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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

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 Skewered kebab ??? LP 3 178 ??? 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 Tomato 200 LP 1 211 1.06 These can be grown using the farming skill.
Papaya fruit Papaya fruit 500 LP 20 3,715 7.43 These can be grown using the farming skill.
Chopped onion Chopped onion 200 LP 1 867 4.34 These can be made by chopping an onion into a bowl.
Roll Roll 250 LP 10 220 0.88 These can be stolen from bakers' stalls.
Doughnut Doughnut 200 LP 1 1,251 1.1 These can be stolen from bakers' stalls.
Square sandwich Square sandwich 250 LP 10 549 0.88 These can be stolen from bakers' stalls.
Bread Bread 200 LP 1 551 2.76 Baked by players or stolen from bakers' stalls.
Kebab Kebab ??? LP 3 206 ??? Heals a random number of life points. Dropped by some monsters, and obtained from some shops and NPCs.
Crayfish Crayfish 200 LP 1 213 1.07 Low level players fish and cook these for food.
Shrimps Shrimps 200 LP 1 82 0.41 Low level players fish and cook these for food.
Sardine Sardine 200 LP 1 51 0.26 Fished at lower levels using a normal fishing rod.
Herring Herring 200 LP 1 48 0.24 Low level players fish and cook these for food.
Anchovies Anchovies 200 LP 1 181 0.91 Low level players fish and cook these for easy food, and they can be put on pizzas.
Poorly-cooked beast meat Poorly-cooked beast meat 200 LP 1 66 0.33 These are dropped by various monsters, and cooked from raw beast meat caught in Hunter.
Cooked chicken Cooked chicken 200 LP 1 284 1.42 Low level players cook raw chicken for easy food.
Cooked meat Cooked meat 200 LP 1 264 1.32 Low level players cook raw meat (such as raw beef or raw rat meat) for easy food.
Cooked rabbit Cooked rabbit 200 LP 1 420 2.1 Players kill and cook these for food.
Mackerel Mackerel 200 LP 1 18 0.09 Players fish and cook these for food.
Trout Trout 375 LP 15 20 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Cod Cod 450 LP 18 52 0.12 Players fish and cook these for food.
Pike Pike 500 LP 20 51 0.1 Players fish and cook these for food.
Salmon Salmon 625 LP 25 37 0.06 Players fish and cook these for food.
Tuna Tuna 750 LP 30 37 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Bass Bass 1,300 LP 52 188 0.17 Players fish and cook these for food.
Lobster Lobster 1,200 LP 48 143 0.12 Players fish and cook these for food. Fish caught by "powerfishers" who want to level up quickly.
Swordfish Swordfish 1,400 LP 56 204 0.15 Players fish and cook these for food. Used by non-member player killers.
Desert sole Desert sole 1,450 LP 58 77 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Catfish Catfish 1,500 LP 60 81 0.05 Players fish and cook these for food.
Monkfish Monkfish 1,600 LP 64 278 0.17 Players fish and cook these for food. Commonly used by members as a cheap but less effective alternative to shark.
Beltfish Beltfish 1,650 LP 66 128 0.08 Players fish and cook these for food.
Cooked eeligator Cooked eeligator 1,875 LP 75 653 0.35 Obtained from shops and boss drops in Mazcab.
Shark Shark 2,000 LP 80 912 0.46 Players fish and cook these for food. Used commonly by members.
Sea turtle Sea turtle 2,050 LP 82 963 0.47 Players play the Fishing Trawler minigame and then cook these for food.
Great white shark Great white shark 2,100 LP 84 1,047 0.5 Great white sharks are commonly used when fighting low level bosses
Cavefish Cavefish 2,200 LP 88 1,262 0.57 Cavefish increases a random combat stat by 2
Manta ray Manta ray 2,275 LP 91 1,440 0.63 Players play the Fishing Trawler minigame and then cook these for food. Used by member player killers or in difficult quests.
Rocktail Rocktail 2,300 LP 92 1,891 0.82 This food is made by players using the Cooking skill. It can heal up to 10% above maximum life points.
Tiger shark Tiger shark 2,375 LP 95 N/A Players play the Fishing Trawler minigame and then cook these for food.
Sailfish Sailfish 2,400 LP 96 2,653 1.11 This food is made by players using the Cooking skill. It can heal up to 10% above maximum life points.
Green blubber jellyfish Green blubber jellyfish 1,500 LP 20 128 0.09 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 Blue blubber jellyfish 2,250 LP 30 2,212 0.98 Players fish and cook these for food. It is eaten in 3 bites (healing 750 each). Eating a bite does not reduce adrenaline.
Cake Cake 999 LP 40 186 0.19 Baked by players, see Cooking skill. Also thieved from East Ardougne market. Takes 3 bites to eat (each healing 333).
Chocolate cake Chocolate cake 1,248 LP 50 476 0.38 Made by adding chocolate bar or chocolate dust to cake. Takes 3 bites to eat (each healing 416).
Plain pizza Plain pizza 874 LP 35 943 1.08 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 437 each).
Meat pizza Meat pizza 1,124 LP 45 245 0.22 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 562 each).
Anchovy pizza Anchovy pizza 1,374 LP 55 536 0.39 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 687 each).
Pineapple pizza Pineapple pizza 1,624 LP 65 437 0.27 Players cook these for food. It is eaten in 2 bites (healing 837 each).
Garden pie Garden pie 850 LP 34 559 0.66 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 Wild pie 2,124 LP 85 1,678 0.79 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 Summer pie 2,374 LP 95 721 0.3 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 Potato with cheese 1,175 LP 47 309 0.26 Made by using cheese and butter on a potato.
Egg potato Egg potato 1,375 LP 55 314 0.23 Made by using tomato, egg and butter on a potato.
Tuna potato Tuna potato 2,125 LP 85 1,276 0.6 Heals almost as much and as fast (one bite) as a manta ray, but is cheaper.
Baron shark 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 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 Great maki 2,100 LP 84 1,161 0.55 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 Great gunkan 2,850 LP 91 2,052 0.72 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 Arc gumbo 2,225 LP 89 N/A Untradable, made with ingredients gathered from The Arc.
Shark soup Shark soup 2,350 LP 94 N/A Untradable, made with ingredients gathered from The Arc.
Rocktail soup Rocktail soup 2,500 LP 96 5,823 2.33 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 Sailfish soup 2,600 LP 99 9,618 3.7 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 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) Guthix rest 2,000 LP 10 142 0.07 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) Guthix rest flask 3,000 LP 10 13,259 4.42 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) Super Guthix rest 2,600 LP 10 6,026 2.32 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) Super Guthix brew flask 3,900 LP 10 21,019 5.39 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) Saradomin brew 4,000 LP 1 6,172 1.54 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) Saradomin brew flask 6,000 LP 1 17,088 2.85 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) Super Saradomin brew 5,200 LP 1 67,715 13.02 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) Super Saradomin brew flask 7,800 LP 1 121,835 15.62 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

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

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

  • 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
    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.