In the heart of Austin, TX a foodie is guaranteed one thing, and that is an awesome selection of food trucks. A vegan foodie can even get in on this action with a wide variety of foods all served out of little box trucks, trailers, or even a short bus! The newest of these food trucks is a place called Doggie Style, located in south Austin off of 1st and Live Oak. They serve out of this world, you would never have guessed it wasn’t meat, fully loaded, vegan hot dogs.
There isn’t too much to talk about when it comes to the ambiance of this “restaurant”. Their truck is located on a shared dirt lot with about 5 other food trucks and there is a shaded area with several picnic tables to sit at. I have to say in the summer time, when it is over 100 degrees with the heat index, sitting with the A/C in your car maybe a better choice. We roughed it and sat at one of the tables at our last visit. I can imagine in the cooler months, this little corner will be hopping with hungry hot doggers! Even though the parking lot is small, there is also street parking for those busier times.
They offer a menu of about 6 different styles of loaded dogs. From the “Improv“($5) being the classic or plain Jane to the “Walking Taco” ($6) which has coney sauce, queso, green onions and Fritos! Weekly they also offer a “special dog” and the “It’s Always Sunny Dog” ($6) was on special when we came. It was a vegan hot dog, loaded with grilled onions, peppers and banana peppers, topped with a vegan cheddar sauce all on a homemade poppy-seed bun. I added a side of crinkle cut french fries ($3 as a side or $2 with a hot dog) to complete my fabulous lunch. I only had to wait maybe 5-10 mins before they called out that my order was ready to pick up at the window (this was at about 1:30 in the afternoon on a Saturday). They offer the normal array of condiments like ketchup, mustard, and even Sriracha hot sauce and you can have the dogs for there or to go. Along with the hot dogs they offer appetizers called “Teasers” such as chips and queso, loaded fires, and nachos (which I have yet to try)!
Doggie Style started as a KickStarter back in May of 2016. They needed to raise $6000 dollars to help with the cost of various things like equipment and permits. Austin has such a great vegan community and well just awesome people in general, that it wasn’t hard for them to meet and surpass their goal in a very short amount of time. Now they are up and running and open to serve the hungry vegan (and non-vegan) community 6 days a week. I would highly, highly recommend giving them a try. I’ve tried other store-bought, imposter dogs, and none of them can measure up to what Chef Dustin has created! Enjoy!