How to Eat in Minecraft on PC, Console, & PE

How can you have any pudding if you don't eat no meat?!

Eating in Minecraft might seem easy, but not everyone knows the controls. Read below to see how to fill your Minecraft character's stomach and get your health back up to par!

How to Eat in Minecraft

With this guide, we're assuming you are using the default controls that are set up with the game. If you have changed them, this guide might not work as expected. Still, the general idea is that you must press and hold the secondary action button to eat food. We explain this more below.

All food in Minecraft.

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Because this is a straightforward task, we're going to provide you directly with the controls you need to do it. If you have remapped your secondary action button, you need to press and hold that button instead of the button listed below.

  • Java (PC/Mac): Right-click and hold.
  • PE (Mobile): Tap and hold.
  • XBox: Press and hold the LT button.
  • Playstation: Press and hold the L2 button.
  • Wii U/Nintendo Switch: Press and hold the ZL button.
  • Windows 10/Education (Bedrock): Right-click and hold.

These controls apply to all edible items except Cake. To eat Cake, it must be placed on a solid block. Use the same button you used to eat the other foods, but instead of holding it, just tap it while you're looking directly at the cake.

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