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Papaya Dog

1 Feb

Papaya Dog

Rating: ★★☆☆☆
239 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003
(215) 468-1546
Price: $
Hours:
24/7
Nearest Transit:
1 Av (L)
3 Av (L)
14 St – Union Sq (4, 5, 6, 6X)
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Quick food that usually stomach-able for most New Yorkers

There’s no shortages of hotdogs in New York City; there’s carts, stands, trucks, and even restaurants all dedicated to selling this stuff. Most aren’t great, but they are a staple of NYC. I grew up in NYC and I grew up eating hotdogs. Over the years, it has been a love-hate relationship. Like McDonald’s, I know this stuff isn’t good for me but for nostalgia’s sake I keep coming back.

Papaya Dog is a hotdog joint that I’ve been to a couple of times now. They have locations scattered around the city, but the only one I’ve ever been to is the PD off of 1st Ave in the LES. The dogs here are nice and crisp, having been cooked on griddle instead of being drowned in steaming water. The buns are toasted on a grill along side the dogs. Choose from: regular, turkey, or even vegetarian. My usual is two regulars ($1.50 each), they offer a combo that gets you two dogs and a 16 ounce drink for $4 (I think it use to be only $3.50). They boast that their drinks have no artificial chemicals and are 100% natural, but they taste like the complete opposite. They also serve Fries, Philly cheese steaks, and other sandwichs. Skip all that junk, the hotdogs are the only thing worth trying here.

Papaya Dog
French fries (looks and tastes as though they have been deep fried many times over)

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New York Hot Dog & Coffee

10 Mar

This venue is closed.

New York Hot Dog & Coffee

Rating: ★★★☆☆
245 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014
Website
(917) 388-3742
Price: $
Hours:
Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm
Fri-Sat, 11am-1am
Nearest Transit:
W 4th St (A, C, E, B, D, F, V)
Christopher St (1)
Christopher St (PATH)
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Authentic Korean Ingredients, but a very pricy gimmick

New York Hot Dog & Coffee is a popular tube-steak chain in South Korea with over 170 branches. Their first venture outside of their home land is none other than New York City. Stationed in the West Village, New York Hot Dog & Coffee offers hotdogs with Korean toppings, Korean style burgers and tacos. I tried their signature bulgogi hotdog ($5.99) and bbq chicken wrapdog ($5.99). The bulgogi and bbq chicken tasted authentic, but the hotdog was very generic. The ingredients don’t mix and it tasted like two separate items. The bread was nice and fluffy, while the wrap was bit on the dry-side. The coffee was decent, nothing to brag about. In typical Korean-fashion, they also offer waffles and frozen yogurt. Overall, the food is decent, not great, and definitely overpriced.

They have some seating in the front and a pretty cozy lounge with a sunroof out back. In talking with the manager, Sandy Choi, she informed me that they also offer free in-store WiFi and urges customers to take advantage of that.

New York Hot Dog & Coffee

New York Hot Dog & Coffee

New York Hot Dog & Coffee
Bulgogi Hotdog + Kimchi Bulgogi Taco + Small Fries

New York Hot Dog & Coffee
Bulgogi Hotdog – $5.99

New York Hot Dog & Coffee
BBQ Chicken Wrapdog – $5.99

New York Hot Dog & Coffee
Belgian Waffles

New York Hot Dog & Coffee