Tutorials/Quick ways to get food

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Eating food is one of the main mechanics in Minecraft. But a player may quickly lose food when they're out of their base and start starving. This tutorial focuses on some of the fastest ways to get some food.

Methods[edit]

Killing animals which drop meat with fire[edit]

When a cow, mooshroom, pig, hoglin, chicken, sheep, rabbit, cod, salmon, guardian, elder guardian or dolphin are killed by fire, they drop the cooked variant of their meat. This list shows mobs, food from them when they are killed without fire and food from them when they are killed by fire:

Mob Food when they are

killed without fire

Food when they are

killed with fire

Cow 1-3 Raw Beef 1-3 Steak
Mooshroom[1] 1-3 Raw Beef 1-3 Steak
Pig 1-3 Raw Porkchop 1-3 Cooked Porkchop
Hoglin 2-4 Raw Porkchop 2-4 Cooked Porkchop
Chicken 1 Raw Chicken 1 Cooked Chicken
Sheep 1-2 Raw Mutton 1-2 Cooked Mutton
Rabbit 0-1 Raw Rabbit 0-1 Cooked Rabbit
Salmon 1 Raw Salmon 1 Cooked Salmon
Cod 1 Raw Cod 1 Cooked Cod
Guardian 0-1 Raw Cod 0-1 Cooked Cod
Elder Guardian 0-1 Raw Cod 0-1 Cooked Cod
Dolphin 0-1 Raw Cod 0-1 Cooked Cod

Cooked food have better saturation and restore more hunger than raw meat. Player can kill mobs with fire using Fire Aspect or Flame enchantments, flint and steel, fire charges, lava (although this may burn the items that are dropped from the mob) or some naturally generated fire in the nether. Most fish can be tricky to set alight, after all living underwater.

Looting a Village[edit]

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See also: Village

Villages are filled with crops in farms, in piles of hay bales lying around, and other food, like bread or apples in their chests. These food items can be found in the village chests:

Item Stack Size Chance Place Restored Hunger

After Eating Food

Status Effects
Rotten Flesh 1-4 89.3% Village Temple Chest 4 (πŸ—πŸ—) Has 80% chance to give Hunger I for 30 seconds when eaten.
Bread 1-4 89.3% Village Temple Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 80.6% Desert House Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 80.6% Armorer Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Potato 1-7 74.2% Plains Village Chest 1 (πŸ—) No
Apple 1-5 74.2% Plains Village Chest 4 (πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 74.2% Plains Village Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 71.7% Savana House Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread[Bedrock Edition only] 1-7 69.3% Taiga House Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Potato[Bedrock Edition only] 1-7 69.3% Taiga House Chest 1 (πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 66.3% Snowy House Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Potato 1-7 66.3% Snowy House Chest 1 (πŸ—) No
Potato[Java Edition only] 1-7 65.6% Taiga House Chest 1 (πŸ—) No
Bread[Java Edition only] 1-4 65.6% Taiga House Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 62.8% Tannery Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 62.2% Mason Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-4 61.2% Cartographer Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Bread 1-3 59.8% Weaponsmith Chest 5 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Apple 1-3 59.8% Weaponsmith Chest 4 (πŸ—πŸ—) No
Raw Beef 1-4 48.6% Butcher Chest 3 (πŸ—πŸ—) No
Raw Porkchop 1-4 48.6% Butcher Chest 3 (πŸ—πŸ—) No
Raw Mutton 1-4 48.6% Butcher Chest 2 (πŸ—) No
Raw Cod 1-3 43.0% Fisherman Chest 2 (πŸ—) No
Sweet Berries[Java Edition only] 1-7 40.6% Taiga House Chest 2 (πŸ—) No
Raw Salmon 1-3 24.2% Fisherman Chest 2 (πŸ—) No
Pumpkin Pie[Bedrock Edition only] 1 10.7 Taiga House Chest 8 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Beetroot Soup 1 9.9% Snowy House Chest 6 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Pumpkin Pie[Java Edition only] 1 9.7 Taiga House Chest 8 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No

Hay Bales[edit]

You can also mine up some of the Hay Bales lying around, and craft them into wheat, into bread. This can take a bit longer than other methods, but can provide lots of food:

1 Hay Bale = 9 Wheat = 3 Bread = 15 Food Points.

Mushroom Stew[edit]

Mushroom stew is a food item, that can be very easily crafted. Mushroom stew can be crafted from bowl, brown mushroom and red mushroom. Bowl can be crafted from 3 planks and all types of mushroom can be found in the Nether (this means that when player has no food in the nether, mushroom stew is very good way to refill the food bar). Mushroom stew can be also crafted through inventory crafting. The Player can also get mushroom stew by "milking" a mooshroom with an empty bowl.

Rotten Flesh[edit]

Rotten flesh is one of the most common items in the game. It can be obtained from chest loot, zombies and other zombie-type mobs like zombified piglins. When is rotten flesh eaten, it has an 80% chance to give the player Hunger for 30 seconds. The best way to eat rotten flesh with the shortest to no duration of hunger is drinking milk right after eating rotten flesh.

Dried Kelp[edit]

Kelp is very common if the player is near an ocean. When kelp is broken, it can be smelted into dried kelp. A player can consume dried kelp about twice as fast as any other food item in the game. The biggest disadvantage is that dried kelp restores only 1 (πŸ—) hunger and 0.6 saturation. Additionally, this method can take longer, because cooking even one kelp will take 10 seconds with a regular furnace, and taking only five with a Smoker.

Pumpkin Pie[edit]

Pumpkin Pie is a relatively cheap and filling food item. It's crafted with only one Pumpkin, Sugar, and Egg. All of these are renewable in mass quantities, and can set you up for life. One pumpkin pie can give back 8 Food Points, which is a lot considering the ingredients. One thing troublesome is finding the pumpkins in the first place, but once that's done, there are no real challenges. They can also be crafted without a Crafting Table, requiring only three ingredients.

In the Nether[edit]

The nether may be challenging to find readily available food in, but there are still some (if not somewhat unreliable) available food sources within the "bowels of hell."

Mushroom Stew[edit]

Both mushrooms can be used to craft mushroom stew, a quite filling dish. The player can use Nether Planks to craft reusable bowls in which to craft Mushroom Stew in. See above for more details on stew. You can also bring a Mooshroom into the Nether, "stew-ing" it whenever the situation calls for.

Hoglins[edit]

Like in the Overworld, Hoglins can be killed for their meat. When killed, a Hoglin will drop 2-4 Raw Porkchops, which is a lot when compared to the normal pig, dropping only 1-3 per kill. However, Hoglins can be harder to kill, having much more health than the standard pig, and being hostile. But you're in the Nether, and you have to kill them to survive. Meat is a lot more filling than mushroom soup. A raw Porkchop restores three food points, and cooking it (or killing the Hoglin with fire) restores eight. The combat is definitely worth it when you're starving in a hell biome.

Looting a Bastion Remnant[edit]

See also: Bastion Remnant

This method is basically the same as looting a village, but yields usually higher-quality loot. A Bastion Remnant is a fairly rare structure, but loaded with chests if you do happen to find one. The food items concealed within the chests include pork and (golden) fruits and vegetables. If you don't want approximately 1,000 Piglins and Brutes on your trail, use a hopper instead of grabbing the items with your hands to prevent a riot.

List of food items present in bastion remnants[edit]

Hoglin Stable[edit]
Item Stack Size Chance Restored Hunger

After Eating Food

Status Effects
Cooked Porkchop[Bedrock Edition only] 2-5 26,2% 8 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Raw Porkchop[Bedrock Edition only] 2-5 26,2% 3 (πŸ—πŸ—) No
Cooked Porkchop[Java Edition only] 2-5 22,8% 8 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Raw Porkchop[Java Edition only] 2-5 22,8% 3 (πŸ—πŸ—) No
Golden Carrot[Java Edition only] 8-17 11,4% 6 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Golden Apple[Java Edition only] 1 11,4% 4 (πŸ—πŸ—) Gives Absorption I for 2 minutes and Regeneration II for 5 seconds.
Generic[edit]
Item Stack Size Chance Restored Hunger

After Eating Food

Status Effects
Cooked Porkchop[Java Edition only] 1 24,4% 8 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Golden Carrot[Java Edition only] 6-7 13,5% 6 (πŸ—πŸ—πŸ—) No
Golden Apple[Java Edition only] 1 10,1% 4 (πŸ—πŸ—) Gives Absorption I for 2 minutes and Regeneration II for 5 seconds.
Treasure[edit]
Item Stack Size Chance Restored Hunger

After Eating Food

Status Effects
Enchanted Golden Apple[Java Edition only] 1 6,5% 4 (πŸ—πŸ—) Gives Absorption IV for 2 minutes, Regeneration II for 30 seconds,

Fire Resistance I for 5 minutes and Resistance I for 5 minutes.

In the End[edit]

The End is a very hostile place, and is extremely hard to find food in. You should bring plenty of food with you whenever venturing into the third dimension, but then what's the purpose of this tutorial?

Chorus Plants[edit]

See also: Chorus Fruit

They only grow on the Outer End Islands, so you'll need to kill the Ender Dragon first to get them. They restore four food points, but can teleport you to a random location. This can either be a great convenience or annoyance. You can get a lot really fast, and they're good for eating. You can also convert any spare fruits into extra blocks. And since there is TONS of chourus fruit in the end, and it all breaks like a cactus, you can set up a farm of this stuff pretty fast. All you need is end stone, a chorus flower, and some space. This is also pretty much the only good way to find sustenance in the End, as End Cities don't yield food in their chests.

Beetroots[edit]

See also: Beetroot seed

End city chests can contain beetroot seeds, so if the player has a hoe, dirt and a good amount of bone meal, the player can use a hoe and dirt to make farmland, plant beetroot seeds and use the bone meal to speed up growth of the beetroots.

See also[edit]

Notes and References[edit]

  1. ↑ If sheared, they drop mushroom.