I had ordered with everything being labeled gluten free. Something was cross contaminated, as I found out the painful way. Therefore I no longer trust Flower Child. They used to be great for many years so I'm not sure if the kitchen education changed or something else happened. I just know that my old go to, has turned Flower Child into a never again because it wasn't safe for me.
Many delicious GF options here. We like that they strive for organic produce and serve GT'S Kombucha on tap. I usually get the salmon with glazed sweet potatoes and sautéed spinach. My kids get grilled chicken with mashed potatoes and Mac n cheese. All of their desserts are GF too!
I ordered a Thai dye wrap and a bowl through door dash and I don’t think they paid attention to the CELIAC DISEASE/GLUTEN ALLERGY warnings I wrote all over the place because I am so sick right now it’s ridiculous. Pretty sure they gave me the regular wrap instead of the gf one. Ruined my big week and trip to universal studios. Big shame. Be careful when ordering via delivery.
Lots of gluten free options as well as vegan and. Vegetarian! I had the spicy coconut curry and the gf Mac and cheese and let me tell you it was amazing! I didn’t get sick either! They were also in the loop with Celiac and said I would be safe! Overall great place! Stay safe and God bless!
All of the items I ordered were marked gluten free, and I made sure to note that I have Celiac (also said severe gluten allergy for anyone not familiar). Food was delicious but I got SO sick after. Might be a good place for those wanting to go gluten free for personal reasons, but not safe for Celiacs at all.
An oasis for those gf. We had wraps which had extra salad that accompanied the meal. Also, we sampled mac and chase and mashed potatoes- allllllll so yummy! After trying other restaurants with “gf” meals and being sick several days in a row, what a relief to enjoy the Flower Child.
I have been eating here for years and keep going back because of their healthy food choices and gluten free options. They use locally sourced products and mostly organic. They offer many different bowls then if you want an added protein you pay extra for that unless you prefer no meat. The bowls are varied and change based on the seasons, but incorporate many different vegetables. They usually just offer 3 different desserts, a brownie, an olive oil lemon cupcake (my favorite) so moist and flavorful, and a chocolate chip cookie with other add ins. Best of all they are all gluten free! The only down side is they have not installed any sound proofing in the ceiling and as this is a very popular restaurant it can be incredibly noisy during rush times.
Lots of options which are gluten free. It is also easy to eat with other food sensitivities. I am dairy free as well. They were knowledgeable and made the ordering simple. It is a good place to go with a large group, and the food is very good. I will go back.
Great food and brownies too! Highly recommend
We enjoyed this cute restaurant and found it thanks to this app. I loved the Mother Earth bowl which had an explosion of flavors from ancient grains, sweet potatoes, avocado, cucumber and more. You could opt to add protein to any dish, sustainable salmon, grass fed steak, natural chicken or tofu. My Celiac teen loved the mac and cheese with chicken and hubby opted for a chicken plate with brown rice and fruit. So many gfree options and the cookie was delicious, too!! Wish they had a location in Illinois. They had alcohol options and homemade kombucha.
Amazing food- knowledgeable about GF everything is labeled too
I’ve been here five times. Menu items marked GF. First four times I was fine and enjoyed. On the latest visit, they very clearly didn’t handle cross contamination correctly and I was sick all night. I guess the hostess or chef were new and didn’t understand/remember what meant by Celiac and no cross contamination. Otherwise usually nice menu options.
Fantastic yummy food with lots of gluten free options and a really pleasant atmosphere. Staff are very knowledgable and will take extra precautions for celiacs. All their desserts are gluten free and made in house. So happy to have Flower Child in the neighborhood!
Good service, good food, with lots of gluten-free and vegetarian options and everything is clearly marked on their menu. If you ask about gluten-free items they ask if it’s for an allergy and they change their gloves. My favorites are the Thai dye wrap and the forbidden rice. All their deserts are gluten-free. I’ve had the coconut chocolate pudding and it was perfect. The meals do tend to get expensive, though. The gluten-free wrap is a couple dollars extra and the forbidden rice does not come with protein, so if you order tofu with it it’s also extra. They have lots of fresh vegetables. Portion sizes exactly suit me, but I could easily see it as insufficient for a larger man or someone very active.
A very cute place to eat vegan & gluten free. The staff was very friendly and ensured me that they take good care of allergies (glove change,..). I had the glow bowl which is made out of sweet potato noodles, that was very delicious I would totally recommend it!
They have delicious kombucha on tap. The atmosphere is very nice and you can see the vast majority of the kitchen. You can tell they use fresh ingredients! I had their gluten-free Mac n cheese, curry cauliflower, and sweet potatoes and it was all delicious! We also tried the Madras Yellow Curry and it was good too. We added salmon and chicken and both were cooked PERFECTLY! We were really impressed!
Staff knowledgeable. Food very tasty but most importantly, SAFE for my daughter who has celiac! All but one bowl is GF, Mac & Cheese is GF. Lots of filling & delicious food. This will be on our go to list when we return in June. Can’t wait! Would love to see one of these in Nashville!
The menu is easily labeled with food that is GF. There are many options. Everything on the kid menu is GF. My daughter has celiac and is highly sensitive to gluten. She ordered the kid meal (meat and two sides) of steak, smashed potato and Mac and cheese. She loved it and didn’t get sick. She has been asking us to go back ever since before we leave town to go back home. The food is good and they made it pretty quick. It was well priced. Her meal was $7.
Excellent fresh food, many GF options. Menu is well marked for GF. Gluten free mac and cheese! GF chocolate chip cookies and brownies! Knowledgeable staff. They can modify food to meet your needs. Wish they were everywhere!
they really take celiac disease very seriously! Healthy and delicious, not too expensive, depending on what you get. Their menu has gluten free, vegan, and vegetarian labels which is very convenient. And to top it all off, the place is gorgeous! Also, If you are gluten free, make sure you let the cashier know so they’ll take the needed precautions.THIS IS A MUST TRY RESTAURANT!
Gluten friendly menu options. Vegan and dairy free options as well. Staff seems knowledgeable about ingredients, able to substitute, and willing to take precautions not to cc. Kitchen is open concept and shares space with other dishes being prepared.
Too noisy. Freezing cold ( yes I know it’s cold outside) the door stays open after people walk in and out. Very few gluten free options. I settled on a side order of spinach and it was filled with salt and cumin. The GF mac & cheese and brussels sprouts my daughter ate we’re also filled with salt. My mother-in-law had a salad and it was flooded with salad dressing. I would not recommend this place nor will I come back.
This place is my go-to when I’m craving some mac and cheese! The gluten free Mac is delicious and the sweet potatoes are to die for. They also have some great sweet treats. I eat here frequently and have not had any problems as long as I stay away from the wraps.
Very knowledgeable staff, all items clearly marked on menu as GF/Vegan/Vegetarian. They add allergies to orders. 80% of the menu is safe. Delicious GF/DF soups, salads, entrees, wraps (in GF pita), muffins, brownies, pudding.
OH. Dear. God: Sam Fox is a gift from God and his restaurants are oases from heaven's shores if you are Celiac! Flower Child is my pit stop today while my kitty is hanging out at the Vet for diagnostics. In addition to my Brussels & Butternut Squash with Salmon, i bought several GF/Vegan treats to take home because -- SAFE, DELICIOUS FOOD!!!! #GetInHere!!! 🥂😇
Love the options for vegetarians, vegans and Gluten Free. They have packaged desserts (brownies & lemon cake) and a variety of options. If especially sensitive I would say look at how they handle the food on the line to make your choices. Thai Cashew Quinoa bowl is my favorite
I got sick after eating food from here. Ordered off the gluten free menu and got sick. They offer gluten free menu but do not have a gluten free kitchen...so why offer gluten free food if you’re not going to take the steps to avoid cross contamination and keep your customers safe?Makes no sense!!!
Great, healthy food, much of it GF. Brought my Celiac daughter here, and she had the GF mac and cheese, steak and broccoli with parmesan, and she LOVED it! No reaction! They have GF cookies, muffins and awesome brownies. They take Celiac seriously, just make sure to tell them when ordering.
Been enjoying this place 2years! Its a frequent stop when visiting from Philly! Plenty of GF options. Favorite is the Thai Cashew Quinoa bowl with roast chicken added! Also fantastic sides from spicy eggplant, roasted cauliflower, and gf Mac and cheese! Never disappointed! So excited one is coming east to DC!