(credit: Nickel Diner)

(credit: Nickel Diner)


For those that love bacon, Los Angeles is teeming with options for delicious menu selections with it either made out of it, or items that use a whole ‘lot of it. Crispy, crunchy, sweet, and smoky – is it any wonder bacon is one of the most popular ingredients in just about any dish known to man? From burgers to dessert, try one of these bacon-tastic treats from some of LA’s top chefs. Bacon isn’t just for breakfast anymore – but then maybe it never was. These are the best eats with bacon in them throughout LA.
(credit: Umami Burger)

(credit: Umami Burger)


The Manly Burger
Umami Burger
189 The Grove Dr C-10
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 954-8626
Multiple Locations
www.umamiburger.com

No matter what location of Umami Burger you dine at, from The Grove to Hermosa Beach, Umami is known for its fabulous burgers, and its Manly Burger is no exception. Bacon lardons top a succulent beef burger, accompanied by smoked-salt onion strings, gooey house-made beer-cheddar, plus Umami’s own secret-ingredient ketchup, and a mustard spread. Mouth watering? Perhaps you’ll want something to wash it down. The Maple Bacon Old Fashioned pairs bacon-washed Evan Williams bourbon with maple syrup, orange bitters, and a topping of candied bacon.

(credit: Slater’s 50/50)

(credit: Slater’s 50/50)


BBB Burger
Slater’s 50/50
61 N Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
(626) 765-9700
www.slaters5050.com

At Slater’s 50/50, a hip diner in a variety of locations around the Southland, including Pasadena, a monster burger topped with bacon is one thing, but this behemoth comes with so much more. In fact, the name says it all. The “BBB” stands for triple bacon, and a lot of it. It includes a half-bacon / half-burger patty, plus bacon- American cheese, a sunny side-up bacon egg, zesty bacon-Island dressing, bacon ketchup, and a topping of bacon.

(credit: Jackson M./Yelp)

(credit: Jackson M./Yelp)


Double B-LTA Sandwich
Sycamore Kitchen
143 S La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(323) 939-0151
www.thesycamorekitchen.com

Traditionalists can delight in this tasty BLT sandwich from Sycamore Kitchen if they’re looking for a great delicious menu item selection. The piled-high sandwich features an extra thick helping of braised porky belly along with Applewood bacon. There are also the standard ingredients of any good BLT, including crisp butter lettuce, ripe tomatoes, mayo, and delicious avocado, all served on soft country bread.

(credit: MB Post)

(credit: MB Post)


Bacon Cheddar Buttermilk Biscuits
M.B. Post
1142 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(310) 545-5405
www.eatmbpost.com

At M.B. Post, one of Manhattan Beach’s most visited and hippest restaurants a few blocks from the beach, patrons can take advantage of an ever-changing array of choices from celeb chef David LeFevre. But one thing never seems to change, thankfully. And, that’s LeFevre’s signature bacon cheddar biscuits. These crisp and fluffy bready wonders mix Nueske’s bacon and rich cheesy flavor with a side of maple butter for a heady taste of sweet and savory.

(credit: Tipple & Brine)

(credit: Tipple & Brine)


Crispy Bacon Toast
Tipple & Brine
14633 Ventura Blvd
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
www.tippleandbrine.com

The Crispy Bacon Toast at Tipple & Brine is richness personified. Sherman Oaks’ Tipple & Brine is a homey, yet hip mainstay in the San Fernando Valley, and one of it’s uber-cool comfort food offerings is their thick cut toast that stacks sautéed leeks, fresh burrata, and crisp bacon with a dusting of bee pollen. Try it and you won’t be unimpressed. We promise.

(credit: Nickel Diner)

(credit: Nickel Diner)


Maple Bacon Donut
Nickel Diner
524 S Main St
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 623-8301
www.nickeldiner.com

Downtown LA’s funky Nickel Diner is a haven for fabulous fare. Serving a wide variety of desserts, and a large selection of donuts, the top seller for all things sweet here is the maple glazed bacon flaked donut. It’s a sweet treat for the ages, or at least for everyone fast enough to get to the Nickel Diner before they’re all gone.

(credit: Grub)

(credit: Grub)


Crack Bacon
Grub
911 Seward Street
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 461-3663
www.grub-la.com

Grub’s Crack Bacon can best be described as an addictive, sugary, salty and spicy bliss, topped with the perfect sprinkle of fresh herbs. One of the must-have dishes at Grub, patrons order it plain, as a side dish, or even as yes, a dessert. In short, this perfect combo of candy and crunchable bacon goes with anything, anytime, any day – maybe always.

(credit: Coohaus)

(credit: Coohaus)


Brown Butter Candied Bacon Ice Cream
Coolhaus
8588 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
(310) 838-5559
www.eatcoolhaus.com

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream, and one of the most scream-worthy cold treats in town comes from Coolhaus. Offered at both its’ brick-and-mortar locations and trucks, this mix of savory and sweet is pretty much perfection for bacon lovers and ice cream lovers. You might wonder what bacon is doing inside ice cream, but once you’ve tried this candied bacon ice cream with a brown-butter base that is packed with chunks of sweet Applegate bacon, you’ll never question it again. It’s breakfast and dessert all rolled into one.

Genie Davis is a multi-published journalist, novelist, and screenwriter. She lives near the beach in Los Angeles. See more on: CBSLA | eco-exist.com | geniedavis.com | DiversionsLA | Twitter.

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