This is a pretty good place if you want to get a quick meal. The dogs are good and the toppings keep getting replaced. The sweet krout is a good change of pace too. I would not recommend the papaya drink though. . .
This is another one of those things you just have to do in NYC, food-wise, anyway - try the hot dogs at the places with papaya in their name. Most folks from outta town also try the papaya drink - once.
These are expensive hot dogs - a single dog right now id 50 cents - two dogs and a drink is only $2.50. These dogs are smaller than most dogs you'll find elsewhere, and they've done this to keep'em cheap - they were once the standard size. They have a variety of toppings, including chili, which is a little thin, but has some flavor. The cooked onions and kraut together with brown mustard is a good combo. No seating, but these small dogs don't take long to finish.
A hot dog for 50 cents. Wow.
How this brings me back! As a high school student living in Central NJ, we used to go into the city to shop and it always included a stop at Gray's Papaya. The hot dogs were always fresh, juicy and just plain delicious! Even to people who aren't normally fans of hot dogs. Funny thing is, my son is starting Columbia University and we were just telling him that the best hotdogs are at Gray's Papaya!!
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