In Dining Out

Scottsdale just got a little fresher with the recent opening of Modern Market, a Colorado based eatery known for serving deliciously fresh food at deliciously low prices! I recently had the opportunity to check out the fresh fare and was hugely impressed with the variety and great taste, you won’t miss the bad stuff because it’s all so good!

I loved the vibe of the place, it’s bright, open and cheerful space and that ambiance really adds to the entire fresh dining experience. You order at the counter, help yourself to fountain drinks and iced tea and your food is brought out to you. My friend and I opted for a few main items and a couple sides so we could sample and share.

Pizza is one of my favorite foods (it’s one of yours too, right?) and if it’s on the menu it’s pretty likely I will order it. Modern Market offers a few different pizzas so of course I got one. I opted for the Sausage Pesto and my tastebuds celebrated that decision. The dough is fresh made using whole, natural ingredients and you can taste the quality. The sauce is a flavor-forward mix of basil pesto and crème fraiche and it added a bit of luxury and decadence. The sausage was a bit spicy and that went wonderfully with the creaminess of the sauce, and pink pickled onions added the right kick to cut through the richness. I loved this pie and really did not want to give up half of it to my dining companion, but after trying what she ordered I was pretty happy I did.

My friend ordered the Chipotle Steak Sandwich. It was incredibly delicious. The grilled flank steak was juicy and tender, the asiago cheese added a funky punch that teamed up well with the peppery arugula in the mixed greens, the toasted ciabatta was warm and substantial enough to hold in all the goodness and the spicy aioli sauce brought it all together with the right amount of heat and smokey flavor. This is plentiful and hearty sandwich that packs plenty of flavor and I would return to Modern Market over and over for this menu item alone. Absolutely delicious! Shout out to my friend, TastyAZ for ordering it and sharing with me!

We also sampled the Eggplant Goat Cheese Sandwich with roatsed eggplant, charred onions, red bell peppers, creamy goat cheese, kicky harissa and peppery arugula served on toasted mutigrain bread. There is a lot going on in this sandwich and it’s all good! This is a great sammy that will please vegetarians and meat-eaters alike!

Drinks at Modern Market include locally brewed kombucha, organic fresh-brewed iced teas and coffee and Boyland’s Craft Sodas from the fountain! I am not a soda drinker but these fizzy drinks made me so happy! They’re made with real cane sugar and flavors include root beer, black cheery, cane cola and the yummiest cream soda I have ever had!

Modern Market is a welcome addition to the Scottsdale dining scene. The variety is impressive, the food is fresh and delicious and the vibe is hip and welcoming. Throw in low prices and friendly staff and that’s a winning combination that is sure to bring me back again and again. See you there.

Modern Market is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Address: 4821 N Scottsdale Rd Suite 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85251



Disclaimer: I was invited to Modern Market to try some menu items free of charge to help facilitate this post. All opinions are entirely my own.

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