At 55 I'd go with the accuracy, unless you're pre-meritted.
Ideally, you're going to want to go with an acc + meat build, although 55-59 are the only real levels where axe will shine over gaxe (when you have access to Rampage but not Raging Rush just yet
). Also, you're most likely going to be fighting Lesser Colibri during this lvl range, which, as you know, steal your food, so every bit of acc you can get helps.
I personally went with mithkabobs at this range (although Crab Sushi is a nice cheap option, which didn't exist when I was leveling
) but even with sushi, your acc will not be capped vs. Lesser Colibri, barring a BRD/COR Madrigal/Hunter's setup, which is most likely not going to happen very much.
I'd go with the Gauntlets either way - even at 60+ when you have access to Raging Rush and meat. Your parser and your parties will thank you!