Phoney Baloney’s Coconut Bacon comes pretty close to the real thing. (Deb Lindsey/For The Washington Post)

BOURDAIN MIGHT LIKE IT, EVEN: The vegan, gluten-free, cholesterol-free product that kicked off as an Indiegogo campaign in 2013 could be a game-changer for years to come. Crisp, chewy Coconut Bacon, from Kyle Domer and Andrea Dermos of Phoney Baloney’s, their company based in Tustin, Calif., layers flavors and spices in shaved coconut that is marinated, then slow-baked. 3.5 ounces, $4.99. Available at Sticky Fingers Bakery in the District, Roots Market (Olney, Clarksville), Mom’s Organic Markets and some online purveyors such as www.veganessentials.com.

You’ll get the chance to try Coconut Bacon as a pizza topping in February at &Pizza locations (H Street NE, Brookland, Germantown, U Street and Bethesda).

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