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10 Ramp Dishes to Freak Out About

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This time of year, ramps cause more excitement than nearly any other vegetable. Maybe it's because they signal spring, or maybe it's because they have such a short season and need to be snapped up and savored quickly. Maybe it's their high price tag that makes them a little more coveted. In any case, here's a handful of the many restaurants serving up this popular leek relative right now.


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1. Posto

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187 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 625-0600
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Ramp Pizze: On this white pizza, the ramps are accented by wild leeks, mozzarella, guanciale, and a farm-fresh egg. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

2. Alden & Harlow

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40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 864-2100
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Grilled Point Judith Bluefish: Celery root remoulade and pickled ramps join grilled Point Judith bluefish on a plate at this Harvard Square spot. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

3. Park

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59 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 491-9851
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Plancha Roasted Salmon: The salmon in this dish is accompanied by portobello and potato gratin and asparagus, and it's finished with ramp butter sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Bondir

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279A Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 661-0009
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Georgia White Shrimp & Cape Cod Mussels: While the menu at Bondir changes regularly, ramps have been popping up a lot lately, like in this dish, which consists of pickled Wellfleet oysters, ramps, confit potatoes, dandelion, and spinach. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Prezza

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24 Fleet St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 227-1577
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Sauteed Shrimp Appetizer: To start the meal off, diners can select a shrimp appetizer consisting of sautéed shrimp, ramps, roasted tomatoes, and fried polenta. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

6. Commonwealth

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11 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-7030
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Grilled Flatbread: As a starter, diners can select the grilled flatbread off of the dinner menu, complete with pork sausage, ricotta, ramps, and pesto. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]

7. No. 9 Park

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9 Park St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-9991
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Crab and Scallop: This spring dish is comprised of crab and scallops, wild ramps, spruce, champagne, and fiddlehead ferns. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

8. Trade

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540 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 451-1234
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Grilled Pork Sausage: A small plate, the pork sausage is accompanied by horseradish mustard, crostini, and ramps. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Clio

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370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 536-7200
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Fricassee of Burgundy Escargot: Available as a first course, the escargot comes with pickled ramps, sorrel, and crispy duck tongues. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Coppa

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253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 391-0902
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Insalata Estiva: This map’s spotlight ingredient can be found in this dish’s creamy pickled ramp dressing, which graces little gem lettuce and spring vegetables with its presence. [Photo: Official Site]

1. Posto

187 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144
Ramp Pizze: On this white pizza, the ramps are accented by wild leeks, mozzarella, guanciale, and a farm-fresh egg. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
187 Elm St
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Alden & Harlow

40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Grilled Point Judith Bluefish: Celery root remoulade and pickled ramps join grilled Point Judith bluefish on a plate at this Harvard Square spot. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
40 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Park

59 JFK St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Plancha Roasted Salmon: The salmon in this dish is accompanied by portobello and potato gratin and asparagus, and it's finished with ramp butter sauce. [Photo: Facebook]
59 JFK St
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Bondir

279A Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139
Georgia White Shrimp & Cape Cod Mussels: While the menu at Bondir changes regularly, ramps have been popping up a lot lately, like in this dish, which consists of pickled Wellfleet oysters, ramps, confit potatoes, dandelion, and spinach. [Photo: Facebook]
279A Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02139

5. Prezza

24 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113
Sauteed Shrimp Appetizer: To start the meal off, diners can select a shrimp appetizer consisting of sautéed shrimp, ramps, roasted tomatoes, and fried polenta. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
24 Fleet St
Boston, MA 02113

6. Commonwealth

11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA 02142
Grilled Flatbread: As a starter, diners can select the grilled flatbread off of the dinner menu, complete with pork sausage, ricotta, ramps, and pesto. [Photo: Meg Jones Wall]
11 Broad Canal Way
Cambridge, MA 02142

7. No. 9 Park

9 Park St, Boston, MA 02108
Crab and Scallop: This spring dish is comprised of crab and scallops, wild ramps, spruce, champagne, and fiddlehead ferns. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
9 Park St
Boston, MA 02108

8. Trade

540 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210
Grilled Pork Sausage: A small plate, the pork sausage is accompanied by horseradish mustard, crostini, and ramps. [Photo: Facebook]
540 Atlantic Ave
Boston, MA 02210

9. Clio

370 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Fricassee of Burgundy Escargot: Available as a first course, the escargot comes with pickled ramps, sorrel, and crispy duck tongues. [Photo: Facebook]
370 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215

10. Coppa

253 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Insalata Estiva: This map’s spotlight ingredient can be found in this dish’s creamy pickled ramp dressing, which graces little gem lettuce and spring vegetables with its presence. [Photo: Official Site]
253 Shawmut Ave
Boston, MA 02118

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