Two slices of avocado toast on a plate
The Contentious Origin Of Avocado Toast
Many credit Australian restauranteur Bill Granger with the creation of avocado toast. However, he modestly denies the claim, making the dish's origins a bit muddled.
According to a Bon Appétit article, the meal was first created in 1920 in California’s San Gabriel Valley by writer Martin Fesler who shared his recipe with the newspaper.
However, even that doesn’t take into account avocado’s long culinary history in Aztec culture, where it was eaten as guacamole on tortillas as a close progenitor.
Thus, while Bill Granger is widely credited with kickstarting the dish as the culinary phenomenon it is today, it has had many earlier iterations throughout the centuries.