Cauliflower Smørrebrød at Vandaag ($12)
Cauliflower with garlic, lemon, and gremolata at Ardesia ($8)
Cauliflower Salad at Mimi's Hummus ($6)
Caramelized Cauliflower at Joseph Leonard ($12)
Pickled onions and the dijon mustard vinaigrette cut the sweet cauliflower oils with some acid. Plenty of fresh parsley, tarragon, chives, and chervil are mixed in too. And fellow caper fiends: you will love all the salty green beads mixed in here.
Cauliflower side from Bark ($6)
Cauliflower at Tanoreen ($6.50)
Cauliflower at Parm ($5)
Heirloom Cauliflower, Pear, Sage at The Dutch ($9)
This side features a trio of colorful cauliflower (white, purple, marigold), which are roasted in brown butter and sage until the floret coats turn a golden-brown. And though the cauliflower may be the headliner, this is really as much about the pears: fresh Seckel slices are mixed in with softer, pickled chunks that are warmly spiced. The cauliflower is also tossed with juice from the pickled pears to add a little more zing, and for crunch, there's a smattering of toasted, nicely salted hazelnuts.
Manchurian Cauliflower at Devi ($12)
Fried Cauliflower at Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma
Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma: 6 East 17th Street, New York NY 10003 (map); 212-691-8641