Galactic Cuisine

This is a master list of food and beverages from the Star Wars universe, culled from various sources around the Net and sorted into categories I consider useful. When the available sources were not sufficiently explicit, I invented my own details; you can follow the hyperlinks to the source material. The information here is not canonical, but you’re welcome to use it in your own stories.

Wookieepedia has a general list of food and beverages, including tables of consumables, including food, food additives, food by culture, beverages (including alcoholic beverages) and food and beverage stubs. A list of foods from Star Wars Galaxies may be redundant. Another list of booze. Another batch from SWG. A drinks menu. A banquet menu from Lords of the Expanse. Galactic beverages. Star Wars Galaxies schematics.

Culinary Styles

Ecumenopolis Cuisine

The basis for the native cuisine of world-cities is grown in the algae vats in the cisterns beneath the skyscrapers that cover the planet, churned every hour of the day by massive impellers and harshly lit by the glaring lights that are optimized to feed the algae. The algae is genetically tailored to make a rough flour that provides starch and dietary fiber and almost no flavor. The tailored krill used in some of the stages of water purification provide protein; there are numerous breeds that express proteins from popular meat animals. They can be easily processed into patties and sausage; processing them into something with the consistency of an actual cut of meat is more expensive, and never matches the quality of even vatgrown tissue.

The algae can be fed to other bacteria that churn out useful things like a variety of sugars, or milk and egg proteins, or fermented into alcohol, vinegar, etc. and used in condiments comparable to worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, or catsup. With these basic ingredients and some yeast, a wide variety of things can be produced: noodles, cheese, butter, bread, syrups. Add krill protein, and you have the basics of lower-class ecumenopolis cuisine. The quintessential dish is the algae-flour krill dumpling. Some various brands:

The middle class, living well above the vats but lucky to get natural sunlight piped in from outdoors, use hydroponics and artificial lights to cultivate fruits and vegetables. Meat on a middle-class table is usually grown in a vat whose nutrient fluid was derived from processed algae. In prosperous times, they often have grain coming from offworld.

Only the upper class, able to afford the luxury of rooftop gardens, ever sees fruit trees growing in soil. They dine on real cuts of meat brought in refrigerated containers on hyperspace container carriers, a few luxuries tucked in amongst the huge amount of grain.

Galactic Travelers

Xenosnax® contain all the nutrients your species needs that local cuisine doesn’t provide. Often in candy-bar or soft-drink form. They even make ones for species subtypes, like dark-skinned humans living in conditions where they’re underexposed to the sunlight they need to manufacture Vitamin D. Major species can always find Xenosnax for themselves at any spaceport; for minor species, it can come down to proximity to their homeworld and luck.

Corellian Cuisine

Native Corellian ingredients include kavasa fruit, hsuaberries, charbote root, traladon milk and meat.

Hutt Space Cuisine

The distinctive foods of Hutt Space. Some of it is purely Hutt food, with appeal limited to beings that evolved in swamps, but much of it is derived from the numerous worlds in Hutt Space and the cuisines of their various client species. The most common restaurant style, Yafullkee Mikiyuna, is comparable to terrestrial Mongolian barbecue; it adapts well to the varied needs of a Hutt’s retinue, which are apt to include at least half a dozen species.

Gourmet Experiences

Moonglow fruit.

Raw Ingredients

Aola is a cooking oil from Kashyyyk.

Spices

Fruits, Vegetables, and Nuts

fruits and vegetables

Cereals, Legumes, and Tubers

Popular carbohydrate crops.

Pasta

Animal Products

Food animals

Meats

Bantha steaks are often served with a gannesa juice glaze and kiwip grass garnish, while bantha kabobs are good with dioche sauce.

Secretions

Cheeses

Cantina Cuisine

A galaxy’s worth of ways to quench your thirst. Cantinas may also offer means of inhaling your drink (like modern AWOL systems).

Beer

The generic term for fermented cereals; this covers beers, ales, lagers, and stouts.

Wines

Wine is the generic term for fermented fruits and berries.

Meads

Made from fermented honey.

Exotics

Damn near anything with calories can be fermented, but you might regret drinking it.

Spirits

Spirits are the result of distilling fermentation products. If the original source is a cereal, it’s usually called a whiskey; if a fruit or berry, a brandy.

Liqueurs

Liqueurs (also called cordials) are infusions of other essences into alcohol.

Mixed Drinks

Mixology is the culinary art of creating tasty alcoholic beverages.

Juices

Essences

Extraction from herbs and beans with hot water, including teas, tisanes, and coffees.

Other Nonalcoholic

Appetizers

Pastries

Snacks

Desserts

Candy

The Menu

Prices are usually in credit units; since those are calibrated to a day’s nutrition for an average-sized human slave, a ¤1 meal is usually noodles in broth, a bread roll with nutrient paste filling, etc. Those are what laboring serfs grab for lunch if they couldn’t pack something cheaper.

Things that don’t exist yet:

An exquisite meal from the Gem of Alderaan adventure in the Dawn of Defiance campaign: