Palworld: How to Find Food and Overcome Hunger (The Best Dishes in the Game)

Palworld, a blend of strategy and survival game elements released in early access on January 19, introduces players to the world of Pals—quirky creatures ready to fight and help with base building. In this guide, we’ll explain how to find food early in the game and describe the best dishes you can prepare.


Understanding Hunger in Palworld

Your actions in Palworld, from crafting new items to combating opponents, increase hunger, indicated by an orange bar at the bottom left of the screen, near your health meter. It’s crucial to stay well-fed, as neglecting your hunger will diminish your vital stats: health, stamina, damage, defense, work speed, and the maximum weight you can carry.

Cooking Food in Palworld

First, you’ll need to light a campfire, unlocked in the technology screen for one point and costing 10 wood units. Interact with the lit campfire (default key ‘F’) to access a list of available dishes. Choose your desired dish, wait for it to cook, then transfer it to your inventory using the action button.

How Food Alleviates Hunger

To eat, select the food in your inventory and right-click it. Keep in mind that different dishes reduce hunger at varying rates. For instance, a mammoth steak is far more effective than a simple fried egg.

Best Early Game Recipes

Simple Recipes:

  • Baked Berries: Requires one red berry, commonly found on bushes in Palworld’s wild open-world meadows.
  • Baked Mushrooms: Needs one mushroom, available across all regions.
  • Fried Egg: Obtainable by hunting or capturing birds for eggs. Initially, target Chickibis for their harmlessness.
  • Grilled Chickibi: Cook a Chickibi’s carcass on a campfire.
  • Lambal Kebab: Made from lamb, which is abundant in the game’s open world.

Complex Recipes:

  • Juicy Pal-Burger: Requires a patty, bun, lettuce, tomato, and onion.
  • Palworld Stew: Made from tomato, onion, carrot, tomatoes, mushrooms, and meat.
  • Sweet Pamcake: Prepared with sugar, milk, and eggs.

Preserving Food for Longer Durability

Over time, dishes will spoil and become inedible. To prolong their shelf life, store them in a refrigerator, unlocked at level 13. The fridge requires stone, ingots, and ice organs for construction and functions only when powered by a Pal with cooling properties.

Unlocking New Recipes in Palworld

As you progress, your need for more calorie-dense meals increases. At level 17, unlock a kettle, which requires 20 wood, 15 ingots, and 3 flame organs. Interacting with the kettle expands your cooking repertoire, including highly satiating dishes like pies.

This comprehensive guide should ensure you’re well-prepared to satisfy your hunger and thrive in the diverse and challenging world of Palworld.

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