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Food/Cooking is a major survival mechanic in 7 Days to Die. Consuming food/drink grants Fullness, which restores Max Stamina. Without periodic consumption of food/drink, hunger and thirst debilitate the player, slowing movement/action speed and eventually causing death. The player can consume both food and drinks over their respective bars but they are drained fast. The amount representing 20% of both bars are depleted at a slower pace, making the player able to utilize 120% of both food and hydration bar with good efficiency.

Food Ingredients[ | ]

While these food items can be eaten, it is usually better to use them in recipes to gain much more fullness and hydration. In addition to their low gains, some of them have also a chance of giving the player Dysentery.

Icon Name Food Water Max Stamina Health Dysentery Chance
Blueberries Blueberries 1 0 0 0 0
FoodYuccaFruit Yucca Fruit 1 0 0 0 0
Rotting Flesh Rotting Flesh 1 -3 -1 -3 12%
Potato Potato 2 0 0 0 0
Corn Ear of Corn 2 0 0 1 0
Venison Raw Meat 2 -3 0 -1 12%
Mushrooms Mushrooms 2 0 0 1 0
EarOfSuperCorn Ear of Super Corn 3 0 0 1 0
Pumpkin Pumpkin 3 0 0 1 0
Egg Egg 5 0 0 2 0
AnimalFat Animal Fat 5 0 -1 -5 0

Canned Food[ | ]

Even though most types of canned food can be used in a recipe later on, consuming them is a rather essential part of early game. Some canned food isn't used in recipes: these include Can of Cat Food, Can of Miso, Can of Pears, Chicken Soup and Chicken Ration.

Icon Name Food Water Max Stamina Health
CanMiso Can of Miso 5 10 0 1
CanCatfood Can of Cat Food 5 0 0 2
CanStock Can of Stock 5 10 0 1
CanTuna Can of Tuna 5 0 0 2
CanSoup Chicken Soup 5 10 0 1
CanPeas Can of Peas 10 5 0 5
CanDogfood Can of Dog Food 10 0 0 5
CanPears Can of Pears 10 5 0 5
CanHam Can of Sham 15 0 0 7
CanBeef Large Beef Ration 15 0 0 7
FoodCanChicken Chicken Ration 15 0 0 7
CanChili Can of Chili 15 0 0 7
CanLamb Lamb Rations 15 0 0 7
CanPasta Can of Pasta 15 0 0 7
CanSalmon Can of Salmon 15 0 0 7

Early Game[ | ]

Food[ | ]

Icon Name Food Water Max Stamina Health
BakedPotato Baked Potato 4 0 10 1
CornBread Corn Bread 10 10 5
CornOnTheCob Grilled Corn 10 -5 10 5
FoodBoiledMeat Boiled Meat 10 10 10 15
FoodGrilledMeat Grilled Meat 10 0 10 5
FoodCharredMeat Charred Meat 10 -5 10 5
Eggboiled Boiled Egg 10 0 10 5
BaconAndEggs Bacon and Eggs 36 0 10 18

Drinks[ | ]

Icon Name Water Stamina Regen Dysentery Additional Buff Buff Effect Buff Duration
BottledRiverWater Murky Water 10 +15% 12%
BottledWater Water 20 +15% 0
GoldenRodTea Goldenrod Tea 24 +15% 0
Coffee Coffee 24 +20% 0 Coffee (Buff) +5 Cold Resist 03:00
RedTea Red Tea 24 +15% 0 Efficient Digestion -15% Water and Food loss 06:00
FoodYuccaJuice Yucca Juice 34 +15% 0

Mid Game[ | ]

Food[ | ]

Icon Name Food Water Max Stamina Health Additional Buff Buff Effect Buff Duration
PumpkinBread Pumpkin Bread 12 0 20 6
VegetableStew Vegetable Stew 31 20 20 15
PumpkinCheesecake Pumpkin Cheesecake 42 0 20 21 Bartering increase -5% buying price 05:00
BlueberryPie Blueberry Pie 45 0 20 22
SteakAndPotatoMeal Steak and Potato Meal 50 0 20 25
VenisonStew Meat Stew 50 20 20 25
PumpkinPie Pumpkin Pie 50 0 20 25

Drinks[ | ]

Icon Name Water Stamina Regen Additional Buff Buff Effect Buff Duration
Beer Beer 0 +40% Buzzed +300% Brawling Damage
+100% Stun Resist
01:00
BlackstrapCoffee Blackstrap Coffee 24 +25% Blackstrap Coffee (Buff) +10 Cold Resist 06:00
MegaCrush Mega Crush 60 +15% Mega Crush! +50% Run Speed 06:00
PureMineralWater Pure Mineral Water 60 +15% Efficient Digestion -15% Water and Food loss 06:00
FoodYuccaSmoothie Yucca Juice Smoothie 78 +15% Yucca Juice Smoothie (Buff) +30 Cold Resist 06:00

Late Game[ | ]

  • Most Canned Food can be used in cooking recipes but some cannot. Save them if possible
  • Establish a garden near bases to farm many vegetables and other plants needed for cooking recipes.
  • Crops need sunlight to grow. Placing Farm Plots indoors will not allow them to grow.
  • Advanced recipes give the most amount of food too so favor them over basic foods.

Food[ | ]

Icon Name Food Water Max Stamina Health Additional Buff Buff Effect Buff Duration
FishTacos Fish Tacos 46 0 30 40
ShamChowder Sham Chowder 53 10 30 80 Increased attribute +1 Fortitude 10:00
ChiliDog Chili Dog 53 0 30 30
HoboStew Hobo Stew 64 20 30 32
TunaFishGravyToast Tuna Fish Gravy Toast 90 0 40 45
ShepardsPie Shepards Pie 104 0 40 52
FoodGumboStew Gumbo Stew 112 20 40 56
Spaghetti Spaghetti 122 0 40 61

Drinks[ | ]

Icon Name Water Stamina Regen Additional Buff Buff Effect Buff Duration
GrandpasMoonshine Grandpa's Moonshine 0 +60% Grandpa's Moonshine (Buff) +400% Melee Damage
+100% Stun Resist
+20 Health/sec
01:00
GrandpasAwesomeSauce Grandpa's Awesome Sauce 0 0 Increased Bartering +20% to bartering 03:00
DrinkJarGrandpasLearningElixir Grandpa's Learn'n Elixir 0 0 Increased Experience +20% Exp Gain 06:00
GrandpasForgettingElixir Grandpa's Fergit'n Elixir 0 0 Skill Reset Resets all used skill points
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