Flower Burger West Hollywood Wilts And Closes After Less Than a Year

Flower Burger West Hollywood - Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

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.

Flower Burger West Hollywood – Photo by Paulo Murillo for WEHO TIMES

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)
Cecconi’s (VF)
Craig’s (VF)
Crossroads (V)
Flavor of India (VF)
Fresh Brothers (VF)
Gracias Madre (V)
Hugo’s (VF)
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.

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Paulo Murillo is Editor in Chief and Publisher of WEHO TIMES. He brings over 20 years of experience as a columnist, reporter, and photo journalist. Murillo began his professional writing career as the author of “Love Ya, Mean It,” an irreverent and sometimes controversial West Hollywood lifestyle column for FAB! newspaper. His work has appeared in numerous print and online publications, which include the “Hot Topic” column in Frontiers magazine, where he covered breaking news and local events in West Hollywood. He can be reached at editor@wehotimes.com
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1 month ago

we have enough vegan. enough.

1 month ago

Yup. Not so much as a message to their customers on the window. It would have been the decent thing to do. People spent money here have some courtesy. I had a hard time parking only find it empty.

1 month ago

If I may, Hedley’s closed after surviving the pandemic. They were a casualty of Out On Robertson. And its over saturation of the Abbey and it’s increased noise and footprint that was contrary to Hedley’s quiet and thoughtful approach. Plus the lack of parking on Robertson that Out on Robertson siphoned off.

Last edited 1 month ago by :dbp
1 month ago
Reply to  :dbp

If I may, Out on Robertson officially opened in May, 2021 and ended at the end of July. The program didn’t work, but it didn’t make or break surrounding businesses. Do you really believe hedley’s restaurant survived being shut down for two years but folded because Robertson shut down on the weekends for three months? Out on Robertson was not popular no doubt about that but that’s not why hedley’s shut down.

1 month ago
Reply to  Ron

Believe what you like. I got it straight from the owner of Hedley’s and his wife.