The Wanderer's Feast is here, and it's time to reflect on your travels across Azeroth, sharing food and stories with friends. During this feast, you can take part in feasts near major cities, sitting at the feast table and enjoying the food you find there.
It doesn't look like there will be any major updates in 2019. The main update in 2017 is that holiday items can be transmogrified during the Wanderer's Feast. In addition, the Spirit of the Feast buff works well with the Feast roll. The last updates were in 2014: Silvered turkeycomb, Excellent Wanderer's Hat, Frightened Broiler Chicken can be found in Wanderer's Gifts as a daily quest reward.
Because of its focus on food, the feast is particularly known for being a quick and easy way to boost your cooking, although this has been less of a concern in recent years due to alternative ways of cooking. Find out about easy ways to boost your cooking on Drenor here.
The main festivities of the Feast of the Wanderers take place at feasting tables, which can be found in many areas of Kalimdor and the Eastern Kingdoms. Various seasonal merchants and questmakers surround the tables of the major cities, offering special culinary ingredients and corresponding daily tasks.
Feasting tables can be found in the following locations:
- Major Cities: Orgrimmar, Moonlight, Thundercliff, Undercity.
- Small towns: All small towns with innkeepers.
- Alliance locations
- Major Cities: Darnas, Exodar, Stalgorn, Stormgrad.
- Minor cities: All small cities with innkeepers.
- Minor towns: Last Hope Chapel, Ruins of Taurissan.
In any of these locations you will find that the feasting tables are loaded with food. Tables located in larger cities will be surrounded by vendors, cooking teachers, and questgivers, while near tables located in smaller cities, you will only be greeted by a hostess. You can sit and eat at any table - even one located in an opposing faction town. In fact, there's even an achievement for that!
There are five different chairs at the feast table, one for each type of food available there. Each chair is labeled with the appropriate type of food, and you can eat/transfer as much food as you can while you're seated. Each table has a Chair before the cranberry dish, a Chair before the pie dish, a Chair before the yams dish, a Chair before the casserole dish, and (of course) a Chair before the turkey dish. Unlike normal chairs, chairs at the feast table are like vehicles and have their own unique abilities that will replace your main ability bar once you sit down.
- Players will be given the opportunity to eat or pass delicious food presented in their seat.
- Pass Food (unique to each chair): Pass Cranberries, Pass Pie, Pass Yams, Pass Casserole, Pass Turkey
- Single Servings: Cranberry Treat, Pie Piece, Casserole Piece, Batteau Portion, Turkey Treat
- Multiple servings give a special buff: Cranberry Feast, Pie Platter, Casserole Platter, Yams Platter, Turkey Platter
These abilities are not only required for eating to get positive effects from the food in question (you must eat five servings of one food to get its positive effects), but also for passing dishes needed for All Salt in Breadth, and for random food "rolls" needed for the Gastronomic Battle.
If you eat five servings of each available food at the feast table, you will receive a Spirit of Feast buff that grants a 10% increase in reputation for an hour, and can be taken again simply by visiting the table and trying out all five dishes again. If seated players pass food to each other, getting this buff won't take long - so be sure to share!
The ingredients needed to make the various recipes for the Wanderer's Feast are only available from special seasonal merchants or from mobs that don't spawn outside of the event.
It's worth noting that the recipes will count towards the various recipe achievements (e.g. Master of Culinary Arts). If you need a guide that focuses on recipe-related achievements, user Patrick3876 has put together a great one for Wowhead.
The following items can be purchased from seasonal vendors and used to make recipes, and some can only be purchased in a specific area:
Mulgore yam (Laha Far Meadow, Thundercliff) or Teldrassil yam (Icaneba Summerset, Darnas) - 5 for 25
- Sour Struggling Riverbank Cranberry (Dalney High Grass, Durotar) or Sour Swamp Cranberry (Elizabeth Barker Winslow, Doon Morog) - 5 for 25
- Ripe Tirisfal Pumpkin (Rose Standish, Suburban) or Ripe Elwyn Pumpkin (Wilmina Holbeck, Elwyn Forest) - 5 for 25
- In addition to these ingredients, Wanderer's Feast vendors will also sell:
- Feast Cookbook or Feast Cookbook - 10
- Refreshing Spring Water - 5 for 25
- Spicy Herbs - 5 for 10
- Plain Flour - 5 for 25
- Feast Basket - 20
There are also Feast Barrels near the larger towns that also sell the above items.