Food & Fun: This week’s ‘food find’: Harold’s Prize Package in Topeka

The classic single cheese burger and french fries from Harold’s Prize Package, 1420 S.E. 6th St., Topeka. (Savanna Maue/The Capital-Journal)

What: Harold’s Prize Package


Location: 1420 S.E. 6th Ave., Topeka

Hours: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Friday

Feature Dish: Single cheeseburger and small fries

Price: $4.30 (plus tax)


This week’s #FoodFind is nothing fancy. A classic single cheeseburger served with mustard, pickles and onion. The fries, a thicker cut, are lightly salted and fried to perfection.

Harold’s Prize Package is a longtime local secret. It’s to-go orders only, and on a busy Wednesday afternoon orders flew out the door as the phone rang constantly.

It’s definitely the norm to call ahead — (785) 232-5764 — and Prize Package offers all the basics, from burgers to BLTs to hot dogs to polish sausage. But if you don’t know what to pick, I encourage making the trip for the full experience.