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


The sad departure from McKinley’s Bakery, a longtime local lunch spot, has left a hole in For Worth’s University Park Village. Today, a chain of wholesome, hot, and still fresh food, with something of a cult following, is taking over the space. Get ready for Fort Worth’s first Flower Child.

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

“Flower Child looks forward to spreading its soul-satisfying mission of serving positively delicious vibes to neighbors, students and families in Fort Worth,” restaurant officials 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, as part of his Fox Restaurant Concepts. Flower Child already has Texan restaurants in Dallas, Austin and Houston. This will be the 29th Flower Child restaurant and the 10th in Texas.

Flower Child will take over the former McKinley’s bakery in University Park Village.

It’s a place that caters to many healthy lifestyles and dietary needs, from vegetarians and vegans to keto and paleo. He is known for his dishes cooked from scratch and his customizable menu of bowls, wraps and salads. A variety of vegetables, grains, fruits, and healthy protein to mix in gives it more power.

Take the bowl of Mother Earth. It’s packed with ancient grains, sweet potatoes, portobello mushrooms, avocado, cucumber, broccoli pesto, grilled onions, leafy greens, red pepper miso vinaigrette, and hemp seeds. The Flying Avocado Wrap is filled with smoked turkey, gouda, romaine, tomato and avocado hummus. And the organic kale salad is mixed with pink grapefruit, organic apple, red cabbage, black currant, smoked almonds, white cheddar and apple cider dressing. You can see why this place is called Flower Child.

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

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