Noodles & Company in Oakland on Forbes Ave in the Castle Building

Noodles & Company in Oakland on Forbes Ave in the Castle Building

If you like carbs, then you’re in luck. Noodles & Company has your hookup for a bunch of different types of pasta dishes from Asian style pan fried noodles to classic American macaroni and cheese. They also serve soup, salad, and sandwiches all at a reasonable price ($6 – $10 depending on your appetite). Their claim to fame is that the food is made to order and served on real dishes, so it might be a step up from the Panera Bread across the street.

But did they do their homework before setting up in the middle of Collegeburgh? This friendly blurb on their website sounds nothing like the Oakland we all love and hate:

Your Pittsburgh (Oakland) Noodles & Company restaurant is a gathering place of sorts – the perfect stop-over for a satisfying lunch or dinner, while you’re shopping at nearby stores, when you’re out for dinner and a movie, or even on bowling night! We also offer a warm, welcoming environment for relaxing between meetings, or while waiting to pick-up after the kids’ youth sports practice.

At least it’s better than an empty storefront, but Boring Pittsburgh can think of 100 uses for the old King’s Court castle building other than a chain restaurant and a cell phone store… whatever, this is Pittsburgh and the commercial landlords here are sellouts! Does anyone else out there miss the good ol’ days of Teleropa and the Beehive?

Where is it?
Noodles & Company
3805 Forbes Ave (map)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

What are their hours?
Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm

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