Two Hands NYC’s Smashed Avocado Toast

By Katherine Fluor
smashed avocado toast

This recipe does not yield your average, #basic avocado toast. It’s chunky, whole avocado spread across deliciously toasted whole wheat bread, drizzled with olive oil and topped with chili flakes. This is a Two Hands NYC brunch staple, and for good reaso. Seriously, New Yorkers will wait an hour plus line for brunch at this laid-back Aussie joint smack dab in the middle of NYC. Cheers, mates!

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smashed avocado toast

smashed avocado toast

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smashed avocado toast


Smashed Avocado Toast

Serves 2 Toasts

Two Hands NYC's Smashed Avocado Toast

By Camille Styles

Two Hands NYC Smashed Avocado Toast


  • 2 large slices crusty, chewy sourdough bread, preferably whole wheat
  • 1 ripe avocado, halved, pit removed
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Flaky salt and coarsely ground black pepper
  • Half a lemon or lime.

Optional Garnishes:

  • Poached or fried eggs
  • Thinly sliced pickled or fresh red chiles, such as Fresno
  • Thinly sliced pickled red onions
  • Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) or sesame seeds, or both
  • Herbs, such as basil, cilantro, mint or baby arugula.


  1. Toast the bread to your liking. Meanwhile, use a wide spoon to remove the avocado halves from the peel, keeping them in large pieces.
  2. Drizzle the hot toast lightly with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. Let cool slightly, then place one avocado half on each slice of toast.
  3. Use the back of a fork to roughly mash the avocado into the bread, keeping it as chunky as possible.
  4. Sprinkle with a little more salt, and pepper if desired.
  5. Squeeze the citrus over the top and add any garnishes.
  6. Cut each piece of toast in half if they're large and serve immediately.

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