Better Than Kelp
MARAQUA - Every day several Neopians praise the wonders and delights of Maraqua’s
five-star restaurant, Kelp. From its delicious appetizers to its die-hard entrees
it seems that nothing can beat this fantastic dining house. But, to be honest,
is Kelp really all that great? Although many consider it to be the best restaurant
in all of Neopia, think about it. Almost all of its specials are way too pricey
for average Neopians. Plus, it’s nearly impossible to get a reservation. So my
suggestion is why not enjoy the classic Neopian hangouts instead? Here are twenty
fabulous places that even Kelp doesn’t compare to.
Section One: Food Stores and Hangouts Found in Neopia Central
1) Food Shop
Even from the outside it’s easy to tell this little grocery store has what
it takes. From milkshakes to cheeseburgers to juices to Neo Crackers, this place
has it all. Not to mention it restocks almost CONSTANTLY. Even the shopkeeper
is as welcoming as the Burger-shaped building it’s located in. :)
2) Chocolate Factory
With its positively appealing title, the Chocolate Factory is a must-have.
With its range of jelly treats to scrumptious chocolates every Neopian should
visit it! Some of its delicious desserts include Chocolate Flakes, a Gummy Kacheek
Tail and a Strawberry Jelly Chia.
3) The Bakery
Now, I have never once heard of a single Neopet disliking the bakery! This
is a classic we’re talking about! ;) Including tempting treats like doughnuts
and shortcakes, the Bakery is a well-known place in Neopia Central. It even
sells just plain bread!
4) Health Food
Okay. So it isn’t the most tempting place you’ve heard of... But it’s still
good! Don’t fear it just because of its repulsive appearance. It’s healthy and
delicious. Some great foods to try there would be Organic Olives or an Organic
Red Apple. (Everything’s organic!) :)
5) Hubert’s Hot Dogs
With the welcoming name and homey appearance, Hubert’s Hot Dogs is a great
hangout for Neopets and owners alike. Many prefer the classic Chilli Hot Dog
while some would rather devour a Flaming Hot Corndog! Whatever appeals to you
the most, Hubert will have it in stock, I guarantee. :)
With its unique colors and designs, Pizzaroo is a great place to try something
new. It not only sells full pizzas but slices as well. From a Dung Pizza to
an Asparagus and Yoghurt Pizza, this place has it all. It even has the exclusive
Vegetarian Pizza Block! :)
7) Fresh Smoothies
And, yes, they are fresh! With an enchanting title and appealing look, it’s
not only delicious... it’s nutritious! Coming in several sizes like small, large,
and not to mention mega, these smoothies are to die for.
8) Soup Kitchen
It’s welcoming, delicious and not to mention free! Run by donations from the
Money Tree, this adorable little hut includes... well... soup! If you’re just
beginning Neopets (or have recently spent most of your money) then this is the
place for you.
Well, looks like this wraps it up for Section One! On to Section Two now!
Section Two: Various Food Shops Found All Over Neopia
9) Food Stall – Lost Desert
Containing mostly “sandy” foods, this Lost Desert shop is a nice, little place
to stop and get some nourishment. From its famous Cheops Plant to its sand fruits,
the Food Stall covers it all.
10) Spooky Food – Deserted Fairground
Don’t be shocked when you first enter this eerie little food stand located
in the creepy yet mystifying fairground. Its foods are bizarre but in most cases
very delicious as well. I recommend trying the Octornapie or the Slime Sundae
for dessert. ;)
11) Café Kreludor – Kreludor
Currently located on Neopia’s one and only moon, Café Kreludor is a cozy little
place to stop and enjoy the scenery around you. Its foods include a Gooey Kreluberry
Pie and Kreludan Jelly Pyramids.
12) Slushie Shop – Happy Valley
Sitting at the bottom of Terror Mountain, this chilly shop contains delicious
slushies ranging in several flavors. There’s the classic Snow Slushie and the
more unpopular Dung Slushie.
13) Tyrannian Food – Tyrannian Jungle
With its prehistoric atmosphere it’s no wonder there would be these odd foods!
From Sack Plants to Dino Snappers, this interesting food stand has everything
a dinosaur would desire. :)
14) Giant Omelette – Tyrannian Plateau
Although this isn’t an official restaurant or food shop exactly, it’s still
a great place to go when you’re low on Neopoints or are just craving some classic
omelette. It’s been known to give out several different flavors such as plain,
carrot and pea or barbeque.
15) Merifoods – Meridell
Containing mostly foods fit for commoners and peasants, Merifoods is not as
“merry” as it sounds. For example, one would buy from here a Cup of Water or
Gruel... Not much, huh?
16) Faerie Foods – Faerie City
Ah! The most enchanting place in the universe! Faerie Foods, located in scenic
Faerie City, sells heavenly treats to Neopians of any kind! Some delicious dishes
are Chocolate Faerie Logs and Chocolate Eartharoles.
17) Tropical Foods – Mystery Island
With various fruits and organic vegetables, Tropical Foods is a great place
to stop and pick up some exotic treats. Some popular ones are the Slugroots
and the Cocoa Juppies.
18) Grundos – Virtupets Space Station
With its cute phrase stating how it contains food that is “quite literally
out of this world,” Grundos is a great place to catch up with an old friend
or acquaintance. Although most of its food consists of specific outer space
kinds, it’s still a great place that’s roomy and cozy at the same time.
19) Kiko Lake Treats – Kiko Lake
Located in an exquisite area surrounding a gorgeous lake, Kiko Lake Treats
is a great tourist restaurant to visit with friends and family. You can grab
some fancy desserts or simply sit and stare at the lake as you gobble up a Pink
20) Jelly Foods – Jelly World
Hidden in an unknown land called Jelly World, this utterly strange food stand
is made entirely of jelly! Not to mention it sells jelly as well... Wait. What
am I talking about? Everyone knows Jelly World doesn’t exist... ;)
And there you have it! Twenty dining places that are
better than Kelp. What? You STILL think Kelp is better?! *sigh* Well, whatever
you decide, just know that if you don’t have a reservation to get into Kelp,
these twenty great places are just around the corner. ;)