Ugly Noodle will celebrate its grand opening at 2600 Keslinger Road, Suite 15, in Geneva on Friday, Dec. 1. Owned by Geneva resident Lauren McLauchlan, Ugly Noodle will make gluten-free, vegan, fresh pasta from brown rice and sorghum flours. Stop in to shop gluten-free and allergen-friendly grocery products during normal store hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
McLauchlan moved back to the Chicago area in 2020 to start Ugly Noodle, and also began a 501(c)(3) program, Ugly Noodle Community Initiative. UNCI solely works on urban food-growing efforts in Chicago. Partnered with Chicago Park Foundation and The Love Fridges in Chicago, UNCI is funded through donations to build, maintain, grow and distribute locally grown foods in food-insecure areas of Chicago.
Order pasta online and learn more about UNCI at uglynood.com. Ugly Noodle ships pasta anywhere in the U.S.