While going vegan has resulted in my cooking more than I ever thought I would, I still eat at restaurants. A lot. I have to avoid some of my old favorites –buh bye, Portillo’s– but I’m also super jazzed when my old favorites offer vegan options without me having to sound like a crazy vegan (“uhhh, I will have a quesadilla without the cheese”).
Noodles & Company is a place that I immediately loved because the food is good, portions are the perfect size, there are a variety of options, and the people who work there are always super nice. Always. I appreciate it even more now because they are very informative about their food and have a handful of options for vegans. In addition, you can choose tofu as a protein to add to any of their dishes. I went there for dinner tonight and got the Indonesian Peanut Saute:
This yummy dish consists of a spicy peanut sauce, rice noodles, broccoli, carrots, cabbage, Asian sprouts, cilantro, crushed peanuts and lime. Beware: it’s uber-spicy. UBER-SPICY. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. Looks good, right? I’ve never been let down by Noodles & Company in terms of the freshness and quality of their food. Furthermore, they are very forthcoming with their nutrition and allergen information. Click here for their nutrition information. Scroll further down the page for a list of their vegan items. One more thing to say about this place: it’s very kid-friendly, both in terms of kid-friendly food options and atmosphere.
If you’re feeling lazy and adventurous, check out Noodles & Company! –Melissa
Apparently the Flying Spaghetti Monster has a younger, more attractive, more delicious cousin.
Whoa. You just blew my mind.
I looooove the Indonesian Peanut Sautee!!! It’s my favorite lazy-vegan-needs-take-out meal 🙂
Awesome! I gotta ask… do you do anything to help with the spicyness? I end up adding sugar or honey to it.
I totally forgot to respond to this. Nope, I LOVE spicy food. I just suffer through it 😀 My boyfriend has been very cool about trying anything vegan I cook at home, but his one complaint is that everything I make is way too spicy for him. I add cayenne and chili powder to everything! If my mouth’s not on fire, it’s not spicy enough.
Man, this brings back memories. I used to eat there all the time when I lived in Colorado. I am not sure if there is one in Atlanta or not.
Hopefully it brings back good memories!! 🙂