3 Little Figs Is Adding a “Health Club” Menu

The Somerville bakery is expanding its kitchen and adding a range of veggie-focused bowls and more.

3 Little Figs

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A Spring Hill café has made a name for itself over several years as a cozy spot for an espresso, a crumbly scone, and maybe a Greek-style phyllo pie with sheep’s milk feta and local spinach. But change is in the air around 3 Little Figs: Co-owners Katie and Andy Rooney plan to expand their kitchen, and add a new line of “fast-superfoods,” Scout Somerville reports.

The “Health Club” menu at 3 Little Figs, as it’s dubbed, will feature organic smoothies, new salads, healthy bowls, and generally “vegetable-led clean foods” for takeout, Katie Rooney told the magazine. She coined the term “fast-superfoods.”

“There will be lots of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. It’ll be clean, nutritious food that we hope everyone will enjoy,” she told Scout.

3 Little Figs, which opened in 2011 on Highland Ave., is a family affair, started by the self-taught baker. Alongside an artisan coffee program and Rooney’s grab-and-go muffins, cookies, cakes, and more, it also offers house-made muesli and Greek yogurt, sandwiches and toasts, Rooney’s mother’s “best ever” spinach pie, and other, often Greek-inspired, brunch plates. Those favorites aren’t going anywhere.

The Rooneys have taken over space next door to expand the shop’s kitchen prep space, according to Scout. Customers can expect to start seeing—and tasting—changes later this fall.

278 Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-623-3447, 3littlefigs.com.