Papaya King

This New York City staple was founded all the way back in 1932.  It originally served fresh tropical drinks and still does, but soon expanded into the realm of hot dogs.  Today Papaya King is known around the world for their all-beef hot dogs and sausages and the jubilantly colored façade is a New York landmark.  Traditional toppings include chili, onions, sauerkraut and cheese. The fries are also delicious. Papaya King trounces its intra-city rival, Nathan’s.  If you’re a fan of the genre, the hot dogs here are a must-have.

Location: 86th Street and Third Avenue

Website: http://www.papayaking.com/index.php

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