Any follower of the Food & Wine editors’ Instagram feeds knows that we’re still obsessed with the almighty kale salad, in all its iterations. A recently discovered new favorite at the excellent oyster bar Mar’s, which just opened in Astoria, New York: ribbons of dinosaur kale (a.k.a. lacinato kale, or cavolo nero) topped with marcona almonds, ricotta salata and pickled egg.
We’re thrilled that chefs around the country are still proudly riding the kale train, but many of them are also starting to branch out into other leafy greens. A few of our top picks on menus now:
• Collard greens: We love the bright, funky, tart lime dressing on the shaved collard green salad at Nightingale 9 in Brooklyn. Fried shallots and coconut make it irresistibly crunchy.