Los Angeles: Flower Child
February 5, 2019
I haven’t done one of these posts in ages! There are so many wonderful vegan-friendly restaurants in LA that I feel very lucky & spoiled with all my options. That being said, it would be incredibly unfair for me to keep this all to myself, so I vow to share more of my favourite go-to vegan restaurants in Los Angeles starting today!
First up: Flower Child in Santa Monica.
Flower Child has a cool, hippy vibe inside that’s definitely appealing to all (non-hippies alike). It’s happy, minimally decorated and has floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in that gorgeous California sunshine from opening to … well, dusk.
What a wonderful system they have in place for waste – my favourite being the compost section!
The rose petal lemonade is an absolute MUST! Not too sweet at all and perfectly complimentary with anything you choose off the menu.
Flower Child is definitely best enjoyed with your mates! There is plenty of seating available for all. The space is an incredibly welcoming place for those who want to pop in for a quick lunch or anyone who wants to prop up with your laptop to get some work done for a few hours (I’ve played both roles many a time at this very spot!)
As a subscriber to their newsletter, I saw that they recently brought back their famous vegan ramen which I hadn’t tried before! (I typically default to making mine at home as I can’t seem to find vegan ramen all too easily in LA). How bomb does this look?!
Their hummus is also a must-get (finished with olives on top! ummm… yes please!).
I typically get their Mother Earth Bowl (pictured right) which is so wonderfully scrumptious and nutritious! Eddie got it this visit and added chicken (I typically add tofu) – it’s hard not to wolf this entire thing down within 5 mins!
I can confirm that the vegan ramen was slurp-worthy and delicious! Everyone at the table had a taste and thoroughly enjoyed! Considering it’s been raining for what feels like two straight weeks in LA – a warm bowl of vegan ramen was just what the doctor ordered!
They (unfortunately) default to giving you plastic cups whether you take away or eat in, BUT if you simply ask, they have glass ones in the back that they are more than happy to give you! I brought along my bamboo straws for everyone and we sipped on our delicious lemonades quite happily!
Did I mention they have the cutest bathroom in all of LA? You cannot NOT get a selfie when you visit *guilt as charged*
I highly recommend that everyone who visits LA swings on over to Flower Child for some delicious noms. They’re located one block from the beach which makes that California vibe they proudly promote ring so true!