Little m

Indulgent dishes like the towering fudge cake and the Big Macro veggie burger helped M Café de Chaya put to rest the idea that macrobiotic food is deprivation cuisine. M Café’s newly opened sibling, Little m in Beverly Hills, shows it doesn’t have to be pricey, either. The shop’s “grab-n-go” options sparkle with flavors from around the globe: A smoky chipotle sauce spices up the hefty breakfast burrito stuffed with organic scrambled tofu ($5), Indonesian-style peanut dressing adds richness to the gado gado tempeh salad ($10), and a teriyaki glaze sweetens a lovely seared tuna burger ($11.25). All meals are primarily made up of organic ingredients, with no red meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, or refined sugars. Star quality: Consulting chef Lee Gross, who formerly cooked for macro-queen Gwyneth Paltrow, also teamed with Chaya executive chef Shigefumi Tachibe to create a rotating dessert menu that includes guilt-free sweets such as truffles and fresh-baked cookies.