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The Best Hot Dogs in Toronto

The best hot dogs in Toronto are a staple in this town akin to peameal bacon sandwiches, poutine, donuts and beer. These places not only celebrate but reinvent what we have so lovingly dubbed “street meat.”

Here are the best hot dogs in Toronto. 


Wvrst Union Station
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Wvrst Union Station

This self-described sausage hall with locations on both King West and in Union Station has dozens of sausage options that can be topped with sauerkraut, giardiniera or raclette but don't sleep on their hot dog that comes wrapped in bacon.

Fancy Franks
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Fancy Franks

Multiple locations of this Toronto chain do all-beef dogs hand twisted in lamb casings inspired by the hot dog capital of the world, Coney Island, with toppings influenced by other global regions like Greece, Korea, and even Beverly Hills.


Uncle Betty's Diner
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Uncle Betty's Diner

You can actually get Nathan’s all-beef franks at this place near Yonge and Eglinton, done Chicago-style, Coney-style, or topped with chili, fried eggs, onion rings, coleslaw, or even mac n’ cheese and meatloaf.

Completo
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Completo

Organic all-beef hot dogs at this Leslieville spot get a touch of Latin flair topped with salsa, avocado, hot sauce and mayo.


Basa's Hot Dog World
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Basa's Hot Dog World

Hot dogs from this no-frills Corso Italia joint come in Brazilian , Mexican, Chilean, Chicago or Italian styles.


Burgers Park
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Burgers Park

Beef hot dogs are free of hormones, preservatives and antibiotics at this place, split and cooked on the griddle until crispy at this place near Victoria Park and Sheppard. Standard topping choices include ketchup, mustard, pickle, tomato, lettuce, onion or sauerkraut.

Rose and Sons
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Rose and Sons

Snappy Montreal-style steamies in veal casings can be found at this Annex Jewish diner, served in soft white Wonderbread buns with lots of mustard and cabbage relish.


Round the Horn
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Round the Horn

All dressed hot dogs are served at this Roncesvalles sports bar, along with sausage specials like rosemary and IPA mustard or Mexican chorizo.

Kung Fu Dawg
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Kung Fu Dawg

This little stand next to Sweaty Betty’s on Ossington has made a big name for itself serving original recipe pork and beef franks (or veggie versions) loaded with “squeeze cheese” and other toppings like baked beans, homemade chili sauce, fennel slaw or corn relish.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Rose and Sons

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