Where to Get Hylian Tomatoes in Tears of the Kingdom

Tonight I dine on tomato soup!
Totk Hylian Tomato Harvesting
Screenshot by PC Invasion

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom expects you to live off the land, much like Breath of the Wild did before it. That works best if you have plenty of healing items, and one of the best healing items you can find early in the game is a dish of Simmered Tomatoes. It requires only one ingredient type. Here is our guide on where to get Hylian Tomatoes in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Tears of the Kingdom – where to get Hylian Tomatoes

Once you finally clear the initial few shrines in the sky and descend to Hyrule’s surface, you’re close to a terrific location to gather Hylian Tomatoes. When you cook five of them at once, you’ll produce a version of Simmered Tomatoes that can restore more than 10 hearts, which should get the job done for a good long while.

To easily get Hylian Tomatoes, explore the forest around Batrea Lake. The map below shows the general region (marked by the yellow cooking pot stamp), which is absolutely loaded with tomatoes.

Totk Hylian Tomato Location Map

Screenshot by PC Invasion

When you first start playing, finding Batrea Lake might prove a chore because you don’t have a map available. Start at Lookout Landing and follow roads while veering mostly south until you find Riverside Stable. It’s a convenient landmark that you can spot from a decent distance thanks to the rising puffs of smoke visible by daylight. Once you find the stables, follow the road southwest and take a left at the fork in the path to cross over Owlan Bridge. On the east side of that bridge, you encounter dense forest around Batrea Lake. Pretty much immediately, you should see the first plant with Hylian Tomatoes.

If you explore the forest thoroughly, you’ll find plenty more tomatoes to follow. I usually gather around 40 tomatoes in a single run, which requires only a minute or two. Most local enemies are quite weak, plus there are boars and mushrooms. It’s the perfect area to gather useful ingredients for your recipes. Return periodically, after each Blood Moon, if you need more of the crop. Besides healing you a lot, a good Simmered Tomatoes dish sells to merchants for 36 rupees. Tomato harvesting is good for your health and your wallet!

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for purchase from the Nintendo Store.

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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.