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Apr 15, 2010 11:38 AM

where to buy organic hot dogs - Vancouver

Hi - is that a trick question?!
No - but since we don't have Trader Joe's convenient to us in Vanc (i know it's in bellingham) - does anyone have recommendations about which brand of "healthy" hot dogs (weiners) to buy in BC (Greater Vancouver). These are for a kid party - have to be politically correct - the kids probably don't notice but the super involved parents do, you know what i mean.
ps - if you have "hot dog stand" recommendations, that's great, love to hear them - but what i am looking for are supermarket hot dogs - ie cook them at home.
Thank you.

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  1. Not organic, but the European wieners from Freybe are good. Their products are much better in quality than the usual supermarket brands.

    Have a look at Famous Foods or Drive Organics for organic dogs.

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    1. re: fmed

      The Euro Wieners from Continental are much better than the Freybe ones. I sell almost three times as many Continental to Freybe! Try them out, they're delicious!

    2. The hot dog stand at the foot of Davie on Marinaside Crescent sells organic dogs . That is the first and only place I have seen selling organic hot dogs. I would definitley check out Whole Foods or ask the stand I just mentioned where they buy theirs from. If you can't find organic ones at Whole Foods, you could do kosher dogs (sell these at Choices) and veggie ones-I love Yves veggie dogs...

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      1. re: selena03

        ...just wanted to mention I no longer "love" yves veggie dogs as I was told they contain hexane so have switched to the tofurky brand of franks which don't use hexane to process their soy....

        1. re: selena03

          Those are gross, by the way (the dude at marinaside)...they are fat free or something and are ghastly. The Epi's/Omnitsky brand at Choices are also not great.

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          1. We've got organic hotdogs recently at West Lynn Meats butcher shop in Lynn Valey Shopping Centre. I've seen the organic hot dog stand in Vancouver downtown too but haven't tried it yet.

            Your post comes up when I search for organic hotdogs in Vancopuver so I just wanted to put the link in. Hope it helps someone find the product they want:

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            1. re: scarpoul

              Pretty good organic hot dogs at Whole Foods; better than most I've had in Vancouver by a mile. I saw they just came out with smokie sized ones as well -- probably just as good.

            2. I just noticed that the Trout Lake Farmers' Market has a beef vendor selling organic dogs. My SIL bought some and hasn't tried them yet so no quality report...