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You HAVE To Try The Avocado Toast At These NYC Restaurants
Some may say avocado toast is a fading food fad — catapulted into the Insta-world only to be replaced by a slew of other photogenic eats. But for us New Yorkers, it's simply a breakfast, lunch, and dinner staple. Something that no matter how many times it's snapped and socialed, will never go out of style as far as our stomachs are concerned.
With so many new and emerging ways to dress up your bread, it's impossible to ever grow tired of gobbling it down. Ahead, some of the best toasty spots in NYC.
Café Gitane Café Gitane is the birthplace of the NYC avo-toast — flooding our social feeds when the dish first broke through. Anyone who's a true toast fan knows that this is the OG spot. The Nolita favorite is frequented by those yearning for a simple mash on some seven-grain toast, drizzled with EVOO, lemon juice, and a sprinkling of red pepper flakes.
Cafe Gitante, Multiple locations in Manhattan; 212-334-9552.
While We Were Young This posh spot in the West Village serves up bright fare in tight pink and blue pastel-hued quarters. But the picture-worthy avocado toast makes a visit worth the tight squeeze — crafted with a pomegranate and feta seasoned avo-mash that's then spread over toasted sourdough bread and finished off with a farm-fresh poached egg.
Ruby's Cafe Stop by either of Ruby's Aussie fare-serving spots in NYC. While the cash-only downtown locale is tiny and the uptown's best for a bigger crowd, both menu's boast the same stellar avocado toast — made with a seasoned avo-mash, sliced cherry tomatoes, and radishes on your choice of either eight grain or ciabatta (egg add on optional, but encouraged).
Blake Lane Blake Lane on the Upper East Side boasts not one, but three trendy toast options that move past just an OG avocado. The first option is made with vegan ricotta, caramelized onion, and dukkah; the second with roasted carrot hummus, chili oil, and sesame seeds; and the third and final is an avo-take with charred scallion oil, pickled onion, and basil oil. We strongly recommend ordering these savory stunners altogether as a brunch tasting trio!
Blake Lane, 1429 Third Avenue (at E. 81st Street); 212-988-4700.
Blank Slate This sleek midtown coffee shop meets dine-in café has more to offer thirsty Manhattanites than an artful latte or two; Blank Slate's avocado toast is supreme. Made with two slices of toasted country bread, topped with an avo-mash, and drizzled with chili honey and a sprinkle of smoked salt for a spicy finish.
Blank Slate, 121 Madison Avenue (at 30th Street); 212-683-7800.
Little Collins NYC This uptown Australian café offers up rich espresso sips alongside some good Down Under "brekkie" — we're digging "The Smash": smooth avocado and creamy feta mash served on a toasted slice of whole wheat bread that's then sprinkled with spicy chili flakes and salty pepitas.
Jane Restaurant This classic American eatery in NYC's Soho hood not only features a bomb brunch, but also an avocado toast worth writing home about. The creamy green mash is spread on freshly baked and sliced whole wheat bread, then topped off with a pair of poached eggs, fresh mixed greens, and a dash of red pepper flakes. Oh, and did we mention that they give you two slices per order? Bon appétit.
Jane Restaurant, 100 West Houston Street (between Thompson Street and Broadway); 212-254-7000.
Banter NYC Opened by former Two Hands employees, this simple cafe serves up authentic Australian bites in a bohemian setting. Located in the heart of Manhattan's Greenwich Village, Banter dishes out one the best avocado toasts in the neighborhood; sprinkled with goat cheese, pepitas, and freshly sliced tomatoes. (Hot Tip: Order a side of the sweet potato fries.)
Banter, 169 Sullivan Street (between Houston and Bleecker streets); (no phone number).
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