My husband and I both work from home so every day when lunch time comes around, I’m asking “what should we eat?” My husband could eat a sandwich every single day for lunch, but I can’t. I like to mix things up and I’m not a huge fan of eating the same thing for lunch every single day – unless it’s Mexican food.
We don’t eat out every day but when we do, we usually will venture to restaurants that offer healthy dining options because as we all know, eating out is not usually the healthiest option. I’ve eaten at Modern Market a few times but to be completely honest, it has been almost 2 years since I’ve been back. We were given a gift card to try Modern Market and they opened a location at City Line in Richardson so it was the perfect chance to give it another try. I couldn’t wait to start adding it to my list of lunch spots that my husband and I ventured to.
If you’re unfamiliar with Modern Market, they’re all about providing delicious scratch made food. Their food philosophy can be summed up perfectly with a quote from Michael Pollan – “Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.”
Their menu has something for everybody. My husband loves lots of meat and I love lots of vegetables so we’re usually eating two opposite meals. Modern Market offers salads, sandwiches, soups and homestyle dishes so no matter what you’re in the mood for, there is something for you.
Modern Market showcases the calorie count for all items on their menu which I love. It really makes you think twice about what you’re consuming. It’s also an eye opener because some items I thought would have tons of calories have much less than I thought. It’s a great way to learn about food and what you are putting in your body.
My husband ordered the Chipotle Steak sandwich and I ordered the BLT. We thought it would be a good idea to try out the sides and let’s be real – who can pass up mac and cheese? You can see on the break down on the receipt of the calories for each dish and the sides. I was completely shocked my bacon, lettuce and tomato had more calories than my husbands steak sandwich.
The Chipotle Steak Sandwich has grilled flank steak, spicy chipotle aioli, mixed greens, asiago cheese, and tomato on Izzio’s ciabatta.
We had no idea the sandwiches would be so large. The sandwiches are also offered in half portions which is definitely what I’ll be ordering next time around so I can enjoy my sides without feeling too full.
The Arugula and blue cheese salad was delicious and the perfect addition to any meal. It is served with arugula, red onion, gorgonzola cheese tossed in lemon maple vinaigrette and it’s only 100 calories!
Modern Market also offers sweets that were so tempting. These Oatmeal Cranberry cookies looked amazing but I was so full from my meal that I had to pass. I’ll know next time to order the correct portions so I can indulge in a treat without feeling guilty.
Modern Market has 29 locations in the United States. If you’re looking for a place to eat that is healthy, hearty and will leave you feeling guilt free, check them out. You’ll love what they have to offer.