8 BEST Soul Hackers 2 Foods: Buffs & Debuffs

Can't save the world on an empty stomach

Like most JRPGs, there are a ton of side activities in Soul Hackers 2. One of which is to feed your characters with different types of food. We have prepared this guide to inform you of the best foods in Souls Hackers 2. Different items offer different advantages for your character, so without further delay, let’s start our guide on the best foods in Souls Hacker 2.

Key Takeaways
  • Soul Hackers 2 features a variety of food types that offer various buffs to the player and their allies.
  • The best foods include Negoti-ale, Humble Mushroom Rice Porridge, Chakra Flan, Philanthropic Shoyu Ramen, Critical Boscaiola, Chewy Taiyaki, Placebo Drink, and Admiration City Plate.
  • Buffs are activated in the Safe House menu and remain active in the Overworld.
  • The effectiveness of the buff is determined by the face icon when selecting a food item in the Safe House.

What Are Foods In Soul Hackers 2?

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Food In Soul Hackers

Food can be purchased from multiple locations, and the game does not fall behind when it comes to the variety of these. Players will have a ton of choices when it comes to food types and buffs. We would consider these to be the best foods as they offer the finest buffs in the game.

  • Negoti-ale
  • Humble Mushroom Rice Porridge
  • Chakra Flan
  • Philanthropic Shoyu Ramen
  • Critical Boscaiola
  • Chewy Taiyaki
  • Placebo Drink
  • Admiration City Plate


As the name suggests, the buff effect of Negoti-ale reduces the level required to negotiate with demons and generally just makes the negotiation easier. 

Players can obtain the Negoti-ale from the vending machine in Karakucho.

Humble Mushroom Rice Porridge 

The buff effect of the Humble Mushroom Rice Porridge allows the players to heal while exploring dungeons. This buff is extremely useful because you never know when you might run into a tough enemy and end up losing a ton of health.

Players can obtain the Humble Mushroom Rice Porridge from the Heidrun Bar in Shinsado. 

Chakra Flan 

This buff is quite similar to the Humble Mushroom Rice Porridge, except the Chakra Flan will restore MP instead of health while exploring dungeons. Nonetheless, it is worthy of being called one of the best foods in Soul Hackers 2 because more MP is never a bad thing. It allows the players to use their magic more frequently.

Players can obtain the Chakra Flan from the Breaking Mart in Karakucho.

Philanthropic Shoyu Ramen 

Unlike the Humble Mushroom Rice Porridge that heals the player while exploring dungeons, the Philanthropic Shoyu Ramen can improve the healing abilities of your allies.

Meaning your support characters will be able to restore even more of your health while having the same FP consumption as before. Use these two buffs together, and you find yourself with an abundance of health.

Players can obtain the Philanthropic Shoyu Ramen from the Food Cart in Karakucho. 

Critical Bascaiola 

The Critical Bascaiola increases your party’s chances to land a critical hit which you can utilize to perform a high damage attack later on during battle.

Players can obtain the Critical Bascaiola from the Pizza Shop in Karakucho.

Chewy Taiyaki 

The buff effects of the Chewy Taiyaki extend the effects of your map skills. This is extremely useful when you are exploring the dungeons in Souls Hackers 2.

Players can obtain the Chewy Taiyaki from the Breaking Mart in Karakucho.

Placebo Drink 

After using the Placebo Drink, players will find more loot when exploring dungeons, and their allies will also heal them more often. Be sure to use this item whenever you are exploring the dungeons to farm loot.

Players can obtain the Placebo Drink from the Vending Machine in Karakucho.

Admiration City Plate

We would recommend using the Admiration City Plat before fighting any tough boss because it increases the party’s maximum MP, thus allowing you to use your magic skills more often. Pair it with the Chakra Flan, and you got yourself a deadly combo. 

Players can obtain the Adiraion City Plate from the Bar Heidrun in Shinsado.

How To Activate Buffs In Soul Hackers 2

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Safe House menu

Players will only get access to food after defeating the tutorial boss named R.S. After defeating the tutorial boss, return to the safe house, and players will be given the ability to purchase and consume food in the safe house menu.

One thing to remember is that if you leave your safe house and go to the overworld. The buffs offered by the food you consumed in the safe house will be activated, and they will remain activated as long as you are in the Overworld. Once you leave the Overworld, your buffs will disappear as well.

One other thing to note is the face icon at the top of the screen when you are choosing a food item in the safe house. This icon will represent just how much your character will enjoy the food. Better buffs will be activated depending on how happy the face icon is.


best food in soul hackers 2

That concludes our guide on the best foods in Soul Hackers 2. The game features a unique story in which humans are consumed by the commercial convenience caused by technological advancements. In the midst of it, a war is brewing between the Phantom Society and the Yatagarasu.

As you are tasked with saving humanity from an apocalypse and investigating the end of the world, consuming the right food to activate the appropriate buffs will be paramount for success. Therefore in this guide, we have informed you of the best foods in the game.

Soul Hackers 2 is available now on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. If we missed something, then do let us know about it in the comment section below. 

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Rabiya Rizwan

A veteran writer who is currently pursuing a masters in English, Rabiya loves everything about gaming and is working on the beat as a news reporter at eXputer.

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