614 feast picks his top avocado toast in Columbus

Anthony O'Connell

Avocado toast is a simple pleasure that’s often labeled as ‘basic’. But let’s set the record straight: there’s nothing basic about this versatile dish. From the classic single slice topped with perfectly ripe avocado, to creative variations topped with smoked salmon or even reinvented atop a flaky biscuit, avocado toast offers a canvas for culinary creativity. So, embrace what you love, let your taste buds be your guide, and explore the different styles this humble dish offers. Without further ado, here are my top 5 picks for the best avocado toasts in Columbus, where ‘basic’ is transformed into extraordinary, and every variation celebrates the joy of this beloved dish.

Simply Honest Cafe (567 E Livingston Ave.) – Each slice of thick, local, whole grain bread comes generously topped with the freshest avocado you can imagine, with lime juice, sea salt, and cilantro. While they offer tempting add-ons like smoked salmon, tofu, or deli turkey, going traditional is a major feast.

Freedom a la Cart Cafe + Bakery (123 E Spring St.) Their Avocado and Lox Toast, featuring avocado, smoked salmon, capers, dill, radish on 7-grain bread, is a major feast. Not only are the ingredients top-notch, but also, importantly, Freedom a la Cart empowers survivors of human trafficking and exploitation to build lives of freedom and self-sufficiency.

The Lox Bagel Shop (772 N High St.) They are known for their top-tier bagels, and they also nail the iconic avocado toast. The avocado toast features creamy avocado, a savory garlic aioli, and a unique salsa Macha, making each bite a testament to their craft.


Katalina’s (1105 Pennsylvania Ave.) – Old World Avocado Toast. Ripe avocados sit atop a crisp toast, with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. The unique blend of North Market Spices Magnolia Salt and spiced pepitas makes this dish a delightful fusion of textures and tastes.

Dough Mama (3335 N High St.) Avocado Biscuit Egg sandwich, piled high with fresh greens, tomato, pickled onion, all nestled in a Cheddar scallion biscuit – is a delight. Served with a salad, it’s a hearty, satisfying meal. True, a biscuit isn’t technically toast, but this dish is so good, it’s sure to win over any avocado aficionado. It’s a feast in every sense of the word!

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