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, this chain has even begun testing its first vegan meat option at locations in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. The animal-free Orange Chicken Lo Mein features a panko-crusted animal-free chicken, snap peas, and cabbage, topped with green onions, black sesame seeds, and cilantro.

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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 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.


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.

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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