Beyond Avocado Toast: 5 Ways to Celebrate National Avocado Day in the Valley

Sara EdwardsJuly 2019
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National Avocado Day is July 31! According to Spoon University, avocados are one of the most Instagrammed foods. From avocado toast to guacamole, here’s a food crawl to help you celebrate the green fruit. 

Avocado Toast from The Grand
718 N. Central Ave., Phoenix
602-795-8552, thegrandaz.com
What’s a better way to start this holiday than with the classic breakfast delicacy avocado toast? The Grand’s Avocado Smash + Toast tops a toasted slice of Noble bread with smashed avocado, sliced hard boiled eggs with sunflower sprouts and sea salt.

Avocado Pizza from La Grande Orange Grocery & Pizzeria
4410 N. 40th St., Phoenix
602-840-7777, lagrandeorangegrocery.com
It’s no secret that La Grande Orange has creative pastries and entree choices, and the avocado pizza is definitely one of them. La Grande Orange’s Avocado Pizza is served with no marinara sauce. Along with avocado, the pizza is topped with tomatoes, basil, lemon zest seasoning and prosciutto to substitute pepperoni.

Guacamole from Barrio Cafe
2814 N. 16th St., Phoenix
602-636-0240, barriocafe.com
The guacamole appetizer for the table at Barrio Cafe brings traditional Mexican flavors like jalapeño and lime while adding a fresh twist with additions like pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries.

Avocado Smoothie from Milk Run Ice Cream and Tea
1702 W. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
602-795-1863, milkrunboba.com
You can’t complete your weekly workout until you get a protein shake or smoothie and avocados are chock-full of nutrients. The avocado smoothie at Milk Run Ice Cream and Tea keeps your post-workout shake simple and healthy by blending fresh avocados with whole, soy or almond milk.

Avocado Fries from Taco Guild
546 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix
602-264-4143, tacoguild.com
There’s nothing like chowing down on fresh, crispy french fries, but Taco Guild puts a healthy twist on this classic comfort food. These deep-fried avocado slices are decorated with Cotija cheese and lemon cilantro aioli with a side of cilantro habanero sauce for dipping.

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