Published by Danny Prater.

It’s easy to find vegan meals at chain restaurants across the U.S. One place with plenty of plant-based options is Noodles & Company. In fact, all its famous noodles are vegan except the Egg Noodles, and many of its menu items can easily be veganized using the tips in the guide below. By now, you surely know that eating vegan not only helps animals but also is better for the environment and your own health. That’s why there’s never been a better time to show popular businesses that the demand for vegan options is strong.

Here’s how to order vegan at Noodles & Company:

Classic Noodles

Penne Rosa

How to order it vegan: The default Penne Noodles are vegan and so is the Penne Rosa Sauce. Just ask for no Parmesan cheese or cream, and feel free to add veggies or seasoned tofu.

Spaghetti & Meatballs

How to order it vegan: The spaghetti noodles and marinara sauce are both vegan. You’ll need to ask for no Parmesan cheese and Oven-Roasted Meatballs.

Asian Noodles

Japanese Pan Noodles

This dish is vegan by default! You can also add seasoned tofu.

Spicy Peanut Sauté

No special ordering required! This dish—packed with veggies, noodles, and a tempting Spicy Peanut Sauce—is vegan as it is.

Spicy Korean Beef Noodles

How to order it vegan: Substitute Seasoned Organic Tofu for the Marinated Steak. Done! You’re ready to enjoy this filling bowl topped with a sweet and spicy Korean BBQ Sauce.

Zoodles and Other Noodles

Whole Wheat Fresca

How to order it vegan: Just ask for no Parmesan cheese and you’re good to go.

Gluten-Friendly Pipette Rosa with Grilled Chicken

How to order it vegan: Ask for no Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce, no Parmesan cheese, and no chicken. You can sub classic marinara sauce and add plenty of veggies.


The Med Salad with Chicken

How to order it vegan: Ask for no chicken, cheese, and spicy yogurt dressing. The balsamic vinaigrette dressing is a vegan option that you can choose instead.

Chicken Veracruz Salad

How to order it vegan: Ask for no chicken, bacon, or jalapeño ranch dressing. You’ll be left with a spicy salad packed with jalapeños, corn, and avocado.


Tossed Green Salad

How to order it vegan: Just select balsamic vinaigrette as your dressing and this side salad is good to go.


Get a side of bread with your meal without any guilt! The baguettes at Noodles & Company are vegan.

Menu items and availability can vary by location. Remember: You may be able to veganize some additional menu items by replacing or removing certain ingredients. If in doubt, try asking your cashier which options are vegan while ordering. These days, many restaurants are ready and excited to serve vegan guests.

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