Food

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Food, in RuneScape, is what enables the player to regain life points, although some foods may have additional or different effects as well. Food can be obtained through the Cooking and Farming skills, as a drop from certain monsters, from other players, or from non-player characters. The highest healing food for non-members is a swordfish; for members it is the sailfish soup with 1 bite. However the fastest healing food for members with multiple bites are summer pies which only takes 0.6 seconds per bite (three times faster than some types of food).

A certain Constitution level is required to gain the maximum benefit from eating certain tiers of food. For example, at level 10 Constitution, a rocktail will only heal 250 life points but will heal 2,300 life points instead at level 95. The maximum health recovery from eating food can be determined by multiplying the player's Constitution level by 25. At a constitution level of 50, players can heal up to 1,250 life points per bite of food that has a maximum value of that or more. The required level to eat any food can also be determined by taking the maximum healing value of that food and dividing it by 25. If the player's constitution level is lower than this number, then they will be restricted to healing the maximum for their level.

Some foods affect stats other than life points. Wine increases life points, though it temporarily lowers the drinker's Attack level while their Strength level temporarily increases. Beer raises Strength while reducing Attack. The negative effects eventually wear off and the affected stats go back to normal in time. Most effects do not stack.

Common foods[edit | edit source]

Here are some common foods. A complete list of cooked foods can be found in the Cooking skill page. Healing amounts provided below are maximum for this type of food.

Icon Name Heals Constitution level GE price Price/LP Notes
Skewered kebab.png Skewered kebab ??? LP 3 184 ??? These can be purchased from The Poison Arrow. The life points it heals scales with the player's constitution level, despite the tooltip claiming it needs level 3 constitution.
Tomato.png Tomato 200 LP 1 658 3.29 These can be grown using the farming skill.
Papaya fruit.png Papaya fruit 500 LP 20 3,760 7.52 These can be grown using the farming skill.
Chopped onion.png Chopped onion 200 LP 1 1,093 5.47 These can be made by chopping an onion into a bowl.
Roll.png Roll 250 LP 10 236 0.94 These can be stolen from bakers' stalls.
Doughnut.png Doughnut 200 LP 1 1,329 1.18 These can be stolen from bakers' stalls.
Square sandwich.png Square sandwich 250 LP 10 596 0.94 These can be stolen from bakers' stalls.
Bread.png Bread 200 LP 1 251 1.26 Baked by players or stolen from bakers' stalls.
Kebab.png Kebab ??? LP 3 162 ??? Heals a random number of life points. Dropped by some monsters, and obtained from some shops and NPCs.
Crayfish.png Crayfish 200 LP 1 112 0.56 Low level players fish and cook these for food.
Shrimps.png Shrimps 200 LP 1 40 0.2 Low level players fish and cook these for food.
Sardine.png Sardine 200 LP 1 46 0.23 Fished at lower levels using a normal fishing rod.
Herring.png Herring 200 LP 1 41 0.21 Low level players fish and cook these for food.
Anchovies.png Anchovies 200 LP 1 108 0.54 Low level players fish and cook these for easy food, and they can be put on pizzas.
Poorly-cooked beast meat.png Poorly-cooked beast meat 200 LP 1 52 0.26 These are dropped by various monsters, and cooked from raw beast meat caught in Hunter.
Cooked chicken.png Cooked chicken 200 LP 1 296 1.48 Low level players cook raw chicken for easy food.
Cooked meat.png Cooked meat 200 LP 1 331 1.66 Low level players cook raw meat (such as raw beef or raw rat meat) for easy food.
Cooked rabbit.png Cooked rabbit 200 LP 1 392 1.96 Players kill and cook these for food.
Mackerel.png Mackerel 200 LP 1 23 0.12 Players fish and cook these for food.
Trout.png Trout 375 LP 15 20 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Cod.png Cod 450 LP 18 50 0.11 Players fish and cook these for food.
Pike.png Pike 500 LP 20 35 0.07 Players fish and cook these for food.
Salmon.png Salmon 625 LP 25 33 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Tuna.png Tuna 750 LP 30 35 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Bass.png Bass 1,300 LP 52 178 0.17 Players fish and cook these for food.
Lobster.png Lobster 1,200 LP 48 110 0.09 Players fish and cook these for food. Fish caught by "powerfishers" who want to level up quickly.
Swordfish.png Swordfish 1,400 LP 56 165 0.12 Players fish and cook these for food. Used by non-member player killers.
Desert sole.png Desert sole 1,450 LP 58 78 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Catfish.png Catfish 1,500 LP 60 90 0.06 Players fish and cook these for food.
Monkfish.png Monkfish 1,600 LP 64 185 0.12 Players fish and cook these for food. Commonly used by members as a cheap but less effective alternative to shark.
Beltfish.png Beltfish 1,650 LP 66 127 0.08 Players fish and cook these for food.
Cooked eeligator.png Cooked eeligator 1,875 LP 75 532 0.28 Obtained from shops and boss drops in Mazcab.
Shark.png Shark 2,000 LP 80 843 0.42 Players fish and cook these for food. Used commonly by members.
Sea turtle.png Sea turtle 2,050 LP 82 812 0.4 Players play the Fishing Trawler minigame and then cook these for food.
Great white shark.png Great white shark 2,100 LP 84 906 0.43 Great white sharks are commonly used when fighting low level bosses
Cavefish.png Cavefish 2,200 LP 88 968 0.44 Cavefish increases a random combat stat by 2
Manta ray.png Manta ray 2,275 LP 91 1,117 0.49 Players play the Fishing Trawler minigame and then cook these for food. Used by member player killers or in difficult quests.
Rocktail.png Rocktail 2,300 LP 92 1,722 0.75 This food is made by players using the Cooking skill. It can heal up to 10% above maximum life points.
Tiger shark.png Tiger shark 2,375 LP 95 N/A Players play the Fishing Trawler minigame and then cook these for food.
Sailfish.png Sailfish 2,400 LP 96 2,116 0.88 This food is made by players using the Cooking skill. It can heal up to 10% above maximum life points.
Green blubber jellyfish.png Green blubber jellyfish 1,500 LP 20 127 0.08 Players fish and cook these for food. It is eaten in 3 bites (healing 500 each). Eating a bite does not reduce adrenaline.
Blue blubber jellyfish.png Blue blubber jellyfish 2,250 LP 30 2,248 1 Players fish and cook these for food. It is eaten in 3 bites (healing 750 each). Eating a bite does not reduce adrenaline.
Cake.png Cake 999 LP 40 390 0.39 Baked by players, see Cooking skill. Also thieved from East Ardougne market. Takes 3 bites to eat (each healing 333).
Chocolate cake.png Chocolate cake 1,248 LP 50 309 0.25 Made by adding chocolate bar or chocolate dust to cake. Takes 3 bites to eat (each healing 416).
Plain pizza.png Plain pizza 874 LP 35 1,125 1.29 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 437 each).
Meat pizza.png Meat pizza 1,124 LP 45 166 0.15 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 562 each).
Anchovy pizza.png Anchovy pizza 1,374 LP 55 544 0.4 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 687 each).
Pineapple pizza.png Pineapple pizza 1,624 LP 65 442 0.27 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 837 each).
Garden pie.png Garden pie 850 LP 34 421 0.5 This food is made by players using the Cooking skill. It takes two bites to eat, with each bite healing 425 life points and temporarily boosting the player's Farming level by 3.
Wild pie.png Wild pie 2,124 LP 85 1,882 0.89 This food is made by players using the Cooking skill. It takes two bites to eat, with each bite healing 1,062 life points, and boosting up to 4 Ranged and 5 Slayer levels.
Summer pie.png Summer pie 2,374 LP 95 739 0.31 This food is made by players using the Cooking skill. It takes two bites to eat, with each bite healing 1,187 life points and boosting up to 5 Agility levels, as well as restoring 20% of your energy.
Potato with cheese.png Potato with cheese 1,175 LP 47 289 0.25 Made by using cheese and butter on a potato.
Egg potato.png Egg potato 1,375 LP 55 319 0.23 Made by using tomato, egg and butter on a potato.
Tuna potato.png Tuna potato 2,125 LP 85 1,154 0.54 Heals almost as much and as fast (one bite) as a manta ray, but is cheaper.
Baron shark.png Baron shark 2,500 LP 80 N/A Raw baron sharks are caught under the influence of the juju fishing potion. When cooked this food heals an initial 2,000 life points and then 50 life points a second, for 10 seconds. Wearing a shark's tooth necklace extends it another 5 seconds, making it able to heal 2,750 life points total.
Juju gumbo.png Juju gumbo 2,750 LP 90 N/A Made by using a dose of juju cooking potion on a baked potato and adding the resulting strange potato to a bowl of tuna and corn. This food heals an initial 2,250 life points and then 50 life points a second, for 10 seconds.
Great maki.png Great maki 2,100 LP 84 1,113 0.53 Heals 2,100 life points instantly, and the player regains 1% of their prayer every two seconds for up to 5%. A second great maki cannot be eaten until the first one's prayer restore effect wears off.
Great gunkan.png Great gunkan 2,850 LP 91 1,996 0.7 Heals 1,500 life points instantly, and then continues to heal 150 life points per second for 9 seconds. A second great gunkan cannot be eaten until the first one's healing effect wears off.
Arc gumbo.png Arc gumbo 2,225 LP 89 N/A Untradable, made with ingredients gathered from The Arc.
Shark soup.png Shark soup 2,350 LP 94 N/A Untradable, made with ingredients gathered from The Arc.
Rocktail soup.png Rocktail soup 2,500 LP 96 5,499 2.2 It is produced from spices obtained from Player-owned ports and a cooked rocktail. It can heal up to 15% above maximum life points.
Sailfish soup.png Sailfish soup 2,600 LP 99 10,435 4.01 It is produced from spices obtained from Player-owned ports and a cooked sailfish. It can heal up to 15% above maximum life points.
Fury shark.png Fury shark 2,800 LP 99 N/A Consuming one while in combat heals 2,475 life points. It has other side effects.
Guthix rest (4).png Guthix rest 2,000 LP 10 175 0.09 This potion is consumed in 4 doses (500 life points each). The prices are not accurate and are typically traded higher than the GE values shows.
Guthix rest flask (6).png Guthix rest flask 3,000 LP 10 12,440 4.15 This potion is consumed in 6 doses (500 life points each). It has other side effects. While possibly not as efficient for dangerous combat situations it may prove useful for staying long doing activities such as agility.
Super Guthix rest (4).png Super Guthix rest 2,600 LP 10 5,724 2.2 This potion is consumed in 4 doses (650 life points each). It has other side effects. While possibly not as efficient for dangerous combat situations it may prove useful for staying long doing activities such as agility.
Super Guthix brew flask (6).png Super Guthix brew flask 3,900 LP 10 17,984 4.61 This potion is consumed in 6 doses (650 life points each). It has other side effects. While possibly not as efficient for dangerous combat situations it may prove useful for staying long doing activities such as agility.
Saradomin brew (4).png Saradomin brew 4,000 LP 1 4,901 1.23 This potion is consumed in 4 doses (1,000 life points each). It has other side effects. They are best used with Overload (and variants) because this potion reapplies its boosts every 15 seconds, counteracting the bad stat-lowering effects of Saradomin brew.
Saradomin brew flask (6).png Saradomin brew flask 6,000 LP 1 14,563 2.43 This potion is consumed in 6 doses (1,000 life points each). It has other side effects. They are best used with Overload (and variants) because this potion reapplies its boosts every 15 seconds, counteracting the bad stat-lowering effects of Saradomin brew.
Super Saradomin brew (4).png Super Saradomin brew 5,200 LP 1 71,997 13.85 This potion is consumed in 4 doses (1,300 life points each). It has other side effects. They are best used with Overload (and variants) because this potion reapplies its boosts every 15 seconds, counteracting the bad stat-lowering effects of Saradomin brew.
Super Saradomin brew flask (6).png Super Saradomin brew flask 7,800 LP 1 126,651 16.24 This potion is consumed in 6 doses (1,300 life points each). It has other side effects. They are best used with Overload (and variants) because this potion reapplies its boosts every 15 seconds, counteracting the bad stat-lowering effects of Saradomin brew.

Types of food[edit | edit source]

There are many types of food such as fish, meat, bread, cakes, pies, and pizza. There are also foods which grow from the ground such as potatoes, cabbages, and onions; these items can be put into baskets and sacks. Players could also get food as a treasure trail reward in the form of purple sweets or biscuits. Lastly, there are holiday items food such as pumpkins and Easter eggs. It is strongly recommended that players do not eat holiday items as they are rare and extremely valuable.

Most types of food can be found in one of the following articles:

Notes[edit | edit source]

Factors to consider when choosing the right food:

  • Players should try to find food that heals more in one bite than the max hit of dangerous monsters they train on. This should not pose a problem for players who train on much weaker monsters than they are.
  • Some items require inventory space, like baskets of strawberries to take out strawberries. Monsters drop items that require space, so consider the value and frequency of drops when bringing food.
  • Try to avoid eating during combat if it is not necessary. Not only does it prevent an attack from being used, it also uses some adrenaline. Some areas have aggressive monsters that hit hard and foods that take multiple bites, like cake, may cause problems.
  • Some foods, such as cakes, require two or more servings. This can easily be remedied by storing the food in a Cornucopia during combat as this action does not interrupt attacks and allows the food to be eaten at once.
  • Eating one piece of pie only takes 0.6 seconds as opposed to other foods which normally take 1.8 seconds (3x longer), making high-level pies valuable where fast healing is necessary. The limit is 330 life points with summer pies.
  • Items such as expensive spices, shark's tooth necklace, Necklace of gluttony, and healer's insignia can increase the potency of healing from eating certain types of food.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Purple Sweets, magnetic minnows and biscuits are the only stackable food in the game. Purple sweets heal 200 life points and restore 20% run energy per serving, and biscuits restore heal 250 life points and 10 prayer points each.
  • Food cursor.png
    The mouse cursor for eating (after 2 September 2009 updates) represents a half-eaten apple, although you cannot eat apples in RuneScape (except rotten apples which do not heal anything).
  • The animations for eating food were updated with the release of the Dungeoneering skill.
  • In Daemonheim, it is possible to "feed" a fellow party member by using a piece of food on them, which makes them perform the eating animation and heal, using the food from your inventory. This is only possible outside of Daemonheim when on a co-op Slayer task with the ability bought at a Slayer Master with co-op Slayer points.
  • On German servers, the old eating animation is still in effect.
  • Most foods take 3 game ticks to eat; exceptions are purple sweets and pies.