Local sourcing is a priority at Nic & Luc Scratch Kitchen, as well as non-GMO ingredients. The majority of the produce is certified organic or local organically grown and most of the menu items are scratch-made in house. The quinoa is organic and the lamb is grass-fed and pastured. The jellies are made in house with local organic and organically grown ingredients as well.
A traditional breakfast menu is served until 11 am. The lunch menu offers toasts, sandwiches, and plant-based bowls. In addition, scratch and house-made baked desserts are offered daily. Delicious pies can be preordered a few days before the desired pick-up date. Nic & Luc is best known for their Martha Stewart nominated house-made jellies. Yes, my pantry is stocked full of these unique, yet mouthwatering jelly flavors.
What I Ordered
My first visit to Nic & Luc’s was during breakfast, I ordered the Standard Breakfast sans the bacon, which included 2 non-GMO scrambled eggs, sauteed house potatoes, and a thick slice of Olde Hearth Sourdough toast adorned with one of their divine berry jellies. During another visit, we ordered the Korean Piggy Melt and the Zen Farm Bowl with Quinoa and added chicken. The portion size for the Bowl was quite hefty, in fact, the portion size for every dish I’ve seen is quite large. The Piggy Melt was overflowing with a mildly seasoned shredded pork that was a bit on the dry side, a nice sauce would have been welcomed. The slices of sourdough were quite thick and perfectly toasted while the house-made slaw was coated in a light yet flavorful dressing, quite heavenly. Purple cabbage, julienned carrots, corn, quinoa, black sesame, walnuts, cubes of chicken, and avocado covered a bed of organic greens in the Zen Farm Bowl. The Citronette dressing was light and flavorful and a perfect pairing for this plant-based bowl of nutrition.
Nic & Luc’s serves breakfast and lunch, fast-casual style. The decor is clean and simple with concrete floors and eco-friendly finishings. Numerous tables are spread throughout the open space giving it a modern diner feel.
What a nice addition to the Longwood area. Tasty scratch-made hearty dishes made with many clean ingredients served by conscientious and kind owners. Grab some fresh bakery items on your way out and don’t forget to stock up on some of their Martha Stewart nominated jams. Nic & Luc’s serves breakfast and lunch only.