Birkat HaMazon: Location: Eating in Two Places--No Prior Intention

Situation
  • You said ha'motzi.
  • Ate bread without planning to continue your meal elsewhere.
  • Then changed your mind and wanted to eat at a second place.
What To Do The ideal practice is to:
  • Say birkat ha'mazon where you are, and then
  • Start a new meal--wash, make ha'motzi, and eat at least 1.3 fl. oz. (39 ml, or 1/6 cup)—of bread in the second place.
B'di'avad, it is OK to say birkat ha'mazon at the second place, but only if you also ate at least 1.3 fl. oz. (39 ml, or 1/6 cup) of bread at the second place (no additional washing or ha'motzi is needed).
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