It appears Flower Burger West Hollywood, located at 640 N Robertson Boulevard, abandoned ship at the end of June/early July without a note on their door, or a word to their customers. The vegan burger restaurant known for adding a splash of color to their buns didn’t survive the year after its grand opening this past October.
Flower Burger started out as a ghost kitchen in Culver City in 2021, on Venice Boulevard. After much hype and success, the Italian export opened in the city of West Hollywood on October 21, 2022. The restaurant, which was first launched by Matteo Toto in 2015, took over what used to be Hedleys’ Restaurant, a cozy cafe in WeHo that was frequented often by members of the recovering community who patronized it after attending 12-step meetings two doors down. Hedley’s closed during the pandemic in 2021 and Flower Burger took over the space the following year.
There are Flower Burgers currently serving their rainbow burgers with their signature pink, purple, and other shaded buns and sauces at multiple locations overseas from Milan to France to the Netherlands. Flower Burger West Hollywood was the only location in the U.S.
The colorful restaurant that once promoted fun and happiness with its brightly colored interior, now sits dark and vacant with a lockbox at the front door. The empty patio has stacks of unopened mail. A neighbor says an employee stopped by to say goodbye last month without giving a reason to why the vegan restaurant was closing.
According to some past complaints from customers, the food took too long to make and the prices were too high. Questions regarding their closure via their Instagram account have not yet been answered as of the publishing of this piece.
L.A. Vegan Dining Guide posted a list of vegan options in West Hollywood earlier this week on their Instagram account @eatdrinkmindful.
The list of vegan friend (VF) and vegan (V) options include include:
Breakfast Republic (VF)
Flavor of India (VF)
Fresh Brothers (VF)
Gracias Madre (V)
Justin Queso’s (VF)
Kung Pao Bistro (VF)
The Vegan Dining guide also adds Flower Burger West Hollywood to that list, but unfortunately, it appears Flower Burger has left the building.