Turning Family Dinner Nights Into Adventures

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Family dinners are so important to us.

Whenever we are not traveling, we plan as many family dinners as possible… especially with our extended family. There is just something so special about having your family gather around some delicious food, spending some time together. 

Since my parents don’t travel as often as we do, they love to hear about our adventures and we have found new ways to bring the travel adventures to them… with the new Noodles World Tour Menu at Noodles & Company!

kids meals

Earlier this week my parents met us at Noodles & Company for a mid week dinner!

We all enjoyed a wonderful meal together starting with Emmy ordering her favorite kids meal.

spicy beef

My parents consider Noodles & Company their go-to restaurant because it is really delicious, REAL food, since Noodles & Company uses real ingredients. They don’t use artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or preservatives. The new Spicy Korean Beef Noodles even uses naturally-raised steak.


We love that they have vegan and vegetarian options and that the dishes can be made with tofu. Because they offer REAL cooking at Noodles & Company, the dishes are made fresh to order every time. That includes customization, fresh ingredients, etc. They also have REAL flavors and they use globally-inspired recipes and fresh ingredients to give guests real, crave-able flavors, like the dish above that both Pete and Ashley ordered! 


Noodles World Tour Menu Offerings are pretty fantastic like this salad above which is the Napa Market Salad with Chicken. They also have the Chicken Veracruz Salad, Med Salad with Chicken, and Spicy Korean Beef Noodles. My parents thoroughly enjoyed it and we talked about how the flavors reminded us of being far from home, exploring a new place. 

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Emmy enjoyed her kids meal…

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Our food came out so quickly that our dinner talk abruptly went silent as we all were enjoying the food. You know that everyone loves what they ordered when the table goes quiet. 

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And the appetizers… they were really good too!

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meat balls
mushroom stroganoff
exotic meals

I took big bites of pasta in between snapping these pictures. Everyone was up for a quick photo, but quickly went back to eating.

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The best part of family dinners is being together, but the food is definitely what brings us around the table together. With so many long term favorite choices and the new Noodles & Company, Noodles World Tour Menu Offerings eating here is like going on a mini vacation.

family dinners together

What dishes do you want to try if you win?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Noodles & Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

Heather Reese
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Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog It's a Lovely Life®! In addition to traveling 150+ days a year, she also helps new bloggers build successful blogging businesses.


  • My family LOVES Noodles & Co! We enjoy all the options they have and everything is so fresh. The kids meal is also perfect!

  • We used to go to Noodles & Co a lot. There was one near my daughter’s college in St. Louis.

  • I love trying foods that are influenced by different cultures. What a great selection. It’s wonderful that they offer vegetarian and vegan options as well.

  • Wow! All of this food looks so delicious and REAL (which I love). Nothing like going to a restaurant and actually getting a freshly cooked meal. Awesome!

  • Noodles & Company is my favorite go-to restaurant!!! I love everything there, and my favorite is their buff bowls, so delicious and healthy! Always great service, and speedy quick! Love that place!!

  • We basically lived at noodles in college, ha. It was one of the few places we could go that was cheap and fast and didn’t make me feel sick afterwards.

    I do need to try the spice Korean beef noodles though.

  • Noodles and Company is my favorite restaraunt, I eat there once a week and more if I could! There’s such a wide range of dishes there’s something for everyone, and it’s so good !

  • I have have to pick a dish (I would love all of them LOL) I think I would love the meatball one! That one looks really good!

  • I’ve never been to Noodles & Company before. I’ve always wanted to try them out though. Everything looks great! My oldest loves noodles, so I’m sure she’ll love going here.

  • One of my favourite things about moving to the States is visits to Noodles & Co, after I was tantalizing teased with them during my last semester of college! Absolutely love the appetizers too!

  • I cannot believe that we don’t have on of these in TX. Looks like a lot of and it is always great getting the family together for a fun night out. BTW in the top picture, your husband looks exactly like Brett Farve:)

  • You got a lot of really great pictures here, I love all the emotion and happiness that everyone has. And the food looks really nice too. I bet you all had an amazing time!

  • I’ve seen this place, but have not tried it yet..

    I’d like to try the Pesto Cavatappi and the Korean BBQ Meatballs.

  • Wow, I like how you spent your family dinner nights. Sometimes, we go out and discover great places.

  • We love Noodles and Company. Whenever we ask the kids where they want to go, we always laugh because we know we will hear ‘Noodles”.

  • All the food looks so delicious. I will have to go to Noodles & Company with the kids to check them out.

  • It’s important to dine with the whole family especially if you haven’t seen each other for a long time. I make sure that we always eat together, be it at home or at a restaurant. The food looks so good here!

  • Wow the food looks amazing! Family dinners are important to my family too. I stop by my parents house every week for Sunday dinners. Sometimes we dine out.

  • I can’t think of many things better than a good meal with my family. All the food in your pictures looks amazing!

  • What a great giveaway! We love to have family dinner nights with Noodles and co! Your family looks like they had a great time!

  • Noodles & Company is a great place, their menu is so diverse and the dishes are very easily customized.

  • Wow, I like those foods! At least once a week we go out on a family dinner date and we have so much fun every time.

  • Oh my, we love Noodles and Company! I love getting the Japanese Pan noodles with either Steak or Chicken but I would love to try those meatball too! Yummy! We always have family dinners together, every night if we can!

  • Looks like some good food. Sadly, one of the drawbacks of our small very rural town is limited dining options without a 50 mile drive.

  • I love Noodles and Company! I would love to try the Spice Korean Beef Noodles, they look so delicious!

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