Just as the title says. I play a Bard, College of Lore. At 6th character level I will be able to pick up two spells, of up to 3rd spell level, from any class. I know we will be on the long-term adventure with no easy way to get food and drinks. Goodberries could make it much easier for us, but I do not want to "waste" a 3rd level spell known for a 1st level spell if there is something of more power available to me.

Preference is for material from Player's Handbook and Xanathar's Guide To Everything as it is automatically allowed. If there are multiple spells that meet the requirement, the one with the widest utility wins. If there are none, the highest level and biggest utility are the factor.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I'll leave the question without accepted answer for now because I still hope there are more creative options. \$\endgroup\$
    – Mołot
    Feb 8, 2021 at 16:56

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The cleric and paladin spell Create Food and Water
Unless your party has more than 15 humanoid equivalents, or more than 5 steed equivalents

You create 45 pounds of food and 30 gallons of water on the ground or in containers within range, enough to sustain up to fifteen humanoids or five steeds for 24 hours. The food is bland but nourishing, and spoils if uneaten after 24 hours. The water is clean and doesn’t go bad.

That spell should cover your needs, and is the maximum level that you can gain for your bard's level.

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    \$\begingroup\$ While this is a very simple question and you've got a clear answer, a little more than not even a full sentence would improve your answer :) \$\endgroup\$
    – NotArch
    Feb 8, 2021 at 16:43
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    \$\begingroup\$ @NautArch Was just about to say that. Technically a correct answer, but very brief. We could use some meat on these bones. \$\endgroup\$ Feb 8, 2021 at 16:44
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    \$\begingroup\$ The question now is - How could I not see that. Big +1 \$\endgroup\$
    – Mołot
    Feb 8, 2021 at 16:45
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Mołot That's a separate question. 😁 \$\endgroup\$ Feb 8, 2021 at 16:46
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    \$\begingroup\$ i reread the question like, 5 times because i thought i was missing something! \$\endgroup\$
    – EMTGO
    Feb 8, 2021 at 16:56

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