Trendspotting: 8 Spots for Savory Toasts in Dallas–Fort Worth

By Steven Lindsey  |  November 22, 2015

Toast isn't just part of a wholesome breakfast anymore — savory versions are appearing on menus all over town. The trend has been white-hot in places like New York and LA, but it's great to have it here in Dallas–Fort Worth, because we've been carb-shaming for far too long. Here are eight places serving savory toasts around DFW.

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    Forty Five Ten
    Avocado toast is one of the most popular versions, and there's a wonderful one at the tearoom and cafe at the back of this designer boutique near Knox Street. Toasted "seeduction" bread is topped with Vegenaise, chile flakes, sea salt and avocado. Goes great with a glass of bubbly — and something beautiful from the front of the store.

    4510 McKinney Ave.; 214-559-4510

  • Bowen House
    Uptown’s hot cocktail haven has a nice selection of toasts, including a version with a variety of sautéed wild mushrooms, one topped with beef tartare and a stunner called Lemley's Tomatoes (pictured above) made with farm-fresh tomatoes, avocado, soy, wasabi tobiko and goat cheese spread.

    2614 Boll St.; 214-484-1385

  • Remedy
    At this Lowest Greenville haunt is inspired by an old-fashioned soda fountain, slices of country white bread are topped with pimento cheese and toasted with cream of tomato soup for dipping.

    2010 Greenville Ave.; 469-294-4012

    At Fort Worth's fine-dining spot Downtown, the menu features a savory toast with avocado, pickled fennel, radish, fermented chile, green goddess dressing and large chunks of sweet, succulent crab atop grilled ciabatta bread from La Francaise Bakery in Garland.

    777 Main St., Fort Worth; 817-877-3388

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    Cafe Momentum
    For those wanting to try the most toasts in one sitting, head to Chad Houser's nonprofit restaurant in downtown Dallas where he and his team train at-risk youth in all facets of the industry. Cafe Momentum's toast appetizer includes three kinds: one topped with made from kabocha butter, one topped with romesco sauce and one topped with a burnt bread purée.

    1510 Pacific Ave.; 214-303-1234

  • Society Bakery
    Known for its brownies, cookies and cakes, the Greenville Avenue location of this creative bakery has three different savory toasts (and two sweet) on its menu, including pimento cheese and egg, six-minute egg, and one with avocado, lime and the added kick of Aleppo pepper sprinkles (pictured above). And in case you didn't notice, the toasts here aren't as dainty as all the rest.

    3610 Greenville Ave.; 214-827-1411

  • The Theodore
    The newest restaurant from the team behind Smoke and Bolsa is now open in NorthPark Center with a full section of toasts on its menu. With sourdough bread made on-site in the vast open-air bakery next to the kitchen, this is some darn-fresh toast. Among the five varieties are white bean, leek and ricotta (pictured above); green olive, white anchovy and orange; broiled shrimp, pepperoni and celery; dry-cured ham and horseradish egg salad; and sausage and chervil.

    8687 N. Central Expwy.; 469-232-9771

  • Henry's Majestic
    This Uptown tavern only features its toast during Saturday and Sunday brunch, but it's worth the wait. Made with grilled Tuscan bread, it's garnished with olive oil and sea salt. But it's made even better when you splurge to include strips of crispy bacon (available in regular or jalapeño-cured).

    4900 McKinney Ave.; 469-893-9400