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New restaurant Flower Child offers unique eating options

By Sam Romero ’17
THE ROUNDUP

Flower Child offers Brophy students and faculty a close, healthy alternative menu to live by for a better diet and lifestyle.

“We try to use healthier alternatives and specific recipes to make sure the items that we have are healthy,” said Lindsay Johnson, general manager of Flower Child, which is now open at Central and Camelback

She said that everyone should always start a healthy lifestyle when young so you can be healthier as you grow.

Sam Harris ’17 said that ever since working at Flower Child, he has improved his diet.

“I have been more conscious about eating what I have at home, and when I’m there I have so many different options to eat healthy foods, so it has been really great for me,” Harris said.

Jack Blake ’17 said he already lives an athletic lifestyle and uses healthy choices as a way to stay in shape.

“I usually eat healthier the months leading up to a big competition. Your body feels much stronger and much more efficient when you stay away from junk food,” Blake said.

According to Ms. Johnson and Harris, Flower Child offers gluten free options and uses seasonal locally grown vegetables.

“All the stuff there is grass-fed organic,” Harris said. “We have no genetically modified organisms in any of our food and all of our stuff for the most part is homegrown. All of our lemonade is freshly made.”

Obviously, there are people who wander in not knowing about Flower Child’s healthy choices.

“We do have a couple of guests that would walk into the door and think that it is too healthy, but at the same time we offer items such as mac and cheese and desserts,” Ms. Johnson said.

Although many might not like the healthier options that does not diminish their customer basis, Harris claimed.  

“We have so many different people coming in ranging from like middle schoolers to people in their 50s and 60s who are just looking for a better lifestyle,” Harris said. “So we have a wide variety of people coming in.”

Ms. Johnson and Harris said that while Brophy students and faculty do make up some of their customer basis, there are many Xavier students who come in.

“Brophy not necessarily is that big,” Harris said. “I’ve seen some Brophy teachers in there. For the most part it is Xavier girls coming in.”