Saturday, February 17, 2018

Flora , West Hartford review

      If you follow my blog, you might know I already visited flora for Connecticut blogger's meet. And I wanted to visit again, and two weeks back for my birthday lunch, I choose to come here.
Like everyday diet even when eating out, I love to visit places which offers sustainable or healthy food. In Hartford area, there are several excellent restaurants but finding plant-based Flora itself is a blessing. 

      Flora is nested on the second floor of the American Legion Hayes-Village Post 96 building. Flora is unique and innovative on it own. Flower mural painted by local artist Andres Montiel on the walls of the stairs and microgreens grown on site at Flora and used in their dishes.

      Open space with a full-service bar and cozy fireplace with excellent ventilation for natural light are instantly motivating with impressive service and creative, extensive vegan choices.

      I started my day with a yellow pineapple juice and husband had shaved jalapeno soup. The yellow pineapple juice was refreshing and I got the fair share of soup from my husband. It was thick, whippy, filling and succulent at the same time.

      For starter, we had artichoke and spinach dip that comes with a toasted house-made seed bread. It was indeed different than the usual greasy and heavy ones. A healthy twist without compromising the flavor and texture.

      For the main, I opted for grilled organic chicken breast which comes with avocado slices, farro, spaghetti squash, rutabaga, kale garnished with sunflower seeds and chili oil. It was undoubtedly a well-crafted dish with a healthy balance. Rightly grilled chicken added a great punch with avocado, farro, and made crunchy with sunflower seeds. And husband got falafel wrap that comes with terra root vegetable chips. Delicately baked falafel oozes dainty deliciousness.
      For our sweet ending, we had fried whole wheat bread with cashew butter. It was almost decadent dessert with every bite sensing the nutty bites.  The only minor gripe was, if they could take care of the presentation as much the taste.

      We witnessed locally sourced, healthy and unique dining Flora's motto “As vegan as you want to be". Coming back to Flora again for sure, for the experience, without any reason or occasion.  Flora is undoubtedly a great add-on to Hartford country's foodie's scene with its healthy innovation and inspiration.

Monday | closed

Bar stays open late

Kitchen hours:
Tuesday | 11:30am to 10pm
Wednesday | 11:30am to 10pm
Thursday | 11:30am to 10pm
Friday | 11:30am to 10pm
Saturday | 11:30am to 10pm
Sunday | 11:30am to 10pm

45 Raymond Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107
Phone: 860.216.5992


  1. That dip looks amazing! I must try this place!

  2. Love it! I just moved to the New England area and have been scouting out cute little towns and restaurants to visit. Thanks for the rec!

  3. I'm with Bonnie, I need that dip!