I am admittedly late to the Modmarket party. That’s why, when the invitation to check out the new Southlake location came up, I jumped on it.

Southlake Storefront
Southlake Storefront

Turns out, one experience is all it took to make me a Modmarket fan. I like the crisp interior and the Colorado beetle wood (lodgepole pine post-beetle kill). I like Sam, the Southlake GM; he’s a welcoming host who clearly cares about his restaurant and guests. I like the concept – a real food philosophy with total nutritional transparency. And I really liked the food.

Sam suggested I try a sandwich and salad combo, so I did, choosing the BLT+A and the Farmer Salad.

BLT+A with Farmer Salad
BLT+A with Farmer Salad

Sure, it was a pretty standard sandwich choice but the flavor was anything but usual, made interesting by a good basil aioli and a 7-grain bread by Colorado’s Izzio Artisan Bakery. The bonus: the exceptionally flavorful bacon is also nitrate-free.

The Farmer Salad was similarly simple but, again, surprisingly big on flavor. The roasted chicken was the standout here – much better than you’d find at competitive restaurants. Combined with grapes, feta, corn and almonds, it made for a salad that needed no more than a light portion of their tasty champagne vinaigrette to be crave-ably delicious.

Modmarket Interior
Modmarket Interior

It’s worth mentioning that receipts at Modmarket give you a complete nutritional profile of your meal. And it’s also worth mentioning that the Southlake location has done a gangbuster business since Week 1 and that more locations are slated for DFW in the near future. Personally, I’d like one as close to my home and office as possible.

The receipts and Modmarket show you calories per item.
Receipt

Note: I was provided a meal, but all opinions and views are my own.