M is for “MMMM!”

By Rae Novack / August 31, 2012

M Cafe, Los Angeles


At the light and airy M Cafe in Los Angeles, the delicious macrobiotic menu tantalizes the taste buds of a loyal following that includes Jessica Alba, Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel. Along with yummy favorites like the BBQ Seitan Sandwich, the M features fermented dishes that include Madras Tempeh Wrap with masala-baked tempeh, brown basmati rice, toasted almonds, raisins, frizzled onions and crisp vegetables with curried soy yogurt dressing in a whole wheat lavash; and Bi-Bim Bop served with marinated pan-fried tofu, Korean-style vegetables, spicy miso sauce, and house-made kim chee with seitan, salmon, or black cod. The Loaded Burger (pictured above), is an off-the-menu favorite featuring tempeh “bacon” and avocado, paired with baked sweet potato fries—a sort of “Big Mac”-goes-Macro.

M Café dishes are free of refined sugars, dairy, eggs, meat, or poultry, with an emphasis on whole, natural and seasonal ingredients. This month, the M will feature two specials from the “Macrotize Me” Challenge, where diners submit their favorite recipes for comfort foods and Consulting Chef Lee Gross gives them a macro makeover!

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