The Best Apple Cider Vinegar

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

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 the best apple cider vinegar for every use. From unfiltered to flavored, our favorite apple cider vinegar picks for cooking, pickling, even sipping.

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

Unfiltered: 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
A match made in health-food heaven!Wedderspoon

Sweetened: 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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Economy-Sized: 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)
Packed with vitamin C and anti-inflammatory ingredients.Amazon

ACV You Can Drink: 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.