For vegan New Yorkers, it’s a long time coming: According to a recent report from the New York Post, Nathan’s Famous – beginning this coming Monday (June 7), will begin offering vegan hot dogs at 13 of its New York metro area locations. This includes its famous Coney Island location.
Nathan’s first unveiled its plans to offer vegan hot dogs in April, announcing a partnership with Meatless Farms. The hot dog will include Nathan’s Famous’ propriety blend of spices. According to a statement released by the chain, the new addition to menu isn’t just focused on appealing to “flexitarian, vegetarian and vegan customers”, but “all who enjoy a healthier diet.”
“We’ve spent a great deal of time perfecting this hot dog and making sure that those who know and love Nathan’s one-of-a-kind flavor, as well as those that might not have tried a Nathan’s hot dog due to diet, can now enjoy an option that fits their lifestyle”, says James Walker, president of Nathan’s Famous.
The new vegan hot dog can also be purchased online through Nathan’s Famous’ website. According to the site: “Crafted with clean and simple plant-based ingredients, the Nathan’s Famous by Meatless Farm hot dog is rich in protein, low in saturated fat, low in sodium, gluten and soy free, and made with Nathan’s secret spice recipe.”