113 Saint Marks Pl.,
Phone: (212) 614-2728
There’s plenty of places (and corners) to grab a hot dog in New York, but none rival this funky hot dog stand on Saint Marks Place. Two childhood best friends started this place back in 2001 after going on a two-year tasting tour to sample some of the best hot dogs on the East Coast. The resulting menu features dogs, like the Philly Tubesteak (a lot like a Philly Cheesesteak) and the Garden State (wrapped in ham and covered with chopped pepperoncini, American cheese, and mustard), but our favorite is Crif’s Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog. Get one Bacon-Wrapped Dog “Spicy Red Neck-style” with chili, cole slaw, and jalapeños or breakfast-style with melted cheese and a fried egg on top. Or you can keep it simple and get it with lettuce and tomato for a one-of-a-kind take on the BLT. No matter which way you venture in terms of toppings, we promise these bacon-wrapped dogs won’t disappoint because, well, they’re bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Enough said.