The Best Apple Cider Vinegars

Our favorite apple cider vinegars for pickling, cooking, even sipping.

There are so many ways to use apple cider vinegar. Here are a few of our favorite picks.an_vision on Unsplash

Yes, apple cider vinegar is perfect for pickling. It’s also a must for many slaws, salad dressings, and sauces. But why stop there when the stuff adds a welcome note of fruity acidity—and a host of health benefits—to just about any dish? Some people even like to sip it! If we were making a list of miracle ingredients, apple cider vinegar would most definitely be on it. Instead, here’s a list of our favorite apple cider vinegars.

Bragg’s Raw, Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar


That sediment at the bottom of the bottle may look a little strange, but don’t worry—it’s good for you!Amazon

Health-conscious cooks love this raw, organic apple cider vinegar because every bottle contains “The Mother,” that visible sediment made up of beneficial bacteria and enzymes. Another bonus: Unfiltered vinegar stays fresh and retains its nutritional value for years.

Wedderspoon Apple Cider Vinegar With Monofloral Manuka Honey


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This raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar from New Zealand also contains “The Mother”—plus Manuka honey, a natural sweetener that can save you a step when whipping up salad dressings and sauces. It tastes so good, in fact, that we recommend mixing it with seltzer for a sweet-tart, non-alcoholic drink.

Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar


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If you prefer your vinegar filtered, you can’t go wrong with Heinz’s apple cider-flavored option, which boasts a mild taste (for vinegar, anyway) and comes in bulk quantities (read: ideal for big pickling projects).

Fire Brew Apple Cider Vinegar based Citrus Immune Wellness Tonic, 12.7oz (25 shots)

ACV You Can Drink

Packed with vitamin C and anti-inflammatory ingredients.Amazon

This concentrated apple cider vinegar beverage is flavored with citrus, herbs, honey, ginger, horseradish, and more. Intended to boost immunity, for some, it’s a helpful pick-me-up when you’re feeling sluggish. Like most shrubs (as these vinegar-citrus mixers are known), this one’s best served with seltzer over ice.