All dried foods go in the "garnish" category for me. I wouldn't consider bacon a proper main course protein, but it's nice for cobb salads and party foods. I also like to save the drip for dark greens and onion sauté.
Niman Ranch is probably my favorite. I avoid anything with added smoke flavor since it tends to smell pretty foul.
Lots of: urban hiking, cycling, sprinting
Lots of: fresh meat, seafood, eggs, organs, tubers, starch fruits, vegetables, meat fat, dairy fat, oil fruits
Some: cured meat, dairy protein, sweet fruits, rice, pulses, tree nuts, oil seeds
Minimal: soy, refined proteins, sugar, liquid carbohydrate, grains, refined oils, peanuts