Still on the avocado hype? This alternative London tube map will help you track down all the best places for all the best avo-based edibles.
Generally, you’re unlikely to find a restaurant or café that doesn’t have avocado on its menu these days, particularly if it’s serving up brunch, but that just complicates the decision making process. If you can literally go anywhere, how do you narrow it down?
Fortunately, the World Avocado Organisation (damn right, that’s a thing) decided to recreate the tube map, recommending somewhere at each central London stop. Now, you can simply hop off the train and head in the direction of a tried and tested avocado haven. While a lot of it is just avo on toast, there are some more exciting options that we’d like to avo try of (and – dare we say it – they’d also look pretty good on our Instagram feeds).
For example, The Alchemist’s avocado-based California rolls, which you’ll find near Aldgate station, are deliciously fresh. Or, you might want to try Selfridges’ avocado gelato, near Marble Arch station. (See below.)
If you make your way to Covent Garden, you’ll even find an entire restaurant dedicated to the fruit; aptly called Avobar. These guys certainly don’t stop at avocado on toast – their menu also features avocado burger buns, avocado brownies and avocado ice cream.
Explore the full map, or check out the full list of recommendations here:
Edgware Road – Beany Green – Avocado Shakshuka
Bayswater – Granger & Co – Avocado tuna poke salad
Notting Hill Gate – Electric Diner – Avocado on toast
High Street Kensington – The Ivy Kensington Brasserie – Avocado spinach Benedict
Queensway – VQ restaurants – Avocado Cobb salad
Knightsbridge – Richoux – Avocado club sandwich
Gloucester Road – Coco Momo – Avocado and chilli on toast
Lancaster Gate – Salt & Honey Bistro – Avocado and hash browns
Hyde Park Corner – Serpentine Bar & Kitchen – Avocado streaky bacon sandwich
Bond Street – The Riding House Café – Avocado smoothie
Marble Arch – Selfridges – “Avo Lato” avocado gelato
Victoria – Rail House Café – Avocado and eggs Florentine
Oxford Circus – The Breakfast Club – Avocados and English muffin
Green Park – Le Caprice – Avocado spinach and kale salad
Regent’s Park – The Providores – Avocado and feta cheese on toast
Warren Street – The Refinery – Avocado hummus
Tottenham Court Road – Ceviche Soho – Avocado salad
Piccadilly Circus – Casita Andina – Avocado tuna ceviche
Euston Square – The Megaro Eatery – Avocado on toast
Goodge Street – Oscar Bar & Restaurant – Avocado and poached eggs on toast
Leicester Square – Chilango – Smashed avocado
Charing Cross – Bronte – Avocado salmon bagel
Holborn – Hubbard & Bell – Avocado greens smoothie
Covent garden – Avobar – EVERYTHING
Mansion House – Cecconi’s – Avocado and Cornish crab
Barbican – Ask for Janice – Avocado on sourdough toast
Moorgate – 1901 Restaurant – Avocado and poached eggs on toast
Farringdon – Smiths of Smithfield – Avocado and mushroom burger
Bank – Kaia at the Ned – Avocado tuna poke bowl
St Pauls – Café Below – Avocado and pomegranate on toast
Russell Square – Gail’s – Avocado and egg bun
Chancery Lance – Natural Kitchen – Avocado, halloumi and eggs
Aldgate – The Alchemist – Avocado California roll
Cannon Street – 1 Lombard Street – Avocado matcha green tea smoothie
Liverpool Street – The Good Yard – Avocado, salmon and kale protein box
Blackfriars – Joe’s Kitchen – Avocado on sourdough toast
Temple – The Delaunay – Avocado and beetroot tartare
St James Park – Avenue – Avocado on sourdough toast
You may never know the standard tube map entirely by heart, but this? This is worth learning.
Also published on Medium.