Review of Noodles and Company

5840 Douglas Ave, Des Moines, IA 50310

Overall Rating


I am newly diagnosed and still unsure of myself. When I told the order taker I had “a severe gluten allergy”, she called the manager out. When I asked about cross contamination, he said that they have procedures in place and yet “it is very noodly in here.” I appreciated his honesty.

He told me he would personally make my meal. He changed his gloves and showed me that he was thoroughly washing the pans he used for my meal. He brought it out to me personally and it was marked gluten free.

I don’t have obvious symptoms when glutened, so all I can say is I felt safe enough to eat and enjoy.


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity

Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Offers delivery
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 2 months ago