Next Trip To Boston, Check Out Spyce

The Lempert Report
August 06, 2018

A new restaurant in Boston powered by a robotic kitchen that cooks your food in three minutes or less.

It’s called Spyce and was created by the “Spyce Boys” four robotics-obsessed engineers who are MIT graduates - Michael Farid, Brady Knight, Luke Schlueter, and Kale Rogers who created the robotic technology and restaurant concept while in college. 

The robotic kitchen is actually designed to prepare the food, cook it, and even clean up.  The Spyce Boys describe the process “ we set out to create a new and efficient way of cooking food.The robotic kitchen serves salad and grain bowls. You order from an electronic kiosk. Spyce offers vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free bowls. There are 7 customizable options. A screen displays your order while the robotic kitchen gets to work.Their woks cook by constantly tumbling your food, which provides a really nice and even sear. They're heated with induction and we have temperature control to perfectly cook your meal every time.The only human in the kitchen is the "garde manger" who adds your toppings.

The bowls are $7.50 each. 

While the restaurant sounds and looks very cool and high tech, the food does come first. Thy recruited Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud to be Spyce's culinary director.  Chef Boulud says he discovered that the robotic kitchen brings precision, consistency, taste, and also freshness to the preparation.

Perhaps the next evolution for grocerants?