The popular rhubarb bread pudding is part of Hot Cakes' spring menu. Hot Cakes via Instagram

Rhubarb, also known as the "pie plant," is a quintessentially Northwest ingredient and a harbinger of spring. Here's where to get your fill of the blush-pink, sweet-tart stalks this season, from rhubarb mimosa ice cream to rhubarb doughnuts to savory rhubarb chicken dishes.

Note: Availability may vary. We recommend calling ahead to check to ensure specials are still available—or just take your chances and accept the fact that you may end up with an equally delicious, non-rhubarb option.

A La Mode Pies
You can’t go wrong with the local pie heavyweight’s classic strawberry rhubarb pie.

Cafe Flora
The much-loved vegetarian cafe's stunning and unusual nettle cake includes poached rhubarb, house-made ricotta, candied ginger and toasted walnuts. For brunch on the weekends, they also have gluten-free cornmeal waffles topped with roasted rhubarb, rhubarb rose jam, sweet tahini butter, and cardamom walnut crumble.

Central District Ice Cream
Feeling ritzy? For April, Central District Ice Cream has a rhubarb mimosa flavor with rhubarb compote swirled into champagne ice cream.

Coyle’s Bakeshop
At her adorable Greenwood bakery, pastry wizard Rachael Coyle has been busy whipping up goods like rhubarb croissants (if you haven't tried one of her croissants, you owe it to yourself to amend this grievance post-haste) and vanilla rhubarb macarons. Her latest creation is a rhubarb Victoria sponge, a proper English cake you may know from The Great British Baking Show featuring yellow cake layered with rhubarb jam and a rhubarb-mascarpone cream.

General Porpoise Doughnuts
Renee Erickson's lovely coffee-and-doughnut shop currently has a seasonal rhubarb flavor, the perfect thing to pair with a cup of coffee on a spring morning.

Kari Brunson's health food haven offers a strawberry rhubarb shake (rhubarb, strawberry, date, orange, and coconut milk) on their spring menu.

Hot Cakes
Autumn Martin's wildly popular molten chocolate cake emporium currently serves a rhubarb bread pudding. They fold the "the brightest pink, zingy organic rhubarb" from Puyallup-based Richter Farms into a vanilla bread pudding, topped with house-made roasted rhubarb jam (made with roasted whole Gaya Farms vanilla beans) and a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and finished with a drizzle of rhubarb syrup.

The petite pie purveyor in Fremont slings pint-sized strawberry-rhubarb pies every day.

Pie Bar
The booze-and-dessert walk-up window suggests Seattle Cider as a pairing for their strawberry rhubarb crumble pie, made with Northwest strawberries, rhubarb, and streusel.

Piroshky Piroshky
The longtime Pike Place Market staple’s fresh rhubarb piroshky, which pairs puckeringly tart, tangy fresh rhubarb slices with rich Bavarian cream, is worth the wait in line.

For a savory take on rhubarb, Jerry Traunfeld's restaurant inspired by Indian flavors and seasonal Pacific Northwest produce makes a dish called Mad Hatcher Chicken with rhubarb, coriander, and corona beans, available as part of their Seattle Restaurant Week menu. While you're there, order yourself a Rhubarbarella, a smoky bourbon cocktail made with smoked rhubarb amaro and dry curacao, and get a strawberry rose panna cotta with roasted rhubarb and sesame crumble (also a Restaurant Week special) for dessert.

Also for Restaurant Week only, Maria Hines's all-organic Wallingford bungalow has a rhubarb crisp with whipped yogurt for dessert.