The 11 Best Crackers
Best Classic Round
Whole Foods 365 Everyday Value Golden Round Crackers
These buttery rounds, with a hint of sweetness, almost melt in your mouth. And they don’t leave your fingers greasy, as some other versions do.
To buy: $3 for 12 ounces, Whole Foods Market.
Featured in August 2013
Back to Nature Organic Saltine Crackers
The ultimate companion to chicken soup—yours or Campbell’s. Real sea salt and an airy texture put these ultra-flaky squares ahead of the pack.
To buy: $4.50 for 8 ounces, at supermarkets.
Best Woven Cracker
Triscuit Original Crackers
Classic for a reason: Three simple ingredients (wheat, oil, and salt) come together to make an incredibly addictive snack. Delicious with Muenster, hot pepper jam, or (get this) Nutella.
To buy: $3.70 for 9 ounces, at supermarkets.
Best Sea-Salt Cracker
Stonewall Kitchen Sea Salt Down East Crackers
Made with milk and real butter and baked to a bubbly golden brown, these wholesome artisanal squares are a flavorful update of the tried-and-true water cracker.
To buy: $6.50 for 5 ounces, at supermarkets.
Best Cheese Cracker
Back to Nature Crispy Cheddar Crackers
Tangy and super cheesy, these petite squares won raves from both kid and adult testers. Generous air pockets make for an extra-crisp crunch.
To buy: $3.50 for 7.5 ounces, at supermarkets.
Best Pita Cracker
Trader Joe’s Pita Bite Crackers
Nooks and crannies grip every kind of dip, from hummus to sour cream-and-onion. Don’t throw a cocktail party without them.
To buy: $2.70 for 6 ounces, Trader Joe’s.
Best Beer Cracker
Beer Flats Pilsner Crackers
These rustic wheat-and-rye sheets are infused with earthy hops and the subtle tang of pilsner. Serve with fontina or blue cheese—and your favorite brew.
To buy: $6 for 5.5 ounces, at natural-food stores.
Trader Joe’s Raisin Rosemary Crisps
Laced with plump raisins, fragrant rosemary, and sunflower seeds, these sophisticated squares are cracking delicious. Pair them with something soft and tangy, like a fresh goat cheese.
To buy: $4 for 5.3 ounces, Trader Joe’s.
Crunchmaster Original Multi-Seed Crackers
Who says wheat-free means flavor-free? Sesame, flax, quinoa, and amaranth seeds enhance the texture of these snappy brown-rice crisps.
To buy: $3 for 4.5 ounces, at supermarkets.
Doctor Kracker Seedlander Snackers
Skip the dip: These hearty crackers, made with molasses, whole grains, pumpkin seeds, and poppy seeds, are tasty enough to eat on their own.
To buy: $4 for 6 ounces, at natural-food stores.
Wellington Organic Flax and Wheat Crackers
The secret to these thins? Flax and a hint of onion powder, which gives depth to the nutty whole wheat. Delicious with a rich triple-crème cheese, like Brie.
To buy: $3 for 5.3 ounces, at supermarkets.
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