The team behind the popular West Village, health-focused Cafe Clover has opened Clover Grocery, a design-forward grocery store and private event space that offers fresh products from the kitchen at Cafe Clover along with specialty beverages and a curated selection of wellness-minded products made by top purveyors from around the world. Located a few doors down from Cafe Clover, Clover Grocery — located at 259 Sixth Avenue between Bedford and Downing Street — is the second project from partners David Rabin of The Lambs Club, Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, Jeff Kadish and Cafe Clover executive chef David Standridge.
Curated and concepted by Cafe Clover partner Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, Clover Grocery brings together the best of health, wellness and design. The grocery will carry a large selection of items made on premises by Chef Standridge in the Cafe Clover kitchen and packaged for purchase at the grocery. This includes a Cafe Clover line of fresh pastas such as quinoa tagliatelle, chickpea spaghetti, and teff pappardelle; sauces such as cumin maple barbecue, green coconut curry and a no-sugar marinara; spreads such as sweet potato guacamole and chickpea pistachio hummus; all natural sweeteners such as date sugar and blackstrap molasses; and other snacks such as Cafe Clover’s popular seed crisps. Soups, salads, sandwiches, and other all-day dining options will be available to enjoy to-go or at the four-seat bar counter that overlooks Sixth Avenue.
Clover Grocery will also offer a health-minded beverage program that offers superfood infused waters and tonics including Cucumber Collagen Beauty Water (light filtered water with cold pressed cucumber juice and collagen peptides), Lavender Yuzu Tonic (fresh yuzu, lavender flowers, and raw wildflower honey), Activated Charcoal Lemonade, and more. La Colombe coffee and Kettl tea will be served with the option of add-ons, including blended matchas such as the Beauty Matcha with coconut oil, lucuma, raw honey, collagen peptides and blended coffees such as Cordyceps Coffee with Four Sigmatic cordyceps, coconut oil, molasses and house-made milk (choice of almond, cashew and split pea) and Golden Coffee with cold pressed turmeric, cinnamon, black pepper and choice of milk.
Product offerings include locally-sourced, seasonal produce, with an opening spring selection including English peas, asparagus, ramps, strawberries and cherries, in addition to the very best locally sourced dairy, grass-fed butter and eggs. Farmer’s market-quality produce comes ready or almost ready to serve with items available pre-cut or pre-cut and roasted, so that home-cooked meals can be prepared without hassle. Clover Grocery stocks products from specialty purveyors including Westwind Orchard (honey and jams), ILĀ (spices), Bushwick Kitchen (sriracha, maple syrup, honey), Casa Bosques (chocolate), and Coops Microcreamery (vegan fudge). Additional grocery items include everything from wild pili nuts and hemp seed crackers to grains such as sprouted quinoa and wheat berries and a variety of cooking oils and fats, such as coconut oil and ghee. A large selection of health supplements features products from cult brands such as Moon Juice, Sun Potion, Four Sigmatic, Anima Mundi, and more.
In addition to food and beverage, Clover Grocery offers a handpicked selection of beauty and style products. The Grocery is the exclusive New York retailer of Bamford organic beauty products and sells custom and collaborative pieces such as Hill House Home linens, Alison Lou jewelry, Prabal Gurung t-shirts, Edie Parker clutches, and more. In lieu of traditional shopping carts, customers will carry items in French market baskets designed by La Ligne. Fresh flowers by Petal By Pedal, available in arrangements and by the stem, line the custom-designed floating marble shelves and feature seasonal New York grown blooms. The offerings are rounded out by a rotating, one-wall shop-in-shop of unique design and homeware items, featuring both new and vintage objects and a library of periodicals including Luncheon, Alla Carta, The Gourmand, World Of Interiors, Apartamento, and Holiday.
Designed by Andre Mellone of Studio Mellone (whose past retail projects include work for Thom Browne and Jason Wu) in collaboration with Kyle Hotchkiss Carone, Clover Grocery’s stylish interiors are partly inspired by the beauty and charm of European patisseries and food halls of the 1920s, 30s and 40s. Floor-to-ceiling curved Mahogany shelving lines the perimeter of the clean space, punctuated by thick, rounded grey bardiglio marble counters designed to showcase the shop’s offerings. A central, custom market table by day doubles as a dining table by night, perfectly suited for intimate dinners after the shop closes. A softly-lit lay light ceiling fixture hangs above Douglas Fir floors, bringing the design elements together and warming the space at all hours.
Clover Grocery is open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM daily. For more information on Clover Grocery, please visit www.clovergrocery.com or call 212-255-5383.