Up until a year ago, my daughter was the sole vegetarian in our home. None of us eat red meat and haven’t since before she was born. But we still ate chicken and fish.
Whenever we went out to restaurants, Fallon would complain that there was nothing to eat. The more “chain” the restaurant was, the less options she had. And forget asking for special requests – like leaving the bacon out of the mac and cheese. In many cases the foods weren’t prepared on site, so those kinds of changes simply couldn’t be made.
I never understood her frustration until I became a vegetarian too.
When you head into many chain restaurants, they have one or two menu items without meat. It all becomes very boring and hum drum. There are only so many side salads and plain pasta dishes you truly want to eat.
So we’ve started looking for great alternatives right in our area. Nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary. We just wanted to find some great, simple places we could take friends and family and enjoy good food too.
Which is how we found ModMarket.
I love their explanation of food:
Modmarket serves real food. By real food, we mean food made from simple, whole ingredients (things like whole grain flour, raw vegetables, fruits, legumes…you get the idea). We serve food the way it was cooked hundreds of years ago – raw, grilled or cooked in a stone hearth oven. We avoid things like preservatives and artificial sweeteners and keep our ingredient lists short and sweet. We make things from scratch, which is a total pain, but it makes our food taste better.
Yes, they do use chicken and steak in some of their entrees – but almost 50 percent of their menu choices are vegetarian. And if you see something you want to try, just ask them to leave the steak or chicken out – not a problem.
And where else can you find things like Crimini Kale Pizza or an Eggplant Goat Cheese Sandwich?
Best of all, ModMarket is within walking distance of our home. Which means it’s a natural choice on a nice day when we feel like eating out.
Right now you can find ModMarket in Greenwood Village or in one of their other two locations, Boulder or Glendale.