Best of Boston

2022 Best Local Lunch Chain

Clover Food Lab

Mornings might run on Dunkin’, but for midday brain fuel, Boston’s busy worker bees buzz over to MIT-trained engineer Ayr Muir’s 14-outpost chainlet, which updates fast food for the Hub’s socially conscious, Silicon Valley East era. Three and a half minutes is the average wait time for falafel-and-hummus sandwiches, barbecue seitan platters, and other plant-based eats made with New England farm-sourced ingredients so reliably fresh, Clover kitchens don’t keep freezers. Even cooler? Clover’s subscription-based weekly meal kits (e.g., “Taco Tuesday”) delivered direct to area doorsteps for our telecommuting age.

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