“Hi, welcome to Seattle,” you’d say if you were the liaison to the Queen of Mars visiting Earth for the first time, “home of the vegan hot-dog cart.” It’s true, we have that. Let’s just own it! But let’s get serious: Everyone likes the idea of a hot dog. It’s 100 percent summer, even when it’s 100 percent vegan. Throw away the caveman penchant for animal flesh and bite down on a Field Roast frankfurter covered in avocado, vegan bacon, ranch, and cherry peppers. Go ahead, take your jaw off the floor, we’ll wait. twitter.com/cycle_dogs
First runner-up: Dante’s Inferno Dogs
Second runner-up: Al’s Gourmet Sausages
Honorable mention: Hot dog stand in front of Neighbours, Rhein Haus
Read about the rest of the Best of Seattle Reader Poll winners here. If you didn’t get a chance to vote this go-round, make sure your voice is heard next year. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know when nominations open for BoS 2017.