MEAL BOXES

What is a Clover Meal Box?

We want to turbo-charge your kitchen! You know when you order something amazing at your favorite restaurant? It comes out pretty quickly. Why? The sauces are made, even if from scratch, in prep for the day. Complicated components are ready to go instantly when they’re needed. Sure there’s a little heating here and there, some assembly, maybe some chopping. But those things are the “last mile.” Most of the journey is complete. Voila: the most delicious food in a few minutes.

This is what we aim to bring you with a Clover Meal Box.

This isn’t Blue Apron. We’re not going to give you a bunch of perfectly measured portions in a bunch of packaging and have you make a meal from scratch. But it’s also not a frozen lasagna that you throw in the microwave. These meals will take 5-10 minutes to throw together. And they’ll taste amazing.

We originally started making these back in the summer of 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic – as a way for us to be able to feed you safely, without compromising on anything. The response has been so incredible that we’ve decided to keep selling them even after we’ve re-opened our restaurants for takeout.

Now we have an extensive menu of different boxes – including classic staples, seasonal offerings, and even special occasion/holiday boxes. You order via our app (works on mobile or desktop) and we offer free delivery for orders over $60 within our wide delivery area.

Click the button below to explore the full menu, or scroll down to read our FAQs. And if you’re interested in diving into our blog to read through some of the Meal Box timeline, try starting here.


FAQs

  • I need a recipe card for a meal box.

    Here are copies of each recipe card. For storage info, and specific allergens + ingredients, please check further down in the FAQs. Please note that boxes change seasonally, so these cards may not be up-to-date. If you have questions, or have a box that you don’t see a recipe card for, shoot us an email at box@cloverfoodlab.com.

     

    CELEBRATION BOXES

    Father’s Day Box

    MEAL BOXES

    Greatest Hits Box

    Weekend Adventure

    Early Spring Box

    BUILD YOUR OWN

    Nashville Hot Mushroom

    Impossible Kofta Dinner Kit

    Chickpea Fritter Sandwich Kit

  • I need full ingredient lists and/or allergen information for a meal box.

    Please note that all food at Clover is made in our commissary kitchen, so while we work hard to be as careful as possible, we are not able to absolutely guarantee that there hasn’t been any crosscontamination (this is a standard allergy disclaimer but want to make sure folks who have serious allergies are aware).

    Major allergens identified: dairy, egg, nuts/seeds, soy, wheat

    Note about soups and salads: Every day we whip up (3) “non lettuce” salads and hearty soups using produce, grains, or beans direct from farms we love. Unless specified, the items “seasonal salad” or “seasonal soup” that are listed in various boxes will change weekly/monthly based on seasonal availability. Because of this, we may not be able tell you what exact soups or salads are in your box – it’ll be a seasonal surprise! Your soups and/or salads will be labeled clearly in your box with their name – check the “Seasonal Soups & Salads” section of this ingredient list to find the exact info for your box.

    SEASONAL SOUPS & SALADS

    Check here to find ingredient information for the seasonal soup(s) and/or salad(s) in your box. Because these dishes change on the Clover menu on a weekly/monthly basis depending on seasonal and local availability at farms, we are not able to guarantee exact salads/soups in a box. Dietary restrictions for specific boxes (e.g. Gluten Free Box, Vegan Challenge Box) will still be honored!

    VEGETABLE SALADS

    • Bean, roasted carrot, molasses salad – beans, carrots, parsley, molasses, brown sugar, safflower oil, cider vinegar, salt
    • Beet, horseradish, walnut salad (contains nuts) – beets, carrots, walnuts, dill, parsley, lemon, horseradish, garlic, dijon mustard, vegan mayo, salt
    • Beluga lentil salad (contains nuts/seeds) – beluga lentils, red wine vinegar, hazelnuts, safflower oil, dried cherries, kale, sugar, dijon mustard, kosher salt, garlic
    • Chipotle ranch potato salad (contains dairy) – red potatoes, chives, pickled red onions, celery, green onion, cilantro, dijon mustard, garlic, black pepper, kosher salt, cider vinegar, chipotle powder, vegan mayo, buttermilk, sugar
    • Farro lemon feta salad (contains dairy, wheat) – farro, red peppers, feta cheese, caramelized onions, dill, parsley, capers, lemon juice, sugar, salt, olive oil, safflower oil
    • Green goddess potato salad (contains dairy) – potatoes, buttermilk, lemon juice, tarragon, basil, sour cream, vegan mayo, salt, black pepper, sugar, chives
    • Kale, radish, sesame seed salad (contains seeds, soy, wheat) – kale, radish, sesame seeds, jalapeños, rice vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce, salt, garlic, dijon mustard, safflower oil, sesame oil
    • Plantain potato salad  – potatoes, green plantains, red onion, bell pepper, cilantro, kale, maple syrup, safflower oil, cider vinegar, Aleppo pepper, crushed tomatoes, jalapeño, cilantro, cumin, garlic, lime juice, sugar
    • Potato, mustard, dill salad (contains soy) – red bliss potatoes, red peppers, smoky tempeh, celery, pickled red onion, dill, pickles, white wine vinegar, sugar, dijon mustard, Aleppo pepper, kosher salt, safflower oil
    • Sweet potato, black bean, poblano salad – sweet potatoes, black beans, poblano peppers, cumin, caramelized onions, lime juice, white wine vinegar, dijon mustard, garlic, honey, safflower oil, paprika, salt
    • Waldorf salad (contains nuts/seeds) – walnuts, apples, celery, raisins, vegan mayo, salt, black pepper, lemon juice
    • White bean, kale, basil salad – white beans, kale, kosher salt, tomato, basil, fresh garlic, vegan mayo, water, lemon juice
    • Wild rice, cranberry, pecan salad (contains nuts/seeds) – wild rice, pecans, cranberries, celery, green onion, red wine vinegar, safflower oil, dijon mustard, garlic, molasses, kosher salt

    HEARTY SOUPS

    • 3 bean chili (contains soy, wheat) – heirloom beans from Baer’s Best, olive oil, safflower oil, onion, green bell pepper, serrano pepper, soy sauce, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, dark chili powder, cumin, chipotle flakes, garlic powder, porcini powder, salt, water, hominy
    • African peanut soup (contains nuts/seeds) – yellow onion, carrot, celery, potato, sweet potato, garlic, cilantro, safflower oil, bay leaf, Aleppo pepper, cumin, ginger, kosher salt, brown sugar, peanut butter, vegetable stock
    • Hearty vegetable stew – onion, celery, carrot, white button mushrooms, rosemary, parsley, vegetable stock, crushed tomatoes, split peas, red bliss potatoes, rutabaga, purple top turnips, salt, safflower oil
    • Kimchi stew (contains soy) – kimchi, gochujang (Korean chili paste), gochugaru (Korean red pepper flakes), maple syrup, salt, onion, mushrooms, Korean vegetable stock (onion, carrot, scallion, dried mushrooms, kombu seaweed, daikon radish), tofu, bean sprouts
    • Mulligatawny soup – onion, carrot, celery, tomato, apple, garlic, cilantro, turmeric powder, cumin seed, cinnamon, garam masala, green cardamom, ground ginger, salt, safflower oil, vegetable stock, coconut milk, crimson lentils, red wine vinegar
    • Potato, cheddar, leek soup (contains dairy) – safflower oil, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, leeks, thyme, salt, bay leaf, mustard powder, potatoes, black pepper, cheddar cheese, sriracha hot sauce, sugar, white wine vinegar, vegetable stock (onion, carrot, celery, leek, black peppercorn, bay leaf, dried shiitake mushrooms, thyme, dried kombu seaweed)
    • Potato leek soup (contains dairy) – safflower oil, onion, leeks, potatoes, thyme, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, black pepper, kosher salt, sugar, red wine vinegar, half and half, vegetable stock (onion, carrot, celery, leek, black peppercorn, bay leaf, dried shiitake mushrooms, thyme, dried kombu seaweed)
    • Roman tomato soup – onion, garlic, carrot, potatoes, crushed tomatoes, Aleppo pepper, olive oil, water, vegetable stock (onion, carrot, celery, leek, black peppercorn, bay leaf, dried shiitake mushrooms, thyme, dried kombu seaweed), black pepper, kosher salt, sugar, red wine vinegar
    • Spicy coconut lentil soup – safflower oil, yellow onion, leeks, carrots, celery, cilantro, garlic, bay leaves, garam masala, brown sugar, Aleppo pepper, salt, brown lentils, coconut milk, red wine vinegar, vegetable stock (onion, carrot, celery, leek, black peppercorn, bay leaf, dried shiitake mushrooms, thyme, dried kombu seaweed)

    MEAL BOXES

    EARLY SPRING BOX

    • Beluga lentil salad (contains nuts/seeds) – beluga lentils, red wine vinegar, hazelnuts, safflower oil, dried cherries, kale, sugar, dijon mustard, kosher salt, garlic
    • Farm salad – salad greens, watermelon radish, carrots, daikon radishes
    • Farro lemon feta salad (contains dairy, wheat) – farro, red peppers, feta cheese, caramelized onions, dill, parsley, capers, lemon juice, sugar, salt, olive oil, safflower oil
    • Farro mushroom soup (contains dairy, wheat) – safflower oil, onion, carrots, celery, crimini mushrooms, garlic, parsley, rosemary, thyme, ground black pepper, kosher salt, sugar, flour, vegetable stock (onion, carrot, celery, leek, black peppercorn, bay leaf, dried shiitake mushrooms, thyme, dried kombu seaweed), farro, sour cream
    • Lavender shortbread (contains dairy, wheat) – butter, sugar, kosher salt, vanilla extract, flour, sugar, lavender
    • Mayo Sauce – Just Mayo (Non-GMO Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Filtered Water, Lemon Juice, White Vinegar, Water
    • Orange, honey, white wine vinaigrette (contains dairy) – white wine vinegar, garlic, orange juice, honey, pecorino cheese, salt, safflower oil
    • Parsnip fritters (contains dairy, eggs, wheat) – flour, sugar, Aleppo pepper, baking powder, cinnamon, cloves, ground ginger, parsnips, eggs, milk
    • Pecorino cheese (contains dairy)
    • Pickled radishes – radishes, brine (white vinegar, sugar, salt, water)
    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Romesco sauce (contains nuts/seeds) – roasted red peppers, tomato, garlic, almonds, olive oil, safflower oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, sweet paprika, Aleppo pepper, fresh parsley
    • Semolina gigli pasta from Seven Hills Pasta Co (contains wheat) – organic durum wheat semolina, water
    • Spring-dug parsnip sandwich ingredients (contains dairy, wheat, soy) – roasted parsnip, spring onion relish, spinach, cheddar cheese, mayo sauce
    • Spring-dug parsnips – parsnips, safflower oil, salt
    • Spring Onion Relish Yellow Mustard Seed, Safflower Oil, Yellow Onions, Spring Onion, Garlic, Prince Edward Island Potatoes, Horseradish Root, Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Water, Thyme, Parsley, Ground Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper, Kosher Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Red Peppers)
    • Slow-roasted radishes – radishes, safflower oil, salt
    • Sunflower seed pesto (contains nuts/seeds) – sunflower seeds, local greens, basil, garlic, salt, turmeric, safflower oil, lemon juice
    • Vegan chocolate mousse (contains tree nuts) – ​​coconut milk, xanthan gum, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, semi-sweet chocolate, salt

    GREATEST HITS BOX

    • Brownies (contains egg, dairy, wheat) – eggs, vanilla sugar, butter, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, kosher salt, dark chocolate chips
    • Chickpea tomato stew – chickpeas, white onion, garlic, olive oil, salt, crushed tomatoes, water, Aleppo pepper, cinnamon, cumin, sweet paprika, turmeric, sugar, red wine vinegar
    • Cucumber-tomato salad – cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon juice, kosher salt
    • Dipping veggies
    • Falafel balls (contains nuts/seeds, soy) – chickpeas, lemon juice, water, parsley, cilantro, kosher salt, white sesame seeds, mint, fresh garlic, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, sumac, coriander seed, sunflower oil
    • Impossible kofta balls (contains wheat, soy) – Impossible meat, white onion, smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper, garlic, cinnamon, dried mint, kosher salt, sugar, bread crumbs, pomegranate molasses, safflower oil, fresh parsley, bulgur
    • Middle Eastern rice pilaf (contains nuts/seeds) – Basmati rice, pumpkin seeds, parsley, dark raisins, lemon juice, olive oil, onions, garlic, turmeric, cumin, Aleppo pepper, kosher salt, water
    • Pickled cabbage
    • Pickled carrots
    • Pickled cucumbers
    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Romesco sauce (contains nuts/seeds) – roasted red peppers, tomato, garlic, almonds, olive oil, safflower oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, sweet paprika, Aleppo pepper, fresh parsley
    • Seasonal salad (scroll up to the “Seasonal Soups & Salads” section to find the exact salad(s) in your box!)
    • Seasonal soup (scroll up to the “Seasonal Soups & Salads” section to find the exact soup(s) in your box!)
    • Silky hummus (contains nuts/seeds) – water, tahini (sesame), chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic, kosher salt, baking soda, cumin seeds
    • Shortbread (contains dairy, wheat, MAY contain nuts/seeds) – butter, sugar, kosher salt, vanilla extract, flour, sugar, white sesame seeds OR sumac
    • Tahini sauce (contains nuts/seeds) – water, tahini (sesame), lemon juice, kosher salt

    BUILD YOUR OWN

    IMPOSSIBLE KOFTA DINNER KIT

    • Chickpea tomato stew – chickpeas, white onion, garlic, olive oil, salt, crushed tomatoes, water, Aleppo pepper, cinnamon, cumin, sweet paprika, turmeric, sugar, red wine vinegar
    • Impossible kofta balls (contains soy, wheat) – Impossible meat, white onion, smoked paprika, cumin, black pepper, garlic, cinnamon, dried mint, kosher salt, sugar, bread crumbs, pomegranate molasses, safflower oil, fresh parsley, bulgur
    • Middle Eastern rice pilaf (contains nuts/seeds) – Basmati rice, pumpkin seeds, parsley, dark raisins, lemon juice, olive oil, onions, garlic, turmeric, cumin, Aleppo pepper, kosher salt, water

    CHICKPEA FRITTER SANDWICH KIT

    • Cucumber-tomato salad – cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon juice, kosher salt
    • Falafel balls (contains nuts/seeds, soy) – chickpeas, lemon juice, water, parsley, cilantro, kosher salt, white sesame seeds, mint, fresh garlic, cumin seeds, nigella seeds, sumac, coriander seed, sunflower oil
    • Pickled cabbage
    • Pickled carrots
    • Pickled cucumbers
    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Silky hummus (contains nuts/seeds) – water, tahini (sesame), chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic, kosher salt, baking soda, cumin seeds
    • Tahini sauce (contains nuts/seeds) – water, tahini (sesame), lemon juice, kosher salt

    SPRING-DUG PARSNIP SANDWICH KIT

    • Cheddar (contains dairy)
    • Mayo Sauce – Just Mayo (Non-GMO Expeller-Pressed Canola Oil, Filtered Water, Lemon Juice, White Vinegar, Water
    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Spinach
    • Spring-dug parsnips – parsnips, safflower oil, salt
    • Spring Onion Relish Yellow Mustard Seed, Safflower Oil, Yellow Onions, Spring Onion, Garlic, Prince Edward Island Potatoes, Horseradish Root, Cider Vinegar, Sugar, Water, Thyme, Parsley, Ground Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper, Kosher Salt, Ground Black Pepper, Red Peppers)

    CARROT SANDWICH KIT

    • Cabbage slaw – green cabbage, honey, salt, lime juice
    • Feta cheese sauce – (contains dairy) water, garlic, vegan mayo, sour cream, feta cheese
    • Fried farro – farro, safflower oil
    • Habanero carrot sauce – pickled carrots, garlic, habanero peppers, pickled carrot juice, cilantro, turmeric, butter, safflower oil, roasted tomatoes, salt
    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Roasted carrots – carrots, safflower oil

    TUSCAN PESTO PASTA KIT

    • Pecorino cheese (contains dairy)
    • Pickled radishes – radishes, brine (white vinegar, sugar, salt, water)
    • Semolina gigli pasta from Seven Hills Pasta Co (contains wheat) – organic durum wheat semolina, water
    • Slow-roasted radishes – radishes, safflower oil, salt
    • Sunflower seed pesto (contains nuts/seeds) – sunflower seeds, local greens, basil, garlic, salt, turmeric, safflower oil, lemon juice

    NASHVILLE HOT MUSHROOM SANDWICH KIT

    • Blue oyster mushrooms
    • Chili oil – chile de arbol, kimchi chiles, cumin, ground garlic, ancho chili, kosher salt, smoked paprika, safflower oil
    • Corn mayo – freeze-dried corn, water, vegan mayo, garlic paste, black pepper, kosher salt
    • Dredge (contains wheat) – flour, corn flour, smoked paprika, dried mustard, garlic powder, onion powder, ancho chili, cumin, thyme, kosher salt
    • Lettuce
    • Pickles
    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Sriracha buttermilk (contains dairy) – buttermilk, sriracha

    SUPPLEMENTS

    DESSERTS SELECTION

    • Brownies (contains egg, dairy, wheat) – eggs, vanilla sugar, butter, whole wheat flour, cocoa powder, kosher salt, dark chocolate chips
    • Olive oil cake (contains eggs, dairy, wheat)  – flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, eggs, olive oil, milk, sugar, orange peel, orange juice, water
    • Seasonal fruit mousse (contains dairy, wheat) – seasonal fruit compote (fruit, sugar, kosher salt, vanilla, lemon juice); white chocolate mousse (heavy cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, white chocolate); oat crumb topping (rolled oats, flour, brown sugar, safflower oil, maple syrup) (note – fruit will change seasonally)
    • Short bread (contains dairy, wheat, MAY contain nuts/seeds) – butter, sugar, kosher salt, vanilla extract, flour, sugar, white sesame seeds OR sumac OR lavender sugar

    HUMMUS SELECTION

    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Pita chips (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Raw dipping vegetables
    • Silky hummus (contains nuts/seeds) – water, tahini (sesame), chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic, kosher salt, baking soda, cumin seeds

    DIPS AND SPREADS SELECTION (note – dips/spreads may change seasonally)

    • Pesto (contains nuts/seeds) – sunflower seeds, local greens, basil, garlic, salt, turmeric, safflower oil, lemon juice
    • Pimento cheese spread (contains dairy) – cheddar cheese, red peppers, capers, vegan mayo, dill, parsley, Aleppo pepper, water
    • Pita bread (contains wheat) – organic flour, water, local whole wheat flour, yeast, kosher salt, olive oil
    • Raw dipping vegetables
    • Romesco sauce (contains nuts/seeds) – roasted red peppers, tomato, garlic, almonds, olive oil, safflower oil, red wine vinegar, sugar, salt, sweet paprika, Aleppo pepper, fresh parsley
    • Silky hummus (contains nuts/seeds) – water, tahini (sesame), chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh garlic, kosher salt, baking soda, cumin seeds
  • What's the best way to store the items in my box?

    Here’s some storage info! We strongly recommend majority of items be stored in the refrigerator.

    Pita bread should be frozen if you don’t plan on eating it within the next day or so. It freezes really well and reheats great from frozen.

  • I need to make changes to (or cancel) my order.

    Changes or cancellations to your meal box order must be made 48 hours or earlier from your chosen pickup/delivery day.  This allows us to waste as little food as possible, and also keep things efficient in our kitchen. If your scheduled day suddenly doesn’t work for you, please consider asking us to donate your food to Food For Free, and then re-ordering for the date that does work.

    (Our weekly subscriptions have a different deadline schedule – check out our subscription FAQs for more info).

  • Tell me more about delivery!

    For the first time in Clover history, we are doing in-house delivery (our drivers, our vehicles!) It’s been quite a learning process, but something we’re very excited to offer as part of the Meal Box program.

    Our current delivery area is most towns within a 30 mile radius of CloverHUB (1075 Cambridge St, Cambridge). When placing your order you will be able to enter your zip code to double check that your address lies within our delivery area.

    Delivery for meal boxes is set at a flat fee of $9.99. If your meal box order is greater than $60, we can provide free delivery.

    The morning of your scheduled order, you will receive an email with an estimated delivery window. If all goes as planned, your order will arrive at that estimated time! If something unexpected happens (vehicle issues, traffic, etc.) your order may be delayed. We will do our best to give you a heads up if this happens.

    Your items should be refrigerated within 4 hours of delivery. Once your order has been dropped off, you’ll receive a text message confirmation. This message will go to the phone number you provided when filling out your delivery address in the app.We are not responsible for your order after it has been delivered to the given address. Thank you for understanding!

  • Tell me more about pick-up!

    Clover At Home orders can ONLY be picked up at 1075 Cambridge St. in Cambridge (where the food is made!). If picking up at this location doesn’t work for you, we recommend trying out home delivery (which is available to a 30 mi radius of Cambridge, and free for orders over $60!

    To ensure pick-ups go smoothly and efficiently, arrive on time and only during your chosen pick-up slot – not early please! We will have your order ready at your scheduled pickup time – you will not receive any extra notifications confirming your order is ready.

    We are unable to hold any orders past 5pm of your pick-up day. If you are late to pick up, your box will be donated.

  • When exactly do orders start and close for each pickup/delivery day?

    Currently we offer pickup/delivery of meal boxes on Mondays and Thursdays each week. Orders open approximately 1 week prior to the day, and stay open for 5 days. For certain Celebration Boxes we may open up extra pickup/delivery days in advance.

    MONDAY ORDERS

    • Open: Monday the week before
    • Close: Saturday at 5pm

    THURSDAY ORDERS

    • Open: Thursday the week before
    • Close: Tuesday at 5pm
  • How can I customize my meal box or make a substitution for an ingredient?

    To keep our boxes affordable for everyone, we cannot make any customizations or substitutions at this time. Thank you for understanding!

  • Are the meal boxes kosher?

    Yes! Like our restaurant food, everything we produce in-house at Clover is certified Kosher under the Orthodox Rabbinic supervision of Lighthouse Kosher by the wonderful Rabbi Barry Dolinger.
    Furthermore, for items on our menu that are not directly made by us (for example – donuts from Union Square Donuts or coffee cake from Revival Cafe), Lighthouse Kosher connects directly with those vendors on a case-by-case basis to confirm a supervised, segregated Kosher run of their product specifically produced for Clover. If an item is not Kosher, we will do our best to communicate that prior to distribution.
  • What are you doing to make your meal boxes sustainable and environment-friendly?

    Sustainability informs every decision made at Clover ever since the beginning! We were the first restaurant to have 100% compostable packaging in our restaurants, not to mention our food doesn’t have meat in it (which is the #1 thing we do for sustainability every single day).

    We would love to find a way to completely get rid of single-use packaging. This is a big undertaking and we’re going to have to make some pretty big changes to get there (think: buy a giant industrial dishwashing machine, build a whole new commissary to house that machine, etc.) but we’ll keep you updated as we work on that journey!!

    In the mean time, here are 10 things we’ve done to make our box as eco-friendly as we can (compared to the national meal kit companies we’ve been scoping out)

    10. To cut down on paper, we limit the number of printed inserts in your box.

    9. We don’t add ice packs or insulation. Because we use our refrigerated vans instead of shipping boxes through the mail, we’re able to “own the cold chain” from our kitchen to yours.

    8. No plastic containers wrapped in cardboard, wrapped in more cardboard, wrapped in paper. So many sleeves!

    7. No dividers. Yes they make things look nice. No they are not necessary.

    6. Single-use plastic is horrible (hence the zero waste box idea) but for now we use hard plastic containers instead of compostables like we do in the restaurant. Most of you don’t have commercial composters in your backyards, so they’d just end up as trash. Plus, the compostable containers would leak, causing us to have to re-deliver boxes. Nobody likes an exploded container of hummus, no matter how eco-friendly it is.

    5. We cook our food near where you live. Most national meal kits have 3 distribution centers in the entire country (typically in New Jersey, Texas, and California). Which means that your food may have traveled thousands of miles before it even got to your distribution center.

    4. Our boxes provide multiple meals in a single box, and the box itself is simple, recyclable cardboard.

    3. Behind the scenes, we compost all our food scraps, and we wash and re-use all our the containers we use for cooking, measuring, and storing food (these Cambro containers are THE BEST).

    2. We work with farmers who treat the soil well, use organic growing practices, and live near us. We’ve visited nearly all of them, and know about their own commitments to reducing waste.

    1. No meat on the menu. Factory farming of livestock, the way it is currently practiced in the US, generates more waste than the entire population of the US.

  • How do I reach out about something that isn't answered in this FAQ?

    You can email us at box@cloverfoodlab.com 🙂

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