avocado toast from rise coffee in the grove photo by izaiah johnson

3 avocado toasts in St. Louis to try now

Rise Coffee
The hearty avocado toast at Rise is one of the best in St. Louis. A massive slice of Union Loafers sourdough has a rich avocado spread made with olive oil and a secret spice blend that includes onion and garlic powder. It’s topped with briney pickled onion, thinly sliced radish and cucumber, along with a beautifully poached egg whose runny yolk oozes delicately over the spread that’s then topped with an herb blend of dill, chives and parsley.
4176 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314.405.8171, risecoffeestl.com

avocado toast from bowood by niche in the central west end // photo by izaiah johnson

Bowood by Niche
At Niche Food Group’s latest restaurant, the avocado toast reigns supreme. A dense yet airy slice of Companion Bakery brioche serves as a base for an avocado spread laced with onion and jalapeño with chunks of whole avocado and just enough acidity from a citrus juice blend. Pickled sweet chiles sit atop the mash, along with a sprinkling of fresh and dehydrated herbs (whatever is on hand – typically basil, parsley, tarragon, mint and dill), sea salt and nutritional yeast.
4605 Olive St., St. Louis, 314.454.6868, bowoodbyniche.com

avocado toast from beets & bones in clayton // photo by carmen troesser

Beets & Bones
One of the newest nutrition-focused eateries in town is killing the loaded toast game. The avocado variety comes on local sourdough with avocado schmeer infused with culantro, lime juice, pink Himalayan sea salt and extra-virgin olive oil topped with roasted corn and poblano peppers, marinated tomato, feta and a sprinkling of fresh micro herbs (typically cilantro, depending on availability).
8401 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.925.8722, beetsbonesjuice.com