The name of the game at Springbone Kitchen may be bone broth — including its recent headline-making meat ice pops — but the new fast-casual paleo spot has a full menu of healthy items for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
That includes the Greenwich Village restaurant’s most recent addition: an avocado baked egg. The dish is included on the all-day breakfast items, alongside smoothies and organic scrambled eggs.
“We wanted more creative breakfast options,” said Jordan Feldman, who founded the restaurant with fellow native New Yorker Sam Eckstein. “A lot of places rely on oatmeal, toast, pancakes, waffles — that’s a lot of grains and sugar. We have scrambled eggs on the menu but we wanted something more interesting.”
The avocado baked egg, developed by chef Andrew Novak, features a soft-boiled egg baked in an avocado mash, topped with chopped tomatoes, seaweed flakes and za’atar and all served in an avocado peel.
“The avocado has healthy fat, and the egg has a lot of protein — it keeps you full,” Feldman said. “And it’s in a convenient serving form — you can hold the avocado and just scoop it out.”
The seaweed flakes add some umami flavor, while the za’atar provides some spice.
“The avocado and egg on its own has a really good texture and is really creamy, but it’s nice to add that spice flavor,” Feldman said.
The seaweed flakes, also known as dulse flakes, are also rich in iodine, which can help maintain a healthy thyroid.
“We like to boost things up where we can,” Feldman says of the seaweed flakes, which are also used on Springbone’s avocado toast and as an add-in for the broths.
Like its bone broth ice pops — a clever way for the spot to make the typically hot beverage appealing in the summertime — the avocado baked egg is Springbone “throwing things at people and seeing what sticks,” Feldman said.
“At this point we’re experimenting,” Feldman said of the two-month-old restaurant. “What’s consistent is minimal grains, minimal sugar, organic vegetables and fruit. We like to keep it simple and mix it up in interesting ways.”