The Best Vegan Hot Dogs in Los Angeles

Vegan Chili Cheese Dog at Earle's on Crenshaw
Vegan Chili Cheese Dog at Earle's on Crenshaw | Photo: @earlesoncrenshaw, Instagram

Let’s be frank—food can always be served with a side of compassion and this city has plenty of that to go around. Chow down on LA’s best plant-based hot dogs this summer or any time of year.

Classic Vance Dog at Beelman's in Downtown LA
Classic Vance Dog at Beelman's | Photo: @thejoshelkin, Instagram


The Classic Vance Dog at this Downtown LA bar serves up a tongue-tingling mouthful with house-pickled jalapenos, mustard, and sauerkraut on a sturdy pretzel bun. You can add chili for $2 more but be sure to grab a knife, fork and napkins.

Vrank's Rvben at Besties Vegan Paradise in East Hollywood
Vrank's Rvben | Photo: Besties Vegan Paradise

Besties Vegan Paradise

East Hollywood’s all-vegan convenience store, Besties Vegan Paradise offers New York-style meal deals by the Vrank’s permanent pop-up featuring vegan franks plus a drink and chips. They’re good about supporting fellow local businesses with chili and cheese add-ons made by The Vegan Hooligans, the locally-made Nodoh Nozzarella sticks, and gluten-free bun upgrades available thanks to The Ridiculous Baking Company.

Beyond Bratwurst at Dodger Stadium
Beyond Bratwurst at Dodger Stadium | Photo: @blueheavenvegan, Instagram

Dodger Stadium

Gotta give it up for the home team for their longtime offering of a veggie Dodger Dog, which was replaced in the 2019 season by the Beyond Bratwurst. The lineup also features a Beyond Burger, tempeh nachos with vegan cheese, and a Tempeh Basebowl with rice, black beans and pico de gallo.

Dog Haus

Originally opened in Pasadena in October 2010, Dog Haus now has 35 locations across the country, including Alhambra, Burbank, Canoga Park, LA Coliseum, Long Beach, NoHo, Northridge, Rose Bowl Stadium, and USC here in LA.

The “craft casual” joint is proud of its clean meat stance, which extends their consciousness to plant-based creations like the juicy Beyond Brat and the Italian-spiced Sooo Veggie on gigantic Hawaiian rolls.

Vegan Chili Cheese Dog at Earle's on Crenshaw
Vegan Chili Cheese Dog at Earle's on Crenshaw | Photo: @earlesoncrenshaw, Instagram

Earle’s on Crenshaw

It’s easy to call everything “historic” or “iconic” in LA but Earle’s on Crenshaw (formerly Earlez Grille) has actually earned its titles. This family-owned operation has been around for more than 30 years, serving up vegan dogs along with meat ones, with attention to all of the proper toppings - sauerkraut, Vegenaise, grilled onions, mustard, ketchup, relish, vegan chili and vegan cheese, to name just a few. They’ve got vegan links (made by Follow Your Heart) and vegan dogs, choice of whole wheat or gluten-free bun, and a wedding-worthy homemade vegan lemon cake to top things off with a sweet zing.

"Not" Dog at Let's Be Frank in Culver City
"Not" Dog at Let's Be Frank | Photo: Jonas J, Yelp

Let’s Be Frank At Helms Bakery

Located at the Helm’s Bakery District in Culver City, the Let’s Be Frank hot dog cart is open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11:30am - 3:30pm. Let's Be Frank serves mostly meat but offers a soy "Not" Dog that begs to be topped by their signature Devil Sauce.

Wurstküche Beyond Meat Vegan Sausages
Beyond Meat vegan sausages at Wurstküche | Photo: @wurstkuche, Instagram


Both the Downtown Arts District and Venice locations of Wurstküche offer a Beyond Meat-based Veggie Wurst and Mexican Chipotle sausage in an otherwise meaty menu. Points for giant Belgian fries with white truffle oil glaze.