Old Chicago

1231 S.W. Wanamaker Road, Topeka

Since 2005, Old Chicago has offered Chicago-style pizza -- that is, pizza made in a deep dish with lots of toppings -- to Topekans. The restaurant also serves Calzones and a variety of pastas and salads. Don't forget to finish your meal with a giant, freshly baked dessert cookie a la mode. (Updated 3/23/09)

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

1925 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Since 1990, Olive Garden has offered Topekans great Italian food in a classic Italian atmosphere. Enjoy your favorite Northern and Southern Italian dishes as well as some Italian-American favorites like Fettucini Alfredo at this establishment where they work by the motto "When you're here, you're family!" (Updated 3/23/09)

On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina

1235 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

On the Border, which opened in 2005, serves your favorite Mexican dishes prepared in a Tex-Mex fashion. Enjoy specialty fajitas, tacos or Build Your Own Burrito. If you're counting calories, choose from the Border Smart menu featuring items with 750 or less calories, 25g or less of fat, and 8g or less of saturated fat.

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt

1570 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt opened in Topeka in April 2011.

Featuring a wide variety of decadent flavors as well as fruit-based flavors, Orange Leaf has something for everyone. And just like their flavor choices, the Orange Leaf toppings bar allows you to customize your treat with everything from fresh fruit and nuts to brownie bites and chocolate syrup.

Started in San Francisco in 2008 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, Orange Leaf now boasts more than 90 stores scattered across the country, and has become the fastest growing frozen yogurt franchise in the U.S.

Panda Express

1920 S. Wanamaker Road, Suite 160, Topeka

Topeka's Panda Express opened in October 2012.

For a national chain, Panda Express delivers one-of-a-kind signature entrees such as Orange Chicken and zesty Beijing Beef.

Panda Express started in 1973 when Andrew Cherng and his father, Ming-Tsai, opened the fine dining restaurant Panda Inn in Pasadena, Calif. Andrew had a vision of offering delicious signature Chinese entrees to a wider audience and in 1983 opened the first Panda Express in Glendale, Calif. Today, Panda Express has grown to over 1,300 restaurants nationwide and continues to be family owned by Andrew and Peggy Cherng.

Look for tangy Orange Chicken as well as other traditional Chinese dishes like spicy Kung Pao Chicken and savory Broccoli Beef.

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.

Papa John's

2121 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Papa John’s takes pride in using fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed dough and quality ingredients. Headquartered in Louisville, Ky., Papa John's is the world's third-largest pizza company. Delivery and carry-out available. Go to www.papajohns.com to place your order online. (Updated 3/20/09)

Papa Murphy's

6021 S.W. 29th St., Topeka

Papa Murphy's empowers its patrons. Not only do they decide which fresh, high-quality ingredients top their pizza, but customers have the pleasure of baking it right in their own ovens for a piping hot, delicious meal whenever they want. While Papa Murphy's is carry-out only, they gleefully accept call-ahead orders. Vision also accepted.

This location reopened under new ownership on July 30, 2010.(Updated 8.3.10)

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery

1720 SW Wanamaker, Topeka

Perkins is a national chain that operates one location in Topeka serving home-style American food. Hours run early to late, and the folks at Perkins serve the entire menu all day long including breakfast.

Perkins offers fresh-baked goods, from muffins to pies. Try them inside the restaurant or take them to go.

When available, the party room can be reserved in advance for a group.

Starting in April, the restaurant stays open until midnight Sunday through Thursday. Those summer hours continue to October.

Pie Five

1129 S.W. Wanamaker, Topeka

Pie Five opened in December 2014 in the Crosswinds Commons. It offers personal pan pizzas that are completely customizable. Pizzas are cooked in less than 3 minutes in their 650-degree ovens. Salads can be found in pizza dough bowls, too.