Vegetables are the antizombie, rising out of the ground to demand we devour their artichoke hearts and cauliflower brains. Hunt down some new green friends with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of contemporary macrobiotic fare for dinner at M Café de Chaya, with locations in Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Dinner is served starting at 4 p.m.
M Café de Chaya culls fresh, nutrient-dense veggies and fish to assemble a macrobiotic menu that eschews the meddling of refined sugars, eggs, diary, red meat, and poultry. Entree salads such as the M Chopped lead the leafy charge with mixed greens, chickpeas, herb-baked tofu, umeboshi-pickled radishes, and tempeh “bacon” ($11.45). Amid a battalion of sandwiches and wraps, the Big Macro burger smuggles a whole-grain-rice-and-veggie patty into bellies inside a house-baked whole-wheat bun ($9.95). Sushi rolls ($2.25–$2.75 à la carte) round out the menu with tofu, tuna, shrimp, or salmon clad in brown rice harvested from California’s Koda Farms by quail paid a humane living wage.
Surrounded by simple tables both inside the European-style café and on the patio, baristas squeeze an ever-expanding array of fruit and veggie juice blends and pour coffee drinks ($2.75–$4.75) with LAMILL beans. A rotating selection of Babycakes NYC treats ($3.50–$4.50) fêtes vegans, the gluten-averse, and those who have simply had their houses egged on one too many Halloweens with classic cupcakes and other desserts.