Gray’s Papaya has been an institution on the Upper Westside for over 30 years and has to be the cheapest meal you can get in New York City, well maybe on the Upper Westside. It is open 24 hours and the smoke from dogs and onions has been known to fill up the street corner on a hot and sunny day, making anyone who passes buy ravenously hungry.
The food is always fresh, they are open every day and God knows how many hot dogs they sell. Plus they claim their papaya juice has secret restorative powers. Hey why not?