A Grocery Designed to Improve Your Health (and Happiness)
Cafe Clover, an early adopter of the hip-and-healthful restaurant model in New York, quickly became a fashion favorite for its organic offerings — farmers’ market crudités, grilled baby chicken, cauliflower "steaks" — in a posh setting. And now, on the same West Village block, the cafe’s owners have opened a grocery store with a similar sensibility.
At the new Clover Grocery, fresh groceries and prepared foods are ready to grab-and-go — or sit and enjoy, at the small counter. Kale pestos include nutrient-rich hempseed, limeades get a boost from anti-inflammatory turmeric and guacamole is made from fibrous sweet potatoes. The shelves are stocked with items designed or handpicked to improve your health, or even just your mood. Alongside supplements from Moon Juice are goods from other indie purveyors with cult followings, local floral bouquets from Petal by Pedal — even pretty pillows from Hill House Home. And to round out the pleasurable experience of shopping there, in place of crunchy reusable shopping bags are French marketbaskets designed by La Ligne. clovergrocery.com — ALAINNA LEXIE BEDDIE