2017 Best of Topeka: Field of Greens

Diane Schultz makes the no-bake cookies and other popular homemade desserts at Field of Greens, a downtown Topeka restaurant. Another customer favorite is Schultz’s homemade chili. (Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

Best Salad

 

Field of Greens

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For 15 years, Field of Greens has been a healthy lunchtime alternative for downtown workers.

“We try to make a healthy lunch for the downtown people every business day,” owner Frank Schultz said.

Schultz and his brother, Chris Schultz, own the restaurant, which offers a 50-item salad bar, soups, sandwiches and a baked potato bar five days a week. Salads and baked potatoes are sold by the pound.

Field of Greens also sells no-bake cookies and other homemade desserts created by their mother, Diane Schultz. Her popular chili is on the menu during winter months. Box-lunch caterings also are offered.

Frank Schultz talks about Field of Greens, which was named Best Salad for 2017.

The restaurant, 909 S. Kansas Ave., was opened by Chris Schultz in 2002, and the brothers purchased the building in 2008. The structure, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, formerly was a pawn shop and an upscale gifts and housewares store. At one time, the basement housed The Chocolate Shop restaurant, where aviatrix Amelia Earhart dined and Gov. Alf Landon set up a quasi-campaign office during his presidential run, Frank Schultz said.

“Field of Greens came from ‘If you build it, they will come,’ (from the movie) ‘Field of Dreams,’” he said, “and it has actually lived up to its name.”

First runner-up: Jason’s Deli

Second runner-up: Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

 

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