In my fantasy books, Dirt (both series), my characters spend a lot of times in taverns and inns. This is not terribly surprising; it is a culture that has yet to invent the restaurant, and the naff takeaway is a few thousand years away, if they are lucky. So they either make their own, or get out of the rain into the nearest tavern.
This is a primitive society so the taverns are very basic. They make their own beer, so only sell one or two that they have honed to perfection, and food is very important to the trade, though they only sell one dish each day. Soup one day, stew the next, pie on another, and so on. What a good idea!