Top 7 Hot Dogs/Sausages
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.
Featuring: The Reuben Dog: Processed Swiss Cheese, warm caraway sauerkraut and chopped Montreal Smoked meat.
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.
Featuring: Beef-Bison with apricot, cranberry and pepitas
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.
Hidden in a small strip mall near Castledowns in this gem. Hot dogs, corn dogs and a chili cheese dog adorn their menu. Those who live nearby are blessed, those who do not, it’s worth the drive.
Tubby Dogs 1218 8th Street SW, Calgary
Go for a drive to Calgary for these tasty dogs. Promoting itself as a bar that serves dogs, but has no menu online. Why the secrecy? We don’t know, but we’re going to find out.
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.
Three Vikings 10713 124 Street
Norweigan food at its finest, including Norway’s Hot Dog, the Polse. Three Vikings commits to the cause with a European wiener wrapped in a Bonton bun with remoulade, pickle and onion to add to the flavour.
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