New York City By Food: The Hot Dog Experience

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We could list porterhouse steaks or molecular cuisine but to us, the real charm of New York City is in its streets and in its street food. Going for hot dogs means you can fit in a delicious bite without putting too big of a pause on your NYC experience.

Starting from the most “street” option, it is unavoidable to come across “papaya” eateries on pretty much every street corner in the city, called this way for the tropical fruit juices you can get as a refreshing side to your hot dog. Two papaya chains worth seeking out are Gray’s Papaya and Papaya King, but any corner papaya would deliver a delicious experience with a tropical twist.

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For an NYC classic hot dog eating experience, you might want to walk over to 9th Avenue to Rudy’s Bar & Grill. Established in 1933 and renowned as one fo the city’s most popular dive bars, Rudy’s serves up hot dogs and beer, and makes you want to never eat anywhere else!

Finally, after grueling days of walking and culture, and probably eating all the street food you could want, you might want to try a classier hot dog eating experience. Get yourself to Hell’s Kitchen and find Kings of Kobe, where they have the exquisite Wagyu beef hot dog which is a no-hormone, no-steroids, upscaled delight.