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Ramp Season Is Here and Detroit Restaurants Are Stocking Up

Here’s where to order bunches of ramps and carryout ramp dishes in the area right now

Fresh ramps with roots for farmer market
Ramps!
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Ramps, one of the telltale signs of spring, are currently bursting forth in all their wild foraged glory right now. These green and white allium plants are related to other pungent ingredients like garlic, shallots, leeks, and chives. Restaurants often celebrate their arrival with vigor around this time, because they grow in very particular conditions and are often foraged during a short growing season.

This year, due to the novel coronavirus, many restaurants are taking time off from service and missing ramp season. Nevertheless, customers can still find fresh and prepared ramps in a few dishes and temporary restaurant-run grocery stores around Detroit. There are quite a few things you can do with ramps at home. Over at Eater New York, critic Robert Sietsema offers some ideas on what to do with the fresh ones. Here’s where to find ramps in metro Detroit now.

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Voyager: Pick up a quarter pound of ramps from this seafood restaurant’s provisions menu for $5.

Mabel Gray: Order a maitake mushroom and spinach sautee with tahini vinaigrette and pickled ramps from this Hazel Park favorite. Email mabelcarryout@gmail.com to place an order for curbside pickup.

Marrow: Marrow’s CSA kit currently features lots of local produce including rainbow carrots, golden beets, scallions, lettuce, ramps, and a whole lot more for $40.

Folk: Take some of the work out of processing ramps and pick up a container of ramp pesto from Folk for $10.

Coriander Kitchen & Farm: For the week of May 4, customers can order meals from Coriander Kitchen including Spanish shrimp and potatoes with grilled ramps for $17 per portion plus tip and delivery.

Brooklyn Street Local: This Corktown restaurant is popping up at a local farm stand weekly at Fisheye Farms on Buchanan Street. Fill up on quiche with sweet potatoes, ramps, and provolone. The restaurant is accepting pre-orders now.

Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know About Ramps [E]
Ramps Have Arrived in Union Square, the Ultimate Sign of Spring [ENY]
What (and How) to Eat in Detroit During the Coronavirus Pandemic [ED]
A Guide to Southeast Michigan Farms and Markets Selling Produce, Plant Starts, and More [ED]

The Brooklyn Street Local

1266 Michigan Ave, Detroit, MI 48226 (313) 262-6547 Visit Website

Fisheye Farms

1815 Van Dyke, , MI 48214 (313) 649-7026 Visit Website

Voyager

600 Vester Street, , MI 48220 (248) 658-4999 Visit Website

Mabel Gray

23825 John R Road, , MI 48030 (248) 398-4300 Visit Website

Marrow

8044 Kercheval Avenue, , MI 48214 (313) 652-0200 Visit Website

FOLK Detroit

1701 Trumbull, , MI 48216 (313) 742-2672 Visit Website

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