I'd never been to Noodles & Co., despite their 400+ outlets. Fast casual is the game here, pick your entree (most of which involve a noodle), add a meat, an optional side and you're in business.
Noodles range in all different styles from classic Italian like Pesto Cavatappi to Bangkok Curry. Gluten-free? They can solve for that, too. Don't want any noodles? Sandwiches and salads are also on offer.
So back to that soup. Thai Curry Soup (with tofu) was my choice. It warmed me right up. Rice noodles, a slew of vegetables and a coconut curry broth. For a chain, I'd say it was pretty good. Really good. And just enough spice to clear your sinuses.
Good news for Long Islanders, the Garden City chain where I visited, will soon be joined by stores in Patchogue, Hicksville and Farmingdale. In fact, according to a recent article in Newsday, the goal is to open over 20 more Long Island stores in the next 5 or so years.
So you can get your soup on (or noodle), anytime.
Until our next Burger,
Noodles & Co.
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