Location Astera

Race Felynes
Gender Male & Female

The Canteen in Monster Hunter World (MHW) refers to a Location in Astera, the main hub town. The Canteen offers two services - the purchase of Meals made from in-house ingredients, and an Oven Roasting service that turns meat and ingredients from the player's inventory into snacks that can be eaten during a hunt. Meals eaten at the canteen provide temporarily bonuses to your health, stamina, and may provide food skills.


The Canteen provides hunters with the nourishment they need before departing on a hunt.
Eating a meal at the Canteen can bestow any number of useful powerups.
You can also order an Oven Roast from the Handler.
Items used for an Oven Roast will be made into food, though depending on the item there may also be a few unexpected results!

Canteen Location

The Canteen is located in:

  • Upper Astera, easily accessible using the Lift system.
  • Gathering Hub in Astera
  • Seliana & Seliana Gathering Hub
  • Every Camp when going on a quest or expedition.


Canteen Information

The Weapons and Wildcats canteen, run by the Felyne head chef, is on the third floor of Astera. Smoked foods and grilled dishes are prepared in the huge oven and stove, while soups are boiled in the cauldron. Many Commission members ea here and then head out on expeditions. In the evening, the seats are full if Commission personnel. The Canteen is thriving.

  • The Canteen allows you to bestow positive Status Effects on your character. Sometimes, negative effects may occur.
  • Please see Food Skills for a complete list of possible effects.
  • The Canteen allows players to order take-out food Items to be used later when in the field.
  • Meal effects will wear off if you faint during a quest or expedition. They will also wear off once you complete, fail, or withdraw from a quest or expedition. After eating a meal you will be unable to eat again for 10 minutes.


The Canteen sells meals that can provide bonuses to your maximum health and stamina, the maximum health of your Palico, and Food Skills. Food Skills, like Armor Skills, provide various benefits to the character. The bonuses provided by meals are temporary, and last until one of the following occurs:

  • You faint during a quest or expedition
  • You complete, fail, withdraw, or return from a quest or expedition

Some meals may provide negative effects to the player.

Meals sold by the Canteen are composed of in-house ingredients - that is, ingredients not from the player's inventory. Ingredients come in four varieties - Meat, Fish, Vegetables, and Drinks - and can be Fresh or Normal. Between quests or expeditions, the ingredients that are fresh rotate randomly. Fresh ingredients provide higher health and stamina bonuses, and increased chance for the activation of Food Skills.  Each fresh ingredient used will increase Activation Chance by a half star, maxing out at 3 stars for 6 fresh ingredients.

Players are offered the choice of pre-crafted meals, a Chef's Choice meal that automatically uses the freshest ingredients available, or can create custom meals using the ingredients available from the Canteen. While the selection of ingredients is small to begin with, players can embark on Optional Quests offered by the Feylene NPCs that run the Canteen in order to unlock new ingredients to be used in future meals.

The Canteen begins at Level 1 and is upgraded twice throughout the campaign, providing access to bigger and more complex meals.

  • Level 1 Canteen - Maximum of 2 ingredients per meal
  • Level 2 Canteen - Maximum of 4 ingredients per meal
  • Level 3 Canteen - Maximum of 6 ingredients per meal


Food Ingredients in Monster Hunter World (MHW) are Items that can be combined and altered to create meals that give various Food Skills at the Canteen.

List of Food Ingredients in Monster Hunter World

Fresh ingredients grants a higher chance of Food skills activation as well as bonus HP for the Hunter and their Palico. (+10/+4 per fresh ingredient respectively, max at 5 for a +50/+20 HP bonus)


Courage Wyvern Thigh
Base Ingredient
Wyvern Skirt Steak
Base Ingredient
Wyvern Egg
Gettin' Yolked in the Forest
Wyvern Tail
Research Help: Woodland Pteryx Capture
Wyvern Head
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
Wyvern Filet
Twilight Stone
Resilience Tough Meat
Flying Sparks: tobi-Kadachi
Thorny Meat
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
Bullion Meat

Steeled Meat
Chef Quest! A Rotten Request
Wild Chicken
Dragonvein Amber
Marinated Carpaccio
The Meat of the Matter
Vigor Aptonoth Meat
Tickled Pink
Tickled Pink
Diced Steak
A Great Help delivery
Giant Sirloin
Research Help: Scavantula Capture
Big Bite Burger
Wicked Fossil
Giga Steak
Ancient Amber
Acumen White Liver
Base Ingredient
Barbecued Short Rib
Base Ingredient
Tangy Tripe
Chef Quest! Pumped to Deliver
Hot Heart
Platinum Pearl
Rich Rump
The Juicy Meat Resistance delivery

Grand Foie Gras True Beryl

Artillery Peon Turkey
Research Help: Carrier Ant Capture
Great Mutton
The Bone-In Roast Resistance delivery
Herbivore Egg
Gettin' Yolked in the Waste
King Turkey
It's a Crying Shamos
Magma Mutton
Research Help: Bomb Beetle Capture
Kaiser Turkey
Abyssal Beryl


Courage Ridgemane Tuna
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
Serpentine Salmon
Tickled Pink
Courageous Eel
Research Help: Pink Parexus Capture
Research Help: Sushifish Capture
Ancient Seabream
Ancient But Fresh! delivery
Boorish Yellowtail
Chef Quest! Gajalaka Lockdown
Resilience Jumbo Whelk
Base Ingredient
Scallop Chips
Base Ingredient
Choice Abalond
Choice Abalone
Violet Abalone
Violet Abalone
Precious Abalone
Precious Abalone
Large-horned Turban
Mystical Fossil
Vigor Squad Sardine
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
Samurai Tuna
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
Gajau Gill
A Feast of Fish delivery
Gajau Liver

Shogun Tuna
Research Help: Goldenfish Capture
Fiery Seabream
Acumen Bent-backed Shrimp
Tickled Pink
Armor Crab
Tickled Pink
Coral Shrimp
Princely Prawns delivery
Fortress Crab
Deep Pearl
Queen Shrimp
Innocent Pearl
Millenary Crab
A Thousand-Year-Old Crab!? delivery
Artillery Osseoctopus
Tickled Pink
Pink Caviar
Tickled Pink
Lily Squid
Research Help: Wiggler Capture
Ballerina Octopus
Research Help: Gunpowderfish Capture
Soulful Caviar
What a Bunch of Abalone
Sovereign Squid
Research Help: Platinumfish Capture


Courage Magnicelery
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi
Jewel Cactus
Jewel Cactus
Kingly Cactus
Kingly Cactus
Fatty Tomato
Tomatoes Red As Magma delivery
Resilience Stonecorn
Tickled Pink
Steadfast Spud
Tickled Pink
Exquisite Shroomcap
Exquisite Shroomcap
Moonlit Mushroom
Moonlit Mushroom
Spirit Shroomcap
Spirit Shroomcap
Soiled Shroomcap
Fungal Flexin' in the Ancient Forest
Vigor Plumpkin
Base Ingredient
Cudgel Onion
Base Ingredient
Sunkissed Grass
Sunkissed Herb
King Truffle
Mushrooms: Nature's Smelly Bounty delivery
Acumen Aromaticelery
A Veggie Master of Disguise delivery
Prismatic Paprika
Phantasmagoric Paprika! delivery
Tainted Fruit
Tainted Fruit
Elysian Fruit
Elysian Fruit
Millionfold Cabbage
Million Zenny Veggie delivery
Artillery Kut-Ku Bean
Tickled Pink
Molten Mango
Tickled Pink
Emerald Durian
Legendary Fossil


Perception Tater Mud
High-Rank Base
Dragon Ale
High-Rank Base
Demontater Brew 
A Tingling Taste
Wyvern Amber Ale
Stuck in Their Ways
Goldenfish Brew
A Sore Site
Dragonkiller Sake
Research Help: Phantom Bird
Fortune Hunter's Brew
High-Rank Base
Star Brandy
High-Rank Base
Master Ale
A Master's Toast delivery
Ratha Whiskey
A Fire-Spewing Brew delivery
Astera Beer
RRRRRumble in the Waste!
Blessed Wine
Research Help: Capture the Ancient
Preparation Greathorn's Gulp
Quest "Trapping the Tree Trasher"
Auspicious Ale
Quest "Trapping the Tree Trasher"
Exquisite Butterbur
Fortified Honeywine
Millennium Butterbur
Entrancing Alembic
Snow White
Tequila de Locos
Delivery Request "Lively Spirits"
Trailblazer Glacial Vodka 
Quest "Nighty Night Nightshade"
Toasting Tequila
Quest "Nighty Night Nightshade"
Snowmelt Snifter
Moonlight Icebloom
Frostpeak Fizz
Snowpeak Icebloom
Crystal Quaff
Searing Spirit
Quest "Simmer and Slice!"



Food Skills

Ingredient Activated Skills

While you can select which skill you want, they only have a certain probability to be activated. The more fresh ingredients are used, the higher are the odds skills will activate. (Red Stars)  Vouchers and Gourmet Vouchers can guarantee food skills for you and everyone in your session.
Additionally, each type of food will grant bonus combat stats:

  • Meats increase Attack (x2 = S, x4 = M, x6 = L)
  • Fish increase Defense (x2 = S, x4 = M, x6 = L)
  • Vegetables increase Elemental Resistance  (x2 = S, x4 = M, x6 = L)
  • Alcohols increase nothing.

Attack and defense boost obtained from size of boost:

  • S=+5
  • M=+10
  • L=+15

For a list of ingredients in each category and how to obtain them, see the Canteen page.



Felyne Polisher
Often speeds up sharpening time.

Felyne Rider
Makes it 25% easier to mount monsters.
Felyne Slugger
Makes it easier to stun monsters.
Resilience Felyne Acrobat
Allows to recover quickly when sent flying.
Felyne Feet
Prevents you from getting knocked on your butt.
Felyne Moxie
Prevents fainting one time when damage taken exceeds your remaining health
Vigor Felyne Riser (Hi)
Greatly extends invulnerability period when getting up.
Felyne Black Belt
Reduces stamina depletion by 20% from evading, blocking or doing certain other actions
Felyne Heroics
Increases attack by 35% and defense by 50% when health is dangerously low.
Acumen Felyne Groomer
Halves the effect duration of Defense Down and speeds up blight recovery.
Felyne Medic
Increases health recovery by 10% from items.
Felyne Specialist
Increases the potency of abnormal status attacks.
Artillery Felyne Sharpshooter
Increases the power of normal shots (Normal S) and normal arrows by 10%
Felyne Bombardier
Increases ballista, sticky ammo and gunlance shell damage.
Felyne Pyro
Upgrades Large Barrel Bombs to Mega Barrel Bombs
Perception Felyne Iron Carver
Prevents knockbacks while carving.
Felyne Exchanger
Increases the number of research points you receive at the end of a quest.
Felyne Carver (Hi)
Often increases the number of times you can carve.
Fortune Felyne Harvester
Reduces the time between gathering point respawns by 10%
Felyne Fat Cat
Increases the amount of zenny you receive at the end of a quest.
Lucky Cat
Sometimes increases the number of reward items received at the end of a quest.
Preparation Felyne Cleats
Allows for normal movement speed even in special terrain.
Felyne Tailor
Shortens the cooldown before specialized tools can be reused.
Felyne Safeguard
Prevents your group from being penalized the first time a member faints.
Trailblazer Felyne Gardener
Reduces the time before certain endemic life reappear.
Felyne Scavenger
Causes certain endemic life to drop slinger ammo when caught.
Felyne Zoomaster
Makes rare endemic life more likely to appear.

Daily Skills

Daily skills change between each quest. If the selected platter trigger Ingredients activated skills, they will override daily skills from top to bottom.

  • Felyne Cliffhanger (Decreases stamina depletion when evading on walls or ivy by 25%)
  • Felyne Fur Coating (Prevents or lessens the effects of blights and environmental damage.)
  • Felyne Booster (Temporarily increases attack by 9 and defense by 15 at the start of a quest for 10 minutes.)
  • Felynebacker (Prevents being knocked back when transporting item.)
  • Felyne Provoker (Draws monsters' attention, increasing the likelihood of being targeted.)
  • Felyne Researcher (Unlock investigations more easily during expeditions.)
  • Felyne Defender (Lo) (13% chance reduce damage taken by 30%)
  • Felyne Defender (Hi) (25% chance reduce damage taken by 30%)
  • Felyne Temper (Increases bowgun damage, but also increases deviation.)
  • Felyne Escape Artist (Decreases stamina depletion when fleeing from large monsters by 50%.)
  • Felyne Weakener (Large monsters encountered on quests have an increased chance of being weaker than normal.)
  • Felyne Insurance (Prevents your group from being penalized the first time a member faints.)
  • Felyne Deflector (Helps your weapon retain sharpness when attacks are deflected.)
  • Felyne Bulldozer (Increases attack power when you strike right after an attack is deflected.)
  • Felyne Trainer (Speeds up Palico growth.)
  • Felyne Fisher (Increases the likelihood that fish will bite when fishing.)
  • Cool Cat (Temporarily increase attack by 9 for 30 seconds when you use the Sit gesture (previously Kick Back) for 5 seconds)
  • Felyne Sprinter (Dashing depletes less stamina when transporting an item.)
  • Felyne Gripper (Prevents some attacks from knocking you off of walls or ivy.)
  • Felyne Weathercat (Foul weather occurs more often during a quest.)
  • Felyne Lander (Prevents stumbling when jumping down from high places.)
  • Felyne Parting Gift (Restores 100 health to allies in the area upon fainting)
  • Felyne Dungmaster (Increases the likelihood that a monster will flee when hit with a dung pod.)
  • Felyne Foodie (Food effects remain active even after you faint in battle.)
  • Felyne Biologist ( Makes rare Endemic Life slightly more likely to appear.)
  • Felyne Microzoologist (Makes small Endemic Life slightly more likely to appear.)
  • Felyne Macrozoologist ( Makes large Endemic Life slightly more likely to appear.)



Oven Roasts allows you to give items to the felyne chef or pard (handler) to roast for you through the course of an expedition, investigation, assignment or optional quest. The item you give to the felyne chef will be returned to you as food with powerups.
The uncommon items are not guaranteed. You may receive all, some or none of them.

Oven Roasts List in Monster Hunter World




Concrete Results

Raw Meat 60 Points 4 Common 4 Ration
Blue Mushroom 40 Points 2 Common, 1 Uncommon 2 Ration, 1 Nutrients
Mandragora 40 Points 2 Common, 1 Uncommon 2 Ration, 1 Nutrients
Exciteshroom 40 Points 2 Common, 1 Uncommon 2 Ration, 1 Nutrients
Baitbug 30 Points 2 Common, 2 Ration
Whetfish Fin 60 Points 3 Common, 2 Uncommon 3 Ration, 2 Catalyst
Whetfish Fin+ 90 Points 4 Common, 2 Uncommon 4 Ration, 2 Catalyst
Sushifish Scale 60 Points 3 Common, 2 Uncommon 3 Ration, 2 Herbal Medicine
Great Sushifish Scale 90 Points 4 Common, 2 Uncommon 4 Ration, 2 Herbal Medicine
Gajau Skin 45 Points 3 Common 3 Ration
Gajau Scale 90 Points 4 Common, 1 Uncommon 4 Ration, 1 Catalyst
Wingdrake Hide 45 Points 3 Common 3 Ration
Wingdrake Hide+ 90 Points 4 Common, 1 Uncommon 4 Ration, 1 Catalyst
Barnos Hide+ 90 Points 4 Common, 1 Uncommon 4 Ration, 1 Catalyst
Jagras Hide 45 Points 3 Common 3 Ration
Jagras Hide+ 90 Points 4 Common, 1 Uncommon 4 Ration, 1 Catalyst
Shamos Hide 45 Points 3 Common 3 Ration
Shamos Hide+ 90 Points 4 Common, 1 Uncommon 4 Ration, 1 Catalyst
Girros Hide 45 Points 3 Common 3 Ration
Girros Hide+ 90 Points 4 Common, 1 Uncommon 4 Ration, 1 Catalyst
Pukei-Pukei Tail 100 Points 4 Common, 2 Uncommon 4 Ration, 2 Well-done Steak
Barroth Tail 100 Points 4 Common, 2 Uncommon 4 Ration, 2 Well-done Steak
Anjanath Tail 150 Points 4 Common, 3 Uncommon 4 Ration, 3 Well-done Steak
Great Girros Tail 150 Points 4 Common, 3 Uncommon 4 Ration, 3 Well-done Steak
Odogaron Tail 200 Points 4 Common, 4 Uncommon 4 Ration, 4 Well-done Steak
Rathalos Tail 200 Points 4 Common, 4 Uncommon 4 Ration, 4 Well-done Steak
Azure Rathalos Tail 250 Points 4 Common, 4 Uncommon 4 Ration, 4 Gunpowder
Dodogama Tail 200 Points 4 Common, 3 Uncommon 4 Ration, 3 Gunpowder





Canteen Trivia

Players may also visit the Smithy while in Astera, for further Skills related services..






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    • Anonymous

      By far the worst food system in Monster Hunter. There is absolutely no reason not to pick chef's choice. Sure you can get the Atk Boost L, but if you do, 90% of the time you'll get 0 skills and less HP and Stamina. So if you do want that tiny tiny boost, use an ancient potion I guess. Out of 114 ingredients, at most 10 are fresh, leaving you next to 0 mix and maxing, as fresh foods = Skill Chance and HP AND Stamina. In older games and Rise you pick a skill YOU want, and it has a chance of occurring. In World, the game's choice might as well be the only option (no lucky cat for you)

      • Anonymous

        The last row for the drinks in the canteen chart list, the drinks aren't in bold font like the other ingredients are, making it slighltly more difficult to distinguish between ingredient and requirement. At least as of today anyway. I would fix it but I'm not allowed.

        • Anonymous

          Petalcryst can be found in Hoarfrost Reach During an "Upsurge: frozen foliage" in the lower left of area 8 when looking at the map, in a cave, near the usual Frozen Foliage icons you normally see. There are two entrances to the cave. The top entrance is located at the north entrance of area 2, when you get to the 3 way intersection from area 2, continue forward into the crawlspace into the cave. Go down the slope to your left and as you descend the next slope, the foliage should be right there sparkling and ready to gather. If you reach the Baitbug, youve gone too far. The second entrance is located along the downwards slope into Area 8 from Area 4 (the area with the (Collapsed Snowfield) Environmental trap). There are two small holes to crawl through along the left wall, opposite from the snow herb to the right (there may be a mining outcrop there dividing the two holes, so look for that). If youve gone past either the outcrop or the snow herb, youve gone too far. Crawl Through the hole and go right. Pass the plants, the 1st gathering point, and the honey and go to the slope leading up. You should see a baitbug a bonepile and frozen foliage at the base. head up the slope once and turn left and it should be there sparkling waiting for pickup. I hope this unnecessarily over-detailed description helps someone.

          • The game warns you of drinking too much of the alcohol in the canteen. Can you actually drink too much of it? If you can drink too much what happens?

            • Anonymous

              What does the color of the meals mean in the Order Meal menu? Not the color of the ingredients, but the meal itself. For instance, "Chef's Choice" and "Veggie Platter" are gold but share nothing in common (differing health, palico attack, and skills) while "Fish Platter" is silver with better stats than the gold Veggie Platter.

              • Anonymous

                Just finished my Canteen. Do your optionals and side-quests and do a bunch of gathering and you should have most if not all of them.

                • Anonymous

                  I love washing down my favorite severed wyvern head with a firkin of Ratha Whiskey-- but is there any mechanical reason to collect more ingredients? More ingredients = better dicerolls for Freshness?

                  • Anonymous

                    It's missing Felyne Weathercat for daily skills chance of weather changes I guess it's good for fighting Anjanaths.

                    • Anonymous

                      lol wow some of you act like whiny millennials "WAAAA TELL ME ALL THE SECRETS OR I'M DONE WITH YOU FOREVER WAAAAA"

                      • Anonymous

                        Here's an important question I never see answered: Say I get the x6 bonus in a food skill category, like Felyne Pyro from the Artillery tree. Do I *also* get the x2 and x4 skills along with it, or are they ignored in favor of the x6 skill? Or if I want Felyne Sharpshooter, do I have to ONLY have 2 ingredients from Artillery, and then toss in random ingredients from other trees to get what I actually want?

                        • Anonymous

                          Some of the items don't tell you how to get em I'm guessing you haven't found some well just a request can you update the list when you locate the last remaining ones if so then that would be greatly appreciated :)

                          • Anonymous

                            under vegetables - vigor #4 you have named them both "sunkissed grass" when it is the sunkissed herb that gives you sunkissed grass ingredient.
                            this wouldn't be a problem except that you have created a link to the sunkissed grass page, which does not exist. when you should have made it go to the sunkissed herb page, which does exist in this wiki. just letting you know.

                            • Please asks if any info is missing in reply, I know a few ingredient requirement and daily skills are missing. As for Oven Roast, so far it has only given me mostly useless items so I'm not sure what's the point of doing it unless you are bad at the BBQ mini-game.

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