These are sad days for vegan hot dog fans. Dash Dogs on the Lower East Side has closed, and Schnäck (on the wrong side of the BQE in Carroll Gardens) is about to close. I haven’t eaten at Schnäck yet, but I hope get there before they’re gone for good.
I’ve been burned a couple of times recently trying to find cheap, filling late-night food on the Lower East Side. “Let’s just go to Dash Dogs!” Nope. It’s strictly crappy falafel and potato chips from now on. Like I needed another reason to avoid that neighhborhood. Dash (and soon Schnäck) joins Broome Dogs and Sparky’s in our Restaurant Graveyard.
So, looking at our Vegan Hot Dog Map of New York City, it looks like the main games left in town are Crif Dogs, Willie’s Dawgs, and I guess the various F&Bs. Lots of restaurants may have a veggie dog on the menu, but there’s something special about places where it’s the centerpiece. Are we missing any veg-friendly dog joints?