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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. 


Woofdawg
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Woofdawg

Formerly known as KungFu Dawg, this Dundas West spot 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.

Grandma Loves You
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Grandma Loves You

With two locations in Toronto including one steps from Rosedale station, this petite shop specializes in hot dogs with nationalities. The French dog is served with a massive slice of brie cheese and a lick of jam all sandwiched between flaky croissant slices. C'est bon!


Completo
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Completo

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

Salsa Venezuelan Street Food
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Salsa Venezuelan Street Food

Inspired by Venezuelan street food, the hot dogs at this Bay Point joint don't skimp on the toppings. I'm talking a slew of homemade sauces, coleslaw, grated cheese, plus a fun surprise ingredient: Hostess hickory sticks.


Happy Burger
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Happy Burger

At this mini-chain with locations near College and Bathurst and Yonge and Davenport, you can find split and griddled all-beef weiners nestled on a pillowy potato bun. They get topped with an extra juicy pickle spear, onions, and Happy Sauce (but you can make it — and yourself — Super Happy by adding cheese and bacon).


Pepper's Food & Drink
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Pepper's Food & Drink

Pop on over to the corner of Lansdowne and Wallace and get yourself a fully-loaded hot dog inspired by Asian flavours. Sure, you could go for a classic chili dog by adding beef chili and cheese, but if you're feeling adventurous, the hot mustard and pepper topping is a can't-miss.

Fancy Franks
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Fancy Franks

Two 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. Topping choices are influenced by other global regions, like Greece, Korea, and even Beverly Hills.


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.

GG's Burgers
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GG's Burgers

This beachside counter is the best place to hit after a long day of swimming and sunning at Woodbine Beach. And since everything is built for takeout, you can grab your dog and head right back out to catch the sun's rays, tasty snack in hand.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Woofdawg


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