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Introducing Pokecado Toast: Cali’s Next Big Food Trend
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If there’s one food that Californians never tire of, it’s avocado. Mashed up in guacamole, sliced up as a burger topper or scooped straight out of the skin—we’ll take it any way we can get it.

So what if we told you there’s a trendy new spin on the classic avocado toast that has us swooning?

It’s called pokecado toast, and it’s basically two food fads (avocado toast and poke) piled together into one delicious dish that we want to eat all summer long.

So what is it, anyway? Pokecado toast starts with a thick slice of rustic bread from San Mateo’s AsKneaded Bakery. They layer it with fresh avocado and baby arugula. Then you choose toppings: Selecteither the signature West Coast Toast (tuna, spicy mayo, spicy crab salad, crispy jalapeños and spicy tempura flakes) or the Toastess with the Mostess (salmon, cucumber, edamame beans, wasabi citrus sauce and furikake). Or build your own. The West Coast Toast packs some serious heat, but we can’t stop stuffing our faces.

And where can you get some? Pokeatery locations in San Mateo and Castro Valley are serving up pokecado toast day and night, and we guarantee it’s worth the trip outside the city. Just be prepared to wait. Lines down the block are the status quo.

407 S. B St., San Mateo, 650-389-2672; or Lake Chabot Public Market, 18911 Lake Chabot Rd., Castro Valley, 510-470-3130;

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