Ice Cream


1801 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

This Subway, located in the Food Court of West Ridge Mall, serves delicious hot and cold sandwiches, accompanied by chips, a dessert, salad or soup. Select from their menu of specialty sandwiches or create your own with any vegetables, sauces and meats available. This location also features your favorite ice cream selections. (Updated 2/25/09)

Tad's Tropical Sno

4200 S.W. Huntoon St., Topeka

Tad's Tropical Sno is a summertime favorite that's been serving up refreshing treats in Topeka for more than 10 years.

The flavor possibilities are endless, with 130 combinations listed on the menu. Still feeling adventurous? The staff will mix up any concoction that you can dream up.

Owner Tad Gellender said the appeal of sno cones comes down to two factors: the quality and the value. Feed the entire family without breaking the bank with treats priced at $2-4.

The stand opens in March the day after local schools return from spring break and closes in October. Tad's operates from 3 - 10 p.m., then after school lets out for the summer, begins opening at noon.

Topsy's Popcorn‎

1801 SW Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Topsy's Popcorn‎ keeps shoppers at West Ridge Mall fueled with ice cream, shakes, limeades and lots of popcorn. Munch the traditional cheese, caramel and cinnamon flavors or try the fat-free options. Take a tub of popcorn or a few popcorn balls home to enjoy.

University Chinese Buffet

2222 SW Washburn, Topeka

Owner Caleb Lee already has two popular Chinese restaurants in Topeka, China Express and A Taste of Asia, but now he has expanded to central Topeka with University Chinese Buffet. Opened in May 2014, the buffet offers a variety of items with no MSG-additives. They deliver up to 5 miles away, so college students will be in luck!