Avocado Toast 6 Ways & The BEST Bread in Asheville

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Avocado Toast 6 Ways & The BEST Bread in Asheville

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Mix up your Avocado Toast with these easy avocado toast ideas and find out where to get the BEST bread in Asheville!

Hi guys!

Like the rest of the world, I’m totally ga ga over avocado toast these days.  I’ve been making the basic version for awhile, but I recently decided to mix it up with some creative and totally swoon worthy but easy avocado toast ideas.  These topping ideas will totally amp up your toast dreams!

Now obviously the perfect avocado toast is all about a ripe and creamy avocado and toppings… but at its heart you really need to start with a perfect bread.

I recently learned about a hidden gem in Asheville that you have to try… Great Harvest Bread Co.

They not only make the best bread in Asheville, but the best bread I’ve ever tasted.  No joke.

All other bread is basically ruined for me now.

And as a full on carb loving foodie, I’ve tried my fair share of breads.  They not only have the BEST bread to use in these easy avocado toast ideas… but the best bread to use for any purpose.  In fact it’s so good you might find yourself in your car outside of the store snacking on a slice right out of the bag… not that I would know anything about that…

Here’s what makes Great Harvest Bread Co. different and fabulous… they actually mill their own fresh wheat berries into a 100% whole wheat flour every day.  This is the mill in the back of their store… cool huh?

Their basic Honey Whole Wheat Bread has only five ingredients and you can spell them ALL: yeast, water, honey, salt and flour.  That’s it.  No chemicals, no preservatives… no crap you don’t want to eat.  Only delicious bread-y goodness.  If you are lucky you can get a loaf right out of the oven.

Each day they also make a Dakota Bread (the Honey Whole Wheat Bread with pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and millet,) Cinnamon Chip Bread and Farmhouse White.

Easy Avocado Toast Great Harvest Bread Co Asheville

The Great Harvest Bread Co. also makes two artisan breads daily… one of my favs is the Everything Bread.  It has all the tasty flavors of an everything bagel.

On Tuesdays and Friday afternoons the Great Harvest Bread Co. even makes fresh sourdough with a 20 year old starter from San Francisco that was married to an Asheville starter.  It is 100% wild yeast with nothing commercial.  It’s divine.

Beyond the bread, I am a huge fan of the store because it is locally owned by an Asheville couple who have a passion for making a beautiful, less processed and delicious product.  They are the kind of people you want to support.  The store recently changed management and you can really feel the difference.

In addition to seeing breads, baked goodies like cookies, biscuits, brownies and scones, they also serve up a delicious lunch.   My favorite is the Veggie 3 Seed Hummus Sandwich but I also like the Breakfast Sandwich (served all day!)  Other top picks are the Goddess Turkey, Big Sky Chicken Salad and Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese.  They are also adding salads and two new sandwiches to the menu this month making Great Harvest Bread Co. a great place to get a loaf and lunch.

So now that you know where to get the best bread in town, I thought I’d share my favorite easy avocado toast ideas

Easy Avocado Toast Ideas

Plain Avocado Toast

Start with some Great Harvest Bread Co. bread and top with a beautifully ripe avocado.  Generously salt and pepper… then kick it up a notch by adding crushed red pepper flakes.

Avocado Toast with Egg

The Avocado Toast with Egg is a classic combo and one I make all the time.  Add a sunny side up egg to the combination above.

Lemony Arugula Avocado Toast

Peppery arugula pair perfectly with avocado toast!  Start by tossing fresh arugula in lemon, salt and pepper then add to the first toast combination.


Caprese Avocado Toast

Dream of summer by adding fresh cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and a reduced balsamic vinegar to the toast.

Tomato Feta Avocado Toast

Tomato and feta is the perfect easy avocado toast idea.  This classic combo is perfection!


Strawberry Balsamic Avocado Toast

This toast might be a bit unusual… but trust me!  Make your plain avocado toast without salt and pepper.  Add sliced strawberries and a reduced balsamic reduction for a slightly sweet and plenty dreamy toast.

Great Harvest Bread Co. Asheville

If you are in Asheville make sure to stop by Great Harvest Bread Co. Friday April 27th and Saturday April 28th.  They are holding a meet the owners Open House from 11-5.  They will have samples of their entire line of sandwiches, complimentary wine, a raffle, games and a caricature artist from 11-3 on Saturday.

If you buy a loaf of their class five ingredient Honey Whole Wheat you will get a mini loaf free!  It will be a great event.

AND if you aren’t sure what to get your Mother for Mother’s Day stop by to pick up a beautifully packaged gift basket!  They range from $18.00- $34.50 and are perfect for any foodie.

Even if you can’t make it to the special events, you have to try this bread.  You’ll be supporting a local couple who loves baking AND eating the most delicious loaf you’ve ever tried.

And if you are reading from far away, try my easy avocado toast ideas and let me know what you think!

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Come back tomorrow for a healthy twist on Eggplant Parmesan.

Your turn!

Head to the Great Harvest Bread Co. site and let me know which type of bread you’d like to try first.


I’m linking up with: Meatless MondayMeatless MondayFull Plate ThursdayFoodie Friday, and the Weekend Potluck. 
By | 2020-06-02T17:06:13-04:00 April 16th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Breakfast, Food, Lunch|46 Comments


  1. CourtneyLynne April 19, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Omg can we say yum?!?! I just love avaocado. I will have to give a few of these a try. Delicious

  2. Kristy from Southern In Law April 18, 2018 at 4:46 am - Reply

    Oh how I miss fresh bakery bread! All of that bread looks soooo good!

    We are definitely Aussies here because we love avocado toast with Vegemite – it’s Jesse’s all time fave! Only he adds a fried egg on top.

  3. Lisa Duggan April 17, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

    Hi there!
    I came across your website! Wonderful ideas for advocado toast! Just have to say that I’m a baker for Great Harvest Bread in CT, thank you for trying the breads.

  4. laurie beth April 16, 2018 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Wow! Your breads look incredible. Avocado toast is easy my favorite breakfast dish. I would go to a espresso bar in Manhattan beach just for their avocado toast with yummy burrata and tomatoes. I would love to try your strawberry variation. I could see that being incredible!

  5. Kelly April 16, 2018 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Looks like you found many great ways to enjoy this delicious looking bread. Can’t wait to check them out!

  6. love that caprese idea on a toast..we have great harvest and their sandwiches are amazing!

  7. Marie Altenor April 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    Yes! avocados on everything. That fresh baked bread looks so good. I would visit Asheville to try that whole honey wheat bread.

  8. Elysia | Haute & Healthy Living April 16, 2018 at 8:11 pm - Reply

    I love all of these different options for avocado bread! So good! And that bread looks delicious too!

  9. wendy April 16, 2018 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Looks awesome! Wish I could eat regular bread. Although we have some good recipes for GFDF breads, there’s nothing quite like the fresh baked wheat based bread. The avocado toast could easily be done with Gluten free breads and would probably help the taste and texture in some cases.

  10. Abbey Sharp April 16, 2018 at 6:15 pm - Reply

    That bread looks really amazing! The avocado toast options are endless!

  11. Alisa Fleming April 16, 2018 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    Wow, just look at the height of that bread! Since my husband has added sourdough into his diet, I’ve been loving toast. And that strawberry balsamic avocado toast is calling my name.

  12. Scott April 16, 2018 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    I’ve never been a big fan of avocados, but maybe I’ve just been eating them wrong. Done as a spread like this looks yummy!

  13. Neely Moldovan April 16, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    My breakfast has been hella boring lately so this is super helpful! We have tons of avocados!

  14. Madhu April 16, 2018 at 11:59 am - Reply

    Now, the foodie in me is shouting for giving these toasts a try. I love eggs and toast, so first will try out the eggs and avocado toast! My breakfast menu decided 😉

  15. Blane Sherer April 16, 2018 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Great Harvest Bread Co sounds great.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. [email protected] April 16, 2018 at 10:48 am - Reply

    I think everyone of these varieties looks amazing, and the bread looks great obviously. Who doesn’t like fresh baked bread and that is so healthy as well.

  17. Erinn April 16, 2018 at 10:40 am - Reply

    HOLY YUM! Avocado toast is one of my favorites 🙂 Thanks for sharing your delicious recipes!

  18. Sarah April 16, 2018 at 10:36 am - Reply

    You already know how I feel about freshed baked bread, it’s been life changing this past year and and a half! I haven’t been to Great Harvest in awhile since we make our own but now I’m imagining picking up a fresh warm loaf and the smell there.

  19. hey sharonoox April 16, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    I’m obsessed with avocado toast. I can eat them everyday! Wish we have this bakery where I lived. The breads looks so delicious.

  20. We have great harvest bread here too-it is delish! Love all of your avocado toast ideas. We are kind of on the same page today. Thanks for linking up for Meatless Monday

  21. christine April 16, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    Those seeds on that bread are calling to me. I love a good fresh bread. During the summer, I drive 45 minutes to the farmer’s market that sells the best bread. These toasts look divine. Great way to start the day.

  22. [email protected] April 16, 2018 at 8:47 am - Reply

    That bread with the pumpkin seeds looks so yummy! I am jealous that it is only locally owned. I never make avocado toast. But I don’t know why, it’s so easy.

  23. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-Ups April 16, 2018 at 8:13 am - Reply

    Oh man, that bread sounds amazing! I love avocado toast, I would not have thought to add strawberries and balsamic, but it sounds like a great combo!

  24. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real April 16, 2018 at 8:12 am - Reply

    That bread looks AMAZING!! I love a good fresh baked loaf of bread.

    For the avocado toast, the strawberry and balsamic variation looks really tasty.

  25. Annmarie April 16, 2018 at 7:55 am - Reply

    I’ve been eating avo with egg every morning – love these other combos. Definitely want to give the avo with strawberries a try!

  26. Wendy April 16, 2018 at 7:54 am - Reply

    I would never have thought of strawberries and avocado, but you haven’t steered me wrong yet! I do love my fried egg sandwiches with avocado toast!

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