The Best Places for Avocado Dishes in New York City

Courtesy of Avocaderia
Courtesy of Avocaderia
Photo of Julia Goicochea
10 May 2017

If you’ve been to a restaurant (or been on Instagram) in the past few years, chances are you’re no stranger to the avocado trend. From guac-topped burgers to avocado ice cream, crunchy avo-fries to (you guessed it) toast, all of New York City is serving up the fruit of the moment with creativity and class. It turns out there’s a whole world beyond avocado toast—who knew?

Avocaderia

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, $$$
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With the arrival of the “world’s first avocado bar,” Brooklyn has achieved peak-avocado with Avocaderia. Housemade guacamole, avocado smoothies, and riffs on the classic avo-toast featuring ingredients like fresh salmon, Mediterranean dukkah, and more round out the menu at this trendy café. The perfect place to take your avocado obsession—and your IG feed—to the next level, Avocaderia is one trend with staying power.

Toloache

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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Toloache Restaurant, New York.
Dark wood and beautiful decor adorn Toloache Restaurant’s interior | © Toloache Restaurant
Midtown’s Toloache is a mecca for adventurous eaters; Mexican cheese fondue, grasshopper tacos, and truffle and cream quesadillas are just a sampling of the spot’s mouthwatering (and, at times, jaw-dropping) menu options. Both wild and tame appetites will appreciate the restaurant’s selection of housemade guacamoles as well as its avocado fries, whose crunchy exterior give way to a creamy, steamy center.

Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream

Ice Cream Parlour, American, $$$
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New York’s favorite old-school parlor with a new and bold approach to flavor reinvigorates the avo-trend with its avocado ice cream toast (you read that right). This summer, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, which debuted its homage to the brunch classic back in 2015 to much acclaim, will roll out an avocado-banana-coconut sorbet that’s sure to make getting your five-a-day a delight.

by CHLOE.

Bakery, Restaurant, Pastry Shop, American, Vegan, $$$
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As if offering 100% vegan fast food wasn’t innovative enough, by CHLOE. boasts a selection of avo-offerings you won’t soon find anywhere else. With menu options like avocado pesto pasta and the fan-favorite Guac Burger (served with crunchy tortilla strips, fiery aioli, and, of course, guac), this popular chain delivers refreshing fast food that won’t slow you down.

Empellón

Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
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At Empellón, veggies are the unexpected guests at the table come dessert time. While unconventional ingredients including corn and chicory make appearances, it’s the restaurant’s artful avocado dessert that steals the show. Avocado parfait is molded and airbrushed to perfectly resemble your dessert’s source, an avocado, and is served alongside lime, olive oil, and eucalyptus yogurt.

Two Hands Cafe

Bar, Cafe, Restaurant, Australian, $$$
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As a pioneer of the avocado toast trend here in New York City, it’s only natural that avocados feature heavily on the menu at this sun-soaked Australian café. Corn fritters with avocado sour cream, a two-handed BLT with avocado and sriracha mayo, and an avo-toast to top them all make Two Hands Cafe a go-to for avo-aficionados everywhere.

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