The Ultimate Veggie Dog

Here’s how to create a veggie dog so good that even the most dedicated of carnivores won’t be able to resist. We’re here to prove that a hot dog doesn’t necessarily need meat to give you that authentic hot-off-the-grill satisfaction you’ve been chasing summer after summer. Put that emergency Slim Jim away, because one taste of this ultimate veggie dog and we swear you’ll be questioning your years of beef consumption.

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The Veggie Dog

Field Roast Signature Stadium Plant-Based Dogs

As Sporked senior staff writer Jordan Myrick so eloquently put it in their ranking of the best veggie dogs, Field Roast Signature Stadium Plant-Based Dogs are “real hot dogs, minus the meat.” Field Roast Signatures have that definitive hot dog taste that you could formerly only get from the genuine article. Flavor-wise, these knock it out of the park, and would honestly maybe even make it onto our ultimate regular hot dog ingredient list—if regular hot dogs weren’t so dang tasty themselves, that is!

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The Bun

Nature’s Own Perfectly Crafted Brioche Style Hot Dog Buns

We’ve given Nature’s Own Perfectly Crafted Brioche Style Hot Dog Buns its due before (they’re simply the best hot dog buns), but we like them so much, we’ll holler that love from the rooftops once more! These buns are extremely soft, but not to the point of absolutely disintegrating under all the good stuff you put in it. (And we like to load our dogs up.) These buns will maintain the structural integrity necessary to jazz up your veggie dog to your heart’s content!

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The Vegan Mayo

Follow Your Heart Original Vegenaise

Vegan mayo has garnered a devoted following, which makes it tough to say for sure which is best vegan mayonnaise. However, the good folks that make Follow Your Heart Original Vegenaise don’t miss. This mayo is rich and creamy, and isn’t without a slight tang of its own that’s always welcome on a solid dog. Best of all, it’s entirely plant based—but you wouldn’t know it from the taste!

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The Slaw

Trader Joe’s BBQ & Black Pepper Toscano Chopped Salad

If you’re in the mood for a little slaw on your dog, Trader Joe’s salad kits make great, easy-to-throw-together alternatives to the classically mayo-drenched stuff. Give your veggie dog a kick in the pants with a handful of TJ’s BBQ & Black Pepper Toscano Chopped Salad. It’s a pleasant melange of cabbage, broccoli, shredded carrots, kale, and even tiny little cornbread croutons! And that BBQ sauce dressing is not to be missed. Give it a try!

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The Mustard

Kroger Yellow Mustard

Look no further than your friendly neighborhood Kroger (or Kroger offshoot!) for the best yellow mustard. Kroger’s Yellow Mustard was deemed “extremely tart, sharp and zingy” in our rundown of best yellow mustards, and we stand by that statement wholeheartedly. Whether the dog is all meat or none, Kroger’s mustard is sure to make it sing!

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About the Author

Joe Rumrill

Joe Rumrill is a fictional one-eyed spinach-loving sailor created in 1929 by E.C Se- Wait, no, that's not right... Joe Rumrill is a stand up comedian and writer currently based in Los Angeles. His favorite thing about food is a close tie between the taste and the nutrients one gets from it. His least favorite thing about it is the "gritty, dirt-like quality some food has", but he's most likely referring to the time in third grade he was dared to eat playground sand.