Vegan Eatery Chicago Not Dogs is Going Brick-and-Mortar

No bull: finally, a permanent spot to grab authentic Chicago-style vegan hot dogs.
Vegan Eatery Chicago Not Dogs is Going Brick-and-Mortar
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Chicago-style hotdogs are one thing, but have you ever tried Chicago Not Dogs? Chances are, if you frequent places like San Diego’s First Friday Night Market and Brew Coffee Shop, you have. Brian Gervase’s Chicago Not Dogs is a vegan pop-up eatery that serves “no bull” dogs. It first launched at Mikkeller Brewing last February.

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Now it appears you won’t have to wait around hoping for a good farmer’s market to get your hands on the vegan dog of your dreams.

Recent social media posts indicate the company is going brick-and-mortar. One week ago, on May 27th, Chicago Not Dogs posted a picture of the owners looking pumped with the caption, “Summer’s about to get quite tasty, you guys. Who can name this new permanent location for Chicago Not Dogs?”

While Facebook didn’t confirm, and the owners were unavailable for comment, rumors locate the new permanent residence for Chicago Not Dogs on 30th St. in San Diego. What’s more, the owners recently filed a permit application at that location, which formerly held The Modern Vegan. Chicago Not Dogs will have 3,100 square feet to work with in their new space.

Curious about the menu? In addition to vegan ‘not’ dogs, which come slathered in yellow mustard, pickle relish, onions, tomatoes, sport peppers and celery salt on a poppyseed bun, you can also indulge in their Chicago-style Italian Sandwich, which as far as Chicago Not Dogs is concerned, tastes even better without the beef.

Check back in for updates on Chicago Not Dogs’ opening plans, and in the meantime prepare yourself for a bit of Chicago right here in San Diego. Your taste buds will thank you.

Eve Payne

Eve Payne

Eve Payne is a freelance writer with an MFA in poetry from Syracuse University. In 2019, she received the Leonard Brown Prize for her poetry, which has appeared or is forthcoming in Colorado Review, The Adroit Journal, Nashville Review, and RHINO.
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Julia G.
Julia G.
14 days ago

Why would anyone vegan want to eat a replica of ground up nasty meat? So insulting to actual vegans. I don’t see this venture working in San Diego.

Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez
13 days ago

So embarrassing. I can count on zero fingers how many times I wanna vegan hot dog at the farmer market. If you crave the taste of flesh your not really vegan.Go home.

Brian Smithe
Brian Smithe
13 days ago

Is this a paid ad or a joke? Lol…

A. D.
A. D.
9 days ago

Love it!!

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