Slideshow: Put An Avocado On It: 11 Avocado-Based Sandwiches We Love in NYC

The Avocado at Mudspot
The Avocado at Mudspot
Tomato, queso fresco, arugula, and garlic mayo are all tied together by ripe avocado and smushed between well-toasted slices of sourdough. It's creamy, but still light and refreshing. We really dig the crisp, tangy bread—little shards of crust tuck into the avocado just so.

307 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10003 (map) 212-529-8766; onmud.com

[Photograph: Dave Katz]

Vegetarian Sandwich at Olive's
Vegetarian Sandwich at Olive's
Maybe it's the spicy chipotle mayo smothered on slices of 7-grain bread along with the creamiest, always fresh avocado; or maybe it's the duo of Vermont sharp cheddar and fresh, juicy tomatoes. But we think it's all that plus the crunchy sprouts and paper-thin red onions. This sandwich is clean, light, and very fresh: a simple, though immensely satisfying combination we could eat every day. Unfortunately, it's only available as a Thursday special.

120 Prince Street, New York NY 10012 (map); 212-941-0111; olivesnyc.com

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

Avocado Sandwich at Iris Take Away
Avocado Sandwich at Iris Take Away
Buttery avocado and thick slices of chewy-nubbed 7-grain bread work so well together. Many avocado sandwiches go simple and plain, but this one sports slices of sharp cheddar that contrast it well. It's a combination we never get tired of.

16 Columbia Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map); 718-797-3805; iriscafenyc.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Gobblecado at Peels
Gobblecado at Peels
This well-named sandwich combines smoked turkey with avocado and a chili mayo that does a great job of perking up those mild flavors; Cotija cheese adds the perfect salty bite.

325 Bowery, New York NY 10003 (map); 646-602-7015; peelsnyc.com

[Photograph: Jessica Leibowitz]

Avocado Toast at the Commons Chelsea
Avocado Toast at the Commons Chelsea
This toast hosts a bounty of avocado. I'm pretty sure this sandwich had an entire avocado on it, possibly even more. In a sandwich like this, the ripeness of the avocado makes or breaks the meal, and this one was at its peak.

128 Seventh Ave, New York, NY 10011 (map); 212-929-9333; the commonschelsea.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Crunchy Earth at Savory
Crunchy Earth at Savory
No skimping on the avocado here, with buttery cuts tucked between the lettuce and top slice of bread. The hummus is made in-house and slathered on the bottom half with carrots, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and Sicillian onions.

Currently delivering in Midtown only. Call 212-757-6100 to place an order; savorynyc.com

[Photograph: Kathy YL Chan]

B.L.A.T. at Friedman's Lunch
B.L.A.T. at Friedman's Lunch
This sandwich won us over with its smoky bacon and creamy, ripe avocado. The generous portion avocado is topped with a thick spread of herb-filled mayo. Bacon + avocado = happy serious eaters.

Chelsea Market; 75 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10011 (map) 212-929-7100; friedmansdeli.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Avocado Toast at Iris Cafe
Avocado Toast at Iris Cafe
This open-face bite features lightly seasoned smushed avocado on chewy, nutty 7-grain bread. You could go either way on the mayo, but it makes for a plenty rich snack in a small package.

16 Columbia Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map); 718-797-3805; iriscafenyc.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

Farmhouse Cheddar at Barnyard Cheese Shop
Farmhouse Cheddar at Barnyard Cheese Shop
A pile of sliced cheese, avocado, tomatoes, and mixed greens, atop Grandaisy bread, slathered with chipotle mayo makes a satisfying and lightly creamy lunch. The mild cheddar has just a hint of sharpness to make the most of the buttery avocado. It's balanced in every way.

149 Avenue C, New York NY, 10009 (map); 212-674-2276; barnyardcheese.com

[Photograph: Robyn Lee]