Avocado toast…the simple, delicious, and uber-trendy breakfast (and now all day food item) is so delicious that when I see it on a menu, I have to order it.
I don’t know what it is about avocado toast, but it’s just sooo good. Am I right? Before I tried it for the first time, I didn’t really understand the hype, but now that I’ve enjoyed its smooth, yet crunchy texture time and time again, I have to say, I am obsessed.
Boston has a number of delicious avocado toast options at its local eateries and cafes and in my quest to find the BEST avocado toast, I’m proud to say, I’ve tried the majority of them. The winners? In my opinion, the Avocado Tartine at Tatte Bakery + Café is pretty flawless, as is the Burrata, Guacamole, and Tomato Breakfast Toast at The Paramount; however, all of these picks are sure to satisfy your craving.
Where is your favorite avocado toast in Boston and are you equally obsessed?
The A-Lyst for the Best Avocado Toast in Boston
Not only is Tatte Bakery one of Boston’s most Instagrammable cafes, it is also one that features the most delicious food choices! I could literally eat here 7 days a week and not get sick of it. Not a surprise, but my favorite item on the menu is the Avocado Tartine, which features avocado on house-made sourdough bread topped with arugula, dill, radishes and two poached eggs. Warning: it’s messy to eat, so word to the wise – don’t order it on a first date or at a business lunch – but it’s so good that on most occasions, I just don’t care! Pair it with a cappuccino or matcha latte and you have the perfect meal.
Putting a few twists on traditional avocado toast, the famed and always busy, Paramount in Beacon Hill serves up a delicious version of this classic. While the avocado is definitely more of a guacamole than just plain avocado, the flavorful nature of it is what makes this dish. Not to mention, I am Burrata – obsessed, so this menu item was basically made for me! The only downfall is that Paramount is consistently packed and you’ll end up waiting in line no matter what time you go. But is it worth it? Yes!
Avocado Toast at The Friendly Toast
They say that variety is the spice of life and that’s the idea behind the Avocado Toast at The Friendly Toast, one of my favorite brunch spots in Boston. This fun and colorful eatery, whose decor is an eclectic mix of throwback memorabilia, serves an avocado toast loaded with avocado where one side is served with mixed greens, a sunny side up egg and garlic aioli and the other is topped with corn salsa and fetal. It’s hard to choose which variation is my favorite because they both are so good and very different!
Chef Michael Scelfo incorporates seafood and eggs onto his Torched Avocado Toast, which is the perfect accompaniment to the all around delicious brunch menu at this Harvard Square eatery. Featuring peekytoe crab, poached eggs, and kalette kimchee on top of avocado toast, this dish offers the perfect mix of runny egg and tangy vegetables paired with plentiful crab. While you are there, don’t miss the Hickory Smoked Pigs’ Tails; sounds intimidating, but it’s amazing!
Smoky Avocado Toast at South End Buttery
This bustling South End cafe and restaurant serves two variations of Avocado Toast – one topped with pumpkin seeds, lime, and sea salt and the other with radish, red pepper flakes, and sea salt. I’ve had both a countless amount of times, but I really love the latter because of the spice kick! One thing to note is that this avocado toast is not as plentiful as some of the others mentioned, so I will typically pair it with a cup of fruit or side of scrambled eggs for a more filling breakfast. If you are taking it to go, my insider tip is to order ahead and skip the wait!
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