Best avocado toast in Vancouver

Sep 13 2016, 5:55 am

Last year, when we did a post just on avocado toast, a chorus of disbelievers spoke out. It seems that the humble dish of toasted bread, topped with avocado (be it smeared, sliced, or even chunked) with additions like an egg, olive oil, onions, cheese, or what have you, didn’t seem fitting to be, like, an actual food thing.

Here’s the thing: It totally is. Not only has “things on toast” been a rising food trend for the past couple of years, but in particular avocado being the thing on the toast has mass appeal. Vegans dig it. Health junkies dig it. People who want to eat what the cool people eat dig it.

Oh…and it tastes good, delivers those “good fats” and a nice protein-carb combo, and works as a snack, a breakfast, or lunch dish.

Here are the best avocado toast dishes in Vancouver.

Nelson the Seagull

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With probably the best avocado on toast in town, Nelson the Seagull is not to be missed. Presented on a wooden board, Nelson the Seagull serves two thickly-cut slices of their house-baked sourdough and tops them with a generous portion of fresh avocado, a dash of salt, a grind of pepper and a hint of honey.

Address: 315 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-681-5776
Twitter: @gastownseagull

Birds & the Beets

At this charming Gastown café customers will fine a small menu of light bites, including The Birds & The Beets’ Avocado & Slow Poached Egg Brioche Sandwich. This open-faced delight is just one of the reasons people have put the cafe on their lists of favourite spots in Vancouver for fast, healthy, affordable eats.

Address: 55 Powell Street/54 Alexander Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-893-7832
Twitter: @birdsandbeets

33 Acres Brewing Company

Avocado Smash (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

Avocado Smash (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

Offering a minmalist brunch menu, 33 Acres provides patrons with a choice between light and fluffy beer waffles and their 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, Vancouver
Phone: 604-620-4589

Café Medina

Avocado Toast (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Avocado Toast (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

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, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-3114
Twitter: @CafeMedina

Belgard Kitchen

Avocado Smash (Jess Fleming / Vancity Buzz)

Avocado Smash (Jess Fleming/Daily Hive)

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, Vancouver
Phone: 604-699-1989
Twitter:  @belgardkitchen

Ed’s Daily

Located in Strathcona, Ed’s Daily 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 breakfast option.

Address: 686 Powell Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-424-8788
Twitter: @edsdaily

Heirloom Vegetarian

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Photo by Erin Ireland/Courtesy Heirloom Vegetarian

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, Vancouver
Phone: 604-733-2231
Twitter: @HeirloomVeg

Prado Café – Fraser Street

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The Fraser Street location of Prado Café includes a robust menu of light bites, including their Avocado Smash. As visually appealing as it is tasty, this vegetarian dish includes avocado smashed on toast, topped with arugula and a perfectly poached and seasoned egg. Paired with one of their fantastic espresso or tea drinks, and you’re set.

Address: 4208 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Twitter: @pradocafe

Tractor Foods

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 a great way to kick off your downtown day.

Address: Marine Building, 335 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-979-0500
Twitter: @tractorfoods

Tartine Bread and Pies

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You’ll find a delectable Avocado & Tomato toast on the breakfast menu at Tartine’s bakery café. Be sure to save room for something sweet; you can’t pass up the chance to enjoy one of their pies, tarts, or other treats from this scratch bakery.

Address: 770 Beach Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7437

Address: 1069 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7427
Twitter:  @tartinebnp

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