Hot dogs: much maligned by those who care about what they eat due to their uncertain provenance and comical appearance. The fact they’re also known as ‘wieners’ doesn’t help. But here to save the skin-clad meat tube from ignominy is Big Apple Hot Dogs, a mobile cart on Old Street (below) which appears Tuesday-Friday (noon-6pm) and uses specially commissioned sausages made from free-range pork and buns baked by Anderson’s bakery of Hoxton. There are various sizes and meat combinations (pork, beef, pork-and-beef) and the full range of expected condiments that are guaranteed to be decorating your top before the last bite. And the taste is a revelation – coarsely meaty, flavoursome and evocative of baseball games, World’s Fairs and competitive eating. Big Apple’s already a big hit with bloggers and the twitterati, so why not try it for yourself?
For info, see Big Apple Hot Dogs listing.