Grab more than just gas

The daily travels of a student can bring one to the edges of Topeka and back, leaving the stomach and car both on E.

There are many gas stations that have interesting goods and foods, as well as competitive gas prices.

Larry’s Shortstop is located on 38th Street and South Topeka Boulevard and is well received for the vast amount of foods they sell. They have breakfast items such as biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and breakfast burritos. Larry’s offers lunch and dinner menu items like chicken strips and gizzards, burgers of all sizes and chicken/beef and noodles. With all that food they have in tow, Larry’s has a small café to sit and eat.  Gas starts at $3.19 a gallon for unleaded.

Other than Kwik Shop, Larry’s main competition is right down the road at 46th and Topeka Boulevard. Big Daddy’s doubles as a deli and is connected to a liquor store of the same name.  The sign may say Tim’s Pit Stop, because the gas station has not had the time to change it yet. Big Daddy’s offers breakfast until around 10:30 a.m. Big Daddy’s offers mozzarella sticks, fried mushrooms, nachos and the customer favorite, gizzards. They offer a dinner menu as well.

“We have pure octane for gas, the cleanest restrooms, a place to eat the delicious food and starting October 3, we are selling BBQ,” said Elna Black, a Big Daddy’s clerk.

Gas prices are competitive with Larry’s, standing at $3.19 a gallon for unleaded.

Around the bend at 45th St. and California lies one of the few Casey’s you can find in the area.  Casey’s offers a wide variety of foods as well, but what sets them apart is their pizza, which is made to order.  Their monthly special right now is taco pizza.

“All of our ingredients are fresh, we cut our own produce and even make our own dough,” said Donna Allen, the assistant manager of the store.  This Casey’s has an exclusive coffee bar as well.  Gas prices  start at $3.23 for unleaded.v