Beware the boiled, often-skinless "dirty water" dogs. A true New York hot dog is a flat-top-grilled, natural-casing all-beef Sabrett frank with a few traditional toppings: mustard, sauerkraut, and a unique tangy, tomato-based onion sauce.
Where to Get It: For decades now, tropical fruit drinks (namely, papaya) and franks have been a thing in New York City. Get them both at Gray's Papaya, long a reliable purveyor of real-deal New York dogs. 2090 Broadway, New York, NY