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Jersey Mike's Subs

718 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka

Step inside Jersey Mike's Subs and be prepared to hear from the personable staff. Featuring one of the friendliest atmospheres in town, Jersey Mike's serves a variety of great Italian subs, both hot and cold, along with wraps and salads. Jersey Mike's has been in Topeka since 2003, with its original location on S.W. Wanamaker. This downtown location with ample seating opened in 2005. (Updated 6.11.10)



Jet-A-Way Café

Forbes Field Airport Terminal, Topeka

The Jet-A-Way Café, located just off the runway at Forbes Field, provides an up-close view of action at the airport while also serving barbeque in a diner-like setting. The food is so good and convenient that some pilots make a point of fueling up at Forbes just so they can eat there, too. The Jet-A-Way Café also welcomes those who work at Forbes Field as well as visitors who want to grab a bite to eat while watching planes take off and land.
The food includes barbecue ribs, pulled pork, brisket and turkey. But if you’re craving something you don’t see on the menu, just ask. The cooks are happy to make what you want, including a variety of breakfast items.
Café hours may vary. If, for example, a later flight is expected to arrive, the café may stay open late.



Jimmy John's

2007 N.W. Topeka Blvd. , Topeka

Jimmy John's is a gourmet sandwich restaurant. They specialize in "freaky fast" subs.

Jimmy John's is named for Jimmy John Liautaud, who was 19 when he started selling sandwiches he created with his homemade bread and winning awards in cooking contests. The company is headquartered in Champaign, Ill., and has nearly 700 restaurants nationwide.



Jose Pepper's

1425 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

The Jose Pepper's franchise originated in the Kansas City area, and specializes in fresh, authentic Mexican cuisine.

CEO Tom Hance said Jose Pepper’s strives to provide a fun, extremely casual dining experience. “It’s a very warm atmosphere,” he said. “It’s festive with lots of bright colors – reds, greens, oranges and yellows.”

The restaurant is well known for its Espinaca Con Queso – a blend of jalapeno cheese, onions, ripe tomatoes and a touch of spinach, served with hot tortilla chips. There are also lots of child-friendly amenities including balloons, coloring books and crayons and a kids menu, making it a popular destination for families on weeknights and weekends.



Juice Stop

5327 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

Juice Stop will blend a filling smoothie from its menu of fresh fruit juices. Use sherbet for the base or fat-free frozen yogurts. Feel free to add or substitute your favorite fruit for the menu description of the drink of your choosing. Add a pretzel to your order to make a mini-meal that will hold you over or for a short snack on the go.



Juli's Coffee and Bistro

110 S.E. 8th, Topeka

Juli's Coffee and Bistro, located in Gage Village shopping center at Huntoon and Gage, opened in May 2011. Featuring a long list of drip, espresso and gourmet coffee drinks, Juli's also has a menu loaded with tasty sandwiches, wraps and salads. In the morning, look for biscuits & gravy, breakfast burritos and tacos as well as assorted Danish.

With coffee beans from Kansas City's Roasterie and Topeka's Blue Jazz, owner Juli Cuthbertson has owned coffee shops in Rossville, Junction City and Wamego before opening up her new cafe in Topeka.

In April 2014, Juli's moved from the Huntoon and Gage location to downtown.



Kentucky Fried Chicken

3211 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Kentucky Fried Chicken, based in Louisville, Ky., can feed your hunger with chicken, sandwiches and sides, whether you're feeding one person or a big party. Col. Sanders' original recipe fried chicken remains the most popular with the millions of people who eat at more than 11,000 KFC restaurants around the world every day. (Updated 6.11.10)



Kentucky Fried Chicken

1812 N.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Kentucky Fried Chicken, based in Louisville, Ky., can feed your hunger with chicken, sandwiches and sides, whether you're feeding one person or a big party. Col. Sanders' original recipe fried chicken remains the most popular with the millions of people who eat at more than 11,000 KFC restaurants around the world every day. (Updated 6.11.10)



Kentucky Fried Chicken

3920 S.W. 21st St., Topeka

Kentucky Fried Chicken, based in Louisville, Ky., can feed your hunger with chicken, sandwiches and sides, whether you're feeding one person or a big party. Col. Sanders' original recipe fried chicken remains the most popular with the millions of people who eat at more than 11,000 KFC restaurants around the world every day. (Updated 6.11.10)



LaRocca's Pizza

3100 S.W. Gage Blvd., Topeka

Less than two years after opening the wildly popular LaRocca's Pizza at S.W. 21st and Urish, Vince and Irene LaRocca opened a new pizza joint in the former Spanky's bar location at 3100 S.W. Gage Blvd.

With room for a hundred hungry customers, the new LaRocca's location turned a tired and well-worn neighborhood bar spot into a sleek and pristine pizza place that features all of the items that keeps the standing room only place on Urish hopping.

LaRocca's delectable pizza, pasta, subs and salads are now served alongside a full-service bar that features more than a dozen beers, wine and cocktails.