the free marches are the crossroads of thedas, and thus they adopt & improve cuisine from all over the continent. styles and traditions vary wildly between city states, but in general, marcher cuisine marries the practicality of ferelden with the inventiveness of antiva. street vendors can be found on every corner, selling a variety of finger foods: cold meats, cheeses, olives, as well as various pickles, chutneys, and preserves. the marches are also the bread central of thedas, turning baking into an art form and boasting baguettes, ciabattas, and pretzels, among others. traditional dishes include pasties, focaccia, samosas, and spanakopitakia.