Game of Thrones: What to Eat in Westeros


For the weight watch.

Valar dohaeris and valar morghulis are two concepts that have been thrown around the 8-season-long journey that is Game of Thrones. All men must serve and all men must die, but you know what? All men must eat.

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Today marks the last episode ever *squeals* and while we’ve fallen in love with the Game of Thrones cast and watched them die one by one for a whopping 73 episodes, we hardly see them eat. So what do you eat in Game of Thrones? Any fine dining restaurants in Essos or Westerosi delicacies that didn’t make the final cut? Before we officially say “Our watch has ended,” bring out the mutton stew and ale while we take a look at the food we might’ve missed. That’s what we do: we eat and we know things.

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Lemon Cake

It’s crazy that we’ve spent 8-9 years with characters we’ve come to love and we never find out what their favorite food is, except Sansa. In this GRL PWR-filled scene with the amazing Tyrell ladies, Lady Olenna and Margaery want to know the tea about Joffrey, so they serve Sansa with her favorite: lemon cakes.

Fun fact: We've always known Lady Olenna was a G, but we've never related to her as much as when she demanded for some cheese.
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Pigeon Pie

Weddings in Westeros never end with a crazy reception – heck, they barely even make it through the “I dos” – but they do become episodes to remember. The Purple Wedding, the perfect example and one of the many satisfying death scenes in Game of Thrones. But right before Joffrey took a sip of the poisoned wine, he ceremoniously cut the largest pigeon pie King’s Landing has ever seen.

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Direwolf Bread

Let’s get this direwolf-shaped bread! Hot Pie was a sweetheart, passing on to Arya the best gift a girl could ask for: food made from scratch, with a little bit of sentiment. You can watch the real-life Arya (Maisie Williams) help make her own direwolf bread here.

Fun fact: Ben Hawkey, who played Hot Pie, opened up a real bakery named You Know Nothing Jon Dough, which sells these direwolf loaves in real life. He did THAT.

Whole Chicken

Of all the Game of Thrones episodes that have seen the light of day, this episode is the one that launched the funniest Hound-related memes ever. A man of few words, these seem to matter a lot: “If any more words come pouring out your c*nt mouth, I’m gonna have to eat every f*cking chicken in this room.” A mood.

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Sausage

Poor Theon… It’s bad enough being tortured and dismembered. But being teased with a sausage platter right after is just insult to injury. But to be fair, it did look crispy. *cringe*

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Oysters, Clams, and Cockles

Filed under: images you can hear. We see Arya Stark, at the time of her life where she is no one. She’s tasked with her first assassination assignment, a real milestone in her career if you ask us, and she’s selling (you guessed it!) oysters, clams, and cockles while under cover.

Fun fact: An actual video exists of Arya's voice saying "oysters, clams, and cockles" for 10 hours straight.
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Meat Pie

The Game of Thrones x Hannibal crossover we never knew we wanted. Walder Frey had his hand at many things, but the Red Wedding is one of note. After spending a time with the best assassins in the world, Arya swoops in and avengers her mother and brother in the sickest way possible: feeding Waldery Frey with meat pie, made out of his sons. 100% pure human.

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Bonus!

Starbucks

Now, we don’t know if it’s an Americano, a Chai Latte, or a Caramel Macchiato in there, but it is what it is. The famous Starbucks cup of Season 8.

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Fun fact: While the Starbucks cup has been edited out of this scene, the culprit still runs free. While suspicions have arose that Sophie Turner left it after posing for a photo with little Lady Lyanna with a similar cup, she has since then accused Emilia Clarke of the matter at hand.

Just like the rest of the world, we are extremely wistful to see the end of Game of Thrones. Gone are the days of avoiding spoilers, discussing Game of Thrones theories and prophecies, and still being floored by the writing and acting of the cast. It’s been real. Our watch has ended, but the feast goes on.

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