Noodles are a main ingredient in the dishes of nearly every culture from Vietnamese to Thai to Italian. They’re eaten stir-fried, deep-fried, cold, dunked in your soups, and can even be found in salads. And because they’re so simple and easy to cook made up of a handful of low-cost ingredients (egg, milk, salt, flour), noodles could be the direct to consumer food play you’ve been searching for. The global market value of the pasta and instant noodle industry could inflate to a staggering $72 billion in value by 2027.

To start on your noodle company, you’ll need a catchy brand name. If you’re having trouble thinking of one, we have here over 175 names for you to choose from. So read on and choose from among our list to get started!

Pasta Noodle Business Name Ideas

An Italian noodle dish.

The past noodle is an important part of the Italian culture. These pasta business name ideas evoke a vacation to this boot-shaped country with an oversized food influence on the world. And with the wide-variety of pasta types to draw inspiration from, you won’t be short on ideas to consider.

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  • Soup For The Soul
  • Hot Soup Now
  • Pasta’s of Pickadilly
  • Belly Full
  • Organic Pasta Company
  • Italian Dreams Pasta
  • Slurping in Sicily
  • Fettuccine Fanatics
  • Gnocchi Nights
  • Never a Gnocchi We Didn’t Like
  • Pass the Penne
  • Rollicking Rotini
  • Instant Happiness
  • Warm Dinners
  • Mega Macoronis
  • Bowl Full
  • Rich Meals
  • Yum Bowls
  • Simple Delish Bowls
  • Wholesome Bowls
  • Master the Macoroni
  • Hearty Bowls
  • Savory Bowls
  • Cavatappi Kicks
  • Hearty Gemelli
  • Licked Clean
  • Organic Orzo Co.
  • Instant Orzo Tonight
  • Golden Bowls
  • Spilling Spaghetti
  • Chowder Etc.
  • Special Everyday
  • Soup Lovers
  • From The Pot
  • Home Cooked
  • Southwest Spaghetti Company
  • Grandma’s Ziti
  • The Ziti Factory
  • A to Ziti
  • Boring Label Ziti Brand
  • Mario’s Fusilli
  • Old World Fusilli
  • Lost in Linguine
  • Rich and Creamy
  • Friend of Sauce
  • Italian Wedding Soup Co.
  • Stellar Brand Spaghetti
  • Angel Hair Pasta Makers
  • Positively Pasta
  • Packing Pasta
  • This Pasta’s on Fire
  • Genuine Fettuccine Brand
  • No Nonsense Fusilli
  • Linguine by Hand
  • Small Batch Rotelle
  • Creamy Lasagne
  • The Lasagne Soup
  • Lasagne For Days
  • The Italian Bowl
  • Inside the Shell
  • Shell Shocked
  • The Way Of The Manicotti
  • Manicotti Express
  • Knees and Elbow Macaroni
  • The Pasta Attack
  • Sharing Ladles

Noodle Shop Name Ideas

A stall serving stir-fried noodles.

Noodles are the ideal meal when you’re looking for something quick and filling to eat. They’re rich in flavor, can come in soups or stir-fried and have a dozens of varieties and endless sauce / ingredient options so you’ll never go bored eating them. Below are some noodle shop name suggestions for you to consider.

  • The Secret Noodle
  • The Noodle Strip
  • Divine Noodles
  • The Celestial Maiden
  • Forkful
  • Strictly Pho
  • My Noodle Soup
  • Club Noodle
  • Noodles by (Insert Owner’s First Name)
  • Noodle Boodle
  • Big Bowls
  • The Good Noodle
  • The Mighty Dragon
  • Long Life Noodle House
  • Everything Noodles
  • The Noodle Tales
  • The Noodle Spot
  • My Kitchen
  • SPN: Salt, Pepper, and Noodles
  • Noodles For You
  • Fiery Noodles
  • Any Way You Like It
  • Pho Love
  • Samurai’s Place
  • Noodle Frenzy
  • Slurpin’
  • Hand Pulled With Love
  • Authentique
  • Slurp Turf
  • Unusual Noodles
  • Pass Da Bowl
  • Noodles Galore
  • Spagoodle
  • The Noodle Movement
  • Pad Thai Etc.
  • Manhattan Ramen
  • Soba Lovers (Soba are buckwheat noodles in Japan)
  • Noodle Bros
  • The Noodle Hideaway
  • Wellness Noodles
  • Chow Mien Land
  • Guksu Kingdom (Guksu are noodles in Korean)
  • Bite
  • Twirling Forks
  • The Drunken Noodle
  • The Noodle Doctor
  • Noodle Soup Hub
  • The Noodle Empire
  • Noodle Treats
  • One Pot
  • Noodle Hunters
  • Noodle Bowls Etc.
  • Chicken And Noodles
  • One Stop Noodle Shop
  • Noodles Unlimited
  • Bowl For Two
  • Sumo Eats
  • Noodle First
  • Noodle Hawker

Funny names for noodles

A plate of Pad Thai.

Funny noodle business names can make heads turn and peak the curiosity of prospective customers. Here are a few name ideas designed to make you smile.

  • The Dipping Bath
  • It’s Raining Manicotti
  • Penne for Your Thoughts
  • Roughneck Rotelle
  • Knead Me Some Noodles
  • The Urban Noodle
  • Row Boat Rotini
  • Noodle Call
  • Born To Slurp
  • Noodle Newbie
  • Noodle Dude
  • Noodle Mien
  • Go Go Noodles
  • Saucy Noods
  • Dandan Fun
  • Udon Know Noodle House
  • Mission Impastable
  • Totally Sauced
  • How Ramentic
  • Im-pasta!
  • Lo Mien-tenance
  • Noodle O’Clock
  • Noodle and Me
  • Happy Slurping
  • Hug In A Bowl
  • Penne for a Kiss
  • Lucky Noodles
  • Noodle Logic
  • Instant Love
  • Mean Bowls
  • Ramen Love
  • Forever and Ever Ramen
  • Pho The Win
  • Have Pho-n
  • Angel’s Hair
  • Pasta Buzzed
  • Noodle Mountain
  • Noodle Basics
  • Noodle Origins
  • Midnight Noodles
  • Tangled
  • Yum Mien
  • Tipsy Noodles
  • Little Miss Noodles
  • Camp Noodles
  • Harry PHOtter
  • Noodle Picks
  • Not Just Spaghetti
  • Noodles in the City
  • Noodles in A Box
  • Noodle Savers
  • From The Wok
  • Noodlepalooza!
  • Hello Noodles
  • Crash Landing On Noodles
  • Shiny Noodles
  • Super Long Noodles
  • Longevity Meals
  • Ancient Noodle House
  • Noodle Soup Pros
  • Punching Penne
  • Dunked In!
  • Nothing But Spicy Noodles

How many types of noodles are there?

A bowl of delicious noodles served with chicken.

How many types of noodles are out there? Believe it or not, there’s no clear answer to this question. With so many types of noodles from different countries and cultures that others may not have been officially categorized yet, it’s impossible to come up with an exact number. But let us break down the more popular ones for you. These are the types of noodles that you’ll find referenced in cookbooks or at your local grocery store.

Rice Noodles

If you’ve had Pad Thai, fresh Vietnamese spring rolls, or Pho, then you know what rice noodles are. These types of noodles are made from rice flour and they’re known to have that chewy texture. They also come in different shapes with the flat ones commonly used in soups and the thin ones, also known as rice vermicelli, in stir-fries and fresh spring rolls. But they are quite versatile wherein you can switch around several sizes of this type of noodles for soups and stir-fries as well.

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Egg Noodles

You’ll find egg noodles in most Asian cuisine especially in dishes like Chinese stir-fried noodles and wonton noodle soup. They’re made of eggs, wheat and are known for their distinct yellow color. They’re also thin in size. Egg noodles can be bought dried or fresh. Just make sure to boil them before using them to cook.

Ramen Noodles

From the name itself, ramen noodles are used on, well, ramen. The noodles are made from salt, water, wheat flour, and kansui which is an alkaline compound. Historically these noodles were hand-pulled, but the mass market noodle companies utilize advanced roller machines to manufacture the food.

But don’t feel disappointed by this since many ramen restaurants still hand-pull their noodles. Trust us, you can taste the difference between fresh handmade Ramen and store bought.

Paired with their rich umami-filled broth, ramen noodles play a unique and huge part in having that bowl of ramen which you can’t find if you substitute it with other types of noodles.

Whole-Wheat Noodles

Whole-wheat noodles are quite popular for those looking for a healthier option. This type of noodles is made from whole-wheat flour. It’s high in fiber and protein. It also has a darker color compared to the usual yellow you’re used to and has a distinct wheat taste.

Udon Noodles

Have you ever seen those thick noodles in Japanese restaurants that are white and are quite chewy? They’re known as udon noodles and they’re made from wheat flour and water. They’re mostly used in soups and stews.

Overview of the Noodle Industry

A chef preparing noodles from scratch.

Noodles are one of the earliest types of food according to National Geographic, their origins date as far back as 25-220 A.D. A discovery in China in 2005 showed a 4,000-year-old bowl of noodles which makes you realize just how many generations have enjoyed the food. Italians, Arabs, Chinese, and even Americans consider the noodle a staple food.

Noodles are usually made from flour, water, and salt which are then flattened and cut into strips then boiled for use in a stir fry, soup or pasta dish.

Noodles are traditionally made by hand. You can still make noodles in your home kitchen today, but demand for convenience has also risen that the industry catered to dried and instant noodles as well. Instant noodle demand in the United States is estimated at over $44 billion in annual sales. These days, when you enter the grocery and convenience stores, you’ll find instant noodles lining the shelves with different shape and ingredient options. Due to the weight of this product and long-shelf life, it makes the ideal food to ship in the mail and sell online.

Noodles are considered a full meal considering how heavy they are to the stomach. Since they’re also easy to cook, they have become one of those simple meals you can whip up in a short amount of time. An article by Bloomberg reports that instant noodles are anticipated to have a compound annual growth rate near 5% from 2019 to 2023 which makes it an ideal business venture in the future… Even in this complex stay at home economy.

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