Bare Naked Noodles specialty markets offer pasta that is so good it does not need to get dressed.
Stop by our market in Homewood or Hoover, and grab your lunch to go from our pasta bar, salad bar, and flatbread bar. And while you are there pick up fresh and frozen pastas, lasagna, raviolis, pasta salads, meatballs, mini meatballs, along with Bare Naked Noodles famous sauces, plus quick and healthy breakfasts of house made muffins, quiche of the day, baby quiches “quichettes," hash brown casserole, and more. Or call in a custom order.
Bare Naked Noodles now offers its own line of Extra Virgin Olive Oils, including infused EVOOs in a variety of flavors, and balsamic vinegar. They are also available in the markets.
Bare Naked Noodles Catering offers offsite catering for up to 150 people.
Chef and owner Linda Croley founded Bare Naked Noodles in 2011 with a mission of bringing fresh pasta using local ingredients to the Birmingham market. Bare Naked Noodles incorporates Hamm Farms produce along with local duck eggs and chicken eggs.Having taken cooking classes for years—including Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Pasta 101 with Giuliano Bugialli, Italian cooking series at the Chicago Hospitality Institute as well as cooking alongside her grandmother’s apron her entire childhood. The success of this growing business is a dream come true to Croley and having a cafe is beyond her dreams. “I have a passion for pasta because it makes me remember my family growing up, my grandmother and grandfather in the kitchen, my mom, aunt, and cousins at Sunday suppers in an Italian family home in New York.”
“Coming up with the unusual flavors of my pasta is just bringing my Northern heritage and Italian background to what is available in the South,” Corley describes. “Collard greens and sausage is the perfect example of that melting pot coming together. Collards are great when they are wilted down with olive oil, garlic, and onions, and combined with a little bit of Italian sausage and folded in some ricotta, mozzarella, and Parmesan. This is a truly have a great Southern ravioli.”