Perry, the voice behind New York Street Food, brings you his latest review on New York City food trucks.
I’ve been on a bit of a hot dog quest lately, and my latest conquest was a chili cheese dog from Snap. They are one of the newer food trucks in town, and are named after the ‘snap” a good grilled hot dog has when you bite into it.
Snap is best known for their Chicago Dog, where one of the owners is originally from. Since we already covered that one, the chili cheese dog for $5 was next on our list. An order of Belgian fries for $4 rounded out lunch.
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The chili cheese dog was served on a toasted top-sliced bun. With all the toppings, it was not easy getting my mouth around the whole thing – but I managed.
The chili was mainly meat with no beans visible, although there were probably a few mixed in. The cumin in the chili was easy to detect, and this was not what I would call spicy. If you don’t like spicy chili, this should be fine.
With the chili, a medium-sharp cheddar cheese was a good choice, and the chives were a nice touch. The toppings were delicious on the hot dog…which brings us to the hot dog.
Snap get their hot dogs from Brooklyn Bangers, which are made from organic, hormone-free 100 percent beef brisket. Snap worked with them on a custom recipe that is as close-as-possible to the classic Chicago Vienna beef flavor, but made locally in Brooklyn.
As for the twice-cooked Belgian fries, they were thick and crispy and salted just right. I hate wimpy fries, and this was a huge stack of hand-cut fries with skins on one side. This was an excellent batch of fries, although it was a huge portion for a side dish. I would have preferred a smaller order for $2.50 or $3.
With the Belgian fries, you can get a choice of freshly-made mayo, ketchup or malt vinegar.