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A beet is a beetroot, the taproot portion of the beet plant.


Beets are commonly eaten vegetables in Westeros and beyond. They are very popular in Volantis. Some characters do not like beets, most notably Prince Tommen.[1][2] Sweet beets are grown in profusion in Volantis, and are served with almost every meal. There, they make a cold soup of the beets which is as thick and rich as purple honey.[3]

Recent Events

A Clash of Kings

During the Winterfell harvest feast Bran Stark sends beets and turnips to the Little Walder and Big Walder because Ser Rodrik insists he give them something.[2]

A Feast for Crows

When Kevan Lannister meets with Queen Regent Cersei Lannister for dinner, they eat a simple supper of beets and bread and bloody beef[4] When Cersei Lannister has Falyse Stokeworth and her husband, Ser Balman Byrch, as guests for dinner buttered beets feature on the menu.[1]

A Dance with Dragons

Quentyn Martell notes how popular beets are in Volantis. At Fishermonger's Square in Volantis Quentyn Martell sees several vendors frying chunks of fish with onions and beets.

Aboard the Selaesori Qhoran Tyrion Lannister eats a supper of buttered beets, cold fish stew and biscuits that could be used to drive nails.

Dolorous Edd tells Jon Snow boiled beef and beets are for supper. There are pickled beets in the vaults of Castle Black.


When I'm king in my own right, I'm going to outlaw beets.[1]

—Tommen to Cersei Lannister