New York Style Hot Dog Bites

The folks at Whole Foods Markets asked me to come up with a holiday recipe using ingredients from their stores. This recipe is vegan… and organic. It’s quick and easy. Perfect when you need something simple to serve guests.


I started thinking about my carbon footprint and frankly I was mesmerized by the selection of plant based meats I’d never heard of. Then I looked up and saw: Farmhouse Culture Organic Smoked Jalapeno Kraut. My mind started to churn. I love sauerkraut. Below it was Viana Smoked Veggie Frankfurters. I had a change of plans. This recipe is vegan… and organic. The veggie dogs non-GMO verified. It’s quick and easy. Perfect when you need something simple to serve guests.

New York Style Hot Dog bites with Kraut Jackie Alpers
Vegan NY Style Hot Dog Bites
Everything you love about New York Style Hot Dogs in cute appetizer form.


  • Cut the veggie dogs into 1/2 -1 inch long pieces. Cook in 1/4 cup water in a saucepan over medium heat until brown and heated throughout, about 5 minutes.
  • Drain the kraut completely. Stuff each shell with about 1 teaspoon of kraut, and top with a slice of hotdog and garnish with a squirt of mustard. Enjoy!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Jewish/American/Deli
Keyword easy appetizer recipe, Hot Dog bites recipe, NY style hot dog bites recipe, NY Style Hotdog Bites recipe, one bite hot dogs, vegan appetizer recipe
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But, then…I walked a little further,  saw these, and bought them too! I adore hushpuppies and they smoke their own salmon in the store!


Smoked Salmon Hushpuppies. Below is the beautiful produce section



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