Two things the pandemic has taught us this past year? First, we love making home-cooked meals for our fam. Second, making home-cooked meals for our fam can sometimes feel like a full-time job -- which we already have, thank you very much. So, going forward, we’re going to let Modern Roots do some of the heavy lifting, especially now that we can start getting outside more to enjoy the longer days with family and friends.
This Bergen County-based catering company with a focus on farm-to-table-inspired meals crafted from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients is opening it’s first-ever take-out establishment in the old Texas Bobcat BBQ spot on E. Main Street in Ramsey on April 6. And with all kinds of fresh and healthy dishes (including plenty of gluten-free and vegan options) on the menu and your choice of pickup, takeaway or delivery, it’s clear that convenience will be served.
Now, depending on the type and size of your order, there are a couple different ways to dig in. For you spur-of-the-moment types, just drop in and order from the extensive take-out menu, which will change seasonally and features everything from flat-bread creations and gourmet salads ($7 and up) to build-your-own greens-and-grains ($8.50 and up) to creative wraps, sandwiches, and burgers ($9-$11.50) to chef-prepared entrees like Herb-roasted Half Chicken ($18), Sriracha Chimichurri Grilled Wild Salmon ($20) and Spring Harvest Fusilli ($15). You can even build your own plate, with your choice of protein, two sides, and a sauce for as little as $14. Really in a rush? Order ahead from the Express menu and have your meal waiting for you when you arrive. Can’t wait to sink you teeth into your order? Take a seat at one of the three tables-for-two located across from the register. There’s no table service, but you’ll be able to fuel up in comfort before heading on your way.
Have a whole household of mouths to feed? Modern Roots has that covered, too, with its “Family-Style Dinners” menu, which features more than a dozen different three-course meals guaranteed to fill up anywhere from four to six family members at a more-than-reasonable price (starting at just $46). Simply order your meal package -- think feel-good classics like Pulled Pork Tacos, Chicken Parmesan, and Grilled Salmon as well as super-healthy and seasonally-inspired dishes like Dim Sum, Grilled Marinated Chicken, and Vegan Delight, and more -- at least 24 hours in advance and opt for pickup or delivery. Dinners are served fresh and fully cooked and delivered hot in aluminum pans or compostable packaging -- all you have to do is unwrap and enjoy.