Tauranga cafes have pulled long-time dishes and sushi shops are directly canvassing local orchard owners as avocado supplies plummet and prices soar across the country.

Of the three Tauranga supermarkets Bay of Plenty Times visited, only one had avocados in stock, which sat at a pretty price of $5.99 each.

This follows the New Zealand Herald reporting last week the price of avocados in Auckland had soared past the $10 mark, with the fruit sporting a $12.50 price tag at a Remuera greengrocer on May 7.

K-Sushi shop owner and avocado fan Essie Park was scrambling to get avocados and