Noodles & Company Adds Vegan Chicken to Menu at All Locations
This is the brand’s second plant-based protein option, and it’s here to stay!
Noodles & Company is already a pretty vegan-friendly establishment. This week, the company announced that it has added Impossible Chicken to the menu at all locations.
Noodles & Company Adds First Vegan Meat Option
Noodles & Co. is a fast-casual restaurant chain that serves up globally inspired noodle dishes. From spaghetti and linguini to pad Thai and mac ‘n’ cheese, Noodles & Co. has it all.
Earlier this year, Noodles & Co. tested the Impossible Chicken in select markets. The vegan protein option, a big hit during testing, is now back to stay!
The Impossible Chicken is the highlight of two dishes: Impossible Orange Chicken Lo Mein and LEANguini Rosa with Impossible Chicken. While the LEANguini Rosa contains dairy, the Orange Chicken Lo Mein is vegan as-is. The dish features Asian-style noodles sauteed in orange sauce with cabbage, snap peas, and panko-breaded Impossible Chicken.
While most other restaurants opt to fry the Impossible Chicken, Noodles & Co. bakes the chicken in its high-speed ovens instead. Executive Chef Nicholas Graff told VegOut that the company chose this healthier option to preserve the meaty interior texture while still achieving that crispiness on the outside.
The Impossible Chicken can also be added to any dish on the Noodles & Co. menu. Even better? It’s the same price as traditional chicken!
Vegan Options at Noodles & Co.
Noodles & Co. has several vegan options. When ordering online, customers can filter the menu by lifestyle to see all available options. The Japanese Pan Noodles are vegan as-is. You can add tofu or Impossible Chicken for extra protein. The Spicy Korean Beef Noodles can also be made vegan by swapping out the steak for tofu or Impossible Chicken.
While there are currently no vegan cheese options at Noodles & Co., that may change in the future. Chef Graff told VegOut that the brand is always updating the menu to meet the desires of guests, and he anticipates that more and more guests will continue to desire plant-based options.
For more information about Noodles & Co.’s plant-based options, visit Noodles.com.
Cayla has been writing for VegOut since 2020 and has been plugged into the LA vegan food scene since Veggie Grill was pretty much the only vegan restaurant in the city. Aside from writing articles, Cayla enjoys embracing their inner 85-year-old by listening to classical music, making playlists for their friends, and staying active through swimming, hiking, cycling, and yoga. In their free time, Cayla likes writing poetry, learning about outdoor survival and alternative lifestyles, and is always searching for the best loaf of sourdough bread.
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