Bowled Over: Noodle Kitchen Impresses with Continued Expansion


Fast, casual restaurants that offer healthy, gluten-free and vegan options, with ample to-go meal choices are in high demand. Ciccio Restaurant group has experienced ample success with Fresh Kitchen, a concept that allows diners to select from myriad GF, paleo-friendly and vegan options without sacrificing flavor.

Similarly, SoFresh Salads has invigorated the lunch scene for workers downtown looking for meals high in nutrients that can be ordered and enjoyed in a flash.

Complementing the on-the-go boom that Fresh Kitchen and SoFresh Salads started is Noodle Kitchen and Market, offering nutritious vegetable dishes, savory noodle bowls and more.

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Fast, affordable and nutritious 

Noodle Kitchen and Market (NKM) made its debut on South Howard Avenue back in March and in Town N’ Country in April; the restaurant’s motto: “Eat Fresh Everyday.” Noodles (choice of rice, brown rice, mung bean, potato, spinach or egg) come dressed in a thick sauce with heaping portions of:

  • Beef Meatballs
  • Grilled Lemongrass Chicken
  • Five Spice Duck
  • Gulf Shrimp
  • Old Fashion Roast Pork
  • Organic Tofu

Available veggies include kale, Shanghai bok choy tips, shredded cabbage and bean sprouts. If you’re less interested in a culinary DIY adventure, then we suggested you order NKM’s signature red curry noodle bowl — round rice noodle, bamboo shoots, Thai eggplants, pineapple, bell peppers, Thai basil and choice of chicken, tofu or pork.

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Eclectic menu features veggie bowls, lotus root bone broth

While cold days are rare in the city of Tampa, sometimes a cup of soup is all you crave. NK’s soup bowls are made with either lotus root bone broth or shitake and onion vegetarian broth. Wash it all down with a refreshing jasmine green tea, coconut water or Thai tea.

Bowls range from $8.95-$14.95 depending on which proteins/sizes are selected.

Locations:

  • 500 South Howard Avenue – Suite F
  • 5831 Memorial Highway

You can learn more about the restaurant by visiting its website, Instagram and Facebook page.

 

Written by Andrew Harlan

Andrew Harlan is in his third year as Writer/Editor of ThatsSoTampa.com. New York Times bestselling author Andre Dubus III has said of him, “Andrew Harlan has a sharp and discerning eye for detail that deftly captures character and landscape.” He has published fiction and poetry in Sabal and Prime Number Literary Magazine. He graduated with honors from Eckerd College in 2013 with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a minor in Literature. Phone: (727) 896-3435 / Email: andrew@rkc.me