NYC's most unique and delicious bacon dishes
Aug. 30 is International Bacon Day! We're celebrating with NYC's most unique bacon dishes and hope to devour them all within the festive 24 hours.
Buvette's Brunch Sandwich(Credit: instagram/melissabethk)
Adorable Parisian cafe Buvette makes an awesome internationally inspired breakfast sandwich. Two waffles are drizzled with maple syrup, piled with crispy bacon and topped with an over easy egg. Bacon covered in egg yolk and syrup? Yes, please. Add a side of fresh pressed orange juice for the ultimate breakfast indulgence.
Bacon Wrapped Matzo Balls at The Gorbals(Credit: flickr/scaredykat)
The ultimate irony is served at Ilan Hall's new Williamsburg restaurant The Gorbals. Fluffy, Eastern European Jewish matzo balls are encased with a strip of crispy, forbidden (to Jews) bacon, for the ultimate in salty, savory perfection. Perhaps the rule-breaking nature of this dish is what makes it so fantastic.
Kale BLT Salad at Sweet Chick(Credit: facebook/SweetChickBK )
If there's anything to remove the guilt of eating thick, house cured, fatty, juicy bacon, it's a delicious kale salad topped with preserved lemon vinaigrette. Get this marvelous meaty vegetable dish at Sweet Chick, and indulge in some bacon wrapped oysters too, as long as you're at it.
Breakfast Ramen at Talde(Credit: Talde )
If noodles for breakfast are your thing, check out Talde's brunch ramen in Park Slope. The noodles swim in a buttered toast broth, topped with thick honey-glazed bacon and a soft six minute egg.
Tuna Tataki Cups at The General(Credit: The General )
For the lighter side of bacon (kind of) try The General's tuna with bacon, guacamole and balsamic. Japanese, American, Mexican and American flavors all fuse into one in this creative dish!
Maple Bacon Doughnut at Traif(Credit: flickr/chinkerfly)
Traif, Williamsburg's ironic homage to all things non-Kosher, is superb in the bacon department. Try their maple and bacon doughnuts for an indulgent bacon dessert!
Peter Luger's Extra Thick Bacon, by the slice(Credit: flickr/robgross)
You're probably not going to visit legendary Peter Luger Steakhouse without ordering a steak, but why not include a side of bacon? This thick, meaty, greasy slab is the perfect compliment to a carnivorous meal.
PB & B Burger at Whitmans(Credit: flickr/zokuga)
The peanut butter and bacon burger at Whitmans in the East Village may be one of the most cleverly topped burgers in NYC. The peanut butter soaks up the grease and adds savory flavor and the bacon adds crunch and plenty of flavor to the already delicious burger.
Maple Glazed Bacon at Shopsins(Credit: flickr/rikomatic)
The eccentric Lower East Side restaurant Shopsins serves all types of sweet and savory mash-up foods, from macaroni and cheese pancakes to their candied maple glazed bacon. All of the perfect flavor of breakfast in one crispy bite, this bacon is certainly unique - and delicious.
Good Morning Dog at Crif Dogs(Credit: flickr/dereklo)
Crif Dogs is really the royalty of hot dogs in NYC. Locations in the East Village, West Village and Williamsburg serve creative hot dogs, the best wrapped in bacon and topped with items like a fried egg and cheese for the Good Morning Dog or peanut butter, crushed chips and a pickle in the Lil Ma menu item.
Waldy's Woodfire Bacon & Chicken Pizza(Credit: flickr/slice)
If there's anything better than bacon, it's pizza, but it's tough competition. Waldy's Woodfire Pizza and Penne in Chelsea serves up a pizza topped with crispy bacon, chicken and peppers.