I was given free food to sample, but was not otherwise compensated. All opinions are my own. This is not a sponsored post.
I hope you’re not hungry while reading this! Last week I was given the opportunity to participate in a taste test of the Noodles & Co menu. It had been a long time since I’ve been to a Noodles & Co, but a new location has just opened up very close to my house, so I suspect I will be visiting more frequently now!
Pumpkin and I headed over to the restaurant and met up with our friends Bethany and Katie and met a new friend, Carmen. We settled in, got some drinks (they have one of those fun a million flavors to choose from fountain machines!), and the food started pouring in!
And we started off with a bang! This new Fig & Pig Flatbread was so good!!!! I seriously could have eaten the whole thing by myself! But I had to share! It got rave reviews from the group!
The Margherita Flatbread also came out with the first sampling and I didn’t even get to try it. Want to know why?
This kid couldn’t get enough! She ate two pieces. She would have eaten more, but again, we were sharing! Luckily for her the next round came with a favorite………..
Mac & Cheese. Need I say more? Every kid’s favorite, right? Big kids, too! A great addition to this Mac & Cheese was the Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast. The mac is good by itself, but the chicken added to it was over the top delicious!
We also sampled the Penne Rosa. It was good, but a little spicy for the young ones taste.
She moved her penne to my plate and devoured the Mac & Cheese!
OK, I don’t remember the name of this salad (Med Salad, I think) and I didn’t try it because it had feta cheese on it, but I do recall that the salad plus the Bangkok Curry in the bowl behind it was less than 500 calories! For the whole thing. And guess what! The Bangkok Curry was yummy! It was loaded up with veggies with a delicious coconut curry sauce and rice noodles for added fun! It was one of my favorite!
I made a quick trip down the road to pick Cupcake up from school and we continued to feast! Next up with the Steak Stroganoff. This is something I typically wouldn’t choose, but I’m glad I got to try it. It wasn’t half bad! Pumpkin liked it, but Cupcake was just mad that she was promised Mac & Cheese and her sister had finished off the bowl of it before she got there.
So she was definitely mad when the Japanese Pan Noodles was brought out because it was also a little spicy. Despite the spice I thought this was really good as well. The sprouts are a fun addition, but the cilantro is where it’s at!! It really made the dish.
Cupcake got her Mac & Cheese and everyone was happy.
Still feeling the cilantro and sprouts love we moved on to the Indonesian Peanut Sauté. Another spicy dish.
Last up was the Alfredo MontAmore. Talk about indulgent! You definitely want to share this bowl! This one is on the high end of the calorie scale and is certainly delicious. That Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast was tossed in there again and I was not complaining! I’ll definitely add it to future bowls!
Lastly we satisfied our sweet tooth!
The Espresso Cake was deliciously moist and quite chocolatey!
The Tres Leche was good. It wouldn’t be my first choice of dessert, though.
The real star of the dessert menu is the Carrot Cake! It was fantastic! The cake was flavorful and moist and the frosting was just the perfect amount of sweet without being heavy.
Cupcake approved of all the desserts, including a cookie.
Pumpkin did, too.
I’m so glad I was able to take part in this sampling! I’ve only tried one menu item from Noodles & Co so I’m glad I was forced out of my comfort zone.
Oh and I hear if you sign up for their Noodlegram they’ll send you coupons! Who doesn’t love coupons?
What is your favorite dish at Noodles & Co?
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