If you’re looking for Chicago Hot Dogs in Boston, Spalla’s in Natick, MA is THE authentic joint west of the city. Run by husband and wife Cara and Anthony Spalla, both Chicago natives, Spalla’s serves up authentic Chicago Hot Dogs using Vienna Beef products. They make their own Italian Beef sandwiches and Chicago style Italian Ice too!
Chicagoans are rabid hot dog lovers and Chicago Hot Dogs are one of my favorite styles. Spalla’s was actually the 100th hot dog joint I visited for Hot Dog Stories and I always like to include some Chicago Hot Dogs on the National Hot Dog Month Tour, so when I heard they had a couple of new hot dog offerings, I decided to stop by. Boy, was I glad I did!
Chicago Hot Dogs aren’t the only delicacy at Spalla’s
Chicago Hot Dogs in Boston and the surrounding area are a rare find. There are really only four “authentic” Chicago Hot Dog joints in the greater Boston area and Spalla’s has the market cornered west of the city. Spalla’s is located at 229 North Main Street, Natick, Massachusetts – inside of a European deli Culinary Delights. They’ve only been in business for a year, but they’re finding their “audience” more and more every day.
Cara and Anthony want to grow their business by adding a cart or truck and possibly another location in the future, but for now, they are content with serving up their Chicago cuisine to Metrowest residents and hot dog aficionados that make the pilgrimage to their welcoming shop. You can follow Spalla’s on their Facebook Page and read all about them on their website. If you’re looking for a true taste of Chicago in Boston, Spalla’s is just the ticket! Make sure you tell them “the Hotdogman sent me” when you stop by for some Chicago Hot Dogs or Italian Beef.
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I shoot Hot Dog Stories with a Kodak Zi8 camera with an Audio Technica ATR288W VHF Battery-Powered TwinMic Microphone System, a Flip Ultra HD camera, and a 60″tripod. I edit with Cyberlink PowerDirector 11 Ultimate. I will also take some stills with my new Canon EOS Rebel Camera.