Baseball, Hot Dogs and Apple Pie are all well-known American icons. In honor of National Hot Dog Day and summer around the city, we’ve put together a list of the best hot dogs in Los Angeles.
Pink’s Hot Dogs
709 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90039
You can’t have the phrases “hot dog” and “Los Angeles” in the same sentence without also including Pink’s. Pink’s has been a mainstay in LA and owned by the same family since 1939. From the Guadalajara Dog – relish, onions & and tomatoes, topped w/sour cream, to the Chicago Polish Dog mild or spicy, mustard, relish, onions, tomatoes, lettuce; nowhere else will you find a Martha Stewart Dog: 10″ Stretch Dog, relish, onions, bacon chopped tomatoes, sauerkraut & sour cream.
The Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog>
Outside of almost any sporting event or concert in Los Angeles, you’ll find one of the best hot dogs LA has to offer, the Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog. Sure, its slathered in mayo, ketchup, onions, mustards and everything else, but isn’t that the point? From gas stations to bars and everything in between, you’ll find this hot dog as satisfying as any one you’d find in a restaurant setting.
221 North San Fernando Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91502
Fuddrucker’s DogZilla is as much about the yummy hot dog as it is about the fresh baked bun. Something about the bread at Fuddruckers, the scent of it being baked throughout the day brings you in off the street even if you didn’t have that plan in mind. Then it is grilled perfectly with a smidge of butter and split just right to nestle your DogZilla with enough room for you to personalize with fixins from the salad bar.
1000 Elysian Park Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
There is nothing that says springtime in Los Angeles more than sitting at the ball park enjoying a Dodger Dog. Whether you are a fan of the grilled or the steamed having just one is never enough. The Dodger Dog has been a staple of Dodger Stadium since their move to Los Angeles in 1958, it is estimated that in each season almost 2 million dogs are sold.
93 E Green St
Pasadena, CA 91105
This is where you go when you just want to chill with a large group or you’re looking to make new friends. With their large family style tables, sitting with strangers is totally normal and expected. The condiment bar contains everything but the kitchen sink, it even includes a fried egg!
5231 Lankershim Blvd
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Located in North Hollywood, Vicious Hot Dogs offers a myriad of options on its long menu. With a huge amount of options of the type of hot dog to the different toppings offered, Vicious dogs even gives you options on ways to cook your meat. Our favorites include the sweet and spicy kielbasa on a seeded bun as well as the “LA Street” which is a bacon wrapped beef dog with ketchup, mustard and mayo topped with grilled onions. Other favorites include the Chili Cheese Dog, The Mac Daddy with bacon, bbq sauce, mustard and fresh made mac ‘n cheese and the Kraut Dog with kraut of course! Patrons of his fine establishment keep coming back time and time again for its deliciousness and options galore.
Adrienne Van Houten is a Glendale-area blogger. She publishes the blog Adrienne’s House. Come on in and put your feet up.