Seed Kitchen

Forget those typical macrobiotic joints pushing durian shakes and overgarlicked mung beans that render you unfit for human company. Eric LeChasseur, onetime chef to Madonna and Gwyneth, opened this bright café with his wife, Sanae Suzuki. They offer complex, aromatic curries along with salads (Asian kale and jicama tossed in miso-sesame dressing and topped with a fistful of roasted almonds), panini, and a Southwest bean-and-grain burger with fries that, honest to God, will have you rethinking In-N-Out. After the cupcakes or Madonna’s coconut mousse, you’ll be rethinking macrobiotic altogether. There are only a few tables, and because of the takeout-only license, everything is served in recyclable containers.