Slideshow: Staff Picks: Our Favorite Late-Night Snacks

Soft-Boiled Eggs
Soft-Boiled Eggs
I get spontaneous late-night hankerings for soft boiled eggs, lightly dusted with salt and pepper. While I wait in anguish for the water to boil, I spend my time going back and forth to the fridge, trying to settle on how many eggs to make. One, and I'm miserably dissatisfied; three and I dun feel so good. Unfortunately, that never seems to stop me from making four. What can I say? Such are the casualties of drunk munchies. —Niki Achitoff-Gray, Associate Editor

[Photograph: Kenji Lopez-Alt]

French Toast
French Toast
I almost never eat French toast during daylight hours, usually opting for a savory breakfast instead. But I have a weakness for diners in the wee hours, and if there's ever a time and a place to order French toast, it's at some gnarly 24-hour diner with grease stains and waitresses who've worked the midnight shift for a thousand years, so I do. —Jamie Feldmar, Managing Editor

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Ice Cream
Ice Cream
Ice cream. Usually in a mug I can carry around. I usually keep a pint or two of BiRite's fancy stuff in the house, but I have a weakness for Tillamook. (See: that time Erin Zimmer and I ordered every single flavor of Tillamook). —Maggie Hoffman, Drinks Editor
Lamb
Lamb

I have a serious problem with post-midnight lamb. Because come late nights I want something salty, gamey, and meaty, and tender lamb is easy to eat cold straight from the fridge. Of course I don't always have lamb lying around, but when I do I'm smart enough to set some aside for rummaging later.—Max Falkowitz, NY Editor


[Photograph: Josh Bousel]

Lasagna
Lasagna
As someone who keeps odd hours and barely sleeps, I often get hungry around 2 or 3 in the morning, and I'm never afraid to cook a full meal, no matter the hour. My midnight snacks tend to be inspired by whatever's in the fridge. Sometimes that means, oh, a soft boiled egg with some Frank's hot sauce on it. Other times it means I'll break out the lasagna pan and throw together a Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna and throw myself a little 4am feast, much to the chagrin of my wife-who-loves-sleeping.—Kenji Lopez-Alt

[Photograph: Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Pie
Pie
Mine is pie, straight from the tin, eaten with a fork. And maybe if I'm feeling frisky a glass of cold milk to go with it. —Ed Levine, SE Overlord

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]