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NYC National Bacon Day Brunch Guide

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Bacon seems to have taken the world by storm, in both the culinary arena and beyond. A trend that started with small mash-ups like bacon cupcakes has grown to the point where you can now drink bacon, wash with bacon, and even smell like bacon. Ok, so perhaps we are taking this whole trend a little too far, but when it comes to brunch, bacon still has a place at the table. Personally, I’m a traditionalist when it comes to the cured meat product and prefer it as a side, but with National Bacon Day quickly approaching on August 30th, one really can’t go wrong spending an afternoon indulging in any of the bacon brunch bites below:

Sweet Chick

Sweet Chick Brunch

For a slightly lighter approach to bacon (if there is such a thing), try the kale BLT salad from Sweet Chick in the Lower East Side. House cured bacon and tomatoes are served with well-seasoned kale, all coated in a preserved lemon vinaigrette. Read the review here.

Sweet Chick
178 Ludlow
(Lower East Side)
(646) 657-0233

Monument Lane

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To kick off brunch with a little bacon, opt for the ‘bacon bourbon’ Bloody Mary at Monument Lane in the West Village. Served with a skewer of pickles and bacon, it’s the perfect balance of spice and flavors. Read the review here.

Monument Lane
103 Greenwich Ave.
(West Village)
(212) 255-0155

Il Bastardo

Il Bastardo Brunch

Cooked to a perfect crisp, you might be tempted to order more than one side of bacon at Il Bastardo to make it your meal. However, we think this is 100% acceptable as the glossy strips of pork will keep your energy up for the brunch dance party, that’s fueled in tandem with unlimited mimosas and champagne. Read the review here.

Il Bastardo
191 7th Ave (between 21st and 22nd Street)
(Chelsea)
(212) 675-5980

The Spotted Pig

Spotted Pig Brunch

Bacon is the star of this glorified crêpe at The Spotted Pig. Coined “the Dutch baby,” the thin pancake is served with bacon, syrup, and powdered sugar. We found it to be an interesting dish, playing up the thick English bacon, paired with sweet flavors. Read the review here.

The Spotted Pig
314 W. 11th St.
(West Village)
(212) 620-0393

Tipsy Parson

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If you don’t want kale, crêpes, or other breakfast frills getting in the way of your bacon, order the maple-glazed strips from Tipsy Parson. The large slices of bacon are crispy, crunchy, sweet, and sure to satisfy your bacon-tooth. Read the review here.

Tipsy Parson
156 9th Ave.
(Chelsea)
(212) 620-4545

Montmartre

Montmartre Brunch

While you may not be able to see the bacon, you can certainly taste the smoky, salty essence in the decadent bacon maple syrup that accompanies the chicken and waffles at Montmartre. A perfect balance of textures and flavors, this dish is sure to please any bacon aficionado. Read the review here.

Montmartre
158 Eighth Avenue
(Chelsea)
(646) 596-8838

Clinton St. Bakery

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While most people go to Clinton St. Baking Company for the pancakes, the bacon provides just as much reason to pay a visit, and to justify the two-plus hour wait. The side of sugar cured bacon melts in your mouth, and is unexplainably addictive. Read the review here.

Clinton St. Baking Company & Restaurant
4 Clinton St
(Lower East Side)
(646) 602-6263

The Brazen Fox

The Brazen Fox Brunch

With a description that includes the words “bacon bowl,” it’s hard to resist ordering this entree at The Brazen Fox. A fun twist on classic scrambled eggs, this dish is served in a bowl constructed with crispy, flavorful, bacon. Read the review here.

The Brazen Fox
106 3rd Ave.
(East Village)
(212) 353-1063

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