Vancouver Cheap Eats: Hot Dogs

Jul 18 2017, 12:59 am

Load them with toppings or just add ketchup and mustard – the beauty of hot dogs is that you can customize them however you like.

Next time you’re feeling nostalgic (and for something other than what you might find at Costco or IKEA) head to one of these five spots in Vancouver to indulge in a hot dog for less than $10.


With almost 30 different types of creative combinations to choose from, it’s no wonder Japadog is Vancouver’s go-to spot for unique hot dogs. We recommend the Kurobuta Terimayo, their most popular dog topped with onions, seaweed, and Japanese mayo, for $7.50.

Address: 530 Robson Street, Vancouver (Click here for more locations)
Instagram: @japadog.canada

What’s Up? Hot Dog!

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A funky spot in the Hastings Sunrise area, What’s Up? Hot Dog! serves both beef and vegetarian hot dogs. The well-rounded menu offers everything from classic dogs to Japanese and Vietnamese inspired dogs for $10 or less.

Address: 2481 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @whatsuphotdogvan

Mean Poutine

In the heart of Downtown Vancouver, Mean Poutine serves up a mean hot dog as well. With both beef and tofu options available, we recommend the mac and cheese dog and the chili cheese dog, both less than $10.

Address: 718 Nelson Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @meanpoutine

Tandoori Tikka Dog

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Step outside of Waterfront Station in Downtown Vancouver, and you’ll likely notice the smell of sautéed onions wafting through the air. Tandoori Tikka Dog is a popular street stall that serves pork-free flame broiled hot dogs. For $6, the favourite is the tandoori tikka masala dog that’s topped with sautéed onions.

Address: 601 West Cordova Street, Vancouver (Check the Streetfood App for location updates)

La Belle Patate

Located in the West End, La Belle Patate is another poutine spot that serves classic and inexpensive hot dogs. Our favourite is the OBC dog, topped with onions, bacon, and cheese for only $4.50.

Address: 1215 Davie Street, Vancouver
Instagram: @labellepatate

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