Bacon lovers know bacon isn’t “just” bacon. The choices and varieties in bacon are nearly endless. Do you want cured or uncured bacon? Slab, thick or thin cut bacon slices? Traditional bacon or certified paleo and keto bacon (yes, there is such a thing). Deep smoky flavor? Maybe you want a touch of sweet to offset the salty meat? Heavy on the bacon fat, or lean and meaty? We think we’ve done a pretty good job covering nearly every type of bacon you are looking for.
A quick note: If you think some of the bacons we list are more expensive than your grocery store varieties there are two reasons: water and time.
Many grocery store bacons are brined which means the meat retains water weight that is lost in the frying pan. You know when you are frying up bacon and it pops and the grease goes flying? Yup, that’s the water rendering out of cheaper bacons. And you’ll note this water-added bacon often fries up limp in the pan. The bacons we list do not add water.
Second, dry cured and smoked bacon takes time, and time is money. There are no “smoke flavor additives” in the bacons below. The smoke flavor is infused by time in a real smokehouse. Hickory smoke is going to result in the strongest “campfire-like” taste. Applewood and cob smoking will impart a milder flavor. We really are aiming to hit the tastes of true bacon lovers, and we believe there is a bacon for everyone in our list below.
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Mouth, Brooklyn, New York
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Pricing: A curated gift box of bacon $50.00
Shipping: Choose from standard (about $12 from East Coast to West Coast), Express, or Overnight
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Benton’s Smokey Mountain Country Bacon, Madisonville, Tennessee
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Pricing: Four one-pound packs of this classic, old-style smoked bacon go for $32.00
Shipping: Costs vary depending on your location. But the website gives fair warning: Most orders will ship within five business days after they are placed, so this is not a last-minute gift option.
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Snake River Farms Kurobuta Bacon, Boise, Idaho
This traditional, thick-cut 100% Kurobuta pork belly bacon is mildly smoky, salty, and slightly sweet. The flavor results from the light cure and real hardwood smoke.
This bacon is generously marbled throughout making it delicious for breakfast as well as a perfect “barding” bacon to wrap around food to add a layer of flavor and moisture.
Kurobuta is the Japanese term for “black hog” and refers to animals of the Berkshire variety, a heritage breed that has retained the natural fat that has been bred out of conventionally raised pork. Snake River Farms is also famous for its country hams, which we write about in our article highlighting the best country hams online. Snake River’s purebred Berkshire hogs are raised without added hormones on a network of family farms. This bacon, neither too sweet nor too smokey, is likely to please even the pickiest bacon lover.
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Pricing: $29.00 for a 1.5-pound pack of sliced bacon. A 4-pound, uncut slab of bacon is also available for $69.00.
Shipping: $9.99 Standard Shipping (Ground).
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Fossil Farms Berkshire Smoked Bacon, Boonton, NJ
Thick Cut Berkshire Pork Hickory Smoked Bacon
Fossil Farms’ thick-cut, smoked 100% Berkshire pork bacon is minimally processed with a taste that delivers an excellent balance between its salty and light hickory smoked flavor.
This is one of the leaner, meatier bacons on our list which means it holds its own with a side of eggs or as the star ingredient in a BLT. Because this bacon is not going to shrink to a fraction of its size when cooked, try caramelizing it in the oven by dredging each slice in brown sugar and spices (375 degrees for 20 minutes, flip the bacon at the 10 minute mark). Order extra bacon. You’re going to need it. You also have to try Fossil Farms hickory smoked Berkshire ham.
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Pricing: $22 and up
Shipping: UPS Ground for nearby states. 2nd Day Air for longer shipping distances.
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Tender Belly Bacon, Denver, Colorado
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Pricing: Starts at $12.95 for a one pound package, with a $50 minimum order which includes free shipping.
Shipping: Free with minimum order.
Bacon of the month club: Yes!
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Buffalo Gal, Houston, Minnnesota
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Pricing: Starts at $17.95 for a one pound package.
Shipping: Add the items to your cart, enter your billing and shipping address, and click “Continue”. You will be able to view total cost of shipping before you enter payment information.
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Broadbent’s Bacon, Kuttawa, Kentucky
Col. Bill Newsom’s Aged Kentucky Country Bacon, Princeton, Kentucky
A beloved smokehouse in their rural community of Princeton, Kentucky since 1917, it’s no mystery
why. People in the community say the Newsom family is one of the humblest, most caring families they know. That care is evident in the quality of their bacon and hams, which we also write about here.
Col. Bill Newsom’s offers several different options of smoked bacon and sausage. Among them:
hickory-smoked country bacon, nitrate-free hickory-smoked country bacon, and hickory-smoked pepper
bacon. All are local favorites, and those who prefer a slightly healthier version of
an old staple will appreciate the nitrate-free option.
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Pricing: The standard hickory-smoked country bacon comes to $14.49 per 1/1.25-pound package before shipping, while the nitrate-free version is $15.99 for a 1/1.25-pound pack.
Shipping: Minimum shipping order of $29.95 per address. Exact cost of shipping will vary depending on your location, and shipments to Alaska, Hawaii, or Puerto Rico will require 2nd Day Air service.
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Zingerman’s Bacon of the Month Club, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Can’t make up your mind about which bacon gift to choose? We know! So skip the decision fatigue and go with Zingerman’s Bacon of the Month Club and choose either a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription of bacon from the top smokehouses! Yeah, you read that right, bacon from Benton’s, Broadbent’s, Newsom’s and more. Zingerman’s has curated the best of the best bacon gifts and will ship it to you so you can have a culinary tour of the best bacon to look forward to every month. I’m in!
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Pricing: Starting at $99 for a three month subscription.
Shipping: Free shipping included.
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Edwards Virginia Smokehouse Bacon, Surry, Virginia
Edwards Smokehouse Bacon
Pricing: Choose four packs of twelve ounces for $66.00, or six twelve-ounce packs for $79.00—this option applies to all of the varieties mentioned above, except the half-slab country
bacon—a 5.5 to 6.5 pound slab of smoky bacon that you can cut to your preferred thickness goes for $75.00 with shipping included.
Shipping: The shipping costs are built in to their prices; just click “Free Standard Shipping” at checkout.
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Neuske’s Bacon, Wittenburg, Wisconsin
This award-winning Applewood smoked bacon’s claim to fame is its leanness and smoky flavor derived
from a 24-hour smoking process. Many reviewers were amazed how little it shrinks on the skillet,
though some complained the bacon was a bit salty for their taste. Other varieties include:
triple thick-cut bacon, wild Cherrywood smoked bacon, Applewood smoked peppered bacon,
Applewood smoked slab bacon, Applewood smoked Canadian bacon, and various other Applewood
smoked/gourmet bacon sampler packages.
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Pricing: The prices vary, though none too expensive, especially for the quality. Everything (excluding a few gift-basket items) lies in the $24.99-$59.99 range, depending on quantity and variety.
Shipping: Standard, Second-Day Air, and Overnight Shipping are all available options. Standard shipping starts at $12.99 for any purchase of $24.99 and under, and goes up incrementally from there.
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Harrington’s Bacon, Richmond, Vermont
unique recipe using pure Vermont maple syrup. It is then smoked for 8+ hours over corn cobs
and Maplewood embers resulting in a milder smokey flavor. They also offer thick-cut bacon, sliced Canadian bacon, and various gift baskets and samplers perfect for a complete breakfast, or, heck, midnight celebration.
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Pricing: The standard sliced smokehouse bacon starts at $15.95 for a one-pound, six-ounce package. Options for two, three, and five-pound packages are also available. Additionally, there is a three-pound slab variety of the same bacon selling for $33.95. The sliced Canadian bacon starts at $12.95 for a
twelve-ounce package, and the thick-sliced bacon starts at $22.95 for a two-pound package. If you are unsatisfied with any of their products, they also provide a money-back guarantee.
Shipping: Shipping starts at $14.99 for orders under $30.00, and jumps to $18.99 for orders up to $50.00, which may be closer to what you end up spending. Overnight and other alternative shipping
methods are also available.
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Montana Valley Ham and Bacon, Helena, Montana
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Pricing: Both varieties go for $9.99 per one-pound package, though they would appreciate if you let them know in advance if you plan on ordering 10 or more packages. This is perhaps the best value
bacon on this list, especially if you live in a closer proximity to Montana.
Shipping: Cost varies depending on location, though it is far cheaper to have it shipped to the northwestern part of the U.S.
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Burger’s Smokehouse Bacon, California, Missouri
City Bacon, Original Country Bacon, Attic Aged Ham Bacon, City Peppered Bacon, Peppered Bacon Steak,
Sliced Canadian Bacon and lots of sampler options as well. So much bacon! In a hurry? Shop the Burger’s storefront at Amazon.com.
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Pricing: With so many options to choose from it is ideal to order one of their bacon samplers. The Ultimate Bacon Sampler, which goes for $73.00 and contains six one-pound packages is a customer
favorite, with the only real complaint being the slices may not be thick enough for your preference.
Other samplers include the thick-cut Bacon Steak Sampler, which goes for $59.99 and contains four one-pound
packages, or the Sliced Bacon Sampler for $59.99, containing four one-pound packages.
Shipping: Shipping costs are already included in the price you see on the site.
Order Bacon Online: Burger’s Smokehouse Bacon. Also visit Burger’s Smokehouse Amazon Storefront, check pricing for an excellent selection of bacon gifts, and free shipping.
Smoking Goose Bacon, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Pricing: We found all the items to be middle-of-the-pack reasonably priced: Applewood smoked bacon: $14.60 for a twelve-ounce package; sliced jowl bacon: $11.95 per twelve-ounce package, and a Bacon Collection containing a 12-ounce package of Applewood smoked bacon, a 12-ounce package of jowl bacon and an 8-ounce package of bacon bits for $50.00 with free shipping.
Shipping: Standard shipping. Free shipping on orders over $75 and the website often offers free shipping promotions.
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In a hurry? Also available via the Smoking Goose Amazon Storefront.
North Country Smokehouse Bacon, Claremont, New Hampshire
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Pricing: Sold in 5 pound packs for $48, this bacon is a good value priced under $10 pound.
Shipping: You can enter your zip to get a shipping estimate. We entered zip codes from across the country and found the shipping costs high, but that’s because this is uncured bacon, so it has the added weight of being shipped with ice packs.
The Loveless Café, Nashville, Tennessee
Applewood smoked bacon, and maple bacon. No water is added to any of their bacon, so it does not
shrink on the skillet as many store-bought bacons do. You might also want to order their biscuit mix to ensure a true southern breakfast feast.
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Pricing: We recommend the 4-package bacon sampler, containing one pound of each flavor for $59.00.
Shipping: Flat-rate standard ground shipping is $12.00 per address.
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