You could say we've been around the block a time or two when it comes to dining in Market Square. With so many great choices, sometimes we make our meal choices by playing a culinary version of spin the bottle. But no matter what direction we end up heading, we always come up with a winner. Now —with the opening of Noodles & Co. — everyone can expand their lunch and dinner destinations in the Square to savor flavors from around the world without ever leaving the heart of Downtown.
menu that features freshly prepared comfort food from the U.S., the Mediterranean and Asia, Noodles & Co. is your passport to noodle dishes, pasta, soups and sandwiches served just how you like them. From All-American favorites like three types of grown-up macaroni and cheese to zesty penne and spicy Japanese pan noodles, Noodles & Co. puts a special accent on every item they serve.
Located between the Oyster House and DiBella's Subs, Noodles & Co. is already building a loyal following among the Downtown lunch crowd. Most days, lines form outside even before they unlock the door at 11 a.m. Back for second trip with a friend in tow, Brian Decima discovered Noodles & Co. on one of his frequent lunchtime treks to the Square. Along with the "great service and nice atmosphere," He likes the freshness of the food, especially the plate of Pad Thai he ordered on this visit.
That fresh taste is no trick, since Noodles & Co. uses just-off-the-truck produce and meats that are delivered a couple times each week. "We don't have a freezer or can opener in any of our locations," says market training manager, Liz Camp. Even more impressive, there's a "no nukes" policy, since microwaves are taboo, too. So, if your Bangkok curry or chicken noodle soup isn't piping hot, you get a fresh serving. And for more finicky diners, the staff can customize any item on the menu. "We want everyone to be completely satisfied every time they eat here," she says.
Like we said, Noodles & Co. attracts a big lunch time crowd that dines on the premises. In most case, meals are ready in three to four minutes and delivered to your table by the efficient staff. However, if you don't have the time to wait, you can order online or through an iPhone app. "We get a lot of takeout orders from nearby offices," says Liz. "We're trying to give people as many options to enjoy Noodles & Co. as possible." With dining options from around the world — and open every day from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.— Noodles & Co. is a global dining treat right here at home.