Monday, March 18, 2013

Noodles & Company Review & Giveaway


My family and I visited Noodles & Company at the Valley West Mall location for the first time last Friday night.  During the Lenten season we are often looking for options for dinner that are meat free for my hubby and I.  I'm not a huge fan of seafood, so pasta is a great choice for us.  We have visited Noodles & Company before, but it has been in other cities while traveling.  It took us a while to decide what to order, but once we figured it out we headed to the register.  There we ordered our meals and drinks and were given a number.  I have to say that the biggest excitement of our night out came when the kids learned that they could have just about any flavor of lemonade they wanted out of the new Coca-Cola fountain drink dispenser.



Our location offered cheese bread as an appetizer so we ordered this mainly for my picky-eater son so we knew he would have something to eat.  We also planned on him sharing some of his sister's spaghetti & meatballs.  I believe it came with six slices, but a couple of them were already nabbed by the time I took this pic.

Noodles & Company doesn't offer kids' meals, so we just ordered a small bowl for her.  They do offer kids' drinks though and those cost $0.79 which I didn't think was bad.  Little Miss didn't end up eating much of it after having a slice of cheese bread for herself, so we got a box to take it home.  I thought it looked good though with the Parmesan cheese on top. 



I was having a tough time choosing between the Pesto Cavatappi and the Penne Rosa.  In the end I decided to try the Penne Rosa because I was in the mood for something a little spicy.  I ordered mine without mushrooms and I thought it was really tasty.  I liked the tomato cream sauce and it had a nice kick to it without too much heat.  I also chose parmesan cheese over feta, but I bet it would have been good that way as well.



My hubby ordered the Japanese Pan Noodles and he was happy with his choice.  I had a bite of his and the caramelized Udon noodles were very tasty and the bit of cilantro added a nice flavor.

Neither of us added meat to our bowls, but you have the option to add many different meat options or even tofu.  In addition to noodles you can also choose soup or salad bowls and even sandwiches.  Overall we were happy with our meal.  It arrived to the table quickly which is important with kids and had great tasting options for each of us.  We'll be back.  Visit their site to find a Noodles & Company location near you

The Giveaway:  Thanks to Noodles & Company one reader will receive a pair of vouchers for a free bowl of your choice.  Enter using the rafflecopter form below.

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Disclosure:  I received coupons from Noodles & Company to facilitate this review and giveaway.  All opinions are 100% mine.

102 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to try Noodles and Co.! Thanks for the chance. I would probably try the Pad Thai or Bangkok Curry. I love Asian noodles!

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  2. The Japanese pan noodles with chicken!

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  3. Oops and the wi Mac and cheese ;) love cheese in wi!

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  4. I'd like the Beef Stroganoff
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

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  5. Buttered noodles. I know boring but it sounds wonderful!

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  6. I'd like to try the Japanese Pan Noodles!

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  7. I would try the Pad Thai because that's what my favorite dish is at Noodles & Co.!

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  9. I would have to go with the Pad Thai as it's gluten free and that's all I can have. :(

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  11. I'd like to try BANGKOK CURRY

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  12. The Penne Rosa with Parmesan is my go to at Noodles & Company. Yum!

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  13. So hard to choose! I think truffle mac! Something different!

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  14. Their Japanese Pan Noodles look really good!

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  15. The Truffle Mac! I LOVE Mushrooms!

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  16. I would try BANGKOK CURRY. s2inamug at aim dot com

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  17. all in our family love their Mac & Cheese and we are frequent visitors.

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  18. wisconson mac and cheese..yummy

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  19. Last time I got American so next time I'd definitely try the Pad Thai!

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  20. I would love to try the Spicy Chicken Caesar!

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  21. We love their chicken noodle soup.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  22. I'd love to try the Indonesian Peanut Saute

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  23. I love their Pad Thai!

    acartwrightmorell at gmail dot com

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  24. I would like to try Penne Rosa

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  25. I love Pad Thai, but I haven't tried Noodles' version yet.

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  26. The Japanese pan noodles with chicken!

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  27. I want to try the STEAK STROGANOFF

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  28. truffle mac:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  29. I have only tried the Pan Noodles so I think something different I would want to try is the Wisconsion Mac & Cheese. It looks so good!

    elizzzzzabeth at yahoo dot com

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  30. As Maureen
    I have not yet been but I would love to try the spaghetti and meatballs.

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  31. japansese pan noodles
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  32. I love their Pesto Cavatappi so good

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  33. I would probably start with the Mac N Cheese. Simple = good

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  34. Whole Grain Tuscan Linguine, one of my faves~

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  35. I love Noodles & Co. I mostly buy on the weekend when I watch Ghost Adventurer marathon Friday & Saturday buy 3-4 bowls and watch the show with my food instead of pizza. it varies on what I buy all the time their.

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  36. I'd like to try the WHOLE GRAIN TUSCAN LINGUINE.

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  37. The JAPANESE PAN NOODLES looks delicious!!
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  38. I think I would try the Pasta Fresca with chicken.

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  39. I love Pad Thai, but I haven't yet tried theirs so that would be my first choice!

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  40. I would love to try the gluten free Pad Thai!

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  41. I would like to try the WISCONSIN MAC & CHEESE

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  42. Japanese Pan Noodles
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  43. Hands down love the
    Indonesian Peanut Saute

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  44. Would like to try the Penne Rosa

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  45. I am a huge fan of noodles and company. I love the pasta fresca!

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  46. I like the TRUFFLE MAC
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  47. i'd like to try the japanese pan noodles

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  48. I want to try the mac and cheese.

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  49. The truffle mac bowl looks tasty.

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  50. steak stroganoff
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  51. I want the Bangkok Curry Noodle Bowl

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  52. Japanese Pan Noodles for sure!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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  53. I'd like to try the JAPANESE PAN NOODLES

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  54. Wisconsin Mac & Cheese, of COURSE!

    thank you for hosting!

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

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  55. I would love to try the truffle mac, it sounds so good!

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  56. I'd like to try the Beef Stronganoff

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  57. The Wisconsin Mac N Cheese looks good.
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  58. Definitely the pad thai! Thanks for hosting!

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  59. I LOVE NOODLES!!

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  60. I love this restaurant! My favorite is the Indonesian Peanut Saute with seared chicken breast

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  61. thischickwins said:
    japanese pan noodles
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  62. Steak Stroganoff would be my Noodles & Company bowl of choice!

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  63. INDONESIAN PEANUT SAUTÉ sounds awesome :)

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  64. Mac and Cheese with Chicken

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  65. I would like to try the Pesto Cavatappi. I already love the Japanese Pan Noodles.

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  66. I always get the bangkok curry

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  67. almanyc said:

    The macaroni and cheese.

    almanyc_1 at netzero dot com

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