Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Oh So Tasty: Flower Child

Flower Child in Inwood Village

Inspired by its simple mission to deliver healthy food for a happy world, Flower Child offers convenient, nutritious food in a modern bohemian setting. Now y'all know I generally have a disdain for anything "healthy" because in my mind that means it's going to taste awful, so I headed over to Flower Child with more than a bit of trepidation. The Flower Child menu is masterfully designed to offer a healthy and balanced dining experience with a selection of organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan items for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Much of the menu is mix-and-match style, allowing guests to select their favorite combination of seasonal vegetables, fruits, and grains such as Spicy Japanese Eggplant (with Thai basil and cashew) as well as optional proteins like Grass-fed Steak and Organic, Non-GMO Tofu. Guests will find a variety of salads like the Organic Kale (pink grapefruit, organic apple, black currant, smoked almond, white cheddar, and apple cider vinaigrette); bowls like the Mother Earth (with ancient grains, sweet potato, Portobello mushroom, avocado, cucumber, broccoli pesto, leafy greens, red pepper miso vinaigrette, and hemp seed); whole grain pita wraps baked in-house like the Flying Avocado (with smoked turkey, gouda, romaine, tomato, and avocado hummus); gluten-free desserts; and ever-changing iced tea and lemonade, with flavors rotating seasonally. I am very pleased to report that everything I had was chock full of flavor. My favorite dishes were the Avocado Toast and the Madras Curry Bowl (I added chicken). This is the second restaurant brand by restaurateur Sam Fox to open in Dallas, joining True Food Kitchen in Preston Center. The 4,523-square-foot restaurant space is situated around an open kitchen that exudes energy throughout the dining room and wrap-around patio. On-the-go guests can easily peace in and peace out with a dedicated area for to-go orders; plus, there’s designated “yoga mat parking” where yogis can drop their mats while they eat (insert eye roll here 😏). Flower Child is located at 5450 West Lovers Lane, Suite 133 and is open Monday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, please visit the Flower Child website at www.iamaflowerchild.com.