A-List: Twisted Noodle Cafe

OPINION – This is not a drill. I repeat: This is not a drill!

There’s a new restaurant in town and it’s all kinds of amazing.

Twisted Noodle Cafe, located in the heart of Main Street, is the perfect combination of delicious and healthy.  Yes, you can order a big bowl of nutritious carbs that are also oh-so-tasty. This changes everything.

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It helps that the owner, Chef Cameron Payne, is the brains behind the restaurant and the man behind the grill. Did I mention he’s been featured in the NY Times and his original recipes are posted on Oprah’s website?

As if that’s not enough, he also worked for Wolfgang Puck at the MGM, fulfilled the role of executive chef at Treasure Island, and later became the executive chef at The Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge in Ivins, which is now known as Movara.

So basically, there couldn’t be a better person to add a healthy twist (no pun intended) to the St. George food scene.

The spiralized vegetable noodles are easily my favorite feature on the menu. Made with zucchini and squash, this faux pasta is all the rage right now. Add some marinara, creamy pesto or Alfredo sauce and BOOM – vegetables never tasted so good.

If the thought of vegetables doesn’t instantly fill you with happiness, don’t worry – there’s more. Noodles are also available: penne or spaghetti with regular, whole wheat, and gluten-free options.

Payne said the southwest quinoa bowl (quinoa, chicken, peppers, lime juice, black beans, avocado, tortilla chips) is the most popular menu item. Like most items on the menu, it can also be made vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free and with low sodium.

Other noteworthy dishes are: grilled chicken hummus flatbread (chicken, hummus, pesto, provolone, peppers, onions), caprese chicken wrap (mixed greens, chicken, grilled onions, mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, cucumbers), and the apple salad (mixed greens, sliced apples, blue berries, candied pecans, feta cheese) topped with white balsamic vinaigrette. Grilled burgers and appetizing soups are also served.

Don’t hesitate to give your body some goodness by ordering water. The fruit-infused waters have different flavors every day, so you can expect something mouthwatering (ha) like strawberry lime, lemon cucumber, or apple lemon. PSA: Coke products are also available.

All in all, Twisted Noodle Cafe proves that eating healthy is easy and drinking water isn’t boring. And if you’re questioning whether or not I’m right about either- there’s only one way to find out.


St. George News Reporter Holly Coombs contributed the videocast to this column.


  • Twisted Noodle Cafe | Facebook
  • Address: 20 N Main St, St. George, Utah
  • Telephone: (435) 628-9889
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. | Closed Sunday

Ali Hill is an opinion columnist. The opinions stated in this article are her own, are not influenced through any advertising agreements with St. George News, and are not representative of St. George News.

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  • laytonian February 6, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    No use having “veggie pasta” if you’re going to put Alfredo sauce on it.
    Real pasta with a clean marinara is much healthier.

    • Aliceyn February 6, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Unless you have celiac’s and unable to eat wheat pasta…

    • Mesaizacd February 6, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      Well we all have our own opinions and that’s all they are I’ll take the Alfredo sauce and you can eat your own recipe

  • mesaman February 6, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    I read his credentials, now you list yours .

  • Bigball February 6, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    So you position yourself as an alternative, healthy choice and then you’re not open on Sunday? Seriously…

  • voice of reason February 6, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    When is the gluten-free fad going to die the ignominious death it deserves!?!?!?!?

    • Annie February 7, 2015 at 5:25 pm

      Thank you Voice of Reason, I agree! I have a daughter-in-law who claims to have a gluten allergy, along with many other allergies. (Whatever she’s in the mood for at a certain time). When we go out to dinner, she really enjoys spending time telling the waiter that she has a gluten allergy, and spends at least fifteen minutes going over the menu and how to alter it to suit her needs. Then when her food arrives, if it’s not quite right, of course it is sent back for more revisions. Yes, I understand that some people really do have severe allergies, but I think this gluten-free BS has become a bunch of well, BS! I believe there is a lot of money being made from it not only in restaurants, but grocery stores.

  • Allie February 7, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Have eaten here a couple of times. For me it is because the food is good, tasty and reasonably priced, being healthy is a side benefit.

  • wireman007 April 5, 2015 at 1:56 am

    I ordered the LARGE greek salad on my first visit. It was served with a small side of dressing. About 1/2 way through the salad I ran out of dressing. I asked for another small cup to enjoy the rest of my meal and was literally SHOCKED when I was told “You will have to pay $.53 for extra dressing, sir.” It was not the $.53 that upset me. It was the idea of having to pay an additional fee for the quantity of dressing that I should have been supplied with in the first place. Really? You are going to send a 1st time customer off upset over a $.53 cup of dressing? Sorry. I won’t be back and you can be assured that I will spread this ridiculous story to all of the clients that I meet each week in my own business venture.

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