Noodle Xpress (2800 Tulane Ave., 504-827-2851) opened Nov. 30 in the old Lee's Seafood & Grill space. The grab-and-go spot from owner Hieu Truong features a hodgepodge of Creole and soul food, Chinese fast food and Vietnamese standbys, including pho and several banh mi. Combination plates feature fried chicken and seafood platters, po-boys, red beans, jambalaya and macaroni and cheese. The cafe opens at 6 a.m. and breakfast staples including eggs, grits and bacon are served.
Noodle Xpress is open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.