HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >


Looking for SF's BEST BLT

I like my bacon on the chewy side (not too crispy). other than that i am open to suggestions.

p.s. i am new here and this is my first posting!

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. If you don't mind a Cal-Med twist, Zazie has a nice "BLT Provencale" with thick chewy bacon, broiled tomatoes, goat cheese, and aioli. Yum!

    1. Welcome, Karoline,

      I don't know if it's the best one in San Francisco, but I like the BLT they make at Tyger's quite a bit. They use a wonderful applewood-smoked bacon and will cook it to order.

      Chenery at Diamond in Glen Park
      San Francisco, CA, 94131
      (415) 239-4060

      1 Reply
      1. re: Euonymous

        oooh, i will second that rec. although, their fries are a little lame. But Tygers is a good solid breakfast lunch spot, and their bacon is quite delicious.

        They close at 3 i think, be warned.

      2. We had a great BLT at Myth Cafe last week. They put it in the panini machine & add cheese, which keeps the sandwich from falling apart while you eat it (always a BLT problem, I find). The rest of the menu is good & a good value, too.

        1. If you dont have any luck finding one you can always make one yourself. things like quality bread and good applewood smoked bacon really do the trick.

          1. My favorite BLT is at the Hayes Street Grill Stand at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. They use Hobbs Bacon and just before the market opens, they buy tomatoes from the best vendor at the market, whoever that might be that week. Tell them how you would like it cooked.

            Welcome to Chowhound. Please report back on which BLT's you tried and liked. Looking forward to that and other reports from you.

            1. on the bargain side, a friend raved about the BLT at Lee's Deli, considering the price, which he got from their store on New Montgomery between Mission and Howard. About $4.

              1. The Saturday sandwich at Chow (at least in Lafayette) is a BLT variation (with avocado). It's quite tasty, with good quality bacon and produce. My only complaint is that it's on a bun.

                1. Not in SF, but my favorite is the BLTA (with avocado) at Intermezzo in Berkeley. Fresh bread & thick bacon, it's the best I tell ya'!

                  3 Replies
                  1. re: MisterFister

                    I would have to say that the BLT (Bacon, LEttuc and Trout) at Sea Salt (Berkley) is the best BLT I've ever had, though it's not exactly a traditional BLT.

                    1. re: DavidB

                      I had the Sea Salt BLT(rout) for the first time the other day (it's so hard to pass on the lobster roll), and agree that it was quite good.

                    2. re: Civil Bear

                      My favorite is also Caffe Intermezzo's BLTA. Nice tangy mustard, good bacon, nice avocado. It's easily big enough to feed two people, as are their salads. For only about $5 it's the best cheapest lunch for 2 around.

                    3. Hie thee to the Ferry Building and try the BLT at Taylor's and then at Petite Lulu. Taylor's is generous with the bacon and every time I've had the BLT there, it's been perfect: the right amount of mayo, great tomatoes, excellent crunch from the lettuce and the toasted bread. It's not a top-of-the-mouth scraper, which is often the case with BLT's.

                      Petite Lulu's is more for a casual lunch as it's all to-go there but it's a dynamite BLT, and the bacon is, if I recall correctly, applewood smoked. Delicious.

                      One place that's always had a disappointing BLT is Burgermeister. Stick to their excellent burgers, but the B in their BLT's is always too wilty and undercooked, and they're on large rolls which makes them difficult to eat.