Flower Child


Another “green” eatery graces Los Angeles? Bring it! I say—and many seem to agree: Flower Child was busy when I visited on a recent Sunday. Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes made with locally sourced ingredients fit perfectly in a health-obsessed LA.

Owned by Fox Restaurant Concepts, the group behind True Food Kitchen, Flower Child is located on second street next to the Laemmle Monica Film Center. The split-level casual restaurant offers loft dining overlooking a ground level adorned with a colorful peace sign mural, banquettes, and tables topped with a single daisy. There’s a to-go counter as well as bar and sidewalk seating.

The beautiful open kitchen invites customers to place orders counter-side from a menu comprised of salads, bowls, whole grain wraps, mix ‘n’ match sides, and protein add-ons. Much of this menu is made to order and brought to your table. Take the delicious Indian spiced cauliflower is lightly fried in grapeseed oil, colored yellow from turmeric, and sweetened with dates and almonds. Or the whole wheat, flax, and chia seed wraps, made daily in a grand pita oven.

Organic wines by the glass, local beer, and kombucha on tap are available, along with seasonal lemonades, myriad iced teas (including decaf), loose leaf hot teas, and coffee. I recommend the cappuccino made with almond milk by Cali-based Califia Farms. Of the few but tasty desserts, you can’t go wrong with the gluten-free brownie or chocolate-chip cookie. I say grab them both before settling your order.

Additional Information

Outdoor Dining No

Valet Parking No

Pet Friendly No

Farm to Table Focus No

Reservations Suggested No

Metro Access No

Gluten Free Options No


1332 2nd Street, Suite B
Santa Monica, California 90401

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