I was offered a complimentary noodles tasting. All opinions are my own.

Before my visit to the Novi Noodles & Company restaurant, I had only eaten at Noodles & Company a couple of times before. The few times that I had, I was rushing around & never really thought about what I was even eating, other than that I was “cheating” on my healthy eating plan by carb-loading…..perhaps even “fast-food”. This educating visit taught me that was completely incorrect thinking! You can read about Noodles & Company’s food journey here, but shortly:

We use food you can feel good about, like organic tofu, cage-free eggs and antibiotic-free, hormone-free pork and bacon. As the noodle authority, we know that doing it any other way doesn’t yield deliciously authentic noodles you can crave over and over again, and we’re absolutely dedicated to serving you the best noodles we can.

Noodles & Company preps food all day long so they can cook every dish fresh and to your specifications. This also allows you full choice of your toppings. Some dishes come with recipe recommended meats, cheeses, and such but you can swap.

We started with two classic favorite aps, warm buttery garlic toast and the newest Korean Gochujang BBQ sauce joining meatballs. This “go-choo-jang” traditional sauce starts kind of sweet but it turns up to be a little spicy! I LOVED IT!


I was happy to see salads, sandwiches, and soups on the menu. We tasted the new Chicken Veracruz and Napa Market salads. My favorite was the Napa Market because I love apples on a salad (even with my normally-not-a-favorite-bleu-cheese-but-a-nice-combo-to-this-salad) but most of our group preferred the jalapeno and cilantro spiciness of the Veracruz.


We tried most of the pasta dishes, but these 2 were my favorite…I am surprised that I leaned my tastes more toward the traditional Italian styles vs. American or some of the exotic Asian flavors. Penne Rosa (spicy tomato cream sauce, mushrooms, tomato, spinach, wine and parmesan or feta) and Pesto Cavatappi (basil pesto, garlic, mushrooms, tomato, wine, cream, parmesan and Italian parsley).

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Through 10/5, we all have an easy opportunity to share with others.


I will be visiting the Novi restaurant much more now that I know the true Noodles & Company, since it is a very short distance from my work. East-side friends, you are not left out! Celebrate Noodles & Company Macomb opening on 9/26.

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