Last chance to test Clover bowls this week

17 August, 2017: We had an overwhelming response to our Clover bowls test at CloverFIN. We were supposed to run the test til yesterday, but we’ve had lines out the door every day, and over 400 people filling out surveys. We’re extending the bowls test to this Friday, 8/18, from 11-2 at CloverFIN, 160 Federal St, Boston. If you tasted… Read More

Post consumer recycled plastic

14 August, 2017: We’re testing a ton of changes to our menu right now. Most of them are centered around a realization I came to the other day: most of our customers are taking food to go. On the food trucks it was never clear if food was for here or to go. Our first restaurant at Harvard Square (at… Read More

Clover Bowl Survey

8 August, 2017: Hi all! Huge thanks for trying our bowls this week at CloverFIN. We’re trying to decide whether to launch these companywide, so it’s really helpful to get your honest thoughts. Please click on the link below to take the Clover bowl survey. Please only take the survey once for each bowl. If you choose to leave feedback… Read More

From the archives

Lucia

28 April, 2010: This is the face behind many of the posts you’ve been reading lately. Lucia has pitched in to help me with the blog. She’s also the person behind the Persian New Year soup (one of our most unusual and loved soups) and the new Pimento Sandwich that premiered this week in the seasonal sandwich slot. Lucia made… Read More

Hummus Bowls at CloverFIN 8/9-8/17

7 August, 2017: This little guy could be the future of Clover, but we need 300 customers to beta-test it first. You’re invited to stop by CloverFIN starting Wednesday to taste Hummus Bowls. There’s something in it for you too, besides helping us improve… First up, what are these bowls all about? They start with creamy hummus made with organic… Read More

Hummus (July 27, 2017)

7 August, 2017: Last night we tested hummus bowls at CloverKND. We’re on again tonight, 6pm – 8pm at CloverKND (Kendall Square). I’m hoping this is the first step towards the future of food at Clover. Let me explain… I realized 2 months ago that most of our customers are taking our food to go. I guess we sort of… Read More

Like bullets: US-grown organic chickpeas (May 22, 2014)

7 August, 2017: Isn’t this crazy? That’s how we’re receiving chickpeas these days. Chris has done some amazing work getting us better and better chickpeas. When I started Clover I had no idea there was any difference in the quality of any bean. Then I learned about heirlooms, and that’s a whole world of deliciousness. Then I started to learn… Read More

Rustic hummus (September 10, 2013)

7 August, 2017: Our hummus was not originally designed to be eaten alone on platters. We developed it with a sandwich in mind. Less cumin, less garlic, creamy enough to spread easily on a sandwich. This year we decided our hummus needed a revisit. Chris and Ayr had just gotten back from NYC. They went to a hummus bar there,… Read More

From the archives

Salads hit the menu

18 May, 2009: Salads are here. And rhubarb. And granola. Thought I’d post the menu here for advance ordering: order@cloverfoodlab.com In the near future you will find the menu in the sidebar everyday. Read More

Giant Robo Coupe (July 1, 2010)

7 August, 2017: Bring it on summer. Bring it on Boston. The number of mouths we’re feeding daily has more than doubled in the past 4 weeks. That means we are making a ton more Hummus and Falafel. Which means our little 3 Qt. Robo Coupe (commercial food processor) is working overtime. Like 20-30 batches a day. 2-3 hours non-stop… Read More

I closed the trucks today

29 July, 2017: I closed the trucks today. Actually, I started this post yesterday, Friday. It’s now Saturday. So I closed the trucks yesterday. I wasn’t ready to post it until today. I’ll write on this more in the future. But for now I wanted to let you all know the basics. CloverDWY (parking at Dewey Square) will remain open… Read More

Clover Beta 2

27 July, 2017: If you’ve eaten at Clover recently you have found us asking you “when was the last time you ate at Clover?” or some variant. We’re using this data to do analysis to make Clover better. But we’re also using this question to determine which customers we should be inviting to our Clover App, which is currently in… Read More

Survey Day: Thursday 7/27

27 July, 2017: If you received a survey card in line today, please click on the title of the post to fill out the survey. A huge thanks for helping us improve!! Customer Survey July 2017 Read More

From the archives

Clover, April 1

1 April, 2009: OK, so nobody ordered the Sausage, steak, ham, chicken sandwich. Thought we’d get at least one order : ) A little bit funny? Hope everyone had a great April 1st. The board is getting a bit smudgy, but it’s sort of pretty hunh? Figure it’s time for a new coat of paint, one of these weekends… Read More

Hummus pop-up tonight!

26 July, 2017: We have this new dreamy hummus Chris and Martina have been dialing in. Stop by CloverKND from 6pm-8pm Wednesday. We’ll be making 100 hummus bowls using produce from MA and chickpeas from CT. Try one, and we’ll ask for your feedback via this survey. If you fill it our you’ll be helping influence the future of Clover (and… Read More