More Leisurely Lunches

Casserolle

Casserolle is a family-run restaurant and snack shop. They’re just a few blocks east of the SGI office on 6th street and a convenient place to grab an authentic and inexpensive lunch or snack.

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The Burger Stand at College Hill

The Burger Stand is across the way from Washburn University and you’ll find a combination of locals and students here. They’ve got excellent food and plenty to keep you entertained.

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Tuptim Thai Restaurant

Tuptim Thai is a popular place in Topeka and I’ve seldom been disappointed there. They frequently have interesting specials, as well as old favorites such as pad thai and basil chicken.

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The Wheel Barrel

All grilled cheese, all the time! How can you not get behind that? If you need a little more upselling, they often have live music and they have an excellent bar. 

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Le Petit Bon Bon

You can catch Le Petit Bon Bon in their retail location or at the Downtown Topeka Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. They do serve lunch and their baked goods are gorgeous.

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The White Linen

The White Linen is a fabulous place for a more leisurely lunch or dinner. Feel free to walk in for lunch but you’ll want to make reservations for dinner. The menu changes regularly so be sure to check out their website or Facebook page for current offerings.

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The RowHouse

The RowHouse is a fantastic place within a short driving distance of the SGI offices. You can get there and back for lunch in under an hour if you don’t linger… but, honestly, I’d recommend going on a day when you don’t have meetings right after. Lingering is something you want to do here. Reservations not required for lunch but I’d recommend them for dinner.

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Monsoon Grill

If you’re looking for something a little different, Monsoon is an excellent option. They have a lunch buffet daily that often features some Indian favorites like butter chicken and chicken tikka masala. I find the buffet fun to be able to try different entrees without having to commit to an entire order.

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The Pennant

The Pennant is one of the newer places in town and they don’t show any signs of slowing down. Grab a bite to eat, a drink. You can also take advantage of their vintage arcade games, bowling lanes, and sports on various TVs. They tend to stay busy so this is probably a better destination for longer lunch or an evening or weekend meal.

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