From the archives

Meal boxes are moving to 5 days/week!

11 May, 2021: When we launched Meal Boxes back in June, it was a way for us to re-open after the height of the pandemic. Now it's turned into a whole business, nestled inside of Clover. And we're getting busier and busier, with hundreds of you trying out the boxes each week. It's been truly amazing. And it is all… Read More

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Secrets at Clover? Testing, testing, beta beta beta

10 May, 2021: You all know how we value transparency and talking openly about everything we do, even our screw ups. So writing this note feels a bit wrong to me. These aren't exactly secrets per se, more like a skunkworks that we just haven't talked much about. This is going to be a long-ish post but I want to… Read More

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Clover x Yolélé Foods Chips!

8 May, 2021: Lucia here. My favorite restaurant in NYC is called Teranga. When I went in May 2019 I couldn't stop talking about it, to everyone. There was this black-eyed-pea salad I dreamed about for days. And an incredible stew I later learned was Poulet Yassa, a classic Senegalese stew made with tons of caramelized onions. On every table: 3 of the best hot sauces I'd… Read More

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Reinforcements arrive (John Hong)

11 October, 2008: John came by this weekend to help with the truck. Above and beyond to have his help like this, and well appreciated as I'm coming out of my 5th 18 hour day in a row. Here John is cutting a template we were thinking we would use to bend the bar that supports the bottom of the… Read More

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🔥 New: Nashville Hot Breakfast Sandwich & Hot Fries!

3 May, 2021: We got the above email from Helen (a customer) a few weeks ago and thought, yeah, let's make this happen! At breakfast, we're pairing corn mayo with a 6.5-minute egg, Grafton 1-year cheddar, pickle coins, and lots of Nashville hot sauce and tucking everything into a warm pita. At lunch, our PEI potatoes are cut, fried, and topped with Nashville hot… Read More

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This holy grail of springtime has been absent at Clover until now

1 May, 2021: The next 200 people to order a meal box for Thursday will be getting a really special gift: ramps. How can I describe the taste of a ramp? A chef I know says: scallion meets barely-roasted garlic clove. My friend, who has a ramp tattoo on her wrist, says: sharp, green, and creamy. I say it's like a super-concentrated leek, with a saucy story it wants… Read More

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🌼 The Clover Mother’s Day Gift Guide

29 April, 2021: Lucia, here with a Mother's Day gift guide. I've surveyed my mom friends and gathered up a bunch of the Clover team's favorite local shops, experiences, and treats. First off, we only have 150 Mother's Day Meal Boxes still available for delivery and pickup on the Friday and Saturday before Mother's Day. Chris dreamed up a breakfast in bed, a springtime lunch,… Read More

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Announcing Nashville Hot Mushroom Sandwich Kit

27 April, 2021: Do you have what it takes to make, and then consume our Nashville Hot Mushroom Sandwich at home? In response to a 🔥 firestorm of customer requests, we present the Nashville Hot Box: everything you need to whip up 4-5 of our Nashville Hot Mushroom sandwiches at home. We provide the ingredients and instructions. And true to tradition, you decide how much Nashville Hot Oil you can handle. The Nashville… Read More

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Test menu

23 October, 2008: I'm playing with the idea of using a dry erase marker on the side of the truck to post the menu. I think I like it alot. We can keep it flexible, update it frequently. And it reminds me of late nights working out problem sets at school, or big ideas at work. Read More

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I don’t want Facebook to watch you eat

26 April, 2021: We're trying to figure out digital marketing. I keep feeling like I just have to hold my nose. We used a company called Marketerhire (bad name I know, but at least it saves me from explaining what they do!) They connected us with a digital marketing specialist. He's smart and fun to work with and has the… Read More

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The Mother’s Day Box

22 April, 2021: Mother's Day is May 9! Our newest meal box creates not only one meal, but an entire day of relaxation, starting with breakfast in bed, pausing for a springy lunch, and ending with an extra fancy (but not fussy) Italian dinner. For dessert, local rhubarb appears for the first time, in the form of a rhubarb crisp… Read More

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May The Fourth be with you

20 April, 2021: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…a meal box lands on your home planet. You, a brave cook, open it and find a strange assortment of intergalactic meals…Yoda Pancakes, Blue Milk, Millenium Fal'corn, Bantha Meat Sandwiches, Pita Pizza Planets, Slurpy Soup, and Yoda Soda… May The Fourth Box Your job: choose how to use… Read More

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Clover x Seven Hills Pasta

17 April, 2021: Try a meal box next week Chris first discovered Seven Hills Pasta last year and we've been absolutely stunned and honored to have them right in our backyard. If you've tried some of the pasta dishes in our meal boxes, you may have gotten hooked too. We haven't had pasta this good since the Clover trip to Italy! The next 100 people to… Read More

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Winter at Clover

3 January, 2009: We're not open yet. Sorry, I'm getting your notes and messages, we've just got to wait until it's a bit warmer out there. Those of you who haven't taken off for January might be noticing the truck parked there, almost teasing you. We're still paying for the spot, and this is the best place to keep it… Read More

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Meet the 🌎 Earth Day Box

15 April, 2021: Earth Day is approaching and your neighborhood planet-saving chickpea-frying friends are here with an Earth Day Challenge and an Earth Day Box! Chris, did you say Nachos on the menu?!! The Atlantic reported this month that the single biggest change you can make to your diet to help mitigate climate change is to eat less meat.  And every year more and more people… Read More