Crazy about avocados? Here’s some good news to feed your obsession. Avocaderia – the world’s first quick-serve avocado bar – has opened in Brooklyn. The concept was inspired by co-founder Francesco Brachetti, who fell in love with the fruit while living in Mexico for its flavor and health benefits. Now, locals are flocking to this Industry City hotspot to try new twists on their favorite creamy superfruit. Here’s everything you need to know about one of the coolest new lunch spots in town for you and your little foodie.

photo: Avocaderia via Instagram

An All-Avo Menu
Let’s get straight to the punch. What makes this spot so kid-friendly? The colorful, creative dishes appeal to both finicky eaters and budding gourmets. The menu boasts original smoothies, bowls, salads and toasts and features influences from a variety of cuisines, including Japanese, Mexican and Egyptian.

Avocaderia emphasizes raw ingredients and non-invasive cooking methods to highlight the full potential of their all-organic avocados. An order of the Signature Guaca for the family to share is a must. You’ll also want to try the Let It Beet toast piled with beet hummus, avo slices, watermelon, radish and spiced seeds. If you’re in the mood for greens, opt for the Greek Island salad, which features a combo of crunchy mixed leaves, yogurt & herbs, avo cubes and pistachio Dukkah. There are also daily specials, just in case nothing on the menu calls your name.

photo: Avocaderia via Instagram

The Space
Avocaderia is one of many vendors inside the Food Hall at Industry City, a 6-million square-foot space catering to local artists and businesses on the Brooklyn waterfront in Sunset Park. There are a variety of seating options including large indoor communal tables as well as comfortable outdoor seating.

After lunch, spend some time shopping for home decor, crafts, clothes and more, or treat the kids to dessert at One Girls Cookies or Blue Marble. Then, let the little ones run off their sugar buzz in Industry City’s spacious courtyards.

photo: Michelle McIvor Cohen

Know Before You Go
Avocaderia is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To get there, take the BQE or ride the N, D or R train to 36th Street. There will probably be a line, so be sure to bring ammo to keep the kids entertained. You’ll also want to take a gander at Avocaderia’s drool-worthy Instagram shots before you order. Just be warned: Your avo-cravings will reach an all-time high.

photo: via Avocaderia Facebook page 

By the looks of it, New York’s love affair with avocado is here to stay.

238 36th St.
Sunset Park

Have you visited the Avocaderia? What did you order? (And how was it?!)

–Michelle McIvor Cohen