Cooking dailies, while not the flashiest daily quests in the World of Warcraft, are still important for people who are both interested in Raiding and making easy money on the Auction House. I’ll get into the value of these dailies at the end of this post, after I’m done giving you brief overviews and descriptions of each quest. Each day only one of these five quests is available and some are easier than others but none are so complicated that you should pass them over.
Infused Mushroom Meatloaf
This daily can be completed entirely in the Dalaran Sewer. The mushrooms you need can be found scattered all over the sewer but you can typically find them just inside the hallways on the Horde side and around the PvP/Arena area as well. Once you’ve rounded up the mushroom you just need to walk over to the nearest fire to combine the mushrooms with some Chilled Meat and you’re good to go.
Chilled Meat is one of the staples of the Dalaran cooking dailies. I have stacks and stacks of this stuff in reserve. If you’re near an Auction House, always do a quick scan and buy stacks on the cheap for future use. The time you’ll save by buying instead of farming your own is totally worth it.
Cheese for Glowergold
Of all the Cooking dailies, this one is the most frustrating to me. During peak play times, it’s almost always a mad rush on my server to find the Half Full Wine Glasses you need to complete this quest. My first spot to check is right around the NPC that gives you the quest but, of course, that’s usually everyone else’s first spot as well. When that goes bust for me, my next and usually final stop, is the Legerdemain near the center of town. You’ll eventually become very familiar with this location because of the next quest I go into but it’s also a great spot for this particular quest as well. Make sure you check upstairs in the small rooms for glasses as well. If you get lucky, you’ll have the six glasses you need and everyone else will still be running around looking in vain.
Convention at the Legerdemain
More Chilled Meat! I’m telling you that it’s important to stockpile these if you want to get into Cooking dailies. This is the easiest of the daily quests for Cooking. You can make the Northern Stew right next to the quest giver, run over to the wine shop right across from the Legerdemain and then right back across the street to turn in the quest. I always love it when this quest is the daily because I know I’ll be done in a matter of seconds, not minutes.
This is the only cooking daily that gives you an extra Dalaran Cooking Award as a quest reward. I always make sure I have enough Rhino Meat in my inventory so I can make the Rhino Dogs necessary to finish this quest. Once you have the Dogs made, it’s simply a matter of running to the nearest patch of grass in Dalaran and looking for the Wild Mustard. My personal spot of choice for the Mustard is the area around the Violet Citadel. There are two spawn points on each side of the steps leading up to the Citadel. Hopping from one side of the staircase to the other takes ten seconds and you’ll be ready to turn in this completed quest.
Finally, a chance to get out of town. The simplest way to handle this quest is to head to the flight area in Dalaran, hop on your mount and immediately fly directly underneath Dalaran. The ground around the river and the ruins underneath the floating city is spotted with the Crystalsong Carrots you need to complete this quest. When you have the four you need it’s time to fly straight up towards, but not inside, the city of Dalaran. What you’re looking for during your flight is a small pipe sticking out of the side of the city’s rock face. Once you find that pipe, fly straight into it and follow the tunnel. It’ll lead you right to the quest turn-in NPC.
With the ease of acquiring gear and the emphasis switching to Raids for everyone from Raids to hardcore players, most players should be interested in learning Cooking and completing these dailies. The money you’ll save in Raid food for yourself or your guild will be appreciated.
If you aren’t interested in Raid buffs for yourself then these dailies are still a viable source of income. The price of food on my server is definitely down from their highs several patches ago but there is one truth in Warcraft that will never change: you can always take advantage of people’s laziness. Most players would rather spend gold on food than make it themselves and you can use that to your financial benefit by running these Cooking dailies, acquiring Northern Spices and rare recipes and turning those components into items you can sell on the Auction House.