Many people already have their favorite, go-to toppings when it comes to hot dogs. Ketchup, mustard, maybe even a little relish. Us on the other hand? We’re always game to switch it up.

Whether it’s a slaw dog, a chili dog, or a chili slaw dog, there’s no doubt in our minds that it’s going to be darn delicious…it’s a Zweigle’s after all!  If you consider yourself a foodie, or even if you’re just in the mood to try something new, check out a few of our best tips on picking the perfect toppings for your next Zweigle’s hot dog.

Identify Your Taste Preferences

Ready to say goodbye to your old ketchup and mustard routine and try something new? Great. First things first though, identify your taste preferences. Is there anything you won’t try? How do you feel about mixing meats? Do you prefer sweet or savory? These are all good questions to ask yourself when considering new topping ideas.

Avoid the Basics

Though we won’t deny the tastiness of standard condiments, don’t be afraid to branch out and try something new. You’d be surprised at how many different takes on the hot dog there are out there!

Try an International Twist

Did you know that people tend to serve up hot dogs differently depending on where they live? In Tijuana, for example, they prefer their dogs wrapped in bacon and topped with grilled sliced peppers, onions, and jalapenos. Everything’s better with bacon though, right?

Check out our blog post on 7 Must-Try Hot Dogs From Around the World for a full look at the international hot dog scene!

Opt for the Unusual

Beyond the many international favorites, there’s also even more unusual topping ideas that will get your mouth watering. How about french onion dip and chips? Or baked beans and bacon?

See our post on 9 Unique Hot Dog Toppings You Need to Try Now for the full list!