When visiting Paris, sometimes a crave for a nice, juicy hot dog can hit you, hard. While the hotdog’s cousin, the burger, has met with immense success on French menus, hotdogs are the up-and-coming American delicacy only starting to be appreciated.
Its growing success in new food trucks or “inventive” restaurants in Paris means that for those already smitten with the hotdog, every type from your plain ketchup-mustard to your gourmet toppings is becoming easier to find. We’ve gone out and compiled a list of the five best hot dogs joints in Paris to satisfy your cravings.
Larry’s Food Truck / Facebook
In its distinctive yellow Combi VW, this food truck specializes in hot dogs made only with quality ingredients from Paris and France. The modern and original recipes gives a new twist to the hot dog you’re used to eating at home, and with generous portions above that. Quality and fresh homemade recipes and local artisanal bread means their hot dogs are among the best in Paris.
Le Tricycle / Facebook
Innovative and trendy, the first vegetarian food bicycle serving “fast and good food” around Paris, you can get a delicious vegetarian hot dog made with fresh ingredients for 5€. Reinventing the fast food image of the hot dog, they aim to serve a guaranteed fresh meal on their food bicycle. They offer four options, such as the Snoop Dogg with relish, onion confit, fried onions, pickled cabbage and vinegar carrots, the Nate Dogg with onion confit, fried onions, and relish, and the Dogtor. Dre with avocado puree, fried onions, and their special tomato/coriander sauce. Find their new small store on 51 Rue de Paradis, 75010.
Leoni’s Deli / Facebook
Looking for organically-certified hot dogs with artisanal bread and no palm oil? Leoni’s got you covered. You have the choice between three types of sausages: strasbourg sausage (pork or beef), salmon, or poultry. Furthermore, you have choices between different recipes named after famous couples, notably Bonnie & Clyde (with white bread, strasbourg sausage, cheddar, fried onions, mustard, and ketchup). Find them either at their main store (Where? 67 Rue d’Argot, 75002. Metro: Bourse (line 3)), or at their food truck around Paris (look on their Facebook page for updates).
Gabe / Facebook
Situated near Republique with a distinct black and yellow logo, the team at Gabe is very welcoming and dedicated to the hotdog. Their soft bread is homemade with organic flour, and their sausages come from artisanal sausage maker from the Alsace region in France (100% French ingredients). Moreover, you can mix and match breads, sausages, sauces, and toppings to your taste, or choose one of the house creations such as the Manhattanien, with multigrain bread, beef sausage, tomato sauce, peppers, tabasco, roquette, sprouts, and radish. (When? Open Monday to Thursday from 11:45AM to 9PM, and from Friday to Saturday from 11:45AM to 10:30PM. Where? 83 rue de Turbigo, 75003, Paris. Metro: Temple (line 3))
Dog’s Café / Facebook
Claiming to serve the very best hot dogs in all of Paris, Dog’s Café also allows you to choose your ingredients, whether Frankfurt or poultry sausages, served in a Hopper-esque atmosphere. Your recipe can also vary, with examples such as the New Yorkais (with sauerkraut), the Miller (with fried onions), or the Chili con dog (with chili con carne). Everything is accompanied by a side of sautéed potatoes and onions, and you are free to add pickles as well as different sauces. (When? Open from noon to midnight everyday. Where? 65 Rue de Saint-Denis, 75001, Paris. Metro: Châtelet (lines 1, 4, 7, 11, 14))
La Mosaïque / Facebook
The most famous hot dogs of the South Marais, we strongly recommend La Mosaïque if you are ever in the district. It is well known for its low prices and quality, attracting both locals and tourists alike. At 3.50€ for a quality hot dog, you can’t miss it! We also recommend the “Chicago” dog with cheddar and grilled onions. (Where? 56 Rue du Roi de Sicile, 75004, Paris. Metro: Saint-Paul (line 1))
Kraft Hot Dog / Facebook
This popular hot dog joint in the Marais, it has a complete New York deli vibe serving hot dogs and nachos for those visiting this small restaurant. With only four seats, it is crowded and cosy – but the 4.50€ hot dogs are definitely worth it. There are four different hot dogs as well as a house specialty that changes every three days. Come for the great hot dogs and the New York feel while you are in the heart of Paris. (When? Open every day from 12PM to 12AM. Where? 15 Rue des Archives, 75004 Paris. Metro: Hôtel de Ville (1))
Where: 67 Rue d'Argout, 75002 Paris, France
Metro: Sentier (Line 3)