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Whether you have kids or you just never grew up, it’s great to take your taste buds for a walk on the child side.

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Whether you have kids or you just never grew up, it’s great to take your taste buds for a walk on the child side. These are a few options for places where you can make a happy plate happen. — by Greg Elwell Photos by Mark Hancock and Garett Fisbeck

Build Your Own Waffle at Waffle Champion, Tuesday, March 3, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Build Your Own Waffle at Waffle Champion, Tuesday, March 3, 2015.

Waffle Champion

1212 N. Walker Ave.

wafflechampion.com

525-9235

Much of the menu skews savory, but this restaurant wouldn’t be the champ without offering plenty of sweets as well. Maybe your kids aren’t into brown sugar- rum bananas or small-batch lemon curd, but no one would waffle over chocolate ganache or something called “liquid cheesecake.”

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Bricktown Candy Co.

100 E. California Ave. Suite 100

bricktowncandy.com

600-9009

There’s nothing that can’t be achieved with a little grit and determination — or, as a shortcut, a boatload of sugar. And for the best-tasting sugar around, it’s hard to beat Bricktown Candy Co. If you need a burst of energy, it offers unique sodas, chocolates by the score and just about every other type of confection you can imagine. It’s the sugar rush you’ve dreamt of all your life.

Sloppy Jane sandwich at The Red Cup in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 2, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Sloppy Jane sandwich at The Red Cup in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 2, 2015.

The Red Cup

3122 N. Classen Blvd.

theredcupokc.com

525-3430

Sloppy Joes are a childhood favorite, but for a vegetarian twist, check out The Red Cup’s tasty Sloppy Jane. It’s all the messy, face-smearing fun with none of the meat! And while you’re enjoying a cup of coffee, let your inner child peruse the case filled with cookies and no-bake bars galore.

Turkey Club Sandwich at Pavlov's Cafe in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 6, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • Turkey Club Sandwich at Pavlov's Cafe in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 6, 2015.

Pavlov’s Cafe

2100 NE 52nd St.

sciencemuseumok.org/content/pavlovs-cafe

602-6664

There are few things more dangerous than a hungry child. Science Museum Oklahoma did the research, which is why it opened Pavlov’s Cafe to soothe those ravenous beasts. Alongside favorites like burgers and hot dogs, the menu has something for those in the most immediate and dire need: Goldfish crackers, fruit snacks and applesauce. After a little sustenance, all the tiny scientists will be ready to resume the fun.

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GoGo Sushi Express and Grill

432 NW 10th St.

gogosushinow.com

602-6333

Forget chicken nuggets. Seriously. Wipe them from your memory Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-style and be get ready to taste chicken again as all children should — prepared on a hibachi. There’s something about GoGo Sushi’s teriyaki chicken that’s appealing to all ages — sweet and sticky and with a little crunch where it has been seared on the griddle. And when you add in stir- fried vegetables, it’s basically health food.

PB&J Pizza at Pizza 23 in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 2, 2015. - GARETT FISBECK
  • Garett Fisbeck
  • PB&J Pizza at Pizza 23 in Oklahoma City, Monday, March 2, 2015.

Pizza 23

600 NW 23rd St.

pizza23okc.com

601-6161

Pizza is the chameleon of foods. It can be a taco, a bacon cheeseburger or even Buffalo wings. If you’re a kid visiting Pizza 23, pizza is finally a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Much like its delicious rumble bread, the PB&J pizza is a baked dough round, but instead of olive oil, garlic and Parmesan, it’s topped with the sweet, creamy combination. It’s the perfect treat to distract a picky child while chowing down on a classic pepperoni pie.

Clayton Fahood presents his kids creation, Kaffa Sliders at Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe.  mh
  • Clayton Fahood presents his kids creation, Kaffa Sliders at Nunu's Mediterranean Cafe. mh

Nunu’s Mediterranean Cafe & Market

3131 W. Memorial Road

nunuscafe.com

751-7000

Not everybody can afford to take their kids on a trip around the world, but you can educate their taste buds — and your own — at Nunu’s with a variety of delicious treats from the Mediterranean. Vegetarians can nosh on tender falafel sandwiches, and meat-eaters can dig in to a plate of sweet-and-savory hashwa. No matter your diet, everyone must try the orange blossom-soaked baklava for dessert.

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