Cravings: Kale

All of the sudden, we can't get enough of this hearty, nutritious and delicious green.
Flying Apron’s kale salad

GOLDEN BEETLE
Maria Hines’ newest restaurant serves up Carnation-based Full Circle Farm’s kale sautéed with harissa, lemon and garlic for a flavorful balance of earthy, bright and spicy notes. $8. Ballard, 1744 NW Market St.; 206.706.2977; golden-beetle.com

BOAT STREET CAFE
The kale gratin brunch entrée’s baked-cheese top is melted over a creamy bed of kale, served with a poached egg and hot Italian sausage. Good morning, indeed. $14. Belltown, 3131 Western Ave.; 206.632.4602; boatstreetcafe.com

FLYING APRON
This kale salad, using organic Full Circle Farms’ leafy green, is tossed with toasted pumpkin seeds for a delightful crunch and lightly drizzled in a vegan sesame-ginger dressing. $5.45/small, $7.95/large. Fremont, 3510 Fremont Ave. N; 206.442.1115; flyingapron.com

HOUSE OF THE SUN
Delicately crisp kale, collard and zucchini chips are made from dehydrated organic greens from local farmers’ markets and seasoned with a kick of cayenne and garlic. $5. Various farmers’ markets, including Ballard. Bellevue, 1313 156th Ave. NE, Suite 125; 206.992.1893; houseofthesunrawfood.com

ST. DAMES
The tamari-braised kale side dish is a colorful mix of green, purple and dino kale for a savory accompaniment to your main dish. $2.50/side. Columbia City, 4525 Martin Luther King Jr. Way; 206.725.8879; stdames.com