Oh, hello there.
Erm. So, I guess I’m into healthy fast food these days, because that’s where I keep ending up. This time, it was on the suggestion of mi amiga Katie that we stop by F&B güdtfood in Chelsea.
“F&B” actually stands for Frites and Beignets. The story goes that the owners (one who is German, the other who is English) missed their fast food grubbin in Europe and decided to bring a piece of it stateside.
The inside is pretty zen with light blue walls and purple orchids hanging in vases above the tables, which I wouldn’t necessarily expect from a place that primarily serves up hot dogs. But I like.
I don’t think I’d ever go for meat hot dogs myself unless it’s some home grillin’. So here, we stuck to the veggie dogs, which are actually made from smoked tofu. Deliciousness.
The “healthy dog” is just topped with hummus, sliced carrots, and black olives; the “prairie dog” had a Mexican twist with guacamole, tomatoes, cheese, and salsa. Both were really good, but the prairie dog was tastier. They were served on a healthy wheat bun, and next time I have to see if they can toast them too because I thought the bread could have been better.
BUT, oh, if you love truffle oil (I do, I do!), get the truffle fries! I mean. Half the place’s name is “frites” so you might as well do it right.
For a hot dog, fries, and a drink (which I got…fresh lemonade not pictured), you pay only $7.65; otherwise most of the food is between $3-$5.
269 West 23rd St.
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
New York, NY 10011