Sprout Noodle Restaurant Review + Vietnamese Market Grocery Haul

Yesterday Josh and I tried out a Vietnamese noodle restaurant. We both ordered Pho (pronounced fuh). Pho is a Vietnamese noodle soup that typically consists of broth, rice noodles called bánh phở, a few herbs, and meat, primarily made with either beef or chicken. The type I ordered was vegan (of course!) and was packed with flavor. It was also my first time trying it. Here are the photos from our visit, along with our own reviews.

If you are ever in the Lancaster PA region, don’t forget to try this place!

Rice & Noodles Vietnamese Eatery || Sprout Rice & Noodles

It was a rainy day, but the inside of the restaurant is bright and welcoming.


I’m a sucker for clean and polished interior design.


On top, Josh’s food: Nam Pho Bo – A beef and rice noodle soup with onions and cilantro.
My food: Soup Rau Chay – An assortment of vegetables and deep-fried tofu in a steamy vegetable broth and rice noodles. Topped with fried shallots.
Our sides that came with both bowls. Fresh jalapeno, bean sprouts, basil, and lime.
Slurpy slurpy
So good!!!
Also, did I mention hoisin sauce is amazing?!
Can’t forget to mention that they also make macarons and French desserts. Josh approved!


I absolutely loved this place, and I can’t wait to go back and try more of their food. They have quite a few options for vegans, and that impressed me the most.

Josh’s rating: ★★★1/2

His comments: “I really didn’t like the music playing inside. It was a nice environment, clean and inviting. They have a friendly and welcoming staff. The menu is pretty decent and had a good selection. The Pho wasn’t the best I’ve had, but it was good.”

Maria’s rating: ★★★★★

My comments: “I like how easy it is to order, they have the menu on a number system so you don’t have to fumble with pronounciation. There’s not a lot of space, but the layout is designed fairly well and is comfortable. My food was delicious, and I love the fact that I have the option to go back and try something new.

Thank you Sprout and Rice & Noodles Restaurant!


Our Saturday wasn’t over yet. After we ate our lunch, we decided to stop by a Vietnamese market to try and find ingredients to make authentic Pad Thai (A stir-fried rice noodle dish commonly served as a street food and at casual local eateries in Thailand). We found most of what we needed, and plenty more! I defintely could have spent the entire day wandering around and looking at every single thing. It was that awesome! Here’s what we got:


Our grocery haul:

  • Korean barbecue sauce
  • 2 kinds of rice noodles
  • tofu
  • fresh stalks of basil
  • bean sprouts
  • cilantro
  • watercress
  • tempura batter
  • sesame seed candy
  • assorted kinds of snacks
  • shallots
  • garlic
  • green tea flavored kit kats
  • hoisin sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • tamarind paste

It was a lot of stuff, and almost everything was super inexpensive! There’s also huge 25 and 50 pound bags of different types of rice. NEED.

On the left is some sort of imitation pork rind snack, and the right is grilled seaweed crisps. Both are vegan, and I loved them! Josh enjoyed these too.

I absolutely need to go back and stock up again soon!

What do you all think? Let me know in the comments!


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