205 E. Houston St.
The quintessential New York hot dog, in the quintessential setting ($2.50).
269 W. 23rd St.
They serve smoked-tofu dogs here, but don’t let that deter you: The pork ($3.50) and the beef ($2.50) versions are pure fatty pleasure.
402 Sixth Ave.
Slim and snappy, the best of the papaya posse (75 cents).
135-A N. 5th St., Brooklyn
A gourmet weiner if there ever was one: The frank is Niman Ranch, the bacon is applewood-smoked, the cheddar is Grafton, plus a fancy-pants bun ($2.50 to $3.50).
Eleven Madison Park Hot Dog Cart
Madison Park at 23rd St.
Get ’em while they last: Danny Meyer’s estimable Chicago dogs ($2.50) may not return to the park next year, but we hope they’ll show up elsewhere.