Front Burner: With Arrival of Avocado Bar, Brooklyn Has It All


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From left, Alberto Gramini, Alessandro Biggi and Francesco Brachetti at the Avocaderia in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

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Alex Wroblewski for The New York Times

This innovative bar is the place for avocado everything: smoothies, salads and, yes, toast. Francesco Brachetti, a native of Florence, Italy, fell for avocados while living in Mexico. “They’re tasty and healthy, and I ate them every day,” he said. “We didn’t have them in Italy.” He convinced a cousin, the chef Alberto Gramini, also from Florence, and a friend, Alessandro Biggi, from Modena, to go into the avocado business with him. Their avocado bar, decorated with Moroccan tiles, serves other specialties like tuna and avocado ceviche, all to go. The organically grown fruits come from a cooperative in the Mexican state of Michoacán: Avocaderia, Industry City, 254 36th Street (Third Avenue), Sunset Park, Brooklyn, 415-702-8806, avocaderia.com.

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