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Jan 26, 2013 05:32 AM

Papaya King style dogs/juice?

Whenever I'm in NYC, I see all of the various hot dog spots with tropical juices... Papaya King, Gray's Papaya, etc. It's such a New York institution that I'm surprised it's never tried migrating up here. Are there any places in town serving hot dogs and papaya juice? Or is that strictly NYC?

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  1. I'm lucky enough to hit Papaya King once or twice a month but I know if no equivalent here. :-(

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    1. re: C. Hamster

      Yep - to the best of my knowledge that is indeed strictly NYC.

    2. I'd give my right pinkie toe for a Papaya King in Boston. Love those dang dogs washed down with Papaya Juice. "Poor Man's Filet Mignon" or somesuch.

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        1. re: DrMag

          Thank you! That's right, "Better than Filet Mignon!"

      1. There aren't many locations in this region with the kind of constant foot traffic that is needed to support Gray's Papaya and its quality and pricing. Perhaps the food court at South Station?

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        1. re: owades

          I agree, you have to do MASSIVE volume to be able to sustain their low prices.