Deli

Jimmy John's

1025 S.W. Wanamaker Rd, Topeka

Jimmy John's, a gourmet sandwich restaurant, opened on the Wanamaker corridor in August 2008. The restaurant serves delicious, fresh food at affordable prices. Customers can order online and there's a drive-thru.

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. (Updated 2.6.14)



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.



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.



Millennium Café at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library

1515 S.W. 10th St., Topeka

Millennium Café opened in 2001 with the opening of the new Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, designed by internationally-known architect Michael Graves. The cafe offers library workers and visitors a quick, casual and usually quiet place to sit and enjoy a bite to eat or relax with a cup of coffee. It caters inside the library, and links from the library's Web site at www.tscpl.org will bring you more information about the cafe, including the week's menu. The menu includes some made-from-scratch soups, salads, sandwiches, quiche and seasonal features. The cafe opens at 8:15 a.m. weekdays. (Updated 7.26.10)



Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas

3640 SW Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas has four locations that have been serving Topeka since the mid 1990s. Goodcents bread is baked fresh daily and its sandwiches are made fresh to order -- served both hot and cold. And unlike many sandwiches places in town, Goodcents serves pasta and offers home delivery. (Updated 3/23/09)



Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas

2060 N. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas has four locations that have been serving Topeka since the mid 1990s. Goodcents bread is baked fresh daily and its sandwiches are made fresh to order -- served both hot and cold. And unlike many sandwiches places in town, Goodcents serves pasta and offers home delivery. This location offers a party room that holds up to 20 people. (Updated 3/23/09)



Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas

4301 SW 21st, Topeka

Mr. Goodcents Subs & Pastas has four locations that have been serving Topeka since the mid 1990s. Goodcents bread is baked fresh daily and its sandwiches are made fresh to order -- served both hot and cold. And unlike many sandwiches places in town, Goodcents serves pasta and offers home delivery. Look for a friendly crew that knows its customers well. (Updated 3/23/09)



Panera Bread

1421 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

This bakery and bistro offers a comfortable spot to meet with friends or enjoy free Wi-Fi Internet access. Coffee and espresso drinks are available along with soups, salads, paninis and sandwiches that feature Panera's fresh-baked breads. The long menu is filled with a wide array of options.

The Topeka location in this national chain opened in 2000 and has been a repeat "Best of Topeka" winner.

Call and fax-in orders are accepted with no minimum purchase required. Orders can usually be ready within 20 to 30 minutes, but the staff can't guarantee it will be done at a specific time.



Planet Sub

2130 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka

Planet Sub knows subs. They start with fresh home-made wheat bread (baked every day), crisp vegetables, select cheeses and flavorful meats.

But what completes their one-of-a-kind submarine sandwich is the taste that comes from the golden, crispy crust, evenly melted cheese and the perfectly blended flavors of their oven-baked masterpieces.



Porubsky's

508 N.E. Sardou, Topeka

A pilgrimage to CW Porubsky Grocery and Meats during chili season has been a Topeka tradition since 1947. This friendly, family-operated business is a good place to get a good meal without spending a lot of money.

Charles Porubsky opened this still family-run business Jan. 1, 1947. His son Charlie runs things now. To this day, little changes there. Porubsky's has the same weathered bar signs and packs the same lunch crowd ranging from the everyday worker to the governor. A county judge is among the servers.

And while chili season at Porubsky's runs from Sept. 1 through April 1, a trip to Topeka's Little Russia is not complete without also stopping for a legendary hot pickle. Be warned: even during chili season, chili isn't served on Fridays.