Going to school in the Hudson Valley, for a foodie like myself, is dream come true. Down the road from Culinary Institute of America and surrounded by tons of amazing eateries, I’ve taken advantage of all the good food surrounding me. This weekend a friend and I ate at a place I’ve been eyeing for quite a while, Soul Dog, and I can tell you it was an extremely soulful experience.
The soulful low down:
Soul Dog- a glutton free oasis, located in Poughkeepsie, is a specialized hot dog shop providing customers with more than your basic beef hot dogs. They have chicken, beef, tofu, and italian sausage dogs to fit the fancies of all their patrons! But these aren’t just your normal dogs with ketchup and mustard (although you can get that!). Some of their specialty dogs include:
- The Picnic: a beef dog with mac’n’cheese, baked beans and BBQ sauce
- Tex-Mex: a beef dog with black bean salsa, guac, and chipotle cream
- The Herbivore: a tofu dog with guac and quinoa chilli
- The Soul Dog ( of course!): a beef dog with soul sauce, sloppy joe, and chipotle cream
- along with many others that can be found on their MENU
They even have the option to create your very own customized dog in which you select the type of dog, bun, and array of toppings you want all with the option of making them glutton free! They also have sandwiches and other specialty items, including soups, nachos, a beer and wine menu, and a kids menu, so Soul Dog is guaranteed to satisfy.
Not only is the food awesome, but the interior of Soul Dog is bright and unique. With crayons on every table, guest are encouraged to draw something soulful that they may even hang on their walls!
I LOVED everything I had at Soul Dog (a Thai Delight dog with Soul Fries) and
have made it a mission to try everything on the menu! If you are in the area, I encourage you to check it out because it’s affordable and pretty stinking good. Whether you are glutton free or not, Soul Dog has a little bit of everything to insure a soulful eating experience for all!