Joe’s is hand’s down my favorite lunch spot in Oakland. For $5.25, my favorite (and what I get EVERYtime) is the “Veggie Special” with chips and a drink. I am a veggie dog connoisseur, and this is one of my all-time favorites. Joe’s veggie special consists of a grilled Yves Jumbo Veggie Soydog on a toasted wheat bun topped with sliced fresh red tomatoes, spicy(!) giardiniera, yellow mustard and celery salt. Joe (and Chris- the other owner) slice the dog length-wise and grill it to perfection. Then it’s topped with all that yumminess?!
Joe and Chris also have a tomato & basil tofu Italian sausage and a killer MorningStar Farms chipotle black bean burger. A food cart that caters to vegetarians has my heart! But don’t worry carnivores! My meat eatting coworkers are also consistenly pleased with their meat dogs, so I say that you can’t go wrong with this place. And the owners are super nice folks- win, win!
Joe’s also has a rewards system to keep me coming back. Wait… who am I kidding, it’s that dog that gets me coming back each time! But, this is a lovely perk! Buy 10 dogs, get one free!
Joe’s Dog House Grade- Easy A!