Fort Worth gets a dose of flower power with the arrival of Flower Child, the young-leaning, cheerful, hippie-ish restaurant from Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Concepts.
According to a release, the uber-healthy concept will open its first restaurant in Fort Worth at University Village, in early 2022. It'll be located at 1616 S. University Dr., #301, IE the former McKinley's Bakery and Cafe, which was felled by the pandemic and sadly closed in September 2020.
Flower Child debuted in the DFW area in 2017 when it opened its first location at Dallas' Inwood Village. Three more locations have since landed in Addison, Dallas' Preston-Royal, and Uptown Dallas, generally met with much enthusiasm and the occasional long line.
The chain has emerged as a near cult-phenomenon, met with long lines wherever it opens. It has food that's viewed as healthy and good, but there's also something engaging about its free-spirited vibe, with bright colors and a cheerful atmosphere.
While the menu includes steak, chicken, and salmon, it's noted for having a wider-than-usual range of options for vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free.
Popular dishes include the Mother Earth bowl, a mixture of ancient grains, fire-roasted sweet potatoes with miso marmalade, portobello mushroom, fresh avocado, cucumber relish, pistachio pesto, an arugula and sprout salad, red pepper miso vinaigrette, and hemp seeds.
Other favorites include:
- Flying Avocado Wrap with smoked turkey, gouda, romaine, tomato and avocado hummus
- Kale Salad with pink grapefruit, organic apple, red cabbage, black currant, smoked almonds, white cheddar and apple cider vinaigrette
With construction underway, Flower Child Fort Worth will open in early 2022 and will be the 29th location for the brand and the 10th location in Texas.
Fox Restaurant Concepts was founded by Sam Fox, who opened Wildflower American Cuisine in Tucson in 1998 and has introduced dozens of ever-evolving brands, including Blanco Tacos & Tequila, which has a location in Houston, and The Henry, which has a location in Dallas.