Food plays a vital role in RuneScape Classic as is used to restore some of the Hits of a player if they are hurt. There are no requirements to eat any of the food but raw food must be cooked using the cooking skill, each requiring a specific cooking level to cook and each restores a specific amount of Hits when eaten. To eat a piece of food, players must simply click it.
Unlike RuneScape 2, food cannot be eaten in while in combat. Instead, players must retreat after 3 rounds of combat and then eat.
There are many foods throughout RuneScape Classic, ranging from plain meat to fish and from pies to pizzas. Some of the foods are only available to members, however most are available to both nonmembers and members.
While there are many helpful foods in RuneScape, there are several foods that will hurt the player. These are things like the rock cake, which will hurt the player. Also, alcoholic drinks, while healing some Hits, will decrease various stats, such as attack. These drinks may also enhance some stats. Some foods may have the ability to increase, or decrease the Hits of a player. For example, the poison chalice can help or harm the player