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The 11 Best Places for Avocado Toast in the U.S.

San Francisco
The 11 Best Places for Avocado Toast in the U.S.
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.
By Alina Polishuk, AFAR Contributor
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    San Francisco
    San Francisco
    Jane on Fillmore, San Francisco 

    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.

    Photo by @wandereatrepeat


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    New York City
    New York City
    Café Gitane, New York City

    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.

    Photo by @dannygmalki
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    Brooklyn
    Brooklyn
    Five Leaves, Brooklyn

    This popular BK spot grills its seven-grain bread before topping it with “crushed” avocado, sprigs of green onion, and crispy radish shavings.

    Photo by @m3ghankathleen


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    Oakland
    Oakland
    Penrose, Oakland

    Avocado toast for dinner? We’re game. The version at this Oakland spot comes with toasted rye bread and is sprinkled with a flavor-packed “everything” seasoning.

    Photo by @sageword
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    Columbus, Ohio
    Columbus, Ohio
    Alchemy Juice Bar and Café, Columbus

    This healthy eatery offers a simple avocado-and-micro-kale topped toast, but more exciting is the version that’s drizzled with a house-made walnut pesto and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.

    Photo by @nanograms
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    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles
    Commissary, Los Angeles

    Roy Choi’s trendy greenhouse café atop the Line Hotel serves a hearty lunchtime avocado toast, topped with salty cured salmon, goat cheese, and a sprinkling of chilies.

    Photo by @eatatpot
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    Washington D.C.
    Washington D.C.
    Cork Wine Bar, Washington D.C.

    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.

    Photo by @jsidman
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    Seattle
    Seattle
    The London Plane, Seattle

    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.

    Photo by @njuntara
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    Portland, Oregon
    Portland, Oregon
    Prasad East, Portland

    This one is perfect for vegans. At vegetarian café Prasad East, a thick slice of whole-grain toast comes topped with fresh spinach, tomato chutney, and cashew "cheese."

    Photo by @prasadeastpdx
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    Chicago
    Chicago
    Dove's Luncheonette, Chicago

    Dove’s Luncheonette dresses up a slice of multigrain toast by giving it a Mexican twist. Its avo mash is topped with red currants, red onion, cilantro, and a charred scallion vinaigrette.

    Photo by @doveschicago
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    Austin
    Austin
    Josephine House, Austin

    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.

    Photo by @eatstyledallas
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