On March 9th, co-founder Mae Suramek gave a Tedx talk about our business model and how together, we can change the world. Click on the picture above to watch the Tedx talk now.

Over $41,000 Raised for Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Program

When we first set out to push the boundaries of what small businesses and communities can accomplish together, we never dreamed how extraordinary our customer base would be. This past year, you helped raise $41,249.29 for Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Program. We are humbled and honored to serve noodles and love alongside amazing human beings like our staff and customers, and alongside amazing nonprofits like Hope's Wings. Stay tuned, we'll be formally announcing our 2019-20 nonprofit partner next week! #webelongtoeachother #noodlesdrinksworldpeace #noodlenirvana

Look What We Did!

We already knew, but now it's official: We have the best customers on earth. Thanks to your noodle-eating, world-changing ways, you helped raise $44,190.88 for our 2017-2018 non-profit partner, God's Outreach Madison County Food Bank. Let it sink in - just how extraordinary that is. Just how extraordinary you are. It is our absolute honor and privilege to serve you, and serve this community alongside you.  

#noodlesdrinksworldpeace #webelongtoeachother#buildyourbowlfeedyoursoul

We're Turning One! Awww......

Noodle Nirvana Celebrates First Anniversary and Partnership with NOSW with free noodle bowls and appetizers.


Berea, Kentucky – June 28, 2017 – This Wednesday, local small business, Noodle Nirvana will be celebrating its first anniversary in business.  A build-your-own noodle bowl restaurant with a commitment to significantly impact surrounding communities, Noodle Nirvana has served up almost 40,000 noodle bowls in the past 12 months. 

Together with a cohort of community-minded customers, the restaurant has also raised over $30,000 for its inaugural non-profit partner, the New Opportunity School for Women (NOSW), since opening last summer.  Noodle Nirvana designates 25% of first Tuesday profits as well as all tips to annual non-profit partners.

Staff of NOSW will be present to share information about the organization, as well as thank contributors with free noodle bowls for the first 50 customers.  Noodle Nirvana will also be welcoming their 2017-2018 Non-Profit Partner:  The Madison County Backpack Program, an initiative of the Madison County Food Bank.  The program distributes 1,750 backpacks filled with food, monthly to 19 Madison County Schools.

Noodle Nirvana is a fast casual restaurant located in Berea, Kentucky that serves fresh, made-from-scratch Asian noodle bowls (with a side of world peace).  Anniversary festivities will take place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28th.


We Surpassed our Kickstarter Goal!

Thanks to all our backers, we raised almost $7000 in 60 days to help fund our crazy world-changing noodle bowl idea!  We're now busy renovating, building, and creating our magical space.  Can't wait to feed you noodles in June!

Support Our Kickstarter Campaign!

Obviously we LOVE noodles but are equally committed to building strong communities. We are deeply invested in the Old Town/Chestnut Street revitalization movement, which means, we'll have to build out our kitchen and purchase commercial grade equipment. You know, rather than try to move into the old Burger King by the interstate. Our business model (happily) requires us diverting our profits at a VERY early stage to a local non-profit organization. We know it's risky, particularly during those first few unpredictable years, but we BELIEVE this is just the innovative business/social justice model that can make a real difference.

Our Origin Story

Check out our launch video from founder, Mae Suramek!