Gazedibles: Snack attack 

Meals are such a commitment. Sitting at a table, making conversation, wearing pants — who has time for that? And sometimes, people just aren’t that hungry. What makes snacks so great is that you can eat them on the go, while you’re on the phone and they’re the perfect size. Still hungry? Eat another snack. Here are some popular places for those feeling peckish.

By Greg Elwell

Photos Garett Fisbeck

Beef Jerky at The Lobby Cafe & Bar in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Beef Jerky at The Lobby Cafe & Bar in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

The Lobby Cafe & Bar

4322 N. Western Ave.

willrogerslobbybar.com

405-604-4650

On a menu with such upscale items as bacon-wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese and dry-cured chorizo and a shrimp, crab and manchego cheese sandwich, it might surprise diners to find a dried delicacy like beef jerky. But The Lobby Cafe & Bar is never shy about pushing culinary envelopes. Thin strips of tender beef are seasoned and dried to create a protein-packed and savory snack that proves jerky can be fancy, too.

Cookies at Ingrid's Kitchen in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Cookies at Ingrid's Kitchen in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Ingrid’s

6501 N. May Ave.

ingridsokc.com

405-842-4799

“C” is for many things: capons, catapults and car collisions, to name a few. But thanks to a certain blue-furred New York City denizen, we know that the best “C” is for cookie. And for some of the best cookies in OKC, one must go to Ingrid’s. The European bakery is known for its pastries and desserts, and its cookie case is always popular. Delicious thumbprint, chewy chocolate and snickerdoodle cookies share space with gorgeously decorated iced sugar cookies.

Chicken Nachos at Republic Gastropub in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Chicken Nachos at Republic Gastropub in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Republic Gastropub

5830 N. Classen Blvd.

republicgastropub.com

405-286-4577

A lot of pulled, roasted chicken is sitting on top of each nacho at Republic Gastropub. It takes a sturdy chip to hold up all the perfectly cooked meat and caramelized onions loaded with melted cheese, sour cream and a sliver of green onion. It takes an even sturdier customer to leave one on the plate. Don’t worry. We won’t judge if you finish them all. Order a second batch for us while you’re at it.

Queso Fondito at Lottinville's in Edmond, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Queso Fondito at Lottinville's in Edmond, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

Lottinville’s

801 Signal Ridge Road, Edmond

lottinvillesrestaurant.com

405-341-2244

Chips and dip is a classic snack, but no matter how spicy you make it, Lottinville’s has it beat. This Edmond mainstay has a burning desire to win customer loyalty with its queso fondito. A cast iron skillet filled with spicy chorizo, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, jalapeños and melted pepper jack cheese really gets cooking when it’s served to diners flambéed. Dip the house-made chips in the queso and a little fresh salsa for a snack that’s also a spectacle.

Samosas and mango lessi at Taj Cuisine of India in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Samosas and mango lessi at Taj Cuisine of India in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

Taj Cuisine of India

1500 NW 23rd St.

tajokc.com

405-601-1888

Why settle for plain potato when samosas, the pyramid-shaped fried darlings of Indian food, also add peas and spices inside crunchy pastry shells? The versions served at Taj Cuisine of India are freshly fried with a delicious green chutney dipping sauce. The order might require a minute or two to cool down, but once samosas are ready to eat, they make for a delightfully filling appetizer.

California roll and donut holes at Freshy Donut & Sushi in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • California roll and donut holes at Freshy Donut & Sushi in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016.

Freshy Donuts & Sushi

6227 N. Meridian Ave.

405-721-8999

Peanut butter and jelly. Sour cream and onion. And now there’s a colossal new culinary team: doughnuts and sushi. To be clear, Freshy Donuts & Sushi isn’t making doughnuts out of tuna or wrapping long johns in eel, but the restaurant does serve both (as well as bubble tea and snow cones). The doughnuts are lovely and light and big and round and delicious. The sushi is fresh (try the Freshy Roll if you need more proof), and the price is almost as friendly as the staff.

Granola at Cafe 501 in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. - GARETT FISBECK
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  • Granola at Cafe 501 in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.

Cafe 501

5825 NW Grand Blvd.

cafe501.com

405-844-1501

Whether served in a bowl with milk, sprinkled over yogurt or tossed straight into the mouth, granola is a treat. Cafe 501 makes a sweet granola that has enough crunch and body to be interesting. It’s baked fresh daily and sold by the bag (along with breads, cookies and cupcakes). The right way to eat Cafe 501 granola is however you want to.

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