Clover Newton will open on July 9!

30 June, 2021: Update: due to Tropical Storm Elsa, our Grand Opening has been rescheduled to Friday July 16 and Saturday July 17! All other details remain the same. What does a chickpea fritter taste like in Newtonville? Be the first to find out on July 9 and 10! Originally we’d been hoping to do a soft open tomorrow (July… Read More

Your meal box gift from Speedwell Coffee.

26 June, 2021: Get over hump day with 2 cans of Speedwell nitro cold brew inside a Clover Meal Box! Just order your box (any from the “Meal Box” category) and choose Wednesday delivery or pickup. Dinner and coffee for the rest of the week—solved. We’ve been partners with Speedwell since the early days of Clover, when we both served side-by-side at… Read More

Meet the Early Summer Box!

24 June, 2021: Try the early summer box! ☀️A bowl of strawberries dusted with vanilla sugar. ☀️Panelle sandwiches inspired by Sicilian street food. Crisp squares of chickpea dough you’ll heat and serve with lemon mayo and fennel-olive salad. Use for sandwiches or make a platter of them for backyard cocktails (we recommend negronis) ☀️Pasta with bright red romesco sauce, goat… Read More

From the archives

Coffee station

21 April, 2010: So we’ve graduated from the one-cup-one melitta set-up that got us going. I’ve been thinking about some sort of a coffee station upgrade just as long as I’ve been planning the restaurant. Here you get 2 pictures. We’ve experienced this before. We need something new. We look everywhere. All of the existing solutions are expensive and terrible.… Read More

The Panelle Sandwich is back!

22 June, 2021: Warm pita, lemon mayo, custardy crisp panelle, fennel-olive-orange salad. Eat it at Clover, or make it at home. Passport not required. Get it at lunch tomorrow! We had no idea what the word Panelle meant when a customer first told us about it. He had grown up in Sicily, the triangular island south of mainland Italy. His… Read More

Sidehill Farms yogurt is so good.

19 June, 2021: Browse meal boxes Tangy, a little sweet, with a quarter inch of creamy goodness at the top, which only comes from cows who eat grass (sadly that’s not the norm for most yogurt). Sidehill Farm has been a dream of ours for years. It’s the best yogurt you can buy. And in caring for their cows and the… Read More

July 4th Boxes from Clover!

17 June, 2021: What would we serve if we had you over for a BBQ? Mix and match our Fourth of July Box and the Grillmaster Kit! The Fourth of July Box Let’s start with the grill. Lemon-and-herb-marinated veggies (snappingly-fresh zucchini, summer squash, onions, and peppers) already cut, seasoned, and ready to lay on the fire. Balsamic-marinated Rhode Island mushrooms—Jane (who took these photos) says the… Read More

Last week for the Carrot Sandwich at Clover!

15 June, 2021: “I love meat. 9 times out of 10, if I had a choice between a meat sandwich and a veggie sandwich, I will choose the meat sandwich. That changed when I tried your Carrot Sandwich. It is, without a single grain of doubt in my mind, the best sandwich I have ever had the privilege of putting… Read More

From the archives

I like your shoes

9 February, 2010: So what’s with these shoes I’ve been wearing? If you took the our online survey the other week you already know. But I thought I owed the rest of you an explanation. We’re going to be surveying you all once a month going forward. It’ll help us serve you better food faster. This most recent survey included… Read More

Your local rhubarb gift!

13 June, 2021: It’s Ayr’s favorite thing to eat, it’s a vegetable that acts like a fruit, it makes pancakes so happy, and it’s only here for a month or so. Yesss rhubarb!!! If you’ve been thinking about stocking your fridge with a Clover meal box, this might be the week to do it, because while supplies last, all full-sized boxes (in the “Meal… Read More

Clover is opening in Newton in July!

11 June, 2021: I’ve been waiting over a year to make this announcement. Clover is coming to Newton! We’ll be opening at 845 Washington St. on July 1. We are on a mission to help meat lovers dream about vegetables. Why? As a society we need to reduce the number of meals we eat with meat—and by a lot. That… Read More

Your meal box gift from Tandem Coffee

5 June, 2021: Browse meal boxes Is there anything better than the smell of good coffee, when you expect … not-good coffee?  The first 300 Meal Box orders for next week will get a free gift from our dear friends at Tandem Coffee Roasters in Portland, Maine – 2 packets of Good Instant Coffee You’ve probably sipped Tandem’s delicious coffee at Clover, but did you know they’ve… Read More

Meet the Father’s Day Meal Box

3 June, 2021: The Father’s Day Box! We surveyed some culinary Clover dads about their dream Father’s Day meals. Then we asked ourselves, “What if all those meals could happen in one day?” And so the Father’s Day Meal Box was born! Now available for pickup or free delivery on the weekend of Father’s Day (6/18 and 6/19). For breakfast, start with a heat-and-eat French Toast Casserole made with… Read More

From the archives

For the side of the truck?

29 August, 2008: What do you think of this for the side of the truck? Comments welcome. Here’s an older one. This image dates to the day after I first thought of the food lab idea: Read More

Mushroom Parm is back on June 2!

1 June, 2021: Melty provolone that can pull the length of an entire Lucia. Crisp battered mushrooms from Rhode Island. Warm marinara. Fresh local greens dressed in lemony vinaigrette. All tucked into a warm pita, or served up platter style. That’s right – the Mushroom Parm is back at lunch tomorrow (June 2) to kick off Week 2 of indoor dining at Clover!  Some of you… Read More