Food in RuneScape is what enables the player to regain hitpoints, although some foods may have other effects as well. Food can be obtained through the Cooking skill, as a drop from certain monsters, from some random events such as the Sandwich lady random event, from other players, or from non-player characters.
There are several kinds of food, such as fish and meat, bread, cakes, pies, and pizza. Some foods, such as pies and pizzas, have two or more "bites" or "slices" meaning they can be eaten multiple times. There are also foods which can be grown with the Farming skill or found in some farm areas such as potatoes, cabbages, and onions. Lastly, there are holiday food items such as pumpkins and easter eggs. It is not advised to eat one of these holiday items due to their low availability and high price.
Common foods[edit | edit source]
These are commonly used food items. A complete list of cooked foods can be found under the Cooking skill.
|Notes||GP per heal||Price||Members|
|Shrimp||3||1 Cooking 1 Fishing||Caught via small net fishing.||7.33||22|
|Cooked chicken||3||1 Cooking||Raw chicken is obtained by killing chickens.||15.67||47|
|Cooked meat||3||1 Cooking||Raw meat can be obtained by killing cows or giant rats.||14||42|
|Sardine||4||1 Cooking 5 Fishing||Caught via bait fishing.||2||6|
|Bread||5||1 Cooking||Baked by players, see Cooking skill.||24||120|
|Herring||5||5 Cooking 10 Fishing||Caught via bait fishing.||0.8||4|
|Mackerel||6||10 Cooking 16 Fishing||Caught via big net fishing.||3.33||20|
|Choc-ice||6||N/A||Can be bought from Rokuh in Nardah.||26.17||157|
|Trout||7||15 Cooking 20 Fishing||Caught via fly fishing.||4||28|
|Cod||7||18 Cooking 23 Fishing||Caught via big net fishing.||2.43||17|
|Pike||8||20 Cooking 25 Fishing||Caught via bait fishing.||3.13||25|
|Roast beast meat||8||21 Cooking||An iron spit must be used along with a fire to cook it.||2.5||20|
|Pineapple punch||9||8 Cooking||See Gnome cooking for more information.||3.33||30|
|Salmon||9||25 Cooking 30 Fishing||Caught via fly fishing.||4.56||41|
|Tuna||10||30 Cooking 35 Fishing||Caught with a harpoon.||6.1||61|
|Jug of wine||11||35 Cooking||Upon consumption, Attack is temporarily decreased by a few points and leaves a jug behind.||0.27||3|
|Rainbow fish||11||35 Cooking 38 Fishing||Caught via fly fishing by using stripy feathers.||6.55||72|
|Stew||11||25 Cooking||Once eaten, an empty bowl remains in the inventory.||29.55||325|
|Cake||4 * 3||40 Cooking||Baked by players, see Cooking skill.
Can be stolen from East Ardougne, Keldagrim, and Kourend Castle.
Heals 4 hitpoints per bite (3 bites total).
|Meat pie||6 * 2||20 Cooking||Baked by players, see Cooking skill.
Heals 6 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
|Lobster||12||40 Cooking 40 Fishing||Caught with a lobster pot.||9||108|
|Bass||13||43 Cooking 46 Fishing||Caught via big net fishing.||17.15||223|
|Plain pizza||7 * 2||35 Cooking||Baked by players, see cooking skill.
Heals 7 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
|Swordfish||14||45 Cooking 50 Fishing||Caught with a harpoon.||15.71||220|
|Potato with butter||14||39 Cooking||Made by using pat of butter on a baked potato.||26.14||366|
|Apple pie||7 * 2||30 Cooking||Made by using an cooking apple on a pie shell to make a uncooked apple pie and cooking it.
Heals 7 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
|Chocolate cake||5 * 3||50 Cooking||Made by adding chocolate dust to cake.
Heals 5 hitpoints per bite (3 bites total).
1/3 Slice can be thieved from baker's stalls.
|Tangled toad's legs||15||40 Cooking||See Gnome cooking for more information.||202||3,030|
|Potato with cheese||16||47 Cooking||Made by using cheese on a potato with butter.||20.5||328|
|Meat pizza||8 * 2||45 Cooking||Made by using cooked meat or chicken on a plain pizza.
Heals 8 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
|Monkfish||16||62 Cooking 62 Fishing||Caught via small net fishing in Piscatoris after the completion of the Swan Song.||22.88||366|
|Anchovy pizza||9 * 2||55 Cooking||Made by using anchovies on a plain pizza.
Heals 9 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
|Cooked karambwan||18||30 Cooking 65 Fishing||A karambwan vessel and completion of Tai Bwo Wannai Trio must be done to fish and cook it properly.
This food is unique in that it can be eaten in the same tick as another piece of food, allowing for combo eating.
|Curry||19||60 Cooking||Commonly used for fighting the Chaos Elemental. Once eaten, an empty bowl remains in the inventory.||41.58||790|
|Ugthanki kebab||19||58 Cooking||The player's character will utter a random phrase of contentment, such as "Lovely!", "Scrummy!", "Delicious!" or "Yum!" on eating.||35.05||666|
|Mushroom potato||20||64 Cooking||Made by using mushroom & onion on a potato with butter.||39.8||796|
|Shark||20||80 Cooking 76 Fishing||Caught with a harpoon.||39.75||795|
|Sea turtle||21||82 Cooking||Can only be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame and drift net fishing.||45.95||965|
|Pineapple pizza||11 * 2||65 Cooking||Made by using pineapple chunks or rings on a plain pizza.
Heals 11 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
|Summer pie||11 * 2||95 Cooking||Heals 11 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
Boosts Agility by 5, and restores 10% run energy.
|Manta ray||22||91 Cooking||Can only be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame, drift net fishing, Zulrah and Vorkath.||51.77||1,139|
|Tuna potato||22||68 Cooking||Made by using tuna and corn on a potato with butter.||50.5||1,111|
|Dark crab||22||90 Cooking 85 Fishing||Caught by using a lobster pot with dark fishing bait.
Can only be fished in the Wilderness and the Resource Area.
|Anglerfish||3 to 22||84 Cooking 82 Fishing||Caught by using a fishing rod with sandworms (requires 100% Port Piscarilius favour).
Healing dependent on the player's Hitpoints level and can boost hitpoints above one's maximum equal to the amount it heals.
|518 - 70.64||1,554|
|Basket of strawberries||(1 to 6) * 5||31 Farming||Contains 5 strawberries, each of which heals 1-6 hitpoints (6% of hp rounded up).||165.2 - 27.53||826|
|Saradomin brew||(3 to 16) * 4||81 Herblore||Drank in 4 sips, each healing for
Due to it lowering offensive stats, it is typically used with super restore potions.
It is not considered food as it is a potion made with the Herblore skill.
|285.42 - 53.52||3,425|
- GP per heal on food that take multiple bites indicate the total hp healed, rather than per bite or dose.
Notes[edit | edit source]
When selecting the right food for your next venture, two things should be thought about.
- Effectiveness: Ensure that the food you take is good enough for your next encounter. Tuna is cheap but it only heals 10 hitpoints, making it not the most effective against stronger opponents, whereas swordfish heal 14 hitpoints, a major difference. Also, if you know exactly what you're going to be facing, you should try to find food that heals for more than their max hit. As an example, a TzHaar-Ket has a max hit of 16. Therefore, sharks and monkfish are effective, swordfish are passable, and lobsters are much less effective.
- Cost: Use food that you can afford. Sharks are often sold by players for around 795, whereas monkfish are just as effective in many situations and typically sell for 366 coins. Weigh the cost of food against the possible profit of the venture, and avoid using expensive food unless it is going to make a significant difference to your chance of survival.