Food

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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, cakespies, 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.

Food Heals Skills
Needed
Notes GP per heal[1] Price Members
Shrimps.png Shrimp 3 Cooking 1 Fishing 1 Caught via small net fishing. 6 18
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Cooked chicken.png Cooked chicken 3 Cooking 1 Raw chicken is obtained by killing chickens. 15 45
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Cooked meat.png Cooked meat 3 Cooking 1 Raw meat can be obtained by killing cows or giant rats. 15 45
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Sardine.png Sardine 4 Cooking 1 Fishing 5 Caught via bait fishing. 2 6
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Bread.png Bread 5 Cooking 1 Baked by players, see Cooking skill. 19 95
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Herring.png Herring 5 Cooking 5 Fishing 10 Caught via bait fishing. 1.8 9
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Mackerel.png Mackerel 6 Cooking 10 Fishing 16 Caught via big net fishing. 1.83 11
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Choc-ice.png Choc-ice 6 N/A Can be bought from Rokuh in Nardah. Negates damage from desert heat. 20.67 124
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Trout.png Trout 7 Cooking 15 Fishing 20 Caught via fly fishing. 3.14 22
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Cod.png Cod 7 Cooking 18 Fishing 23 Caught via big net fishing. 2.29 16
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Pike.png Pike 8 Cooking 20 Fishing 25 Caught via bait fishing. 3.13 25
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Roast beast meat.png Roast beast meat 8 Cooking 21 An iron spit must be used along with a fire to cook it. 2.88 23
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Pineapple punch.png Pineapple punch 9 Cooking 8 See Gnome cooking for more information. 3.89 35
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Salmon.png Salmon 9 Cooking 25 Fishing 30 Caught via fly fishing. 10 90
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Tuna.png Tuna 10 Cooking 30 Fishing 35 Caught with a harpoon. 5 50
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Jug of wine.png Jug of wine 11 Cooking 35 Upon consumption, Attack is temporarily decreased by a few points and leaves a jug behind. 0.18 2
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Rainbow fish.png Rainbow fish 11 Cooking 35 Fishing 38 Caught via fly fishing by using stripy feathers. 7.55 83
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Stew.png Stew 11 Cooking 25 Once eaten, an empty bowl remains in the inventory. 10.09 111
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Banana stew.png Banana stew 11 N/A Once eaten, an empty bowl remains in the inventory. 1.09 12
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Cake.png Cake 4 * 3 Cooking 40 Baked by players, see Cooking skill.
Can be stolen from East Ardougne, Keldagrim, and Kourend Castle.
Heals 4 hitpoints per bite (3 bites total).
10.25 123
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Meat pie.png Meat pie 6 * 2 Cooking 20 Baked by players, see Cooking skill.
Heals 6 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
5.92 71
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Lobster.png Lobster 12 Cooking 40 Fishing 40 Caught with a lobster pot. 12 144
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Bass.png Bass 13 Cooking 43 Fishing 46 Caught via big net fishing. 11.69 152
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Plain pizza.png Plain pizza 7 * 2 Cooking 35 Baked by players, see cooking skill.
Heals 7 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
36.86 516
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Swordfish.png Swordfish 14 Cooking 45 Fishing 50 Caught with a harpoon. 27.07 379
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Potato with butter.png Potato with butter 14 Cooking 39 Made by using pat of butter on a baked potato. 22.07 309
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Apple pie.png Apple pie 7 * 2 Cooking 30 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).
12.21 171
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Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 5 * 3 Cooking 50 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.
14.8 222
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Watermelon.png Watermelon (1 to 5) * 3 Farming 47 Must be sliced with a knife before eating.
Heals for per slice.
1.336.67 20
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Tangled toad's legs.png Tangled toad's legs 15 Cooking 40 See Gnome cooking for more information. 226.67 3,400
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Chocolate bomb.png Chocolate bomb 15 Cooking 42 see Gnome cooking for more information. 47.73 716
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Potato with cheese.png Potato with cheese 16 Cooking 47 Made by using cheese on a potato with butter. 20.75 332
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Meat pizza.png Meat pizza 8 * 2 Cooking 45 Made by using cooked meat or chicken on a plain pizza.
Heals 8 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
30.56 489
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Monkfish.png Monkfish 16 Cooking 62 Fishing 62 Caught via small net fishing in Piscatoris after the completion of the Swan Song. 23.69 379
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Anchovy pizza.png Anchovy pizza 9 * 2 Cooking 55 Made by using anchovies on a plain pizza.
Heals 9 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
37.83 681
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Cooked karambwan.png Cooked karambwan 18 Cooking 30 Fishing 65 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.
27.5 495
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Curry.png Curry 19 Cooking 60 Commonly used for fighting the Chaos Elemental. Once eaten, an empty bowl remains in the inventory. 50.26 955
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Ugthanki kebab.png Ugthanki kebab 19 Cooking 58 The player's character will utter a random phrase of contentment, such as "Lovely!", "Scrummy!", "Delicious!" or "Yum!" on eating. 39.84 757
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Dragonfruit pie.png Dragonfruit pie 10 * 2 Cooking 73 Heals 10 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
Boosts Fletching by 4.
34.8 696
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Mushroom potato.png Mushroom potato 20 Cooking 64 Made by using mushroom & onion on a potato with butter. 37.85 757
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Shark.png Shark 20 Cooking 80 Fishing 76 Caught with a harpoon. 38.5 770
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Sea turtle.png Sea turtle 21 Cooking 82 Can only be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame and drift net fishing. 46.43 975
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Pineapple pizza.png Pineapple pizza 11 * 2 Cooking 65 Made by using pineapple chunks or rings on a plain pizza.
Heals 11 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
34.82 766
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Summer pie.png Summer pie 11 * 2 Cooking 95 Heals 11 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
Boosts Agility by 5, and restores 10% run energy.
31.91 702
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Wild pie.png Wild pie 11 * 2 Cooking 85 Heals 11 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
Boosts Slayer by 5, and Ranged by 4.
38.32 843
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Manta ray.png Manta ray 22 Cooking 91 Can only be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame, drift net fishing, Zulrah and Vorkath. 49.59 1,091
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Tuna potato.png Tuna potato 22 Cooking 68 Made by using tuna and corn on a potato with butter. 51.36 1,130
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Dark crab.png Dark crab 22 Cooking 90 Fishing 85 Caught by using a lobster pot with dark fishing bait.
Can only be fished in the Wilderness and the Resource Area.
51.55 1,134
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Anglerfish.png Anglerfish 3 to 22 Cooking 84 Fishing 82 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.
76.77563 1,689
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Strawberries.png Basket of strawberries (1 to 6) * 5 Farming 31 Contains 5 strawberries, each of which heals 1-6 hitpoints (1 + 6% of hp). 55.47332.8 1,664
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Saradomin brew.png Saradomin brew (3 to 16) * 4 Herblore 81 Drank in 4 sips, each healing for  and can boost health above the maximum value.
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.
105.61563.25 6,759
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  1. 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 770, whereas monkfish are just as effective in many situations and typically sell for 379 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.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 February 2015
(update)
"It heals some health" messages have been added to the game filter for more types of food.

See also[edit | edit source]