Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Modern Market to Open First DC Area Location This Summer

From our friends at Modern Market...

Restaurant Brings Fast Food from the Farm to Bethesda

Modern Market will open its first DMV location in mid-August at 4930 Elm Street (#90) at Bethesda Row. The restaurant employs a holistic, pragmatic view to sourcing and serving healthy meals at a reasonable price.

At Modern Market, the focus is on the quality of the food. The company supports producers with the best sustainability practices, both locally and outside of the area, putting a great deal of effort into making sure proteins are all humanely-raised, without hormones or antibiotics. Locally, this includes Compass CoffeeCapital KombuchaFreeBird Chicken (PA), Atlas Brewing and more. By making food from scratch, Modern Market avoids added sugar, soy and bad fats. Through attention to sourcing, the restaurant avoids chemicals most people have never heard of; the company searched for two years to find pickles that did not contain sodium benzoate.

Owners Anthony Pigliacampo and Rob McColgan started Modern Market in 2009 when the two health minded athletes were hard pressed to find good food using whole ingredients while on the go. “Modern Market isn’t about dieting or calorie counting,” said Pigliacampo. “We truly believe that eating food that is free of additives is the best thing anyone can do for their health.”

While diners may not feel like eating at Modern Market is “dieting,” they will probably notice a difference in how they feel. “You can eat anything off the menu and go workout after,” said Pigliacampo.

Sustainability applies to more than just the food at Modern Market. Pigliacampo and 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 huge variety of breakfast, lunch and dinner options to prevent menu fatigue.  Breakfast includes egg platters, egg sandwiches, and scrambles made with cage-free eggs and nitrate-free meats as well as whole grain waffles. Beyond soups and salads packed with super-foods, Modern Market serves home-style platters: a perfectly balanced plate of protein, vegetable and starch. Expect toasted sandwiches on Lyon Bakery bread and brick oven pizza 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.

“What we love about DC is that it’s filled with our customer - active health minded folks who care what they eat,” said Pigliacampo. “Expanding Modern Market gives us an opportunity to bring awareness to sustainability, both in food and in employees.” Modern Market is currently searching for additional locations to operate in the DC area.

Modern Market will source ingredients from several nearby organic and sustainable farms including: Satur Farms (NY), Greater Tater (NY), Burch Farms (NC), Philips Mushroom Farm (PA), Harvest Queen Farms (NY), Bergamo Farms (NJ), and Sheppard Farms (NJ).

For more information about Modern Market Bethesda, visit the website

About Modern Market
Fast food can be good food. That idea led to the creation of Modern Market in Boulder, Colo. in 2009. It took two people with zero restaurant experience to figure out that you could serve healthy, scratch­made fare for reasonable prices in a beautiful environment. Breakfast, lunch and dinner rule the day at Modern Market with a broad menu of farm­-to­-table food that tastes even better than it looks. The company aims to bring healthy, sustainable dining to the masses. With locations in Colorado and Texas, they are just getting started. Look for Modern Market in your neighborhood soon.

Need more information on Modern Market? Check out modmarket.comFacebookTwitter or Instagram, or just visit a restaurant and order up a tasty meal.