Flower Child Scottsdale: Review and Menu
Flower Child is one of Fox Restaurant Concept’s most successful options, with locations all over the nation. They focus on healthy, sustainable food options whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, or just conscious about what you put in your body, they have something for you. You probably know Fox from Culinary Dropout, Blanco Tacos and Tequila, and The Henry. So you’re at Flower Child, and the menu is a little overwhelming. That’s okay! We are here to help. The first time I went to Flower Child, I was especially overwhelmed because it’s not the type of food I generally eat. Rest assured, I’m going to break down the best menu items at Flower Child for you and give you some recommendations to make your experience easier.
There are only four starter options which makes it relatively easy to choose. When you go into Flower Child, you order before you sit down and they bring your food out to your table, so starters might not be on your mind in a fast-casual place like this. However, it’s worth it. They have a crushed avocado toast for the discerning millennial, and it’s topped with egg, black sesame, and white cheddar. Do the egg and cheese offset the health of the avocado? Probably a little bit. That’s okay. They also have two hummus options, a simple hummus, and avocado hummus.
Now, there’s a bit more variety in the salads than the starters. There are four starters including the daily soup and two of them have avocado in them. Yes, two of the salads have avocado in them as well, but those aren’t my personal recommendation. My favorite salad on the list is the Chopped Vegetable salad. It’s made up of organic greens, romaine, avocados, heirloom carrots, snap peas, radishes, baby tomatoes, cucumbers, toasted sesame seeds, and topped with a ginger miso vinaigrette. It kills every time. Everything at this restaurant is fresh, so of course, there’s that, but the combo of the ingredients is just as important, and they nail it here.
Here’s where they start getting original. They have bowls that are absolutely packed to the brim with nutrients and flavor, two things that are generally mutually exclusive. If I had to suggest two (they’re really all good, I’ve either had them or know someone who has), I’d suggest the Glow Bowl or the Forbidden Rice bowl. The Glow Bowl has spicy sweet potato noodles, bok choy, zucchini, onions, jalapeños, shiitake mushrooms, coconut milk, and sunflower butter. The Forbidden Rice bowl has black pearl, red japonica, snap peas, bok choy, broccoli, carrots, onions, toasted sesame, and red chili hoisin, great for if you want something with a little punch.
The way their entrees are formatted is a little bit different. You just pick a protein and two of their sides. That’s it. What the entrees come down to is what kind of protein you’re feeling, because genuinely, the sides are all amazing. I usually go with chicken but their beef is awesome too and I assume the other proteins would follow that pattern. As far as sides, I recommend a few. The asparagus with golden potato, egg, Italian olive, and lemon is awesome. The gluten-free mac and cheese is ridiculous, does not taste like cardboard which is a consistent issue with gluten-free grain-based things. They also have smashed potato and roasted broccoli with parmesan, two more great options, but seriously, none of the sides are bad.
Flower Child also offers wraps, large entrees, large salads, meal deals, and more! I haven’t tried these but I’ve heard they’re great.
Flower Child has one of the most well-rounded menus I’ve seen in a long time, which is not something I’ve come to expect from health food restaurants. I was a bit hesitant to try it, but once I did, I found an absolute wealth of healthy, delicious food, and hopefully, my knowledge of Flower Child can help you out today. Read the full menu for the Scottsdale location here!