We are Thumbs Up! Bacon & BBQ!
Established in 2014 in San Diego, California, we are a family owned and operated business. We are a husband and wife duo that have combined our years of restaurant experience, passion for smoked meats and love of people to inspire as we prepare a new style of BBQ for you to enjoy! We have brought our taste buds and diverse geographical experiences to create a fun and delicious experience for you. We like to think of ourselves as instigators of happiness for your heart, mind and belly!
*Pre-packaged smoked meats(and vegetarian options) by the pound
*An array of sauces ready to take home and enjoy
*Catering packages (from drop off to full service)
*Pop-Up services for your location!
Keep a little bit of Thumbs Up! with you all the time! Whether it be Bacon, Brisket or Jackruit by the pound or some of our delicious sauces. We have your favorites packaged and ready for dinner with the family or for meals on the move. If our farmer's market locations are too far away, no worries, we can bring the quality to you!!
Cured with Pink Himalayan Salt
This is our Thumbs Up! Flagship bacon that's been made great with a little thing we call Love! We cure and smoke our pork bellies in our signature "Love Rub." A little sweet, a little spicy, kissed with thyme, "Love" makes it special
Take a walk on the wild side with the Reaper! Our signature "Love" Rub Cursed with Carolina Reaper Peppers. Oh Yeah...FEAR THE REAPER!
A spin on the classic Chinese BBQ, ginger and garlic come together with five spice for an umami flavor sensation
Sugar, Spice and everything Island nice! Including thyme and Scotch Bonnet peppers
Get your Canadian Breakfast on the right way. Pickled pork back cured in the finest mustard seed, garlic and kissed with the finest of Canada's maple Syrup.
All the flavor of our "Big Thyme" bacon without the added nitrates, made using a natural process.
Assorted meats and veggies
Smoked low & slow...it'll melt like butta
Meat Candy! All the flavor of a rib without the bone getting in the way
Rubbed with our "Love" and fall off the bone tender
Smoked and seasoned to perfection
Juicy white meat smoked to perfection
A whole chicken butterflied, rubbed and smoked.
Vegetarian or Vegan? We have you covered!
Extra firm tofu with a nice smokey flavor
A variety of flavor and styles sold by the pint
Kansas City influenced, San Diego Perfected
A little sweet with the richness of chocolate
Oh so sweet and tangy
Mustard based deliciousness
Our Signature BBQ Sauce with a little added kick
Our signature rub with the perfect blend of spices & herbs
Prices and Item availability subject to change
1 Main 2 sides $13 Per Person
2 Mains 2 Sides $15 Per Person
3 Mains 2 Sides $17 Per Person
Smoked Chicken (breast) | Smoked Chicken (mixed) | Smoked Wings | Brisket | Tri-Tip | Ribs | Rib Tips | Pulled Pork | Sausage | Smoked Ham | Smoked Turkey | Jackfruit(vegan/seasonal)
Glow Slaw | Corn Salad | Broccoli Salad | Mango Cucumber Quinoa | Red Beans & Rice | BBQ Beans | Black Eyed Peas w/ Collards | Roasted Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes | Mixed Greens | Mediterranean Orzo Salad | "Smackaroni" & Cheese
Cheese Balls | Pepper Poppers | Sausage Stuffed Shrooms | Pickle Poppers | Rib Tips | Smoked Wings | Smoked Tomato Jam Crostini | Nacho Bar | Bacon Bar (add. $2 p/p)
Would you like to place an order for couple pounds of our delicious bacon/smoked meats or set up a catering event?
Do you have questions, comments, or a special request? Send us a message, and we will get back to you soon.
San Diego, California, United States