The famous bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich, or “BLT”, has always been an American favorite. Sacramento has a real soft spot for this sandwich and takes their appreciation of the BLT to new heights. For the past several years, Sacramento has started the year off with the annual Baconfest every January, in which the glorification of the almighty bacon is appreciated. Then comes summer and the official BLT week of Sacramento, wherein restaurants and chefs come up with the most creative spins on the traditional BLT. Outside of Baconfest and BLT week, if you have a craving for a BLT, here are five of the best in Sacramento.
Magpie Cafe
1409 R St., Suite 102
Sacramento CA 95811
(916) 452-7594
www.magpiecafe.com

Magpie Cafe is a quaint restaurant offering seasonal and local fare in Sacramento. It’s name even relates to Yellow-Billed Magpie, native to Sacramento, and the only bird solely found on the California mainland. Magpie Cafe’s commitment to showcasing local ingredients in new ways is definitely evident in the Magpie BLT. The decadent Magpie BLT features thick cut bacon, oven dried tomatoes and caper aioli. This sandwich is sure to tantalize any foodie’s taste buds.

Barwest
2724 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 476-4550
www.mybarwest.com

The trendy Barwest in Sacramento is a popular spot to watch a game or hang out after one. Its known for burgers and wings, but don’t gloss over the BLT. Thick cut bacon, lettuce, tomato, and mayo are served on beautiful Texas Toast. Perfect to pair with some fried ravioli or chili cheese tots.

Bacon Mania Truck
Sacramento, California, 95816
(916) 934-2674
www.baconmaniatrauck.com

As the name suggests, Bacon Mania is a food truck. Bacon Mania is a pork lover’s dream with all of its menu items featuring pork in a variety of different ways. If you’re in the area when this food truck makes its stop, be sure to try out the BLT. Bacon Mania serves the traditional BLT with Texas toast, peppered bacon, and chipotle mayonnaise. You can always add avocados for some additional flavor. Be sure to check their website or Twitter for the weekly schedule.

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Cafe Bernardo
2726 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 443-1180
www.paragarys.com

Cafe Bernardo is part of the Paragary’s group of restaurants throughout the general Sacramento area. The restaurants are designed in the style of traditional European cafe style dining. It gives off a casual, welcoming dining experience. Cafe Bernardo offers a unique take on the traditional BLT with its Grilled Salmon BLT, served with bacon, lettuce, tomatoes, basil mayonnaise, all on grilled sourdough wheat bread.

Burgers And Brew
1409 R St.
Sacramento, CA, 95811
(916) 442-0900‎
www.burgersandbrew.com

Burgers and Brew is a restaurant that features exactly what the name says, unique burgers and homemade brews. The owners of this restaurant decided to expand their field of interest into the beer industry, and soon started winning awards for their craft beer selection and burgers. This restaurant has even started its own signature brew, which goes great with many menu items. Burgers and Brews gets all of its meat from the Niman Ranch, and all produce is locally sourced. The BLT is a must have on their sourdough bread, made with applewood smoked bacon.

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Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She has traveled to over 60 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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