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If you’ve ever felt that breakfast, lunch, and dinner just aren’t enough, you’re not alone. Experts predict the “fourth meal” will be one of the biggest food trends of 2018, according to The Waitrose Food and Drink Report. It’s not a new concept; people have been pouring out bowls of cereal or finishing off leftovers between meals or before bed for a long time. Washingtonians can take advantage of the trend by satisfying off-peak cravings at these five spots, especially if you like avocado.
501 Florida Ave. NW
The Royal serves Latin-inspired food that won’t break the bank all day long. Don’t miss the grilled avocado with quinoa, lentils, and red onion ($11). The mid-sized dish packs in a lot of flavor and energy-boosting protein.
453 K St. NW
For a late-night meal, try this family-owned Korean restaurant where you can order their signature mandu (Korean dumplings), Korean tacos, and kimchi quesadillas off their late night bar menu, available until midnight Sundays and Mondays and until 1 a.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
Cork Wine Bar and Market
1805 14th St. NW
The just-reopened restaurant now includes a downstairs cafe serving new soups, salads, and sandwiches. Settle into the casual space and try out the smaller “snack” options like avocado bruschetta ($13) or blue cheese mac and cheese with house-made pancetta ($8) if you need a mid-afternoon meal.
1333 14th St. NW and 82 I St. SE
Pair your fourth meal with coffee at Slipstream. The cafe and dining space with locations in Logan Circle and Navy Yard serves light fare options between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Of course they too serve avocado toast all day and all night ($6.50). The menus currently differ at the two locations, so head to Navy Yard to warm up with curried butternut squash soup with spiced pumpkin seeds and nutmeg cream ($7).
1344 H St. NE
Stop by during “Haperitivo Hour,” at this all-day Mediterranean restaurant Sundays and Mondays between 4 p.m. and 12 a.m. and Tuesdays through Thursdays between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for deals on vermouth and wine and light food options like crostini ($3) and a half-size portion of their addictive porchetta sandwich ($8).