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Meals and Snacks

For patients

If you are on a regular diet, you may choose food for the following day from the menu selection. When your physician prescribes a special diet, you may select meals within your dietary restrictions. For special requests, feel free to speak with one of our registered dieticians by calling 703-504-3043. We invite you to order a guest tray for visitors at a nominal cost. Just notify your nurse as early as possible.


Patient meal times

Breakfast 7:30 — 8:30 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.
Dinner 4:45 — 5:45 p.m.


For visitors 

The cafeteria is located on the ground floor of the hospital. The vending area is open 24 hours a day for sandwiches, drinks and other light fare.


Cafeteria hours

Breakfast: 6:30 — 10:30 a.m.
Limited offerings*: 10 — 11 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. — 2 p.m.
Limited offerings*: 2 — 5 p.m.
Dinner: 5 — 7 p.m.
*Hot and cold beverages, fruit, snacks, grab-and-go salads and such


Perk 'n Place coffee cart (atrium coffee cart)

A coffee cart, located in the atrium, provides an assortment of bakery items as well as coffee specialty drinks. Coffee cart hours are Monday — Friday, 6:30 — 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. — 2 p.m.

For additional information on any of these services, contact Food and Nutrition Services at 703-504-3036.