100 Percent
Guiltin’ Free

The Little Beet was founded with one simple philosophy: To serve real food deliciously.

Inspired by local, seasonal and natural ingredients, Chef Franklin Becker has created a menu that offers wholesome food that makes you feel real good about eating it, and even better after.

All of our ingredients are carefully sourced from farmers and purveyors we trust, so you can too. We firmly believe what grows together, goes together. All of The Little Beet’s menu items are 100% gluten-free. But more importantly, they are also 100% guiltin’ free. Good food never tasted so good!

Our Team

  • Franklin Becker, The Little Beet Chef

    Chef
    Franklin Becker

    Franklin Becker has made preparing wholesome and healthy food part a focal point in his life. At the age of 27, Becker was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes. Rather than despair, he transformed his cooking style. Becker learned to use simple ingredients to create dazzling dishes that are healthy and flavorful. He is the author of two cookbooks, Eat & Beat Diabetes as well as The Diabetic Chef. Both aim to share Becker’s recipes for better living.

    Previously, Becker served as the corporate chef of EMM group overseeing menus for Abe & Arthurs, CATCH, and Lexington Brass, in addition to serving as executive chef at restaurants such as Capitale, Brasserie, and Trinity at the Tribeca Grand Hotel. At The Little Beet, Becker is taking his wholesome cooking style and bringing it to a larger scale in hopes to turn healthy eating into a way of life.

    You can learn more about Becker on his Facebook page or by following him on Twitter.

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    Operating Partner
    Andy Duddleston

    Raised by a mother who loved to garden, and a father who loved to cook Andy Duddleston is Little Beet’s on the ground operator. Hailing from St. Paul, Andy has been connected to farm-fresh, whole foods his whole life. But it took a stint as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa for him to realize he wasn’t cut out to be a farmer. After earning a graduate degree in Management from NYU, he started the non-profit Champion Access, aimed at lifting fast food workers out of low-wage positions. He was acting co-GM at Wahoo’s Fish Tacos before the opportunity to become part owner/operator of Little Beet. And the rest, as they say, is history.

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    General Manager
    Derek Anasiewicz

    Derek Anasiewicz (pronounced “an-ih-shev-its”) is The Little Beet’s General Manager. Derek graduated from The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), though his passion for hospitality, management, and food really began when he entered the industry as a dishwasher at Limerick Diner in rural PA when he was 13. From there, he moved on to multi-unit concepts including Bob Evans and Texas Roadhouse and steadily worked his way up to the likes of The Mark (as captain), Blue Hill at Stone Barns (as a server), and Dough Doughnuts (as area manager). Joining The Little Beet is the perfect confluence of Derek’s entrepreneurial spirit and his passion for simple food with great ingredients.

Our Purveyors

The people we trust, so you can, too.

We proudly source our ingredients from the best farmers and vendors in all the land.

FARMS

DRINKS, SNACKS, AND OTHER MERCHANDISE

Livin' The Green

  • Wrapped
    Up
    Right

    All of our packaging is biodegradable and plant based. Whether you are dining in or taking home to share with your squeeze, you can feel good about your food and its container.

  • It’s
    All
    Good

    A freshly picked tomato from your backyard tastes so much better than one that traveled coach class and landed in a supermarket aisle. This is one of our “truths” and we apply it to everything we dice, chop, toss, puree, grill, and plate. It’s true, our ingredients are all-natural, seasonal, hormone-free, and antibiotic free. The way they were meant to be.

  • Down to
    the Apron
    Strings

    We love what we wear to work. Especially our aprons. Yes, we think they’re pretty stylin’, but the cherry on top is that they’re made a few miles away across the Brooklyn Bridge by a craftsman who is just as skilled behind a Singer as he is wielding a carbon blade.

    Check him out at tilitchefgoods.com.