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Do any humans in the Star Wars Galaxy eat meat? In the films at least there are a few scenes of people eating but it only seems to be fruits or veg. Jabba eats a frog type thing and Chewie smells the meat the Ewoks leave out as a trap but no humans seem to eat any non-veggie stuff.

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Luke

I accepted, and an afternoon of trading stories about the desert extended into a dinner of room-service pahzik meat, which was in my opinion tastier than nerf and a significant point in Kupoh’s favor.

Heir to the Jedi

Leia

“I don’t think Ransolm’s starting a trend,” she said drily as she tried to eat her dinner without getting it all over herself. Han had brought back Bilbringi food, cheesy meat pies with peppers; she liked Bilbringi, though not quite as much as he did. Tonight, though, it hit the spot. Maybe she shouldn’t be so worried about making messes.

Star Wars: Bloodline

Han Solo

As one, they raced forward. Han grabbed an entire meat pie in his hands and bit off a huge chunk. “Ow!” he said around a mouthful. “Sthill thoo hoth!” He kept chewing anyway.

Star Wars: Most Wanted

Jyn Erso

The soup-soof wasn’t the worst thing she’d ever eaten, but it was close. She’d take mystery meat from Saw’s cabinet any day over the oddly textured pillow of squishy saltiness that coated her tongue with a strange, fatty aftertaste.

Rebel Rising

Finn

“Makes sense.” FN-2187 used the corner of a chunk of mealbread to wipe up the last of the cream on his plate. The meal, like so many others, hadn’t been designed for flavor as much as efficiency—slivers of overcooked meat in a numian sauce that tasted more like chalk than anything else. But it was filling and provided energy, and that was the point.

Star Wars: Before the Awakening

Rey

First thing in the morning, Rey broke the seal on one of the quick-meals and ate, what was to her, some of the finest food she’d ever enjoyed. She had no idea what it was, but there was actual meat product and a sauce that was sweet and tangy at the same time and something she thought might be nuts, which popped between her teeth with a satisfying snap.

Star Wars: Before the Awakening

Tarkin

His hunger partially staved by dried meat almost too tough to swallow, Wilhuff was beginning to have serious misgivings, though he refused to let them be known.

Star Wars: Tarkin

Chirrut and Baze

Chirrut just shook his head. Baze went quiet, finished preparing their meal, then set the bowl down in front of Chirrut before sitting heavily opposite him to dig into his own. Chirrut ate, chewing slowly. It was a noodle stew, with cut-up chunks of one of the many species of worms that lived in the sands, for added protein.

Star Wars: Guardians of the Whills


To find instances of the Jedi/Sith eating meat we have to delve into the weird and wacky "Legends"

Palpatine

“You appear to be enjoying the steak, Ambassador Palpatine.”
“Exquisite,” he said, holding her gaze for a fraction longer than might have been called for.

Star Wars: Darth Plagueis

Anakin

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    so only in novel/comic and not in film? Meat pie, must be from the north of the Galaxy! – Seamusthedog Aug 26 '18 at 16:10
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    @Seamusthedog - These are all from various canon novels. I haven't looked at the films yet – Valorum Aug 26 '18 at 16:18
  • Hmm. I'd like to add Anakin and Obi-Wan to my collection – Valorum Aug 26 '18 at 17:03
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    Slimy, yet satisfying; youtube.com/watch?v=jA9ksYF1ZRs – Valorum Aug 26 '18 at 17:55
  • I recall Luke asking for "banta steak" in one of the old (RotJ-time) comics. – SQB Aug 26 '18 at 18:23
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Luke SkyWalker kills a large fish in The Last Jedi, presumably for dinner.

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    @Valorum I believe a considerable number of pescetarians eat fish – user20310 Aug 26 '18 at 22:16
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    Anyone got any Mon Calamari jokes? – Seamusthedog Aug 26 '18 at 22:36
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    @user20310 - I would imagine they all do. But some of them consider themselves to be vegetarians. – Valorum Aug 26 '18 at 22:47
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    @Valorum I think possibly that was a definition of "vegetarian" many years ago and might still exist in some places, but at least in the modern US I don't think you'll find anyone who self-identifies as vegetarian who eats any kind of flesh. (It was kind of a joke in the '80s and '90s that people in the Midwest would try to serve fish to vegetarians when they came to visit, possibly modeled on the Catholic-fasting definition of "meat", but I think that's pretty rare today.) – 1006a Aug 27 '18 at 3:14
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    @Valorum There's a difference between Pescetarianism and Vegetarianism. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vegetarianism Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, **seafood**, and the flesh of any other animal).. – I Love You 3000 Aug 27 '18 at 3:35
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In Empire Strikes Back, I always thought that Yoda was eating some kind of meat that Luke brought with him to Dagobah. Luke had a box of food, and Yoda stole what looks like a sausage or a fish stick.
Here's a clip, see around timestamp 1:22 for Yoda eating the food.

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    Wow, nice spot! Certainly could be some sort of processed meat treat. – Edlothiad Aug 27 '18 at 13:16
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    Luke's tray seems to contain some meatballs or brown eggs... But if Yoda did not mind eating up anything resembling food (in this case, just for his amusement) indicates that he did not mind to eat meat by chance. – CPHPython Aug 27 '18 at 15:13
  • It's described as a "protein stick" in the canon novelisation; (The creature sits down and with a satisfied grin takes a bite of the protein stick)" – Valorum Aug 27 '18 at 19:44
  • There's no indication that his tray contains any meat products, btw. All it says in the novels is "processed foods" and "pre-packed rations". You might want to note that in real life it was a spray-painted pretzel stick since anything moist would have stained the puppet. – Valorum Aug 27 '18 at 20:15
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    I always assumed it was a granola bar or similar. – Scott Whitlock Aug 28 '18 at 0:05
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When I read this question, a quote from ESB of Princess Leia Organa to Han Solo comes to my mind:

"Why, you low-down, stuck-up, half-witted, scruffy-looking nerf-herder…"

So, the nerfs are animals for meat production. I'm pretty sure I read about them first in the Republic Commando books, maybe somebody can quote something about nerfs. To come back to my main point, even in Star Wars there exists a mass production of meat, with nerf herders on different planets.

  • The quote was fine, I just tidied it up so it reads "nicer" and of course removed the bit about asking for clarification on formatting. In future you can put those comments in the comments to your answer and I'm sure someone would see them. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 30 '18 at 11:20
  • Back to the answer though, maybe you could find some quote about nerfs being used for meat production to back this up? – TheLethalCarrot Aug 30 '18 at 11:21
  • I could search the books, but that would be time consuming. Do you know if there is a database in which I could search for references, or are all the guys here really searching in movies and books? – Hyperion Aug 30 '18 at 11:27
  • Not that I know of, a lot of people probably have the eBooks and scripts/transcripts somewhere where they can search them easily. I know I mostly just search somewhere if I know there's something similar to what I want in a certain book/film. – TheLethalCarrot Aug 30 '18 at 11:29
  • Too bad. I read a lot, but I like real books, so I don't have access to the information all the time. – Hyperion Aug 30 '18 at 11:38

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