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 1 CookingCooking icon.png 1 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via small net fishing. 8 24
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Cooked chicken.png Cooked chicken 3 1 CookingCooking icon.png Raw chicken is obtained by killing chickens. 12.33 37
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Cooked meat.png Cooked meat 3 1 CookingCooking icon.png Raw meat can be obtained by killing cows or giant rats. 13 39
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Sardine.png Sardine 4 1 CookingCooking icon.png 5 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via bait fishing. 6.67 20
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Bread.png Bread 5 1 CookingCooking icon.png Baked by players, see Cooking skill. 13.8 69
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Herring.png Herring 5 5 CookingCooking icon.png 10 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via bait fishing. 1.8 9
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Mackerel.png Mackerel 6 10 CookingCooking icon.png 16 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via big net fishing. 2.5 15
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Choc-ice.png Choc-ice 6 N/A Can be bought from Rokuh in Nardah. 21.5 129
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Trout.png Trout 7 15 CookingCooking icon.png 20 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via fly fishing. 3.14 22
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Cod.png Cod 7 18 CookingCooking icon.png 23 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via big net fishing. 1.43 10
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Pike.png Pike 8 20 CookingCooking icon.png 25 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via bait fishing. 2.38 19
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Roast beast meat.png Roast beast meat 8 21 CookingCooking icon.png An iron spit must be used along with a fire to cook it. 2.63 21
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Pineapple punch.png Pineapple punch 9 8 CookingCooking icon.png See Gnome cooking for more information. 3.44 31
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Salmon.png Salmon 9 25 CookingCooking icon.png 30 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via fly fishing. 5.11 46
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Tuna.png Tuna 10 30 CookingCooking icon.png 35 FishingFishing icon.png Caught with a harpoon. 9.1 91
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Jug of wine.png Jug of wine 11 35 CookingCooking icon.png Upon consumption, Attack is temporarily decreased by a few points and leaves a jug behind. 0.27 3
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Rainbow fish.png Rainbow fish 11 35 CookingCooking icon.png 38 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via fly fishing by using stripy feathers. 11 121
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Stew.png Stew 11 25 CookingCooking icon.png Once eaten, an empty bowl remains in the inventory. 20.09 221
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Cake.png Cake 4 * 3 40 CookingCooking icon.png Baked by players, see Cooking skill.
Can be stolen from East Ardougne, Keldagrim, and Kourend Castle.
Heals 4 hitpoints per bite (3 bites total).
13 156
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Meat pie.png Meat pie 6 * 2 20 CookingCooking icon.png Baked by players, see Cooking skill.
Heals 6 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
6.67 80
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Lobster.png Lobster 12 40 CookingCooking icon.png 40 FishingFishing icon.png Caught with a lobster pot. 10.42 125
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Bass.png Bass 13 43 CookingCooking icon.png 46 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via big net fishing. 10.62 138
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Plain pizza.png Plain pizza 7 * 2 35 CookingCooking icon.png Baked by players, see cooking skill.
Heals 7 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
33.79 473
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Swordfish.png Swordfish 14 45 CookingCooking icon.png 50 FishingFishing icon.png Caught with a harpoon. 16.21 227
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Potato with butter.png Potato with butter 14 39 CookingCooking icon.png Made by using pat of butter on a baked potato. 22.71 318
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Apple pie.png Apple pie 7 * 2 30 CookingCooking icon.png 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).
11.43 160
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Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 5 * 3 50 CookingCooking icon.png 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.
14.47 217
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Tangled toad's legs.png Tangled toad's legs 15 40 CookingCooking icon.png See Gnome cooking for more information. 215.4 3,231
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Potato with cheese.png Potato with cheese 16 47 CookingCooking icon.png Made by using cheese on a potato with butter. 19.44 311
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Meat pizza.png Meat pizza 8 * 2 45 CookingCooking icon.png Made by using cooked meat or chicken on a plain pizza.
Heals 8 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
29.94 479
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Monkfish.png Monkfish 16 62 CookingCooking icon.png 62 FishingFishing icon.png Caught via small net fishing in Piscatoris after the completion of the Swan Song. 22.81 365
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Anchovy pizza.png Anchovy pizza 9 * 2 55 CookingCooking icon.png Made by using anchovies on a plain pizza.
Heals 9 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
35.17 633
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Cooked karambwan.png Cooked karambwan 18 30 CookingCooking icon.png 65 FishingFishing icon.png 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.
32.56 586
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Curry.png Curry 19 60 CookingCooking icon.png Commonly used for fighting the Chaos Elemental. Once eaten, an empty bowl remains in the inventory. 44.84 852
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Ugthanki kebab.png Ugthanki kebab 19 58 CookingCooking icon.png The player's character will utter a random phrase of contentment, such as "Lovely!", "Scrummy!", "Delicious!" or "Yum!" on eating. 32.74 622
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Mushroom potato.png Mushroom potato 20 64 CookingCooking icon.png Made by using mushroom & onion on a potato with butter. 38.3 766
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Shark.png Shark 20 80 CookingCooking icon.png 76 FishingFishing icon.png Caught with a harpoon. 37.05 741
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Sea turtle.png Sea turtle 21 82 CookingCooking icon.png Can only be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame and drift net fishing. 42.76 898
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Pineapple pizza.png Pineapple pizza 11 * 2 65 CookingCooking icon.png Made by using pineapple chunks or rings on a plain pizza.
Heals 11 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
31.27 688
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Summer pie.png Summer pie 11 * 2 95 CookingCooking icon.png Heals 11 hitpoints per bite (2 bites total).
Boosts Agility by 5, and restores 10% run energy.
40.68 895
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Manta ray.png Manta ray 22 91 CookingCooking icon.png Can only be obtained from the Fishing Trawler minigame, drift net fishing, Zulrah and Vorkath. 45.95 1,011
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Tuna potato.png Tuna potato 22 68 CookingCooking icon.png Made by using tuna and corn on a potato with butter. 45.41 999
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Dark crab.png Dark crab 22 90 CookingCooking icon.png 85 FishingFishing icon.png Caught by using a lobster pot with dark fishing bait.
Can only be fished in the Wilderness and the Resource Area.
52.55 1,156
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Anglerfish.png Anglerfish 3 to 22 84 CookingCooking icon.png 82 FishingFishing icon.png 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.
492 - 67.09 1,476
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Strawberries.png Basket of strawberries (1 to 6) * 5 31 FarmingFarming icon.png Contains 5 strawberries, each of which heals 1-6 hitpoints (6% of hp rounded up). 152 - 25.33 760
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Saradomin brew.png Saradomin brew (3 to 16) * 4 81 HerbloreHerblore icon.png Drank in 4 sips, each healing for hitpoints * 0.15 + 2 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.
305.75 - 57.33 3,669
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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 741, whereas monkfish are just as effective in many situations and typically sell for 365 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.

See also[edit | edit source]