Modern Market opens its second Austin area location today at 3201 Bee Cave Rd., Suite 144 in The West Woods shopping center in Westlake. Modern Market features clean, simple food made from scratch with locally sourced ingredients, ordered from a counter and served fast. The newest restaurant joins the Arboretum location and makes 25 total units for the company.
Modern Market is giving away free food for a year to one lucky winner. Follow them on Instagram (@modernmarket) and look for the contest announcement post. Business hours are from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. daily. Breakfast is served until 11 a.m. each day.
Modern Market takes a holistic approach to food and health, with a focus on food quality. 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. (The company searched for two years to find pickles that did not contain sodium benzoate.)
Locally, these vetted sources include Austin favorites such as Vital Farms Pasture Raised Eggs, Kosmic Kombucha, Hops & Grain Brewing, Zhi Tea and Chameleon Cold Brew.
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.
Modern Market offers a variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to prevent menu fatigue. Breakfast includes egg platters, egg sandwiches and scrambles made with pasture raised eggs and nitrate-free meats as well as whole grain waffles. 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.