Clover will donate all proceeds from its Downtown Crossing opening on Tuesday

Clover chickpea fritter.
Clover chickpea fritter. –WireCategories: Foreign WorkFolder: Arts

Update: The opening and “Pay What You Want Day’’ for Clover’s Downtown Crossing location has been moved to Tuesday, February 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to the eatery’s website.


Clover’s beloved chickpea fritters can soon be found in Boston outside of a food truck. And for one day, they’ll be any price you’d like.

Clover Food Lab will open its first Boston restaurant location in Downtown Crossing on Tuesday, according to the company’s spokesperson, Lucia Jazayeri.

The School Street location’s first day will be a “Pay What You Want Day.’’ The restaurant will offer the entire menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., and customers can pay any amount they desire in return.


All proceeds that day will go to The Food Project, a youth organization that teaches sustainable agriculture to 120 teens every year on eastern Massachusetts farms.

“It will be a chance for us to train our staff, seeing how they keep pace with orders,’’ Jazayeri told

This is not the first “Pay What You Want Day’’ for Clover. The company held opening day fundraisers at all of its brick-and-mortar locations in Kendall Square, Central Square, Harvard Square, and Inman Square in Cambridge, as well as in Brookline and Burlington.

Past openings have raised funds for Lovin’ Spoonfuls, and local farmshares for low income residents. Jazayeri said the restaurant’s goal is to raise $2,000 for The Food Project during Tuesday’s opening.

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