During your adventures throughout Aionios, you'll need to chow down on some of Manana's phenomenally tasty cooking in order to temporarily make use of the various boons that meals grant you while you're out in the field.
Meals in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 gift you boosts to your rate of XP/CP accruement as well as to the amount of items and collectibles that enemies drop as you battle them. In order to add new recipes to your menu, you'll need to find canteen rest spots. Purchasing a meal at any given canteen will then automatically add it to the menu you can choose to cook from at any and all rest spots out in the field. Simple!
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - All Meal Recipes, Their Effects & Where To Find Them
Now, let's take a look at all the meals we've managed to find so far and the canteens where you'll need to go to order them and add them to your in-game menu. Of course, once you're ready to cook, you'll need to either have the ingredients necessary to make your chosen meal or bypass this requirement by using silver Nopon Coins.
Note that, once Manana has added the below meals to her repertoire she'll also change their names, giving them a more lyrical Nopon twist, so don't worry if you see something here you can't find on your choices once she's converted them to her own unique style.
Oh, and finally, not all of the meals you'll see below are immediately available from canteen menus, you'll need to grow your affinity levels in order to unlock access to them all. Ok, good, let's get stuck into some dinner.
Colony 9 Canteen
Yapolta Veggie Beans
Baked Spongy Spud
Colony Gamma Canteen
Meat 'n' Veg Leclati
Colony 4 Canteen
Mixed-Veg Torpedo Wrap
Colony Iota Canteen
Colony 30 Canteen
Colony Tau Canteen
Colony Lambda Canteen
The Tap-Dancing Nopon
Colony 11 Canteen
Mild Game Stew
Colony Mu Canteen
Sunny-Style Fish Pie
Li Garte Prison Camp - Central Cell Canteen
Nutritious Block Bar
Ascension Grounds - Station Breakroom
Erythia Sashimi Plate
City Interior - Michiba Canteen
Acqua Pazza a la City
Whole Wild Lobster
This article is part of our Xenoblade Chronicles walkthrough and guide series. We'll help you survive your journeys across Aionios with information you'll need to make the most of the game, such as How to Unlock Traversal Skills (Wall Climbing, Rope Sliding, Scree Walking, Hazard Neutralization), How to Unlock and Upgrade All Heroes and Classes, 16 Tips & Tricks We Wish We Knew Before We Started, How to Get Affinity and XP Rewards from Collectopaedia Cards, How to Gain 100% Completion, and How to Unlock the Nopon Coin Xchange.
We'll also let you know where to find Every Rest Spot Location, All Secret Area Locations, Every Ferronis Hulk Location, and All Unique Monster Locations (including Aetia Region Full, Aetia Region Upper & Elgares Depths, Fornis Region, Pentelas Region, Keves Castle Region, Cadensia Region, and Origin Interior), plus All Meal Recipes, Effects & Where to Find Them.
We can also help out with specific sidequests, such as How to Complete the 'Uniting the Seven Nopon' Quest, and How to Complete the Nopon Register Quest, tell you how to make the most of Chain Attacks and the Soul Hack ability, and offer advice on if you should play the previous Xenoblade Chronicles games before starting XC3, How Long to Beat the Game, and How to Take a Screenshot Without the HUD
And finally, you can check out our review and Where to Buy Xenoblade Chronicles on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game!