawg.

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    1. Same, with the veggies burgers! That's funny. I wonder how that works.

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  9. Exactly right: mustard, relish, & kraut- although I do prefer Tofu Pups. Old habits...

    If you do a post on hot pretzels, can you clarify that they're MEANT to be eaten with mustard? If I see another tourist with a dry pretzel...

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    1. I usually just buy the cheaper of the two.
      You should walk around with packets of mustard and offer them to the sad, clueless tourists. Explain to them the ways of our people.

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  10. Ah, Gulden's mustard, so much better than French's.

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  11. Fried onions and a side of beer or there's no deal

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    1. The side of beer goes without saying.

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  12. Yum hot dogs! I like mine with kraut and yellow mustard. Or with vegan cream cheese, grilled onion and yellow mustard.

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    1. Whoa, vegan cream cheese and grilled onion sounds so freaking good.

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  13. i lik emine with kruat and mustard too!

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  14. Mmmm, yum, nothing like a good ol' fashioned hawt dog! I sometimes top mine with chili if I have some. But yeah, definitely some sweet relish for me too!

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    1. I was thinking about chili! That would have been tasty. But way more work than I was feeling, haha.

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  15. That is one great looking meal you have in your hand. I wouldn't stop at one though.

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    1. I'm kind of regretting not having gotten the Field Roast franks now...

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  16. I cant dealwith smart dogs.. Texture thing. You must post on knish!! The ultimate street food- go to yohannah's (or however you spell it) on houston, its been there since forever, they have a ton of varieties (get the mushroom!), are stupid cheap (accidentally) vegan and awesome with their veg borscht.
    Ttrockwood@yahoo.com

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