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


Last Update in June 2021! 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.


  • Baguette
  • Potstickers

Heads Up! The Korean BBQ Meatballs and Flatbread do contain dairy.

Perfect Bowls

  • Japanese Pan Noodles with Tofu
  • Pad Thai with Shrimp GF

Asian Noodle Bowls

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

Classic Noodle Bowls

  • Spaghetti (no cheese, no meatballs)

Zoodles & Cauliflower Noodle Bowls

  • Cauliflower Rigatoni Fresca with Shrimp (no cheese)


  • 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

Heads Up! Their croutons used to be made without dairy, but they added a milk-based butter flavor.

Kids Menu

  • Kids Grilled Chicken Meal GF
  • Kids Noodlemals Spaghetti (no cheese, no meatballs)
  • Applesauce GF
  • Broccoli GF

Noodles & Noodle Alternatives

  • Cauliflower Rigatoni
  • Cavatappi Noodle
  • Egg Noodle
  • Elbow Noodle
  • Lo Mein
  • Penne Rigate Noodle
  • Pipette Noodle GF
  • Rice Noodle GF
  • Spaghetti Noodle
  • Udon Noodle
  • Zucchini Noodle GF

Heads Up! The Cauliflower Gnocchi contains milk. The Cauliflower Rigatoni noted above is made without dairy (but it contains gluten!).


  • BBQ Sauce GF
  • Buffalo Sauce GF (Frank’s Red Hot brand)
  • Fresca Sauce GF
  • Japanese Pan Sauce
  • Korean BBQ Sauce
  • Marinara Sauce GF
  • Orange Sauce
  • Pad Thai Sauce GF
  • Potsticker Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Sriracha GF
  • Vegetable Broth

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


  • Bacon
  • Grilled Chicken Breast
  • Marinated Steak
  • Sautéed Shrimp
  • Tofu, Seasoned

Heads Up! The meatballs do contain dairy. The shrimp, simply sautéed, is dairy-free, but the scampi sauce they like to use with it, is not. Be sure to specify no scampi sauce.


  • Kalamata Olives
  • Roasted Mushrooms
  • Roasted Zucchini
  • Tuscan Greens and Kale Lettuce Blend (for salads)

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.


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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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