Modern Market opens its third Austin area location January 15 at 401 Congress Ave. in Frost Bank Tower. Modern Market serves artisan fare without the pomp—simple counter service with amazing, scratch-made food that nourishes your mind and body. To celebrate the opening, the restaurant is giving away free food for a year to two lucky winners in the Austin area. Follow @modernmarket, like their giveaway video and tag two friends in the comments.
Not feeling lucky? Sign up for a free meal on the house. Modern Market is giving away free breakfast and dinner tickets to the first people who sign up. Each person can sign up for a maximum of two tickets with dates and times available through February 23.
The Frost Tower restaurant features a new breakfast menu exclusive to the location, including protein-packed burritos, breakfast sandwiches on a buttery Brioche bun, heart-healthy oatmeal and perfectly seasoned avocado toast. It will also be the first Modern Market restaurant to serve coffee beverages all day long, including lattes, iced lattes, cappuccinos and Americanos made with Austin-based Cuvée Coffee.
Business hours are 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Breakfast is served daily until 10:30 a.m. The newest restaurant makes 27 total units for the company.
Modern Market takes a holistic approach to food and health, with a focus on food quality. Modern Market was the first national restaurant to use pasture-raised eggs nationwide. By making food from scratch, Modern Market avoids added sugar and bad fats, and through attention to sourcing, they rule out chemicals and dangerous ingredients no one can pronounce. Locally vetted sources include Austin favorites such as Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs, Kosmic Kombucha, Hops & Grain Brewing, Zhi Tea and Chameleon Cold Brew.
Modern Market offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to prevent menu fatigue. Beyond handmade soups and fresh salads packed with superfoods, Modern Market serves homestyle platters: a perfectly balanced plate of protein, vegetable and starch. Expect toasted sandwiches and brick oven pizzas made with a high protein crust and cheese without the chemicals. The inclusion of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and kids’ dishes make it easy for groups and families to eat together without breaking the bank. All Modern Market entrees cost around $10.
Sustainability applies to more than just the food at Modern Market. Owners Anthony Pigliacampo and Rob McColgan believe in a sustainable staff as well, paying a living wage and providing free meals for employees on the job.