9. Broccoli rabe
This is one green whose reputation is all over the place -- it’s a fixture in Philadelphia’s gloriously accessible roast pork sandwiches, but also makes forays into hoity-toity Italian fare. It certainly benefits from a general lack of awareness about what makes it different from normal broccoli, which it uses to appear mysterious and urbane, kinda like the vegetable version of James Bond. And that guy didn’t even know how to order a martini properly.
8. Mustard greens
Mustard greens love themselves. They’re strong, loud, brash, and unabashedly shouting to the world about how healthy they are and how refined their taste is. Let’s just say you probably wouldn’t want to be stuck talking to them at a party.
7. Beet greens
Remember when we all collectively rediscovered beets? Yeah, sure, they’d existed for thousands of years, but we never really looked at them until recently. And they sure did get smarmy quickly in the short window that they’ve been back -- their leaves barged in and stole pretty much all of spinach’s market share.