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Mar 9, 2009 10:19 PM

What do you put on your street meat?

This topic was raised on another post ( ), and I thought it deserved a thread of it's own. So, what toppings and/or condiments do you like to adorn your urban tube steaks with? Gawd knows we've got almost endless options in T.O., so where does one begin? Also, what's the one topping you'd never put on a hot dog or sausage?


Sausage (Spicy Italian, Octoberfest, or Polish
Spicy Mustard
Sometimes hot peppers, if I'm feelin' it that day!

Oh yeah!

The topping I'd never put on: relish (including that nasty corn relish that Toronto street meat vendors always seem to have - where the @%#$ did that stuff come from?)

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  1. Ketchup

    Here's one for you. Eating my Costco Polish sausage I see an Asian guy loading up a slice of pizza with every condiment they have....onions, relish, ketchup, mustard....not a little, but loaded. A slice for him and his wife. What is this guy thinking?

    5 Replies
    1. re: monku

      Obviously a "more bang for your buck" type of consumer. If it's free, it's gotta be good!

      1. re: redearth

        Mayo is one thing I've never had on a hot dog or sausage.

        I remember when I was a kid, Heinz had a ketchup with relish in it. I liked it then, but sounds bad now.

        1. re: monku

          I know, I expect to get a lot of grief from sausage purists about the mayo, but what can I say? I'm a hopeless mayo addict.

      2. re: monku

        "Here's one for you. Eating my Costco Polish sausage ...."

        Which Costco's still have Polish sausages??

        I once watched a girl pouring sugar on her Ikea hotdog.

        1. re: szw

          As of today the Costco on Los Feliz Blvd. in Los Angeles still has Hebrew National hot dogs and Polish sausage and last week I saw Hebrew National at the Burbank Costco.

          Sugar on a hot dog is a new one on me.

      3. I usually buy two, either two hotdogs or a spicy italian sausage and a hotdog.

        On both:
        - sauerkraut
        - bacon bits
        - cheese when it was available

        On one: honey mustard
        On the other: BBQ or spicy sauce

        Relish is the one topping I'd never put on.

        1. either spicy sausage or dog (depends on the mood)
          mustard, relish, sauerkraut, onions and pickles

          SO is always hot dog with spicy mustard, ketchup and bacon bits

          1. When I do partake in a smog dog, It's gotta be onions, hot mustard, honey mustard and sauerkraut. Yum.

            4 Replies
            1. re: mlukan

              The trick is to keep it simple.


              And if I'm feeling crazy, maybe some onion and pickle.

              I'm looking forward to the hot dog guy with the cart at Jefferson and Liberty to come back from wintering down south.

              1. re: acd123

                Liberty Village represent!

                I was under the impression Jerry had packed it in for good though and wouldn't be returning.

                1. re: jamesm

                  I'm sorry to hear that. I hope he has a good replacement.

                  1. re: acd123

                    Don't take my word for it, but it was the rumour. But if that's the case no doubt someone will be there to replace him. Nice guy though.

            2. hot italian with a bit of ketchup with tons of hot peppers
              i'm all about the spicy food!