Minecraft is a survival game, and players need to eat to fill the hunger bar to survive. This might be a problem in the early game, as players would not be able to create farms right away. As the hunger bar drains away, players will lose the ability to naturally heal, sprint, and even take starvation damage.

In this article, Gurugamer is going to showcase the 5 best early game food items in Minecraft 1.19.

1. Bread

One of the easiest foods to obtain early in the game. Piles of hay bales commonly generate around plains, desert and savanna villages, which can easily be converted into an ample supply of bread.

Bread is a staple food in Minecraft

They also take little resources to farm and maintain. Players can just use a crafting table to make bread - no smelting required.

2. Cooked mutton/cooked salmon

Restore 9.6 saturation. Two pieces regenerate 19.2 saturation (equivalent to 20), filling the saturation bar completely. This food can be found fairly early on, provided that there are salmon or sheep in the area. Players should cook the meat in campfires to increase its potency.

Breed Sheep
Breeding sheep to get mutton and wool.

Salmon spawn commonly in rivers and oceans in large schools, and respawn relatively quickly without needing to breed them.

3. Steak/Cooked Porkchop

Eating one restores 8 hunger and 12.8 hunger saturation. The most nourishing of the ordinary foods - steak/cooked porkchop restores one of the highest amounts of hunger and saturation (12.8 points) of any food in the game.

Burning cows
Burning cows for steaks

Two pieces regenerate 25.6 saturation, filling the saturation bar, so the player doesn't need to eat again for a long time.

These can be found relatively early on if there are cows, mooshrooms or pigs nearby. Players can breed them to get a stable supply of meat. Hoglins are a source of porkchops in the Nether. These mobs also supply the player with leather.

4. Cooked chicken

The best part about chickens is that they are easier to find than most other passive mobs. Players can also get eggs and feathers on top of their meat.

Minecraft Chickens Army
It is really easy to create more chicken in Minecraft

Chickens can be bred with any of several kinds of seeds to breed, and the eggs make even those optional. Players only need one chicken to create a chicken farm - this is one of the easiest farms to make, compared to other animals that require breeding.

Eggs can be used to craft valuable food items such as cake or pumpkin pie.

5. Carrot

Carrots are easy to farm early on and can be used to breed pigs and rabbits. However, finding the first carrot can be hard, as it is found only in villages, structure chests, or rare drops from zombies. They can also be used to breed and attract pigs and rabbits.

Golden Carrot Use
Golden carrots can be used to tame horses.

Players can craft golden carrots with 8 gold nuggets. They restore 14.4 saturation, the highest of any stackable food currently in the game.

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