Bacon-wrapped duck livers at China Live. (Courtesy of China Live)

10 Best Bacon Bites in San Francisco


A couple years back, Millionaire's bacon made a salty-sweet play to become the new avocado toast in San Francisco—and we're here for it.

But there's no shortage of bacon-y goodness to be had in the city, with savory porky bits making their way into donuts, waffles, burgers, and more. Here are our favorite bacon-laden eats in SF.

Smoked Bacon Beignets @ Frances

Frances serves a taste of Nola with a bacon-y twist: Their hot, powdered sugar–dusted beignets spiked with applewood smoked bacon bits, and served maple chive crème fraÎche, are the stuff of legend. Ask for a side of maple butter and apricot preserves to mix things up. // 3870 17th St. (Castro),

Bacon Bouquet @ Bacon Bacon

Nothing says love to a carnivore like a plump bouquet of thick-cut bacon. Bacon Bacon's known for swine-ifying virtually anything—bacon scones, bagels, burritos, burgers—but the purists among us will appreciate their simple, greasy arrangement of bacon strips wrapped in butcher's paper. // 205A Frederick St. (Upper Haight),

Maple Glazed Bacon Donut @ Dynamo Donuts

A classic melding of morsels: maple syrup and crisp bacon. Now, put that atop a yeasty, fluffy tub of fried dough and you have edible perfection suited for kings and queens (and all non-gender-conforming royalty). Get thee to Dynamo Donuts. // 2760 24th St. (Mission),

Kobe Beef + Bacon Burger @ Pearl's Deluxe Burgers

Pearl's Deluxe Burgers is go-to for cheap eats, but if you want to gussy things up a bit, regulars rave about the kobe beef and baco burger. It's an exercise in excess. // 708 Post St. (TenderNob),

Bacon-Wrapped Mochi + Enoki Mushroom @ Izakaya Sozai

A trip to Izakaya Sozai hits two birds with one stone, lending visitors to the hole-in-the-wale eatery the option to chow down on either bacon-wrapped mochi and bundles of enoki… or both. For ramen aficionados, try the ritsu tonkotsu ramen with pork broth and an order of pork belly. // 1500 Irving St. (Inner Sunset),

Bacon Waffles @ Eats

Few foods are as synonymous with Southern hospitality than chicken and waffles, but honestly, bacon will do. Eats, a decades-old staple in the city, presses two slices of bacon in a waffle topped with cheddar cheese, and serves it all with maple syrup. Dine outside for the best people watching. // 50 Clement St. (Inner Richmond),

Millionaire's Bacon @ Sweet Maple

We wouldn't dare post a story on bacon-y bites without including the viral trend that is Millionaire's bacon—thick-cut strips that are covered in sugar and spices and then slow-cooked for hours to ensure it'll melt in your mouth. While Sweet Maple didn't invent the stuff, they do have a trademark on it. Pair it with their Big Hip (deep-fried French toast) and bottomless mimosas for a Sunday brunch fit for Oprah. // 2101 Sutter St. (Pacific Heights),

BLT Avocado Sandwich @ Roxie Food Center

What's a bacon roundup without a BLT? We like the convenience store version at Roxie Food Center, known for its no-frills approach to the classic. Here a hefty amount of crackly bacon strips are served inside a crunchy dutch roll. // 1901 San Jose Ave. (Sunnyside),

Duck Liver Rumaki With Jicama and Crispy Bacon @ China Live's Market Restaurant

Keen on sinking your teeth into a more refined cross-species combination? Try China Live's braised duck livers in five-spice with a bit of jicama and wrapped in bacon, served on bamboo skewers, and paired with sweet and spicy sauces. This is hands-down the most sophisticated bacon bite on our list. // 644 Broadway (Russian Hill),

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