Healthy food restaurant moves into former space of beloved bakery – Fort Worth lands its first flower child

Jhe sad departure of McKinley’s Bakery, a long-time local eatery, has left a hole in the university park village of For Worth. Now a wholesome, hot, yet new food chain with a cult of sorts is taking over the space. Get ready for Fort Worth’s first Flower Child.

McKinley’s Bakery closed about a year ago. Construction is now underway to convert the practice space into the Flower Child.

“Flower Child looks forward to spreading its soul-satisfying mission to serve positively delicious vibes to Fort Worth neighbors, students and families,” restaurant representatives said in a statement.

Sam Fox opened Wildflower American Cuisine in Tucson, Arizona in 1998 and has since spawned dozens of ever-evolving restaurant brands, including Flower Child, under his leadership. Fox Restaurant Concepts. Flower Child already owns Texas restaurants in Dallas, Austin and Houston. It will be Flower Child’s 29th restaurant overall and 10th in Texas.

Flower Child will take over McKinley’s Bakery’s former location in University Park Village.

It’s a place that caters to many healthy lifestyles and dietary needs, from vegetarian and vegan to keto and paleo. It’s known for its dishes made from scratch and its customizable menu of bowls, wraps and salads. A variety of mixed and matched vegetables, grains, fruits and healthy proteins give it extra power.

Take the bowl of Mother Earth. It’s packed with ancient grains, sweet potato, Portobello mushroom, avocado, cucumber, broccoli pesto, charred onion, leafy greens, red pepper miso dressing, and hemp seeds. The Flying Avocado Wrap is filled with smoked turkey, gouda cheese, romaine lettuce, tomato and avocado hummus. And the organic kale slaw is tossed with pink grapefruit, organic apple, red cabbage, black currants, smoked almonds, white cheddar, and apple cider vinaigrette. You can see why this place is called Flower Child.

Scheduled to open early next year, Fort Worth’s first Flower Child might even help keep those New Year’s resolutions.

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