Nothing quite beats a bright green, deliciously ripe avocado spread thick upon lightly charred toast. Taking this refreshingly simple food pairing to another level are a bunch of eateries in Vancouver, whose renditions of this little slice of heaven are sure to satisfy any avocado craving and keep your bellies full.
Whether you like your avocado sliced, diced, chopped, smashed, topped with an egg, or paired with chili flakes, here’s our list on the best spots in Vancouver to grab great-tasting avocado on toast.
Nelson the Seagull
With probably the best avocado on toast in town, Nelson the Seagull should not be missed by anyone trying to hunt down this delicious dish. Presented on a wooden board, Nelson the Seagull serves two thickly-cut slices of house-baked sourdough bread and tops them with a generous portion of fresh avocado. With a dash of salt, a grind of pepper and a hint of honey, every bite of this gourmet toast is full of flavour and seems to be more enjoyable than the last.
Address: 315 Carrall Street
33 Acres Brewing Company
Offering a two-item brunch menu, 33 Acres has chosen to maintain quality over quantity and provides patrons with a choice between light and fluffy beer waffles and Avocado Smash – a sizeable helping of avocado spread atop a gratifyingly thick-cut Nelson the Seagull sourdough slice. For extra indulgence patrons can opt to have their avocado lay beneath a perfectly gooey poached egg.
Address: 15 West 8th Avenue
Downtown’s bustling Café Medina is known for its many outstanding breakfast and lunch options, which include their delicious grilled focaccia, topped with chunky avocado slices, a dash of olive oil, homemade tomato salsa, and an additional egg if so desired.
Address: 780 Richards Street
Dishing up a delicious range of creatively casual brunch fare, Belgard Kitchen coats toasted sourdough with smashed avocado, olive oil, salt, pepper, and micro greens. For a little extra kick add either wild sockeye salmon gravlax or Burrata into the mix.
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue
Ed’s Daily Commissary
Located in Strathcona, Ed’s Daily Commissary offers a simple avo on toast combo that will not disappoint. Toasted Matchstick rye, a plentiful avocado topping, chili oil, red radish, Maldon Sea Salt, and cracked pepper, makes this a fulfilling and standout brekkie option.
Address: 686 Powell Street
Keeping in line with the restaurant’s ambition of dishing up reliably fresh, nutritious vegetarian cuisine, at brunch (and lunch for that matter) Heirloom plates a lip-smacking Avocado Toast. Comprised of smashed avocado, fresh lemon juice, radish coins, cucumber ribbons, dukkah spice, toasted Swiss Bakery sourdough, a green salad and Himalayan pink salt, Heirloom’s avo on toast is both wholesome and delicious.
Address: 1509 West 12th Avenue
For your avocado feed be sure to swing by Tractor Foods’ Marine Building location for their deliciously simple breakfast Avocado on Multigrain toast. Piled with avocado and served with a lemon aioli, this dish is sure to become a favourite.
Address: Marine Building, 335 Burrard Street
If you can hold out until the weekend, enjoy munching down on Nook’s Chopped Avocado on Toast, at their Kits location. Spread thick over lightly charred toast with red radish, this brunch-time only dish is a real winner.
Address: 1525 Yew Street
Burdock & Co.
Burdock & Co. dishes up a scrumptious avocado on toast mash up with chili fried eggs and watercress. Roughly spread across toasted focaccia fingers, diners have the option to add deliciously thin shaved ham to their avocado toast mix.
Address: 2702 Main Street