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Guide to Greenwich – Avocado Toast

October 5, 2018

For this edition of Guide to Greenwich, I traveled through Greenwich and the local area for avocado toast: a popular treat and a common breakfast snack.  Avocado toast usually consists of a slice of bread, topped with sliced or spread avocado.  The dish can be accompanied with scrambled or fried eggs, or have additional toppings such as tomatoes, cheese, and spices. 

Tazza Cafe

The avocado toast at Tazza Cafe comes with tomato and a fried egg.  Sydney Gallop ’20
Sydney Gallop ’20

Tazza Cafe is located on Main Street in Armonk, New York, roughly 15 minutes from Sacred Heart Greenwich.  I arrived at Tazza Cafe at 7 a.m. and placed my order quickly, as a line was accumulating behind me.  The cost for the avocado toast was $8.95. 

The server brought my toast to the table, and to my surprise, it was in the form of a sandwich.  Between two pieces of crunchy multigrain bread, Tazza included avocado spread, tomato, a fried egg, and crushed red pepper flakes to add flavor.  The sandwich was satisfactory, although different from what I expected.  The tomato and spices were very overpowering, however, the combination of egg and avocado worked well together.

Granola Bar

Sydney Gallop ’20

Next, I traveled to The Granola Bar on Greenwich

The avocado toast at The Granola Bar came with a soft fried egg and a mixture of spices.  Sydney Gallop ’20

Avenue, about 15 minutes from Sacred Heart.  I arrived at 7:15 a.m.  The store had just opened and was not yet bustling with morning customers.  I paid $10 for the toast, and the food came to my table within the next 5 minutes.

The toast included an over-easy fried egg over fresh avocado on multigrain toast.  The crunchy toast complemented the avocado nicely, however, once the egg broke, the toast was infused with yolk and was challenging to eat.  Altogether, the avocado toast had a simple yet superb taste, but was quite messy and more expensive than Tazza Cafe’s avocado toast.  The warm fried egg went well with the tasteful avocado spread and was an excellent way to start the day.

Le Pain Quotidien 

Sydney Gallop ’20

Lastly, I went to Le Pain Quotidien in Greenwich,

Le Pain Quotidien’s avocado toast came prepared with avocado, a hard-boiled egg, a variety of spices, and a side salad with kale.  Sydney Gallop ’20

about 20 minutes away from Sacred Heart.  I arrived at 10 a.m. and sat at a small table in the quiet restaurant.  After a long wait, I placed an order for avocado toast with a hard-boiled egg, which cost $14.99.

The taste of the avocado spread was outstanding, however, the bread was over-cooked and hard to eat.  I had never tried a hard-boiled egg on avocado toast before, but I found that it complemented the other ingredients very nicely.  Although the service at the restaurant was slow and the toast was expensive, the taste was magnificent and the toppings were a pleasant surprise.

Winner:
After considering all of the tasty avocado toasts, the winner of this edition of Guide to Greenwich is Le Pain Quotidien.  Le Pain Quotidien’s avocado toast blended different toppings together that complimented each other nicely.  I especially enjoyed the hard-boiled egg, which balanced well with the avocado.  Le Pain Quotidien’s avocado toast is a perfect breakfast snack.

Featured Image by Sydney Gallop ’20