Cold Stone Creamery

1227 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Cold Stone Creamery, which opened in 2006, is described as the ultimate ice cream experience. It makes its own ice creams on site, mixed on a frozen granite stone. It also makes its own waffle bowls and cones, as well as cakes with ice cream and real cake. (Updated 5.12.10)

Cookies by Gayla

1801 S.W. Wanamaker Rd, Ste C11, Topeka

Locally owned bakery, specializing in handmade, from scratch Frosted Sugar Cookies. We also offer Brownies, fudge and assorted cookies in dozens of flavor options. We will personalize a Cookie Cake in a variety of sizes for your celebrations. Beverages include fountain drinks, Iced Coffee, Cappuccinos, Lattes, Mocha and other specialty drinks. Special orders are welcome and we will customize treats to match any occasion.

Cryster's Asian Diner

4731 N.W. Hunter's Ridge Circle, Topeka

Opened in April 2008 in the Hunter's Ridge area in Northwest Topeka, Cryster's offers authentic Chinese, Japanese and Korean foods served in a clean, modern, casual atmosphere. And the service is great.

Domino's Pizza

2940 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Domino's delivers hot pizza later than any other restaurant in Topeka. Try a tasty sandwich or side item, too.

Domino's Pizza

725 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

Domino's delivers hot pizza later than any other restaurant in Topeka. Try a tasty sandwich or side item, too.

Domino's Pizza

2835 S.E. California Ave., Topeka

Domino's delivers hot pizza later than any other restaurant in Topeka. Delivery is guaranteed within 30 minutes until midnight or later from any location serving your neighborhood. Try a tasty sandwich or side item, too. (Updated 5.19.10)

El Taquito Express

5141 S.W. 29th, Topeka

Opened in January 2013, El Taquito Express is a small carryout/drive thru eatery near S.W. 29th and Fairlawn.

Open at 6:30 a.m., El Taquito is one of the few Mexican restaurants in Topeka where you can get breakfast burritos including pork, chorizo, and sausage and bacon.

For lunch or dinner try one of the authentic tacos — Tacos de Barbacoa or Tacos de Cochita Pibil are favorites — or try the delicious Envueltos de Mole (a rolled corn tortilla dipped in mole and stuffed with chicken) among a variety of other fresh and unique dishes.

Falling Water Grille and Lounge

1717 S.W. Topeka Blvd., Topeka

This small, upscale restaurant with about 25 tables can be found in the Capitol Plaza Hotel, featuring an open-air atmosphere where you can watch the kitchen crew work its magic. A breakfast and lunch buffet compliment the restaurant's eclectic menu. The customers range from hotel guests to Topeka's movers and shakers.

Breakfast is served from 6 - 11 a.m., lunch from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. and dinner from 4 - 10 p.m.

Next to the restaurant, the open-air Water’s Edge Lounge serves from 2-10 p.m Monday through Friday and 2-11 p.m. on weekends. It features delicious appetizers as well as perhaps the best beverage selection in Topeka, including an upscale wine list, Bella Verde vodka and Stella Artois beer on tap to name a few. (Updated 5.20.10)

Gambino's Pizza

3613 N.W. 46th St., Topeka

Gambino's is a locally-started franchise that specializes in delicious pizza at a reasonable cost. Top your thin or original-crust pizza with any of about 20 toppings, or try a sandwich, pasta or chicken wings. Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere or call for delivery to a North Topeka address. (Updated 5.24.10)

Glory Days Pizza

2811 S.W. Wanamaker Rd., Topeka

Glory Days has served wonderful pizza in Topeka and Lawrence since 1985. This location delivers to a limited area near the store but welcomes all of Topeka to dine-in or carryout.

With three delicious varieties of crust, the freshest pizza sauce and a giant selection of toppings to choose from, Glory Days, which has consistently won Best of Topeka awards, is the perfect break from the big chain pizza joints.