How to Get Food in Rust

Every survival game requires you to manage your resources. You might need to cook food, find and use a medicine, gather wood, and so on. You need to get food in Rust and eat something regularly, which means you need to find food.

How to Find Food in Rust

Rust is full of food items, ranging from apple to a chocolate bar. Facepunch Studios have dedicated a lot of attention to this game element, so the food variety is wide. But finding it can be challenging at times. Or dangerous.

You’ll find a lot of food near barrels, in ration boxes. You’ll also find water there, as well as other items.

Another way to find food in Rust is to discover food crates. Such crates can be found in Rad Towns and other places.

Get Food in Rust
Get Food in Rust

List of Food Supplies

An essential list of food supplies includes:

  • Can of Beans
  • Granola Bars
  • Tuna Cans
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Water Jug
  • Apple
  • Black Raspberries
  • Pumpkin
  • Blueberries
  • Small Water Bottle
  • Bear Meat / Cooked Bear Meat
  • Cooked Fish
  • Cooked Human
  • Corn Seed
  • Hemp Seed
  • Corn
  • Minnows
  • Pork
  • Raw Fish
  • Raw Deer Meat
  • Raw Wolf Meat
  • Mushroom
  • Burned Chicken
  • Animal Fat

These items can be found in specific places or after you’ve killed an animal. Always remember that raw meat can be cooked and that it’s better to cook it than eat it raw.

In the early game, you will need to focus on this aspect. You can easily run into trouble if you don’t spend time trying to find food crates. In real life, you might decide to fast for several days. 

But in Rust, you need to eat food regularly, and finding food isn’t always easy. Food sources can be scarce, especially if there are many other players on your server.

Food can help with health regeneration. You won’t get much HP from it, but you’ll still get enough to recover your strength over a more extended period. So make sure that you always have fresh water and a steady food supply.

If you want to heal even faster, you need to use the medicine. But medicine is even harder to find than food, so you’ll need to explore your surroundings for much longer. 

Another problem with medicine is this: since Rust is a survival game in which people often lose HP, everyone is searching for treatment. This makes specific map locations highly contested at all times.

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William Westerlund

William is an author, editor, and an avid gamer with over 10.000 hours in CS:GO (Counter-Strike 2). He also enjoys playing Rust, Dota 2, and TF2 but never became a top 1% player in any of those games.