When Willie’s Dawgs , I’m betting there were many hot-dog loving vegetarians who mourned the loss of its truly yummy tofu stand-in.
But I’m here today with good news: the Veggie Dog at on Flatbush is just as good. Dare I say, it might even be better.
The dog itself is made from a mixture of potatoes, apples and sage (among other things) produced by a Seattle-based company called Field Roast Grain Meat. The name sounds more granola than it is – in truth, it tastes more like flavorful tofu than any attempt at faking the taste and texture of meat. The dog is roasted on a griddle and then topped with a puree of roasted chickpeas and mushrooms, and a healthy smearing of Bark's addicting pickled garlic mayo.
The veggie dog is steep at $7 a pop, but it’s also a good deal larger than the rest of the dogs on Bark’s menu.
Best yet: Bark , so you can enjoy your fake hot dog without braving the winter weather.
Bark Hot Dogs [474 Bergen St. near Flatbush Avenue, (718) 789-1939.]