Sat, Jun 15, 2013 | by TJ JuskiewiczShare
Whether you’re watching carbs, fat, sodium, etc…visit www.noodles.com/nutrition to find out the right dish for you! Here are few things we think you should know about the food and ingredients in our dishes at Noodles & Company. And remember, every dish is customizable!
We have 14 fresh veggies on our menu that we prep and chop fresh every day. We encourage our guests to add some color to their bowl by adding and swapping veggies.
Pick your protein – we’ve got 6 options (including tofu!)
We don’t add MSG to anything
You pick the noodle! Want more fiber, iron and antioxidants? Substitute our whole grain linguini noodle in any dish.
Gluten not your thing? Substitute rice noodles or gluten-free fusilli in any dish.
Need more protein? Double up on our seared chicken breast and you’ll have 46 grams of lean protein power!
Good fats, please! We have 0 grams of artificial trans fat in our dishes.
We have dozens of combinations with 500 calories or less. Here are a few of our favorites:
Small Spaghetti with tossed green salad w/ Balsamic dressing
Small Penne Rosa with Shrimp
Small Japanese Pan Noodles with Steak
Regular Chinese Chop Salad with Shrimp
Small Bangkok Curry with Seared Chicken
Small Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine with Shrimp and a tossed green salad w/ Balsamic dressing
It’s all about the details at Noodles & Company!
PASTA ISN’T JUST PASTA. It all starts in the field with #1 hard amber durum wheat. It’s what gives our pasta the al dente texture, bright amber color and nutty wheat taste. It isn’t a coincidence. The wheat in our pasta is grown exclusively by Dakota Growers Pasta Company in Carrington, North Dakota. They mill 100% of their raw materials using top-of-the-line Italian pasta-making machinery and technology. It costs more, but we think it’s worth it.
NOODLES BY THE EXPERTS. Our signature udon noodles found in our Japanese Pan Noodles also are made exclusively just for us. We work closely with Noodle masters in Brooklyn, New York so these thick, chewy noodles absorb sauce and caramelize just right. Our Japanese Pan Noodles recipe was inspired by a town in Japan called Yakiudon. This item has been on our menu since we opened our doors in 1995 and it has very loyal fans. We hope you’re one of them. And nothing is more authentic than our rice noodles. We buy them from a company in Thailand that the Thai locals buy for their meals. They call them “long life noodles” because they signify a long life to the person eating them. Because of this, the noodles are never cut or shortened in the belief that it would be bad luck and would shorten that person’s life. So we don’t cut ours either.
REAL FOOD WITH REAL INGREDIENTS. We believe a great meal starts with the best ingredients. We use real aged Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs and Italian seasoning to make our Parmesan Crusted Chicken. We make it thin and grill it on both sides to sear in the juices. Our Thai Curry Soup is made from more than 30 authentic ingredients including galangal, kefir lime, lemongrass, red chili, tamarind and coconut fried shallots. Some say our Wisconsin Mac & Cheese is the best in the world. We don’t argue. It’s made the way grandma does using real butter and cream topped with a blend of shredded cheddar and jack cheese that melts just right.
LOOKING FOR LOCAL. We make sure we have the freshest ingredients available year round. It makes a huge difference in flavor. In Oregon we’ve been trying a pilot program of sourcing more and more locally and partner with local farms like Howard Calcagno Farms. They provide us with our romaine lettuce, herbs and napa cabbage delivered from field to bowl in just days. We’re looking to do more of this in other areas.
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