In putting together my forthcoming list of the best vegan eats in San Francisco, I've been hitting a lot of places that I've always wanted to go to but haven't. This week? Underdog.
Let it be known that the first meat analog I ever had was a veggie dog, but while they have a special place in my heart, I don't eat them too much anymore. This vegetarian has evolved over the years to prefer actual vegetables to facsimiles of the carnage of her past. That being said, every now and then, a hot dog, slathered with mustard and kraut is just what one needs to get through a cold and blustery San Francisco day. In that case, I suggest vegans and others alike head on over to Underdog.
This closet-sized treasure trove of all things hot dog (or sausage or kielbasa) serves up some of the yummiest vegan dogs in town, and the side of choice is tater tots. Not just any dogs and tots though: These are top-notch organic food items. In my case, I got the Vegan Beer Bratwurst on a whole wheat bun, which I covered in kraut and stoneground mustard, served alongside the most perfectly cooked and tasty tots I ever did have. Since seeing is believing:
Whenever the craving for a bread-enclosed, pipin'-hot, cylindrical, meat-like item hits ya, I highly suggest getting your booty to Underdog pronto. I guarantee it'll hit the spot every time.