Get your snack on with these Lakeland bites

Whether you’re feeling salty or sweet, check out these snacks to satisfy your next craving.

A giant pretzel on a plate with white queso and honey mustard dipping sauces.

You’re looking at the giant pretzel from Food + Beer that comes with white queso and honey mustard.

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Picture this: It’s mid-afternoon and you’re starting to feel like you could use a snack. But what should you get? Have no fear — we’ve rounded up recommendations from our team + readers for where you can get your snack on.

Food + Beer | 3615 S. Florida Ave., Ste. 1350
Considering food is part of its name, it’s no surprise that this restaurant has plenty of shareable bites. If the picture didn’t give it away, we recommends the giant, dippable pretzel.

A bowl of strawberry shortcake with whipped cream on top sitting on a wooden counter with a takeout window in the background

You can grab a strawberry shortcake just like this one at Fancy Farms Market from December to April.

Screenshot from video courtesy of @stephaniemdevore

Fancy Farms Market | 5204 Drane Field Rd.
Readers raved about this U-pick spot’s strawberry smoothies, but that’s not all it has to offer. The farm also has seasonal blueberry, peach, and blackberry desserts ranging from cobbler to cookies.

Mimi’s Italian Ice | 3120 S. Florida Ave.
Follower @madison.decicco praised this family-owned shop as having “the BEST gluten & dairy free snack.” Notable flavors include coffee, lavender cheesecake, and butter pecan. Plus, there are also several vegan options.

La Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant | 741 Wabash Ave. N.
Take a trip to Mexico to enjoy regional snacks like flan and pineapple cake from this fan-favorite restaurant.

Photo of the traditional Japanese snack onigiri.

For a more savory bite, try the traditional Japanese snack onigiri from Omusubee

Photo courtesy of @omusubeefl

Andrew Logans Chocolates | Locations vary
Satisfy your sweet tooth with handmade, small-batch chocolates and confections from this maker who frequents the Lakeland Downtown Farmers Curb Market. Reader Catherine W. personally recommends the PB&J chocolate.

Omusubee | Locations vary
Regarded as “the snack for all occasions,” this farmers market staple puts a modern twist on the traditional Japanese snack, onigiri. Its newest flavor, Scorpion Curry, combines chicken curry with scorpion pepper, Carolina Reaper pepper, and other spicy peppers. Is anyone else sweating?

Got any other snacks we must try? Send us your suggestions.

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