Avocado is the food that keeps on giving. Not only is it a healthy superfood, but it’s tasty and goes with literally everything. From brunch to dessert and everything in between, get your avocado fix this spring with these seven DC dishes.
Love to brunch? This sidewalk café is known for its creative take on the classic Belgian waffle. The Mais Wafel is a cornbread waffle topped with pulled pork, avocado, two fried eggs, and crème fraîche for a hearty meal any time of day. 514 8th St., 202-544-0100
Order the mouth-watering beef arepa with savory roasted beef, a generous helping of avocado, and smoked pepper jack cheese. There’s something for the vegetarians too—this hip Latin eatery also serves a grilled avocado with quinoa and lentils. 501 Florida Ave., 202-332-7777
With three types of guacamole made fresh daily, this contemporary Mexican kitchen will satisfy even the wildest avocado craving. Live large with the lobster and corn guacamole with smoked chiles, red onion, and queso fresco for a twist on the classic dish. There’s also a blue cheese and bacon version, as well a cilantro and jalapeño guacamole for the traditionalist. 600 14th St., 202-393-1900
Transport yourself to springtime in Paris at this stylish French brasserie. Try the warm shrimp salad with fresh avocado and a lemon beurre blanc sauce for a refreshingly delicious meal. 1601 14th St., 202-332-3333
Start off with the ahi tacos at this trendy and sophisticated American grill. Tuna tartare, avocado, and a spicy citrus mayo in a crisp shell is perfect for a light snack. If you still haven’t had enough avocado, either the seared Asian tuna salad with arugula, mango, and ginger-sesame dressing or the steakhouse salad with deviled eggs, bacon, and blue cheese will hit the spot. 1201 Pennsylvania Ave., 202-450-4686
This cozy family owned French bistro offers a buttery avocado stuffed with tasty crabmeat and capped off with a jumbo shrimp for a decadent experience in the heart of Georgetown. 3124 M St. NW, Georgetown, 202-338-3830
Now that spring is right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about ice cream. Treat yourself to something sweet at this sustainable local ice cream shop with a smooth and creamy avocado ice cream on a rich chocolate wafer sandwich. You can also take home your own pint of avocado custard ice cream with cacao nibs and grated lemon zest for later. You don’t even have to share! 1110 Congress St. NE, 202-596-9174