“Kid legend in our home” – meet the Maple Box

1 March, 2022: The maple box is back! The quote above is from Courtney, a customer who wrote in about loving our Celebration boxes. So why are we celebrating maple? I think it's the most magical, delicious, sticky, snowy, sunny time of year. March is maple sugaring season, when nighttime temperatures drop below freezing, but the days begin to feel balmy. That's when the sap… Read More

Subscriptions launch at Clover

19 February, 2022: You may have heard some whisperings about a weekly delivery program, or maybe you spotted a box on a neighbor's doorstep. This thing has been about 9 months in the making and we've intentionally kept it under wraps until today. Join Burger Friday, Pasta Saturday, Soup Wednesday, or Taco Tuesday. The idea started with a meal planning… Read More

King cake at Clover?

16 February, 2022: It's decidedly *not* from New England, it's not particularly healthy, and Ayr even swore it would never be on our menu. And yet it's one of the most exciting things we've got going on right now. King Cake is a New Orleans delicacy that came over from France in the 1800s (they had been eating it there… Read More

From the archives

Accident

6 November, 2008: We were on our way to MIT, first day we were ready before 11am (we'd been up since 5am), and crash. Somebody hit their breaks hard ahead of me to make a turn. No signal. So I hit the breaks and Rolando and our food went flying. Everyone is ok. We didn't hit anything, but what a… Read More

The Mardi Gras Box is Here!

14 February, 2022: Let's start with a French lesson -  Mardi Gras = Fat Tuesday. This is because, it being the day before Lent, a lot of people would go on a massive binge of all the rich, fatty, mouth-watering foods (often meat and dairy) that would soon be prohibited for 40 days of Lent. While we like the earth-saving dream of eating less meat, we… Read More

I want to be a no trash person

8 February, 2022: You all know our restaurants give you 100% compostable packaging. What is the equivalent for the meal kits we're now delivering in the 1,000s every week? My wife Brooke remembers as a child seeing a news clip about a person who saved all of the trash they used from an entire year and it was a single… Read More

Last chance for Super Bowl Box (and churros!)

8 February, 2022: Last year we started a tradition making churros and chocolate for our SuperBowl Sunday Box. I don't know how it started but I look forward to it. It's the only time this elusive item gets made anywhere at Clover. A churro is a Spanish ridged fried donut that's been eaten for centuries but went viral last year among home cooks (why?) The… Read More

The Super Bowl box is here!

2 February, 2022: Whether you're pulling for a specific team, hosting a Netflix party, asking "is Tom Brady really retiring," or just looking forward to watching corporate America's best efforts to drain your bank account, Super Bowl weekend is a great excuse to get people together and eat good food. So...we'll make you a deal. You (safely) get the people together and we'll handle the… Read More

From the archives

Sketches from Josh

26 September, 2008: Hester is working on sketches and directions for the Food Truck logo. Follow after the break to check out the sketches. Here were the first batch:     I wont say a lot about these. They are very early ideas, but I thought everyone might enjoy the process from ground zero. Hester is having to deal with… Read More

Dave Epstein has the best storm coverage

28 January, 2022: Dave Epstein is a gift to everybody who cares about weather in Boston. If you're tracking this (possibly historic?) storm, his podcast is what you need. You can find Weather Wisdom (killer weather reports) and Growing Wisdom (gardening weather reports!) on Spotify / any podcast platform. In the early days when Clover was a food truck business,… Read More

You won’t see a Clover sign here

26 January, 2022: I visited our newest site yesterday and felt a tingle of the excitement that I felt when we were first launching food trucks. This is Widett Circle, an industrial area in Boston that is slated for demolition and redevelopment. The operators who used to be here are gone and the developers are waiting on permits or something.… Read More

Burns Night Box is 90% sold out

17 January, 2022: Pull out your plaid and cue up the bagpipes because it's Clover's first-ever celebration of Burns Night, an introduction to Scottish food/drink/music/poetry and a reason to raise a glass during this dark and cold month! You may be asking yourself, what is Burns Night? And maybe even looking twice at your calendar, like huh...I didn't know we had a holiday on… Read More

From the archives

Construction begins at 7 Holyoke

30 July, 2010: We're like anxious first time parents. We can't wait for our new restaurant to get off the ground. We're terribly excited, and a little scared. Work has begun. Don't get too excited, it's going to be a while. Our landlord has work to do. Then we get in there. Then it opens. You'll know we're there because… Read More

Together let’s feed our neighbors this MLK weekend

16 January, 2022: Starting now through end of day (midnight) on Wednesday 1/19/21, Clover will donate a meal box to Food For Free for every single box order placed during that period. Tomorrow (Monday) is a Day of Service to honor Dr. King's legacy. We can't solve everything in this world, but we can source and cook and season and pack nutritious food. We can donate… Read More