Recently, a reader posed to us a question: where can I get a good hot dog in Champaign-Urbana?
Hot dogs are perhaps one of most maligned foods, and for good reasons. But hot dogs are also the ultimate comfort food. And perhaps one of the more common cravings for expecting moms. So common, in fact, that you can even find articles online about how to safely eat hot dogs while pregnant. (Hint: make sure they are fully cooked. Pardon the sarcasm, but wouldn’t you do that whether you’re pregnant or NOT?)
Anyway, we hope we’ve come through for all pregnant women in Champaign-Urbana who are craving hot dogs. Of course, you don’t have to be pregnant to want a good ol’ fashioned dog.
(Please note these recommendations are the result of an unscientific poll on Facebook and do not reflect the opinions of views of chambanamoms.com.)
Looking for a deal for National Hot Dog Day, July 17, 2019?
Portillo’s , Champaign: Guests can purchase two regular hot dogs for $5 from July 15-21, 2019 available in-restaurant or for online ordering at portillos.com. Also offering free delivery at all locations on orders of at least $10 placed on portillos.com. While supplies last. See our Sneak Peek Review of the Champaign Portillo’s here.
Love’s Travel Stop, Leroy and Oakwood closest locations: Get a free hot dog or roller grill item with a coupon posted HERE. On Wednesday, July 17, 2019.
Pilot Flying J, Oakwood: With the myPilot app Wednesday, get a coupon for a free hot dog or roller grill item.
And now on to our Readers Recommendations for the BEST hot dogs in Champaign-Urbana and Beyond:
Meatheads was mentioned frequently by our readers (Neil Street, Champaign)
“When I was pregnant, I ate way too many chili cheese dogs at Meatheads. This is why my child named her baby doll “hot dogs.”
Nyro’s Gyros, several Champaign local locations (North Prospect, West Springfield, Campustown). “Legit good hot dogs, especially with their cheese sauce!!”
Sam’s Club, Champaign. “Sam’s! They sell Nathan’s or you can buy them in the food court. Yum!”
The grocery store got a few votes. “Go to Meijer and buy Hebrew National.”
Several mentioned a temporary hot dog at Watson’s.
Others mentioned: Sonic, Curtis Orchard, Weinerschnitzel, Dave’s Dogs (Food Truck).