Quick, Fast, Easy, Healthy. And Affordable.

[ 0 ] March 16, 2017 |

Quick, fast, easy.  Not the words closely associated with healthy takeout but Modern Market is changing things.  I recently visited the newbie to the D.C. #lunchflow and found all the above elements present:  quick, fast, easy and healthy.  The restaurant boasts “making food from scratch”, avoiding “added sugar and bad fats, and through attention to sourcing, they rule out chemicals and dangerous ingredients no one can pronounce”.  This is what good lunch is made of!


Image via Modern Market (Pictured: Toscano Salad)

I’ll spare you the details of what I got (salad, soup, water) but I will tell you how the Broccoli Cheddar soup was a long cry from the Velveeta infused soups I have had in the past at places that claim to have “fresh” ingredients.  Not to knock Velveeta but there is nothing like knowing your cheese does not come out of a box.  Modern Market’s locally vetted sources include FreeBird Chicken (PA), Atlas Brew Works, Lyon Bakery, Phillips Mushroom Farms (PA), Greater Tater (NY) and Craft Kombucha among others. Since clean eating is the focus, you cannot go wrong with whatever you try.  Try everything.  With a sustainable menu like this, you could only improve your diet, not ruin it.  Who’s down for lunch this week?!


Modern Market

1010 Vermont Ave. NW

Washington, D.C.


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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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