Overview

Food is an essential item that is required for survival. There are currently 11 types of food in the game: Berries, Raw Meat, Cooked Meat, Raw Fish, Cooked FishBread, Cookies, Cake, Sandwiches, Candies (unobtainable), Candy Canes (unobtainable), Tomatoes , and carrots. Different types of food have different levels of effectiveness in filling up the food bar. Candies and Candy Canes only come out from gifts. Killing mobs, crafting and collecting can get the other foods. 

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 10% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Berries are the most common food in the game. They grow from berry bushes, which are identified as purple dots on the mini-map. A berry bush, which can hold 5 berries at a time, is about enough for a single person, and more can be planted using seeds (3 berries at a campfire) Bushes planted by players can only hold 3 berries at a time and can die from age. Using Hammers or Weapons to harvest berries from planted bushes may kill them faster. Berries fill the hunger bar faster than Raw Meat, but nowhere near Cooked Meat.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 15% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 5% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Raw Meat drops off of Rabbits, Wolves, Arctic Foxes, Polar Bears and Dragons. A Rabbit drops one Meat, the Wolf and the Fox drops two, the Bear drops three, and the Dragon drops five. It is not recommended to eat raw meat, considering it causes food poisoning, does not fill the hunger bar very well and can be used to make Cooked Meat, which is far more effective. Acquiring it may also be difficult, due to a Rabbit's tendency to run away and hostility of the other mobs.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 35% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Cooked meat can be crafted (AKA cooked) with Raw Meat near a heat source. Even if it's the efficient food, new and more advanced players would collect berries over meat, since it is easier and quicker to gather berries. Cooked Meat also needs to be crafted, which can take a long time for the player.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 15% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Bread is a food item made out of flour. It was added in the Vamos a la Playa update. Bread restores about 1/5 of the hunger bar when consumed. Considering that cookies can restore about double the hunger bar, with only one more berry in the recipe, they are more effective and more efficient to make. Bread can be used to make sandwiches.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 50% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Cookie is a food item crafted with berries and flour. It was added in the Vamos a la Playa update. Consuming a cookie restores about 1/2 of the hunger bar, making it a better alternative than bread.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 100% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Cake is a food item that is made by berries, flour, and ice cubes. It is 100% effective; it fills up the player's hunger completely when eaten. It was added in the Vamos a la Playa update.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 18% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 5% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Fish is a food item dropped by GMO Piranhas and Krakens upon death. Fish was added along with the cooked fish in the Vamos a la Playa update. It can be cooked by a fire to make cooked fish. When raw fish is eaten, it restores 10% of the food bar. It restores more food when cooked. Eating it raw deals a small amount of damage to the player.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 35% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Cooked fish is a food item made by cooking a fish using a fire source. Fish can be dropped by GMO piranhas or Krakens. Cooked fish along with the fish was added in the Vamos a la Playa update.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 100% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Sandwich is a food item which fills 100% of the food bar. This item was added in the Chrono Quests update. Each sandwich is crafted with 1 bread and 1 Cooked Meat. As it fills more than the two of them combined, it is a very effective source of food.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 30% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Used in
Inv pumpkin seeds.png Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin is a food item, which grows occasionally from planted pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds will spawn at random locations within the forest biome. Gather some pumpkin seeds and plant them on dirt (anywhere on the forest floor, or in a plant plot if in the winter or on water) to grow your own pumpkins.

Like berries, pumpkins can be eaten at once, and do not have to be processed into other products beforehand. Consuming a pumpkin restores 30% of the food bar. However, unlike berries and wheat, pumpkins cannot be further crafted into better foods.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 14% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Used in
Inv garlic seeds.png Garlic Seeds

Garlic is a food item added in the Sun and Moon update. When eaten, garlic will restore the food bar, and also act like a weak bandage. Eating garlic will also stop players from losing their cold bar for a few seconds. 

Garlic cannot be crafted into better foods. Garlic in appearance is very similar to pumpkin, trading the orange for a very pale green. Garlic is deadly against vampires in Vampire Mode. Vampires take damage over time if standing next to a garlic bulb, or holding garlic in the inventory. They will instantly die if they try to eat garlic. If vampires die while eating garlic, a message will appear saying "You ate garlic as a vampire, what did you expect?"

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 100% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Candy Cane is a food item added in the Merry Christmas update update. It can be obtained from gifts.

Crab sticks are a food item dropped by the crab and the king crab. One crab stick along with one crab claw is dropped when a crab is killed. Four crab sticks are dropped along with four crab claws are dropped when a king crab is killed. They can also be crafted into the Crab Helmet.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 20% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 16% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Tomato is a kind of food that can only be obtained via farming, it can be used to buy Amethyst (8 tomatoes for 1 amethyst) or to buy Thorn Bush Seeds (16 tomatoes for 1 thorn bush seeds).

In order to buy one tomato seeds, you need 20 Carrots. It is one of the most inefficient food sources in the game, only consumed by the fact that is easy to get a lot of them.

Another way to obtain Tomato Seeds is via crafting. You need 8 tomatoes for 1 seed and have to be near a fire source.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 20% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 0% of the water bar

Carrot seeds are bought with 20 pumpkins. They can be used to buy tomato seeds or diamonds, or can be eaten for 20 food. This was added in the "Lets Farm Some Money" update.

The Watermelon is a food item grown from watermelon seeds, which are bought from the shop with garlic. They restore not only food but also a little bit of water too, making them useful if you don't have a bottle or aren't near a water source at the moment. However, due to the amount of time it usually takes to get watermelon regularly, a normal player would already have a bottle, so this feature doesn't see much use. But its still effective, and can at least replace food sources and water sources.

Effectiveness
Food Bar


Restores: 15% of the food bar

Life Bar


Damages: 0% of the life bar

Water Bar


Restores: 8% of the water bar

Category Meat (1).png Food
Raw Ingredients New inv fruit.png Berries · Inv pumpkin.png Pumpkin · Inv garlic.png Garlic · Inv meat raw.png Raw Meat · Inv fish.png Fish · Inv flour.png Flour · Inv-carrot-out.png Carrot · Inv-tomato-out.png Tomatoes · Inv-aloe-vera-in.png Aloe Vera · Inv-cactus-in.png Cactus
Protein Inv meat cooked.png Cooked Meat · Inv fish cooked.png Cooked Fish
Bakery Inv bread.png Bread · Inv sandwich.png Sandwich · New inv cookie.png Cookies · New inv cake.png Cake
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