Just in time to combat a steep drop in temperatures, a new shop in Somerville has started dishing out bowls and bowls of oatmeal. Following a few days spent battling frozen pipes, Oat Shop officially opens its doors today in Davis Square to start ladling out its signature dish.
The shop briefly opened over the weekend, but with the frozen pipe situation, it was forced to close again to address the issue, which was sorted in time for today’s debut, founder Alan Donovan told Eater.
Before landing the storefront at 22A College Ave. in the fall, Donovan popped up with the oat concept at The Middle Gray in Brookline and at The Somerville Flea, as previously reported. Oatmeal headlines the menu at Oat Shop, where bowls come topped with all manner of ingredients. In addition to signature specials, diners can customize the toppings for their bowls, including everything from fruit to shaved coconut, almonds, and so much more.
The menu is divided into sweet, savory, and custom bowls, as Boston Magazine noted. Options include the “great greens” bowl with herb pesto, avocado, kale chips, and pumpkin seed, as well as the “apple pie” bowl, which comes mixed with applesauce and topped with sautéed apples and maple syrup. Oat Shop also offers a selection of coffee beverages and teas, plus some grab-and-go items.
Oat Shop is open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
UPDATE, 1/11/17: Oat Shop has closed again due to a “permitting issue” and must remain closed until some paperwork processes. Stay tuned for updates.
UPDATE, 1/12/17: Oat Shop will reopen tomorrow (Friday, January 13) and the hours will be as noted above.