Rest in Peace to the Best Avocado Grilled Cheese, Buddha Bowl, and, of course, Granola Bars in Town

By Drew Siskin

As it may shock each and every teenage girl in Byram Hills, on January 3, 2020, the Granola Bar of Armonk closed. Personally, immediately upon my friends telling me this horrible news, I asked the typical question: “can we go there for lunch tomorrow?” As a passionate lover of anything avocado-the closing of Granola Bar hit home.

According to Neil Rochrict, Granola Bar’s Vice President, the decision was “very difficult”. Since its opening in Armonk in 2017, the slow service of this branch was apparent when comparing this location to the ones in Rye of Greenwich. In order to protect their brand, the restaurant closed. However, to my surprise, the Granola Bar is opening a location in Fairfax, Virginia!

Expanding state-wide, Granola Bar is becoming a national name for some of the best health foods on the market. To recap and memorialize one of my favorite Armonk restaurants, the only place in town that had avocado toast, here are my favorite dishes if you decide to check out the Connecticut locations.


  • Red, white, and blue berries 
    • A unique twist on the classic blueberry lemonade
  • Hot chocolate with marshmallows


  • Avocado grilled cheese
  • Avocado toast
  • Paleo Turkey Club

Granola Bar of Armonk you will be missed dearly. However, I’m not too worried; I know that I can always go to Westport or Greenwich to satisfy my Granola Bar cravings.