If you're gluten-sensitive—or just, ya know, watchin' your gluten consumption—pasta restaurants can be a bit of a challenge. But noodles are the ultimate comfort food, so what're you to do? Don't worry, the Noodles & Company gluten-free menu will save you from having to give up pasta when you're eating out. You'll be surprised to find some of your favorites on the list.

Thai Green Curry with Shrimp

Because this dish uses rice noodles, you won't find any gluten in this dish. Plus, it's hella loaded with fruits and veggies—I'm talking the big boys like broccoli, snap peas, and pineapples—so you're getting a decent amount of nutrition. Topped with shrimp, a lean protein, you're making great choices here.

Pad Thai

Like the Thai Green Curry, this Pad Thai utilizes rice noodles to keep things free of gluten. Topped with scrambled eggs and with notes of citrus, this dish will take you to an island paradise. Finals where? Not where you are, darling. 

Thai Chicken Soup

This creamy Thai Chicken Soup is filled with chicken, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, and various other additions for a kick in the tastebuds. The coconut curry balances out the spicy flavoring for a super smooth finish, and, you'll def be satisfied after a bowl of this comforting soup.

Tomato Basil Bisque

Obviously a classic, who doesn't love dipping a savory slice of garlic bread into a warm bowl of tomato bisque? Noodles & Company ups the taste with the addition of basil and garlic, not only making this a star on the Noodles & Company gluten-free menu, but it's also a killer meatless option—or, I suppose not killer, except all those tomatoes. Yeah, you think about that.

The Med Salad with Chicken

If you thought salad was boring, this will change your opinion. It's basically like pasta had a love child with a killer chicken salad topped with feta cheese and spicy yogurt dressing. The Med Salad with Chicken can be made gluten-free by swapping out the regular pasta with gluten-free fusilli and then you're good to go. 

Chicken Veracruz Salad

This crunchy, Latin-inspired Chicken Veracruz Salad can be gluten-free if you drop the crispy jalapeños. Don't worry, you won't be ditching the flavor as well. With naturally-raised bacon crumbles, super fresh corn, and California avocados, you'll still get all the savory deliciousness you could ever dream of.

Wisconsin Mac & Cheese

Yes, I know, it's wild—you can have a downright amaze bowl of Wisconsin Mac and Cheese without the gluten. You won't even notice that you're subbing out elbow mac and cheese for a gluten-free variation because anything smothered in a glorious mix of cheeses is sure to satisfy. 

Pesto Cavatappi

By switching the cavatappi for gluten-free fusilli, you can enjoy this creamy Pesto Cavatappi loaded with mushrooms, garlic, tomato, cream, and Parmesan. If you're not doing the whole meatless Monday thing, you can add naturally raised pork for a killer, protein-filled dish—pork and pesto pasta is A1, my friends.

Pasta Fresca

I feel like adding spinach to anything makes it #healthy, right? Either way, ordering this Pesta Fresca the Noodles & Company gluten-free way will let you enjoy light, colorful Italian fare without worrying about gluten-filled pasta. A light and satisfying meal, I won't judge you for going back for seconds.

Penne Rosa

Rosa is kinda like rosé, right? That must be the appeal behind this spicy Penne Rosa—and you can have it without the gluten by ordering it with our favorite gluten-free fusilli. With a spicy tomato cream sauce, mushrooms, and spinach, you'll be sure to have a super instagramable date night.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Sorry, darlings. In addition to requesting this Spaghetti and Meatball dish with gluten-free fusilli, you'll also have to also drop the meatballs. But you can replace them with a gluten-friendly meat option, like pork, chicken, steak, or shrimp, so you won't really be missing out. 

Steak Stroganoff

A hearty, classic dish, Steak Stroganoff can be made entirely free of gluten by requesting Noodle & Company's delicious gluten-free fusilli. Topped with steak, mushroom sherry cream sauce, fresh herbs, and Parmesan, you'll be glad you made the extra step to make this bowl fit your lifestyle. 

Going to a pasta restaurant with the desire to keep things gluten-free can be hella tricky. Thankfully, the Noodles & Company gluten-free options don't force you to sacrifice taste to fit food into your lifestyle. Never give up on the Noods, friends.