Sun’s out, vegan hot dog buns out! Summer is the season for beaches and barbecue. In the mood for hot dogs? Check out this list of unique places offering vegan hot dogs! From traditional to exotic flavors, these dogs are sure to impress you and your friends.
Previously in Koreatown and opening soon in Santa Monica, Sumo Dog perfectly blends American and Japanese flavors in their five vegan hot dog options. From Miso Katsu to Spicy Tofu Chili, all of these creative creations are sure to make a big impression and satisfy your cravings! All of Sumo Dog’s vegan dogs are from Field Roast. Perfection!
Earle’s on Crenshaw
Feeling creative? Earle’s lets you build your own vegan hot dog or link with an abundance of topping choices ranging from vegan mayo to pico de gallo, so you can make your own perfect dog. You can even add on vegan chilli for an additional $2! Still hungry? You can also get your burger fix at this joint too; they now offer a Beyond Meat hamburger and vegan Jamaican patties!
The Slaw Dogs
Woodland Hills and Pasadena
Known for their whimsically delicious dogs, The Slaw Dog offers three vegan “sausage” substitutes for all of their colorful hot dogs: vegan apple-sage, vegan chipotle, and tofu! Try out their “Sonoma” creation (omitting the goat cheese), which features vegan apple-sage sausage, rosemary, cherry onion jam, and crispy garlic! This place is great to take your friends and family!
Link N Hops
Atwater Village and Sunland-Tujunga
Feeling fancy? Link N Hops is a gourmet sausage eatery, serving up flavors you’d never expect! The best part about Link N Hops? They have a vegan menu, providing five mouth-watering choices, including “Beerbrat,” a dog loaded with organic tofu, ale, onion, and spices! If you’re still feeling hungry, they’ll gladly serve up their vegan nachos and “Vegan Crazy Fries!” For those 21 and over, Link N Hops even serves vegan beer! Summer is officially in session.
DTLA and Venice
For only $7.50, you get to be the creator of a delectable hot dog loaded with your favorite toppings! Served on a freshly baked roll (which is now finally vegan!), your vegan sausage of either Italian, Smoked Apple sage, or Mexican Chipotle is smothered with three toppings of your choosing. Eat your heart out!
Both a vegan deli and marketplace, Organix is truly a one-stop shop! Their vegan deli is full of divine vegan dishes, including burgers and street-style tacos, but most importantly, Organix serves up a mean gourmet vegan dog. Reminiscent of a traditional American hot dog, this vegan Beerbraut sausage is topped with Vegenaise, ketchup, mustard, grilled onions, and bell peppers! I mean, what’s better than getting your grub on AND picking up your vegan groceries?
Nothing says backyard BBQ like Pink’s Hot Dogs (but without the hassle)! For 78 years, Pink’s has been California’s favorite hot dog joint, serving up a wide array of hot dog creations. One of which is the “Patt Morrison Baja Vegan Dog,” named after the Los Angeles journalist, author, and PBS personality, Patt Morrison (obviously)! This all-American dog is full of guac, tomatoes, and onions.
Looking for some plant-based pub food? Look no further, Beelman’s brings classic bar food to the next level with a vegan twist! From savory “Tachos” to Vietnamese-inspired “spare rib” wraps, Beelman’s has an option for everyone. Their two hot dog options are like no other! The “Bahn Dog” is a perfect fusion of Vietnamese and traditional American flavors, and the “Classic Vance Dog” is a cheeky play on the classic dog using sauerkraut and home pickled jalapenos!
All hail Veggie Grill! With locations spanning throughout California, Oregon, Washington, and Illinois, Veggie Grill has become a vegan favorite. Rightly so- their “Spicy Sausage Sandwich” and “Wunderbrat” are too die for!
The Grain Cafe
Mid-Wilshire and Long Beach
Providing natural, organic, and vegan food with Oaxacan influences, The Grain Cafe emphasizes the importance of family tradition, which shows in all their dishes. This cafe makes their veggie sausages from scratch and offers two tasty hot dog choices loaded with toppings-a traditional hot dog and one with sauerkraut!
Catch them if you can!
Found at Gentle Barn in Santa Clarita on Sundays from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Frankenstand is a vegan hot-dog stand that is spooky themed! Their motto, “frighteningly delicious,” perfectly describes their thrilling and affordable hot dog choices. Try out fan-favorite “The Creature” and load it up with any toppings of your choice!