Take a city-wide tour of summer’s favourite food on a bun.
Cooked on the barbeque or roasted over a campfire, hot dogs are a summer staple. But you don’t need a grill to get a great dog this season. These restaurants, carts and food trucks are serving up some of the best hot dogs and sausages in the city—meat-lovers rejoice!
Fat Franks Various locations around the city
If you’re craving a traditional hot dog or smokie, Fat Franks has you covered. With a fleet of street carts and three permanent locations around the city, Fat Franks is the city’s oldest street vendor serving up traditional-style dogs with a few twists for the adventurous.
Otto 11405 95 St NW
This funky eatery has fast become known for its assortment of craft sausages. With menu options like the Peruvian—a Latin-inspired sausage with red wine and cumin—and a chicken sausage made with Thai green curry and coconut milk, these sausages go way beyond ketchup and mustard.
MEAT 8216 104 St
It’s no surprise that this trendy smokehouse would have great sausages. In addition to their extensive menu of, well, meat, they offer a full or half-ring of artisan Andouille sausage, crafted by Meuwly’s. With a lineup of sides and original barbeque sauces, your dog is in good company.
Go for a drive to Calgary for these tasty dogs
Pub 1905 10525 Jasper Ave
Among the classic pub fare of nachos and pulled pork poutine, you’ll find a menu of gourmet dogs. Available in beef, sausage, or veggie, Pub 1905’s hot dog menu has everything from traditional dogs with a twist to pairings well beyond sauerkraut and mustard–think goat cheese, artichokes, and sundried tomatoes. Plus, there are plenty of other options for friends who aren’t in the mood for a dog today.
MKT 8101 Gateway Blvd.
Along with a drink menu overflowing with craft and popular beers, MKT offers a great selection of food items—enter: brat on a bun. Served on a soft pretzel bun with curry ketchup and Dijon, the MKT brat is a traditional German sausage turned up a notch.
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