t’s seldom that a restaurant or a cafe has this level of expectation attached to it. When we announced that Glasgow will have its first dedicated avocado bar, people began to project all kinds of assumptions onto the enterprise. It’s tied into global pop culture and food trends. The word hipster is unavoidable. Comparisons will be drawn with other similar operations in Brooklyn, Shoreditch or Amsterdam.
Avo Avo has been taking shape at the end of the Finnieston strip, close to where the culinary creativity of Argyle Street begins to peter out as it meets St Vincent Street.
It will be near The Cran which has had some success catering to a vegan crowd. McDonald’s stands meekly in the background, out of step with the burgeoning culinary reputation of an area that’s unexpectedly become emblematic of everything Glasgow is trying to do creatively with food.
Other changes this side of the street have included Bannisters pub giving way to the music and craft beer focused Strip Joint. This stretch is starting to develop a bit of a scene of its own. We’re still waiting for someone to turn the old Anderston police station into a pop-up street food market or late night techno bar..