In survival games like Minecraft, food is very important - you need to fill out your hunger meter constantly. Furthermore, the extra effects provided by food are essential in a fight, especially if your difficulty is set at anything above peaceful.

In this article, we are going to list the top 5 best food items in Minecraft 1.17.

5 - Bread

While bread is not the most exotic or exciting food in the game, it is reliable and easy to create. This is the reason why it is #5 on this list of best food items in Minecraft.

Bread in Minecraft

You can craft bread with only wheat, and a large wheat farm is pretty much the first thing players do in the game. They require only a few seeds to create, and players can get those seeds by destroying grass blocks. Once used, bread restores 5 hunger points and 6 saturation points. It is the best food to stock up in the early game.

4 - Steak

Steak is not the most effective item in restoring hunger points, however, it is the easiest one to craft. You only need to cook a piece of raw beef or setting a cow on fire to get it. The other foods that restore more hunger points than steak all need multiple ingredients.

Burning cows
Burning cows for steaks

Once crafted, steak restores 8 hunger points and 12.8 saturation points. The only drawback of eating steak constantly is that you need a reliable cow farm in place.

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3 - Suspicious stew

This is the most unique food in the game, with customizable effects based on the ingredient you used. The stew can be obtained by crafting, milking brown mooshrooms, trading with an expert-level farmer villager, or looting in a shipwreck.

Minecraft Suspicious Stew Recipes
How to make Suspicious Stew in Minecraft

Stat-wise, this stew restores 6 hunger points and 7.2 saturation points, with an additional status effect of your choosing. There are 5 useful effects that you can get: Regeneration, Jump Boost, Fire Resistance, Saturation, and Night Vision.

2 - Golden Carrots

Golden Carrots are amongst the most expensive but best food items in Minecraft 1.17. It requires 8 gold nuggets and a carrot to craft. The best part about this carrot is that it gives a whopping 14.4 saturation points, the highest in the game.

Golden Carrots
Golden Carrots in Minecraft

You can also get this from a Master level farmer villager as well. Stocking up on this lets you go around exploring for quite some time without having to worry about hunger.

1 - Enchanted Golden Apples

Enchanted Golden Apples are the most powerful buff items in Minecraft. It gives the players some of the most useful buffs in the game: Regeneration II for 20 seconds‌, Absorption IV for 2 minutes, Resistance for 5 minutes, Fire Resistance for 5 minutes.

Enchanted Golden Apples
Enchanted Golden Apples are the best food items in Minecraft 1.17

They can only be found in chests in desert pyramids, dungeons, woodland mansions and mineshafts. Enchanted Golden Apples are useful in PvP situations, boss fights and raids. You can also feed them to horses to increase your taming chances. Normal golden apples give a much weaker effect.

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