Monday, March 10, 2008
Vegan Hot Dog Stand
It's Spring Break and I'm sick so I'm going to do a short post today.
I'm running out of ideas of good vegetarian places to eat in Orlando (as there really aren't that many) but I could never go wrong when talking about the vegan hot dog stand.
Now, the vegan hot dog stand is the most nomadic of all the vegan restaurants in Orlando. You never know where it will be downtown or at what time it will be there. Originally owned and operated by Kelly Shockley of Ethos fame, well, who knows who operated it now--like I said, it's pretty illusive.
Every time I've enjoyed a hot dog from the stand I've been a.) drunk b.) previously at a bar c.) not sure of what I've just ordered.
Which I'm sure is the case for most of the customers, considering the stand gets most of their business from the hours of 12 a.m- 3a.m outside bars and clubs like bbq bar and i-bar on Orange.
The guys who work there are super nice and understand you are drunk and hungry. I usually get a vegan dog on wheat bread with everything on it- including vegan chili. All in all, I think that normally runs me about $4 with a water and man, is it worth the mess.
If you're not in the mood for a dog, I would suggest the vegan nachos. Also a nice drunken treat.
But really, these people know how to run a business. They target the drunk hipsters (who are normally vegan/veg) as they stumble out of the bars drunk and hungry. They really do have all the right strategies, and if that little cart did not exist, I doubt I would step foot in one of those bars for fear of not enjoying a vegan hot dog drunk and after the fact.