Avocados and Southern California pretty much go hand in hand, and with the Avocado Toast trend currently well established in Los Angeles, I knew it was time that we made a guide to some of the best Avocado Toasts that LA has to offer! I found more variety than expected while on the hunt for the best, though I did find a recurring theme of radishes, crème fraîche, and pickled onions at several spots. But even with all this variety, I was not once was let down (how could you be? Avocados + bread = match made in heaven). Here are our Top 10 Avocado Toasts (in no specific order) that can be found all around Los Angeles!
Free Range LA (Closed)
Free Range LA is a roaming food truck in Los Angeles that can be found in front of Stumptown Coffee in DTLA on Tuesdays and Saturdays and at the Melrose Farmers Market on Sundays. If I had to pick a favorite out of this whole list, it would be the Avocado Toast from Free Range!! They use Clark St. Bakery Thick Cut Sourdough Bread, top it with an Over Easy Egg, Haas Avocado Mash, and then give it a finishing touch of Sriracha Drizzle and Pickled Onions. Light, fluffy, and amazing, I loved the hidden egg and the kick from the hot sauce. $10 for the toast.
If you’re going to get Avocado Toast from Zinc at their DTLA Arts District location, you better get there before noon as they stop serving it at that time for the day! I learned this the hard way 🙁 Zinc Cafe serves up a pretty classic avocado toast, and you can’t beat the ambience of the light filled restaurant interior plus its courtyard and patio seating options. The toast comes with radish, pickled onions, chives, tomatoes and of course, hearty servings of avocado. I also liked that it came on three pieces, making it a little easier to eat (or split with a friend!).
We looooove this Mediterranean take on Avocado Toast from Dune! Served atop Bub and Grandma’s sourdough bread with a tomato confit on the side, and check out the garlic cloves! This one makes for a great lunch item, but their Atwater location opens at 10am and you can also get it topped with an 8-minute egg, so..choose your own adventure!
LA Chapter is definitely a restaurant you’re going to because of location, location, location- it’s on the ground floor of the beautiful Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, on the up and coming Broadway Street. Their Avocado toast runs on the expensive side – $12 – but at least there was heaps of avocado on top! Come here for a light bite to eat then head up to the rooftop for an awesome view of downtown! Tip – Parking at the lot next to the hotel is $7 for the first three hours with validation!
LaMill Coffee’s Avocado toast definitely wins for most filling toast!! I couldn’t finish it, had to leave some behind! They really piled the avocado on top of that tasty slice of bread (Toast is light & warm, perfectly crunchy around the edges and fluffy in the middle, A+), plus some pickled onion, radish, and a chili almond gremolata (wowza) to make this one of my favorite spots! Come here for lunch and coffee and maybe cross the street after to go to Milk for some dessert! $10 for the Avocado Toast, this one is definitely one not to be missed when in Silverlake. Chill coffeeshop vibes on the inside, plenty of indoor and outdoor seating and street parking isn’t too bad.
Approach Dinette’s cute little order window on Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park to order up some super photogenic Avocado Toast or maybe a waffle! Dinette is open from 8am-5pm daily and located just a few minutes walking distance away from Echo Park Lake! The perfect treat after walking the loop around the lake, or take some to go and enjoy lazily on the grass by the lake. Now that’s living! Big chunky pieces of avocado, dotted with crème fraîche, cilantro, radishes, chili flakes and sea salt perched atop sourdough bread, ok it was really hard to pick favorites making this guide! $8 Avo Toast in what might be my favorite location (right by the lake), go get some!
Located on Virgil Avenue on the edge of Silverlake, you’ll be lucky to go to Sqirl and not have to wait in a long line- it’s worth it no matter what though. Made with JJ’s Avocados, hot pickled carrots, green garlic creme fraiche, wood sorrel, house za’atar and $9, this is one solid choice for Avocado toast. This one wins for most unique Avocado Toast, although it could’ve used just a little more avocado on it! I found it a little lacking, but aside from that, it was crunchy, tangy, spicy, crazy flavorful and delicious. If you’re in more of a sweets mood, Sqirl has the best toast in town, hands down. Order just a slice of their toast with jam, or go a little wild and get it with ricotta and jam! Trust.
Cento Pasta Bar is based on beautiful simplicity and fresh ingredients. Right in the bustling part of Downtown Los Angeles, Cento shares its space with another restaurant so pay close attention to the operation days and hours. If you take the trouble however, you will not regret it! The avocado toast is a favorite in Los Angeles for the avocado truly shines. There is simply the most perfect avocado at the peak of ripeness sliced on a perfectly toasted piece of bread with crème fraîche. That’s it! Truly a perfect way to have avocado toast.
Go Get Em Tiger
Go Get Em Tiger is your local favorite for coffee and food, always nestled in busy yet tight quarters in small neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. Their coffee combinations are perfection and made completely from scratch, coupled with great breakfast food makes a local paradise. Their avocado toast is very well known to be one of the best in Los Angeles and what made them famous. Light and full of veggies to start your day off right, the avocado toast is topped with radishes, pickles, cucumber and flax seed. Get this and their housemade chai for a perfect breakfast.
Superba Food + Bread
Superba is a bakery and cafe that lives off serving their local community in Venice of live-well regulars. Their atmosphere is very comfortable with cute picnic tables on the patio or refurbished community tables inside with wide open windows to the outside for fresh air. You get a fresh breeze of ocean air and still feel part of the community inside. Freshly baked bread is the basis of Superba’s cuisine, adding classic brunch and lunch favorites plus artisanal coffee and tea. Thus toasts are a specialty. Their avocado toast is fresh and bright with pickles frescos, radish sprouts and cilantro, but most of the all the toast it sits upon is thick and crunchy with soft warmth on the inside. Perfection! Superba really is the perfect weekend brunch spot.