The Best Avocado Toast in NYC
Avocado toast has proven over the last few years that it’s a brunch staple. Originally from Australian cuisine, the many varietals of the super food have left their mark on brunching culture. Of course the irony is that avocado paired with toast doesn’t necessarily make it a diet food, but who can resist that green goodness?
The avocado craze is seemingly not going anywhere and neither is the ubiquitous toast of choice, so using my talented skills as a bruncher and midweek luncher as a backdrop for my research, we’ve compiled the best spots in New York City to get your avocado toast on.
With over ten locations in Manhattan alone now, the French import, Maison Kayser, offers a avocado tartine, accompanied by an egg of your choice. The fresh sourdough loaf is a major asset to this smashed avocado. Regardless of where you are in the city, rest assured that a solid avocado toast is not far off.
326 Bleecker Street, Between Christopher and Grove; West Village
One of the cutest but also arguably one of the slowest brunch spots in town, Navy, supplies a grade A avocado toast with fresh fennel and mustard seed. They also make a mean fish and chips.
137 Sullivan Street, Between Prince and W Houston; Soho
Chalk Point Kitchen needs no introduction. And their avocado toast (also available on surprisingly palatable gluten free bread as well), is my favorite in the city. This avocado toast is smothered in fresh, hot chili oil and is not to be missed if you can score a weekend table at the model-strewn Soho locale.
527 Broome Street, Between Thompson and Sullivan; Soho
If you happen to be uptown and craving the can’t-live-without menu item, head to The East Pole. It one of my favorite uptown brunch haunts that boasts a menu with something to please everyone. That menu includes an avocado toast with a soft boiled egg and their homemade hot sauce and can be enjoyed on their quaint front patio.
165 E. 65th Street, Between Park and Lexington; Upper East Side
Cafe Henrie is perhaps one of the most photogenic (and organic) varieties of avocado toast in New York. Head here for the prettiest toast in the city but, beware, there are no mimosas or Bloody Marys to be found at this au natural LES spot.
110 Forsyth Street, Between Broome and Delancey; Lower East Side
Another health-conscious-chic restaurant (a self-proclaimed “vegetable slaughter house”) with a superior avocado toast option is fan favorite, The Butcher’s Daughter. This perennial Nolita hotspot offers not only avocado toast but an avocado toast of the Eggs Benedict variety. I will overlook the vegan bacon in favor of smashed avocado smothered in hollandaise any day.
19 Kenmare Street, Between Bowery and Elizabeth; Nolita
Two Hands stays true to its Australian origins with a fantastic avocado toast. With lots of optional additives, like eggs, prosciutto and smoked salmon, this Nolita spot offers one of my favorite avocado toasts in New York. Sprinkled with crushed red pepper flakes, the country that invented the avocado toast proves they still know how to do it best.
164 Mott Street, Between Broome and Grand; Nolita
Like any good part time healthy eater, now that brunch season is in full swing, head to one of these spots for the most basic (but still best) of brunch foods and remember, it’s the good kind of fat.