It’s creamy, it’s healthy, it’s all over Instagram—avocado toast is having a major moment. What started as a smash of avocado and a drizzle of olive oil has turned into a full-blown trend, and restaurants around the country are diving in with bold garnishes and funky flavor additions. If you’re new to the avo-toast scene, here are some of the best places to get your fix around the United States.
As Café Gitane is pretty much the OG of this tasty trend, it has earned the right to keep it simple. Here, they top a slice of seven-grain bread with avo mash, lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, and red pepper flakes.
Is this the most photogenic piece of toast in the Bay Area? Probably. Made with a slice of its homemade sourdough, Jane’s riff includes a perfectly poached egg, pickled shallots and jalapenos, and a sprinkle of chives. And if that weren’t enough, the café’s chevron striped tabletops are more than Instagram friendly.
Although it’s a low-key wine bar during the week, Cork features an extensive weekend brunch menu. Its avocado slivers are served on a slice of grilled bread and drizzled with pistachios and pistachio oil.
Possibly one of the prettiest toasts on the list, the London Plane’s version is piled high with colorful radishes, cabbage, and fresh cilantro. An added bonus? The avocado mash is curried for an extra-unique twist.
Freshness is a key player at one of Austin’s most picturesque dining destinations. Josephine House’s home-style avocado toast is topped with a fried egg, a sprinkle of lime zest, and hot sauce for some added kick.