Noodles & Company has Oodles of Dairy-Free Pasta-bilities


Who doesn’t like noodles? And thanks to Noodles & Company, just about anyone can enjoy them. This casual, pasta-centric restaurant chain offers a customizable menu for all types of dietary needs (top allergens, gluten-free, paleo, keto, vegetarian, etc), and isn’t shy about sharing ingredients. Below is a dairy-free menu guide to help simplify the ordering process at Noodles & Company.

Noodles & Company Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Gluten-Free Options

Dairy-Free Menu Guide to Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company serves a global menu of flavors, but as you can see, the dairy-free options lean heavily toward Asia. Nonetheless, this list includes an array of menu items, customizable menu items, and sauces for building your own. With the exception of the Cauliflower Gnocchi, all of the “noodles” at Noodles & Company are dairy-free. I’ve also noted GF next to gluten-free items. The Zoodles are the only dairy-free and gluten-free “noodle” on their menu, but you an substitute them into any dish, as desired.


  • Baguette
  • Potstickers

Surprise Dairy: The Korean BBQ Meatballs and Flatbread do contain dairy.

Perfect Bowls

  • Japanese Pan Noodles with Tofu
  • Pad Thai with Shrimp GF
  • Zucchini Rosa with Grilled Chicken¬†(no light cream, no cheese)

Asian Noodles

  • Grilled Orange Chicken Lo Mein
  • Japanese Pan Noodles
  • Pad Thai GF
  • Spicy Korean Beef Noodles

Classic Noodles

  • Penne Rosa (no light cream, no cheese)
  • Spaghetti (no cheese, no meatballs)

Zoodles & Cauliflower Noodles

  • Cauliflower Rigatoni Fresca with Shrimp (no cheese)

Surprise Dairy: The Cauliflower Gnocchi contains milk. The Cauliflower Rigatoni noted above is made without dairy (but it contains gluten!).


  • The Med Salad (no cheese, no Med dressing; see Dressing Options below)
  • Veracruz Salad (no ranch; see Dressing Options below)

Dairy-Free Dressing Options: Balsamic Vinaigrette

Note: Yes, their Focaccia Croutons are made without dairy!

Kids Menu

  • Kids Grilled Chicken Meal GF
  • Applesauce GF
  • Broccoli GF


  • BBQ Sauce GF
  • Fresca Sauce GF
  • Japanese Pan Sauce
  • Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Marinara Sauce GF
  • Orange Sauce
  • Pad Thai Sauce GF
  • Penne Rosa Sauce GF
  • Potsticker Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Sriracha GF
  • Vegetable Broth

Surprise Dairy: The Chicken Broth at Noodles & Company does contain dairy.

This Post is for Informational Purposes Only

Menus, ingredients, kitchen procedures, management, and restaurants are subject to change at any time. Always read the menu and discuss your dietary needs with the staff before ordering. Make sure that they can accommodate your situation. This post is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as advice.

There is always a risk for potential cross-contamination of allergens in any commercial kitchen. If cross-contamination is an issue for you, always speak with the manager to ensure that your meal can be safely prepared. Listings here do not guarantee that a restaurant is safe enough for your individual needs. Only you can make that decision.

Noodles & Company Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Gluten-Free Options

Where to Find Noodles & Company

Noodles & Company has locations in 29 U.S. states. See their website below for addresses, hours, and online ordering.


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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