The first Boston location of New York-based Dig Inn is expected to open this coming Wednesday, July 13, at 557 Boylston St. (Copley Square). The five-year-old company has 11 locations in New York City; this will be the first foray into a new region, and it will be open all day, every day.
The fast-casual restaurant emphasizes sourcing from local farms, and the menu highlights seasonal produce in the form of "marketbowls" — combinations of a grain base (brown rice or a quinoa and bulgur tabbouleh), "market sides" such as "cantaloupe fantastic" or black kale with feta and tomato, and a protein (charred chicken thighs, wild sockeye salmon, grilled tofu, etc.) There are also salads; pick your greens, roasted vegetables and/or fruit, protein, and dressing from a variety of options.
The Boston location, as previously reported, is the largest of the bunch, and it will be the first to serve breakfast, including avocado toast, quinoa waffles, and an egg sandwich. Beverages include coffee, tea and matcha, and juice. The layout allows for a substantial amount of space for people to wait in line indoors, sure to be helpful during the lunch rush in the dead of winter. (And stay tuned for news of an app that allows pre-ordering.) The ordering counter is in the far back, a straight line from the entrance, and the dining room is right up front, a sunny space with a few tables and a counter. Dig Inn also features a seasonal patio looking onto Copley Square.
Later this year, Dig Inn will put down more roots in Boston with a nearby location at the Prudential Center and another in Downtown Crossing. Both could appear in late fall or early winter, according to Boston Magazine.
This location will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily, which breakfast until 10:30 a.m.
Update: Brooklyn-based design firm ASH NYC designed this location.