Last week, I had the fun opportunity to attend a tasting event at my local Noodles & Company along with a few of my friends. It was a chance for a real Mom’s Night Out with good conversation and good eats! This was only my second time eating out at Noodles & Company and I was excited to try a variety of dishes from their menu! Make sure to check out my Facebook Live video where Nichole from Noodles & Company introduced the dishes to us!
If you’re looking for a restaurant that serves fresh ingredients and where your meal is cooked to order, Noodles & Company is the place to go. They serve classic noodle and pasta dishes that are inspired by cuisines from around the world, which are free of artificial colors, flavors, preservatives and sweeteners. They don’t even own a can opener, a microwave, or a freezer.
Every dish at Noodles & Co is cooked-to-order and features quality ingredients like cage-free eggs, naturally raised and antibiotic-free pork, and organic tofu so families can feel good about the food they are eating, particularly Thursday evenings when, between 4 and 8 pm, kids eat free with the purchase of an adult entrée. For those with special dietary needs, they also offer plenty of vegetarian and noodle-free options like soups, salads and rice noodles or gluten-free fusilli.
We had the chance to try Noodles & Company’s delicious menu, from start to finish!
We started off with some of Noodles & Company’s shareables which include Korean BBQ Meatballs and Cheesy Garlic Bread. They also offer Potstickers. I tried a few of the Korean BBQ Meatballs and they were so delicious! I could have eaten these as my main entree. They definitely had a bit of spice but also a bit of sweetness too thanks to the BBQ sauce.
Yes, it’s called Noodles & Company, but they have a great variety of salads! We were able to sample the Chicken Veracruz Salad and the Napa Market Salad. Both were delicious but the Chicken Veraacruz Salad was amazing. This salad had some spice too – it features mixed greens topped with roma tomato, red onion, chili-lime chicken, naturally raised bacon crumbles, fresh-cut corn, tossed with jalapeño ranch dressing and crispy jalapeños, fresh California avocados and cilantro.
The Napa Market Salad was delicious as well and is perfect for summer. It’s mixed greens layered with Gala apple slices, Roma tomato and red bell pepper topped with pulled grilled chicken, bleu cheese and naturally raised bacon crumbles, tossed with pomegranate vinaigrette. I love any salad that features apples!
Noodles & Pasta
Noodles & Company is a pasta lovers heaven and we got to sample so many of their delicious dishes including the Pad Thai, Thai Green Curry Chicken, Alfredo Montamore, and Penne Rosa with Parmesan Chicken.
I was instantly drawn to the Alfredo MontAmore, as it featured everything I love – Spaghetti noodles, four-cheese blend alfredo, roasted mushrooms, tomato, spinach and parmesan chicken, topped with MontAmore cheese and cracked pepper. This did NOT disappoint. It was creamy, cheesy and filling. This could easily be made vegetarian too by holding the chicken.
My other favorite was the Pesto Cavatappi, which is not something I normally would have ordered. It features curly pasta, basil pesto, garlic, mushrooms, tomato, cream and parmesan. It was a meatless pasta and while you could add meat if you want (Noodles & Company suggests pork), I think it was perfect without!
One of my friend’s that was there is gluten-free and she was excited to see they had gluten-free items. You can customize almost any dish they have by swapping it for gluten-free fusilli. The Pad Thai is also an option since it features rice noodles. If you’re gluten-free and been weary of coming to Noodles & Company, don’t be anymore!
Dessert and Drinks
Noodles & Company serves up a variety of wine and local craft beers! I love that you can really pair the perfect drink with your pasta. And of course, they have a Coca-Cola Freestyle machine too!
Noodles & Company also lets you end your meal with a sweet treat – they have Rice Crispy treats and cookies! From start to finish, you can get a delicious meal at Noodles & Company!
Celebrate Mother’s Day at Noodles & Company!
This Mother’s Day, order online and pick up at any location, or let them cater your big event. Noodles & Company is also currently offering $5 gift cards to use at a future visit for each $25 gift card purchased.
Thank You Noodles & Company!
A huge thanks to the Des Peres Noodles & Company who hosted my friends and I for a Mom’s Night Out. If you’re looking for a place for your next night out, check out Noodles & Company. Also, a huge thanks to Trader Joe’s, Fannie May Candies, Great Clips and Massage Luxe in Rock Hill for providing goodies for me.
Disclosure: Thank you to Noodles & Company for hosting my friends and I at a tasting dinner. Compensation was received but all thoughts and opinions are my own.