Old School RuneScape (OSRS) – What Is the Best Food?

Importance of Food in Old School RuneScape

Food in Old School RuneScape (much like real-life) is essential for survival. Whether you are taking part in PvM or PvP content, or even doing skilling methods that reduce your health, food is the quickest way to restore your Hitpoints anywhere in the game.

There are dozens of different foods available, all ranging in effectiveness, additional effects, and availability.

Choosing the Best Food in OSRS

Judging which food is the best for you is often based on a number of factors, including how often you will need to eat, cost-effectiveness, and what kind of content you are doing.

Nonetheless, narrowing down which food you should stick up on is essential to both save on gp while getting the most out of it.

What Is the Best Food in OSRS?

While there are plenty of food options to choose from, there are a handful of different foods that are typically chosen above others. This is from a combination of their cost-effectiveness, as well as accessibility for Ironman-accounts.

That doesn’t mean that most food in Old School RuneScape is obsolete, in fact there are still plenty of unconventional food options that serve well in niche situations.

There are also foods that have additional bonuses or side effects that may persuade you to lean for/against that item.


One of the highest-healing foods in Old School RuneScape, Anglerfish is a high-level fish that can be caught off Port Piscarilius at 82 Fishing and cooked at 84 Cooking.

Due to such requirements and how effective it can be, this expensive fish is usually sold for 1.5k each on the Grand Exchange.

The way that Anglerfish heals is different from most other food in the game, as it will heal an amount based on your base Hitpoints level.

Starting from levels 10 to 19 Hitpoints, it will only heal 3 Hitpoints, eventually peaking from 93-99 Hitpoints and healing 22 at a time.

Manta Rays

A slightly cheaper option than Anglerfish, Manta Rays heal up to 22 Hitpoints at a time while costing around 1.4k on the Grand Exchange.

Manta Rays can also be earned from the Fishing Trawler minigame, as well as dropped from various bosses like Zulrah or Vorkath (making it one of the few fish that cannot be caught naturally in the game).

Dark Crabs

Similar to Manta Rays, Dark Crabs can heal 22 Hitpoints at a time, and only cost around 1k each on the Grand Exchange.

Another key difference is that they can only be caught naturally from the Wilderness Resource Area in deep Wilderness, as well as received as a drop from the different Wilderness Bosses, making them a rare commodity among Ironman accounts. When fished, they can be cooked at 90 Cooking.

Tuna Potatoes

Among the collection of food options that heal 22 Hitpoints at a time, Tuna Potatoes are an unconventional food item that can go for around 1.2k on the Grand Exchange.

They can also be obtained as a drop from various bosses in Old School RuneScape, like the Corporeal Beast and the Thermonuclear Smoke Devil.

Wild & Summer Pies

Out of all the available pies in Old School RuneScape, Wild Pies and Summer Pies both heal 22 Hitpoints each (11 Hitpoints per the two slices they offer).

While they can be made at 85 Cooking and 95 Cooking, respectively, they can be bought from the Grand Exchange for around 700gp a pie.

Saradomin Brews

One of the most iconic foods in Old School RuneScape, Saradomin Brews heal an incredible 64 Hitpoints in total (16 Hitpoints per dose) and also have the ability to overheal you.

Guthix Rests

Deviating away from foods based on restoring Hitpoints, Guthix Rests are a valuable tea that provides additional effects.


Considered a valuable food item to make money with, Karambwans are an extremely cost-effective food item that can be used in every kind of combat scenario.

The Best Food in Old School RuneScape

That is the best food in Old School RuneScape!

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