The Sunshine State is a straight-up melting pot when it comes to the cuisines you can indulge in here. While some spots will offer your usual bites, others will take things up a notch and add a fun spin on your traditional dishes, flavors, and ingredients. These restaurants in Florida do just that, elevating the game when it comes to avocados.
While many may think of the creamy green eat as an addition to salads or an easy healthy fat to add to their diets, there's actually a lot that can be done with them — and some may really surprise you.
The restaurants on this list take what you know about the big bad hass and blow those expectations out the window. From breaded and crispy avocado fries to decadently sweet treats, these places prove that the potential avocados hold is nearly limitless.
Whether you're simply a fan of all things avo or are looking to try something new that you didn't know was possible, let these nine delicious Florida restaurants' avocado dishes get you saying "Don't mind if I avoca-do" as you sink your teeth into a tasty morsel.
Swami Juice Bar — Avocado Toast
Cuisine: Avocado toast, salads, juices, acai bowls
Address: 2832 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL
Why You Need To Go: For lovers of avocado and toasty bread, you'll fit right in at Tampa's first avocado bar. Swami Juice takes avocado toast up a notch, with tons of toppings to help you live your extra best foodie life. You can also enjoy avocado salads, cold-pressed juices, smoothies, acai bowls, and more here.
Malibu Farm Miami Beach — Avocado Pizza
Cuisine: Cali-inspired fare
Address: 4525 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Who doesn't love a crispy baked dough piled with toppings? This unique treat comes topped with jalapeño ricotta, agave, cilantro, lime, and of course, your slices of avocado.
Go Bistro — Avocado Fries
Cuisine: Sushi, Ramen, and other Asian-inspired dishes
Address: 2035 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, FL and 315 NW 25th St. Miami, FL
Why You Need To Go: Ever had an avocado fry? This spot coats fingers of the green delicacy in breadcrumbs then fry them to crispy perfection. You can get all kinds of sushi, ramen, and other Asian dishes here too.
Doggi's — Arepa Mexicana
Cuisine: South American-inspired dishes
Why You Need To Go: Made with ground maize dough, succulent churrasco, pico de gallo, and a healthy slathering of avocado, the Arepa Mexicana at Doggi's will have your mouth watering.
Plant Miami — Avocado Key Lime Tart
Cuisine: Raw-vegan plant-based goodies
Address: 105 NE 24th St, Miami, FL
Why You Need To Go: Plant Miami treats avocado like the fruit it is with this decadent avocado key lime fruit tart. Who knew it could be enjoyed in a sweet treat too? Their plant-based menu also features a few other dishes featuring all that hass.
Note that dine-in seating is currently temporarily closed due to the pandemic, but their eats are available for pick up and delivery.
Cheesecake Factory — Avocado Egg Rolls
Cuisine: American eats and cheesecakes galore
Address: Multiple locations across Florida
Why You Need To Go: Asian meets American with these avocado stuffed egg rolls at Cheesecake Factory. Wrapped and fried to perfection, this crispy and creamy treat will challenge your avo expectations.
Avocado Grill — Rock Shrimp Bang Bang
Cuisine: A variety of eats featuring the star ingredient in their namesake
Address: 125 Datura St, West Palm Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Ever had shrimp with avo? Avocado grill tops a creamy bed of avocado with spicy bang bang shrimp, coconut, scallions, and sesame for flavors that will take your taste buds on an adventure.
Dancing Avocado Kitchen — Plant-based Philly Cheesesteak
Cuisine: Various American-fusion foods featuring a variety of avocado dishes
Address: 110 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL
Why You Need To Go: Love the taste of a Philly cheesesteak but avoiding meat? The plant-based Philly will satisfy that craving, complete with impossible meat, vegan cheese, avocado, onions, mushrooms, and jalapenos on a flatbread wrap; though it does come in a version with sirloin too.
La Palette — Avocado Vanilla Popsicle
Cuisine: Gourmet artisan popsicles with unique flavors
Address: 12720 S Orange Blossom Trail Suite 24, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: This sweet treat made with avocado and vanilla will challenge everything you think about the usually savory green addition.
Which unique avocado dish will you try first?