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The Definitive Ranking of Store-Bought Spinach Dips

The Definitive Ranking of Store-Bought Spinach Dips

Use our guide to serve your guests the best spinach dip

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Your guests will think these dips are homemade.

Spinach dip is the king of creamy appetizers. We don’t always have time to make our incredible spinach dip from scratch, though. If you find yourself pressed for time and stuck in an aisle full of spinach dip options, then you’ll be happy to know, we’ve ranked them for you. Using editorial discretion and confirming with other lists, we’ve picked three of the most popular store-bought spinach dips, and ranked them worst to best.

#3 Tostito’s Creamy Spinach Dip

While this dip has become a football standard, we find that the consistency is missing a key ingredient: spinach! This dip has a spinach flavor, but the ratio of creamy goodness to spinach is way off. Try enhancing this dip by adding some spinach to it, or avoid it all together.

#2 La Terra Fina’s Chunky Spinach, Artichoke, & Parmesan Dip

You can find this dip full of chunky spinach clumps and artichoke pieces at any Costco. It really ensures that you not only get fresh flavor, but good texture in every bite. Dip some pita chips in this for an ideal pre-dinner snack.

#1 Trader Joe’s Spinach Dip, Refrigerated

Trader Joe’s perfects the balance of creaminess, freshness, and deliciousness that we crave in a spinach dip. This dip tastes so fresh that you could put it in a pumpernickel bread bowl, and your guests would never know it isn’t made from scratch.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.


The Best Bar Snacks, Ranked

Which came first, the meal or the drink? Today, booze and food seem to play on equal fields in the restaurant world, especially in NYC—many small plate favorites are essentially just glorified bar snacks, made trendy in either presentation or with a flourish of upscale ingredients.

As restaurants and bars meets in the middle—with less distinction between fine and casual dining—you’re more likely to find the scrubbed-up versions of classic drinking foods, like kobe sliders and truffled popcorn, than the tried-and-true classics. Sometimes, we miss the real thing.

Classic bar food is designed as a companion to drinking. From potato skins to mozzarrella sticks, these beloved dishes succeed in fortifying a night hoisting pints (or sipping Pinot)—they are rarely the draw themselves, but that complete the picture perfectly. With that in mind, FWF has devised a definitive ranking of the best bar foods in America, including rules for success in each category, immediate red flags for failure, and the best place in NYC to get ’em. Got a favorite that got dissed? Let us know in the comments.