Natural Casing Hot Dogs at Grocery Store?
I can never find natural casing hot dogs at a local grocery store. I'm in the LA area looking for Sabrett's or something similar. I can find Nathan's, but not the natural casing type. Suggestions?
The trick is getting away from the mass-market type stores (Vones, Ralphs, etc). Both Gelson's and Bristol Farms carry a few different brands of higher quality hot dogs. Sometimes you can find Boar's Head, natural casing dogs at Pavilions.
I was in your spot about 15 years ago when I moved here and was searching for the same thing, like the Hummel's brand I grew up with in NE.
Ralph's deli used to carry their own brand, marked Old Fashioned hot dogs, in a shrinkwrapped package, and they are the closest thing I can find retail. Pink's has them at their stand, and their supplier is Hoffy Brand, but I believe they are made specially for them, have never seen them in stores. Good luck and let us know what you find!
Ralph's has 'em, their own brand, but not in the deli/hot-dog section...they're usually next to the bacon and the "Lloyds BBQ". Pavilions has the Nathan's natural casing, they were 2-for-1 a couple of weeks ago.
Albertson's in Santa Monica on Lincoln carries Nathan's natural casings hot dogs. They are really good, better than Boars Head.
I regularly buy Nathan's natural casing dogs at the local Albertson's. They have a nice snap to them when you bite down and taste great. I wish they were a bit thicker, as the diameter is smaller than Nathan's skinless variety.