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Jul 17, 2009 04:07 PM

Great Bacon on the Peninsula?

Does anyone have a source for great, meaty bacon on the Peninsula? I'm tired of getting expensive bacon that is mostly fat that I buy at the usual upscale markets like Draeger's & Schaub's. I want a more meaty version than what they sell. Any ideas out there?

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  1. Check out Dittmer's:

    Dittmer's Gourmet Meats
    400 San Antonio Rd Ste 4, Mountain View, CA 94040

    4 Replies
    1. re: RWCFoodie

      Great suggestion! I went and I still can't get that delicious smokey smell out of my head! Since you came up with this great suggestion, who is your choice (if you have one) for great Porterhouse steaks??

      1. re: JENNYBEEAY

        Bianchini's in San Carlos carries Marin Sun Farms. They make some of the best steaks I've had. If you're not familiar with MSF, they produce grass fed local beef, if that interests you. Here is a link to them.

        Bianchini's Market
        810 Laurel Street, San Carlos, CA

        1. re: JENNYBEEAY

          Don't do steak very often but when the craving hits I go to Andronico's at Stanford. My steak of choice is a bone-in rib - love to lightly coat with olive oil and fresh cracked black peppercorns - then on the grill. Yum!

          500 Stanford Shopping Ctr, Palo Alto, CA

          1. re: RWCFoodie

            Do you know where they get their beef?

      2. Not sure about the peninsula, but Prather Ranch in the ferry building (and at various farmers markets) has some very good bacon (though pretty expensive). Over in Oakland Ver Brugge Meat and Seafood has great bacon. Both are quite a bit meatier than supermarket bacon (which the Ver Brugge bacon sometimes having very very little fat).

        Verbrugge Meat-Fish Poultry
        6321 College Ave, Oakland, CA

        Prather Ranch
        1 Ferry Bldg # 32, San Francisco, CA