The Best Avocado Toast in NYC, Ranked
The trend is now a brunch staple
We know where to find the best pizza, bagels, ice cream and burgers in NYC. But where would we be without the holy grail of brunch items, avocado toast? Here are the 11 best (and most Instagrammable) toasts in the city. Try not to drool on your screen.
11. Blank Slate Coffee + Kitchen
You really haven’t lived until you’ve eaten avo toast drizzled with chili honey and sprinkled with smoked salt. You just haven’t.
121 Madison Ave. (at 30th St.); 212-683-7800 or blankslatenyc.com
10. Midwinter Kitchen
This solid Gramercy brunch spot keeps its toast simple, but you can kick it up with a squeeze of lime.
327 Second Ave. (at 19th St.); 212-505-8500 or midwinterkitchen.com
9. By Chloe
With rotating toppings based on the season, this guy is best paired with a tall glass of lemonade.
185 Bleecker St. (at Macdougal St.); 212-290-8000 or bychefchloe.com
8. The Bonnie
Deconstructed toast? Don’t mind if we do. Add poached eggs, roasted tomato, chili salt and lemon juice to piece together the perfect breakfast.
29-12 23rd Ave. (at 29th St.), Astoria; 718-274-2105 or thebonnie.com
7. Flinders Lane
This Australian café sprinkles an Egyptian spice blend called “dukkah” on top of its toast, which, as far as we can tell, is crack.
162 Ave. A (at Tenth St.); 212-228-6900 or flinderslane-nyc.com
6. Café Gitane
If you like your toast with a kick, check out this masterpiece topped with red pepper flakes. One ice water, please.
Two locations in the West Village; 212-334-9552 or cafegitanenyc.com
5. Bluestone Lane
Avocados + feta + cherry tomatoes + poached eggs = best brunch combo ever.
Locations throughout New York City; 646-368-1988 or bluestonelaneny.com
It may look like one piece--but it’s actually four triangles of whole-grain sunflower toast arranged so that all points touch. See? Paying attention in geometry did pay off.
146 Evergreen Ave. (at Jefferson St.), Brooklyn; 718-484-3222
Why can’t every meal at every restaurant come topped with salsa verde?
85 Orchard St. (at Broome St.); 212-925-7355 or dudleysnyc.com
2. Jack’s Wife Freda
It’s not just tasty and wildly photogenic, it’s also really good for you.
Locations in Soho and the West Village; 212-510-8550 or jackswifefreda.com
1. Navy Restaurant
We’re crowning Navy’s smashed avocado, topped with pickled mustard seed and pink radish slices with lemon juice and chili oil, the grand champion. We can’t resist avocado toast with a crunch, and it’s so pretty, we want to display it above our couch.
137 Sullivan St. (at Prince St.); 212-533-1137 or navynyc.com