Published on July 11, 2016

Not Just for Breakfast: 13 Bomb Bacon Dishes

Bacon’s not just for your morning routine anymore. Though traditionally served with eggs and sausage as part of a full breakfast, over the past few years, bacon dishes (and drinks!) have been showing up at all times of day, ranging everything from creative salads to thirst-quenching cocktails. 

Salt-cured, crispy and delicious, there are endless ways to enjoy this savory delight. Here are a few of our current favorite bacon dishes:


1. BACON & EGGS - The Backroom at Moody's (Boston)

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The Backroom at Moody’s serves up a delicious pasta dish called “Bacon & Eggs,” a bacon bolognese (meat) sauce withblack pepper pasta and a luscious poached egg.

2. BACON - 25 Lusk (San Francisco)

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No proper brunch spread is complete without a few slices of crunchy bacon. 25 Lusk in SF crisps up some of the best — great alongside scrambled eggs, omelettes or even pancakes.

3. KALE & ESCAROLE SALAD - ROOT (Philadelphia)

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The Kale & Escarole salad at ROOT in Philadelphia comes with crumbled egg, bacon and breadcrumbs, all tossed in Caesar dressing.

4. PIG BLOODY - The Pig (Washington D.C.)

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The Pig in Washington D.C. shakes up a “Pig Bloody” (Mary), a bacon-infused take on the brunch favorite nearly making it a meal itself. And don’t miss the “Bacon Old Fashioned,” a savory twist on a classic cocktail, made with bacon-washed bourbon, maple syrup and bitters.

5. CHEF'S FAVORITE BURGER - Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (Los Angeles)

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The Chef’s Favorite Burger at Plan Check Kitchen + Bar is made with bacon two ways, cheese two ways, a sunny fried egg, hot sauce and ketchup leather — a creative take on the favorite tomato-based condiment.

6. WOOD OVEN MAC 'N CHEESE - The Marshal (New York)

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Using local produce, The Marshal delivers a wood oven mac n’ cheese for the table — a savory mix of corkscrew pasta with thick-cut bacon and Pennsylvania Swiss cheese.

7. SMOKED TROUT BLT - Sink Swim (Chicago)

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The Smoked Trout BLT at Sink Swim in Chicago is anything but an ordinary bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, combining smoky fish, crunchy bacon and a light, bright tartar sauce.

8. BLT & A Sandwich - Post 390 (Boston)

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Post 390 in Boston puts its own twists on the classic sammie, layering grilled Sriracha pork belly, arugula, tomato jam and avocado between fresh sourdough slices for it's BLT & A Sandwich.

9. PEAS & BACON TOAST - Vernick Food & Drink (Philadelphia)

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The assorted toasts at Vernick Food & Drink in Philadelphia come topped with delectable combos, including Maryland crab, avocado and spicy radish, plus a meat-lover's favorite with peas and bacon.

10. BACON + BERRIES + FLUFF WAFFLE - The Sinclair (Boston)

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The Sinclair in Boston features a Berries + Bacon + Fluff waffle — complete with Marshmallow Fluff, fresh berries and savory bacon — as part of their fun brunch waffle bar.

11. BACON CHEDDAR BUTTERMILK BISCUITS - Manhattan Beach Post (Los Angeles)

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In LA, Manhattan Beach Post bakes up fresh bacon cheddar buttermilk biscuits and serves them with a side of creamy maple butter.

12. HOUSE-CURED BACON - Locanda (San Francisco)

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Add a side of crisp, house-cured bacon to your brunch spread at Locanda in SF, perfect next to a stack of lemon-ricotta pancakes, hashbrowns or a fresh bagel with all the trimmings.


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The Chopped Steakhouse Salad from R2L in Philadelphia is a hearty mix of romaine lettuce, bacon, olives and blue cheese.

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