What is the best bacon to be had in the Bay Area? One favorite is the bacon from Fatted Calf. This thick-cut bacon is striated with gorgeous ribbons of fat, glowing with a fresh, pale inner light. It’s a meaty, assertive bacon–a little goes a long way. This is the ultimate bacon for a BLT, says Carb Lover, cooked just shy of crispy so the flavor isn’t muted. At $10 a pound, it’s actually a deal.

Another strong contender for best bacon is Dittmer’s. Their regular smoked bacon is leaner than Fatted Calf’s, but thick-cut, smoky, and delicious. However, the fat content really depends on the batch, says DrBiggles.

The bacon from Corralitos Market is a good go-to bacon, says Alan408. And the Nueske slab bacon from Baron’s Meats is a good alternative when you can’t get the superior Fatted Calf bacon, says Ruth Lafler.

The Fatted Calf [East Bay]
958 Illinois St., San Francisco

Dittmer’s Gourmet Meats & Wurst-Haus [Peninsula]
400 San Antonio Road, Mountain View

Corralitos Market & Sausage Company [Santa Cruz County]
569 Corralitos Rd., Watsonville

Baron’s Meats [East Bay]
Alameda Marketplace
1650 Park St., Alameda

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