12 July, 2017: That’s Martina, who leads up Food Development at Clover, at Next Barn Over in Hadley. She was telling us about her grandmother’s recipe for a zucchini flower pancake. If you see her, ask her about it. The flowers are a precursor to the zucchini themselves. Zucchini is hitting the menu hard. Stop by for Zucchini Fritters after 2pm. We grate the… Read More

Clover opens in Sudbury Saturday 7/8/17!

7 July, 2017: It seems like we just opened Clover Harvard Science Center and already a new Clover is on the horizon. CloverSUD opens tomorrow at 10am inside the Whole Foods in Sudbury! This is the second Clover-inside-a-grocery-store that we’ve done. Neil (a veteran of Clover BUR and CloverWST) will be running the store, and we’ll have the full menu… Read More

Testing hummus bowls at CloverKND Tuesday

7 July, 2017: We have these beautiful chickpeas from Connecticut and Montana that we’ve been turning into a silky hummus. We’ve been inspired by some of the hummus shops in NYC. And we’re thinking they might be a really neat way to highlight local produce. We tasted a few at Food Dev two weeks back, took some of the feedback from that meeting,… Read More

From the archives


18 September, 2008: This is how I spent a good portion of my afternoon. With a hacksaw and a file. Things haven’t been moving as quickly as I’d like on the truck. I dropped it off in Salem on Monday, and zippo is the amount of work that has happened since then. I’d expected the systems were going to be… Read More

Strawberry micro season

7 July, 2017: Strawberry Lemonade, Strawberry Soda, Strawberries after 2pm each day with cream and sugar. Our strawberries are from Joe Czajkowski Farm in North Hadley. The farm used to grow tobacco, now it grows strawberries! The berries this year are really sweet and delicious but the season is short (2-3 weeks at the most). Come be a part of it while… Read More

Selling water at Clover

5 July, 2017: People have been asking to buy bottles of water since 2008 when I opened the first truck. Those first weeks in October 2008 we had 1 sandwich. No sides. No drinks. It wasn’t a statement, I just didn’t have any to sell. But as we grew I didn’t feel good about selling water in a plastic bottle.… Read More

4th of July Hours

3 July, 2017: We’ll be closed at CloverFIN, CloverDTX, CloverBUR, CloverBLV and CloverHSC at the Harvard Science Center. All other locations will be open! But some may be closing early. For those, check the Today’s Menu page. Read More

From the archives

Chickpea fritter nutritionals

1 February, 2010: While we like to think that you all love every sandwich equally, it’s hard to deny that the Chickpea Fritter outsells its brothers. So we thought we’d start here on the detailed sandwich nutritionals. First, the ingredients. You all know our whole wheat pita. We make our own hummus from dried organic chickpeas. For the sandwiches we… Read More

Testing packaging

27 June, 2017: You may have heard rumors of some new items coming your way. We’re about to tear up the menu in response to a bunch of feedback from you all. We thought it was a good time to reasses some of our packaging. Chris found some wood packaging. This is a little cone. What do you think about eating… Read More

Coffee and Donuts w/Barrington Roasters Thurs 6/29

27 June, 2017: Breakfasts at Clover are always yummy (we hope), but they don’t always have donuts. We’re making our cider donuts Thursday in honor of Barrington Coffee’s visit. 8am CloverHSQ (1326 Mass Ave, Cambridge) 10am CloverKND (5 Cambridge Ctr, Cambridge) 2:30pm CloverDTX (27 School St, Boston) Read More

Hadley grass dried up

26 June, 2017: We saw this truck on our trip to Hadley a few weeks back. We brought Hadley grass (aka asparagus) to Clover for the 2 weeks it was in season. If you tried it let us know what you thought. Hadley grass is now gone. We’ll be launching a new 2pm special (local strawberries with sugar) this week,… Read More

Pinball tournament at CloverHFI: Thursday 6/22 6pm-8pm

21 June, 2017: Joe, our manager at CloverHFI, has been dreaming of doing this forever, and it’s finally happening. Medieval Madness and Twilight Zone pinball machines are ready. Remember back when they were declared illegal by the city of Cambridge? : ( Show up at CloverHFI at 6pm to register. We’ll take 10 teams of 2 people each. Prizes include swag… 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

Starting Monday at 7am there will be triple Clover in Harvard Square

15 June, 2017: Monday June 19: Clover opens in the Harvard Science Center! We’ll be re-opening the coffee bar (you may have remembered we soft-opened during Commencement week, cafe au laits, cider donuts, study snacks, whoopie pies each day.) And we’ll be opening a full Clover restaurant (chickpea fritters, fries, soups, the whole deal.) Stop by to meet Lynn, Rider,… Read More