Flower Child has been open for barely a couple weeks and already there is a line out the door when you want to grab lunch or dinner. Good thing it’s a healthy fast food focused restaurant. True to their concept, even with a huge line, the man in charge is at the door helping guests get seated as quickly as possible (you’ll know him because he looks like that guy from Ocean’s 11). The food is ordered at the counter and made by a line of employees and brought out to your table.
With a family full of allergies from milk, gluten to peanuts, I really do appreciate that Flower Child has so many dishes that can accommodate all of us. On top of that, I’m constantly trying to eat healthier and I dig quality and healthy food – Flower Child hits the spot.
You can order anything from kombucha on tap, which is delicious (I’ll take some to go) or there many flavors of lemonade (my son’s favorites) to teas. They even have some beer on tap but we recommend the kombucha. Start with some avocado hummus, the sweet corn and pumpkin seeds were a good addition. (Pictured below).Try the Rebel sandwich and your taste buds will thank you. The grass-fed steak is enticing and the rest of the ingredients really tie it together: port salut cheese, horseradish yogurt sauce and arugula. The side salad was simple but worked well together. We ordered the Asian Avocado salad, a favorite at the restaurant kale with creamy avocado, crunchy cucumber and sesame vinaigrette.
I’m a huge fan of their steak, I probably won’t order any other protein from here again, I like it that much. You can get the Vegetable and Grain plates with or without protein. The salmon is pictured below, cooked well and kept plain so that it doesn’t overtake the entire dish. My favorite side (you must order it) is the creamy corn and quinoa. I also really like the gluten free mac and cheese, red chili glazed sweet potatoes and Indian spiced cauliflower. I would suggest if you are going for dinner, you order the Madras Curry Chicken, I’ll eat curry everyday and this one was surprisingly good. Let’s not forget dessert, I always save room. Their lemon olive oil cake and chocolate cupcake were moist and divine, the crostata was ok, compared to the other desserts, I felt it lacked zing. I don’t normally take dessert to go but I would seriously recommend that you do. The brownie they have by the cash registers melts in your mouth, it is so good, I will not share with anyone. The rice crispy treat, oatmeal raisin cookie and chocolate hemp cookies were all good but the brownie, oh that brownie!So next time you’re in the neighborhood, stop by Flower Child and enjoy the new food revolution.
Flower Child is located off of 44th St and Camelback.
5013 N 44th Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85018