Finally, Brooklyn will not be the only borough with an avocado bar. Avocaderia, which opened a year ago as the "world's first avocado bar," has brought its fruit-forward menu to Manhattan. The new outpost is in the Terminal Stores building, in that part of town where Chelsea is turning into Hudson Yards (or so real estate agents say).
Avocaderia told us shortly after its Brooklyn opening that it was going through 650 to 1,000 avocados a week. Now the business boasts that it has sold "over 40 thousand avocado toasts, 30 thousand salads and about 10 thousand avo-smoothies since opening last year."
Their spring menu includes "influences from many different cuisines, such as the use of Za'atar from Jordan, Duqqa from Egypt and a special Italian-style Burrata toast served in limited quantities." They've also got a Burrata Dream Toast, if you want to up your avo-game.
In February, Shark Tank aired an episode with co-founder Francesco Biggi asking for a $300,000 investment for a 10% stake of the business in order to open 20 locations. He left with a $400,000 investment from Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran for a 20% stake. Because everyone wants a piece of those sweet #avocadotoast hashtags:
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"Our mission is to build a healthier and happier lifestyle by providing customers with simple, healthy and delicious food that is good for your body and will put a smile on your face," Biggi said in a statement.
Avocaderia's Manhattan is inside the Terminal Stores Building at 271 11th Avenue; its hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday.