I am a hot dog lover from New Jersey. We have many excellent places here including Syd's (my favorite) Jerry's, Max's, the Windmill (soon to be expanding into New York) Galloping Hill Inn, and Rutts Hutt. What is the best hot dog in NYC? I just had one from Papaya King and Gray's Papaya. Both were excellent, although I preferred Papaya King. As good or better than Syd's. I hear that F&B in Chelsea serves the famous Usinger Frank. How does that compare to Papaya King? What, in your opinion is the best hot dog in the city? I'm looking to visit soon. Oh, and I heard Katz's deli makes a great dog too.