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The legendary downtown hot-dog stand recognized as world's best by Business Insider

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  • Beats Chicago and New York hot dogs The Chicago native and NY city resident was blown away by Bæjarins Beztu. Photo/Screenshot from video. See below.

"Forget Chicago and New York - the best hot dog in the world is in Iceland." That is the verdict of a Business Insider journalist who sampled the only menu item at the downtown hot dog stand Bæjarins Beztu.

A Chicago native who's lived in New York for four years, the Business Insider journalist stopped at the famous downtown hot dog stand Bæjarins Beztu to check out the best outdoor dining option in Reykjavík and discover Icelandic hot dogs. And he was not disappointed.

"Puts the Chicago style hot dog to shame. Easy. The New York City ones? Not even close. This is the best hot dog I've ever had."

The key to their greatness? The hot dogs themselves are delicious, he found, but the real magic was in the toppings:

"The sweet mustard and the mayo relish topping they have on there, makes it incredible, but also the crunchy onions and the raw onions. Make it so good."

You can watch a short video of the hot dog experience on the Facebook page of Business Insider

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