United Tastes of America Locations List

Track all of Jeffrey Saad's nationwide adventures

Show: United Tastes of America

Episode 3 — Hot Dogs

Nathan's Famous
1310 Surf Ave., New York, NY 11224
Located on the Coney Island boardwalk, this iconic spot is a living piece of hot dog history, serving 15,000 customers a week.

Franks 'n Dawgs
1863 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, IL 60614
Gathering fresh, local ingredients — from truffles to veal — this hot dog haven collaborates with celebrity chefs each month on a special dog.

Hot Dog University
2501 N. Damen St., Chicago, IL 60647
Run out of the Vienna Hot Dog Factory in Chicago, this school will teach you everything you need to know about hawking dogs on the street and mastering the "art of the cart."

Vienna Beef Hot Dog Factory & Company Store
2501 N. Damen St., Chicago, IL 60647
Head-quartered in Chicago, this hot dog-pioneering company was founded in the 1890s by Austria-Hungarian immigrants capitalizing on their family frankfurter recipe.

Let's Be Frank Truck
Los Angeles, CA
This super trendy truck serves up dogs customers can feel good about — healthy, grass-fed and pasture-raised beef dogs.

Fab Hot Dogs
19417 Victory Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91335
Tucked away in Reseda, this out-of-the-way hot dog stand offers a variety of regional hot dog variations, all created by "hot dog scholar" and owner, Joe Fabrocini.

Serendipity 3
225 E. 60th St., New York, NY 10022
This eccentric café resides on the Upper East Side and boasts the world's most expensive hot dog — a $69, foot-long monster, that's bathed in truffle oil and topped with foie gras.

Episode 4 — Donuts

Randy's Donuts
805 W. Manchester Ave, Inglewood, CA 90301
Topped with its infamous giant donut sign, this iconic 50s-built shop has made a wide number of cinematic appearances.

The Donut Plant
379 Grand Street, New York, NY 10002
Epitomizing the gourmet, "artisanal" donut, this donut shop incorporates seasonal fruits, roasted nuts, and even flowers into its glazes.

The Donut Pub
203 W 14th St., New York, NY 10011
Started in 1964, this Chelsea donut shop serves classic deli and donuts in a vintage diner atmosphere.

Dat Donut
8249 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Chicago, IL 60619
Recently named one of Bon Appétit's top ten donut destinations in the country, this family-owned donut shop makes simple, but classic donuts.

Border Grill Truck
Los Angeles, CA
This L.A. taco truck offers "Churro Tots" — or Mexican donuts — among many other international variations on the donut.

742 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90038
With innovations like the Turkish donut with cardamom sauce, this new and uber-fashionable L.A. restaurant is elevating the classic pastry to a sensual, decadent dessert experience.

Nickel Diner
524 S. Main St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
A modern take on the classic diner, this L.A. eatery has gained a cult following thanks to its Maple Bacon donut, one of the several innovative sweets it offers.

Wiener and Still Champion
802 Dempster Street, Evanston, IL 60202
With a penchant for extreme deep-frying, this little Evanston eatery serves up a juicy burger on a Krispy Kreme donut.

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