Monday, August 05, 2019

Clover Food Lab Is Opening in Boston's Back Bay, Replacing Minigrow

A local group of vegetarian fast-food restaurants is going to be opening a location in one of the busiest parts of Boston, moving into a space where a couple of other dining spots had been of late.

According to an article from Eater Boston, Clover Food Lab is planning to open in the Back Bay, moving into the space on Boylston Street that had been home to Globe Bar & Cafe before it moved to the former Rattlesnake Bar & Grill a short distance east on Boylston early last year. In addition, as @barebonesyoga says in a tweet, this is also the space where a location of Minigrow had been until it closed approximately a month ago after being in business for a bit more than a year. (The Summer Street location of Minigrow in downtown Boston remains in operation.)

This will be the first brick-and-mortar location of Clover in the Back Bay, though as Eater says, they did have a food truck set up on Newbury Street until the summer of 2017.

If all goes as planned, the new location of Clover could be opening in the Back Bay this fall.

The address for the upcoming location of Clover Food Lab (and the former Minigrow) in the Back Bay is 565 Boylston Street Boston, MA, 02116. The website for all locations can be found at

[November 13 update: The Tables section of The Boston Globe says that Clover hopes to open in the Back Bay on Friday, November 15.]

[November 26 update: According to a poster within the Friends of Boston's Hidden Restaurants Facebook group page, Clover has not yet opened its Back Bay location, but a sign out front indicates that it aims to open on December 10.]

[December 10 update: A press release confirms that Clover opens its Newbury Street location today.]

[Earlier Article]
Globe Bar & Cafe Moving to Former Rattlesnake Bar & Grill Space in Boston's Back Bay

by Marc Hurwitz (Also follow us on Twitter at @hiddenboston)

[A related post from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): List of Restaurant Closings and Openings in the Boston Area]