Weiners come in all different shapes and sizes (sorry, couldn’t resist), and in Toronto, there are plenty of dogs in the sea. From simple “steamies” to fancy franks, the art of the hot dog in 2015 satisfies everyone’s taste.
Now with three locations in the city, Fancy Franks is a must try for gourmet hot dogs and sausages. With killer shakes to help you wash those dogs down, the hardest part will be actually deciding what delicious options to choose from – there’s a lot.
Don Juan’s Food Truck
Don Juan’s is a staple food truck in the city. Located right outside the Rogers Centre, these dogs are perfect and reliable cheap eats before any game. Make it a combo with fries for only $4.50.
Brand new to town, Oh! Original Hot Dogs’ are known for their “steamies”. Their first location in the Annex is now open and stay tuned Liberty Village folk, their second outpost is opening soon.
New to the Ossington neighbourhood, La Saucisserie is true to its name. Starring as its main feature, the menu is full of different types of sausages supported by its wide beer selection.
With a focus on local and natural products, Barton Snacks is your old school snack bar that’s open late on Queen West. This limited snack menu has mastered the art of the wiener.
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Don’t like the bun? Make it a cucumber bun! Bite Me has a giant menu with a ton of options for any hot dog you can imagine, starting with what kind of meat you’re going to get. Try the Ultimate Hot Dog, made with angus beef infused with bacon bits, cheddar and parsley.
Hot dogs and sausages at Real Sports have their own spot on the menu. With the classic chili cheese and poutine dog to the seasonally themed like Oktoberfest sausages in a pretzel bun, there is always a dog you can enjoy.
The perfect place to stop if you’re hanging out in the Beaches, its name says it all. AND they’ve got delicious foot longs available. The mac n cheese dog is a Shakes and Franks staple.
Little Fin is a seafood restaurant in the Financial District that features a Lobster Dog that’s worth the visit. Served on a sesame brioche, this dog is definitely a menu favourite.
Special Mention: Costco Food Court
How can you make a hot dog list and not include one of the best wieners around: The Costco dog. People only suffer through aimless Costco trips for the $1.50 dog and pop reward at the end.
(Photo by Elsie Hui via Flickr)
There’s a lot more delicious hot diggity dog places we could have added to this list – tell us your favourite in the comment section below.
(Main photo by Michael Johnson via Flickr)