The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 28, 2021

Network: Travel Channel

Unmasking an aspect of dining out that will make you think twice before ordering off the menu, and utilizing his knowledge of all things edible, Andrew Zimmern is on a quest to find the world’s most bizarre foods. Andrew knows that one man’s poison is another’s delicacy but he isn’t afraid to poke a little fun at the local fare or himself. Our energetic food-a-holic infiltrates markets and restaurants taking viewers behind the scenes to savor the local cuisine - even if that means chewing on eggs with legs, gulping down a beating frog heart or polishing off a lamb’s eyeball. Andrew is game for anything and knows the most interesting food is found closest to the source. So whether he’s chasing down large water rodents in the Louisiana bayou, fishing for piranha in the Amazon or flushing out cave bats in Malaysia, you can be sure the guy with the iron stomach will dish up the unimaginable.

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Seoul, South Korea

#1 - Seoul, South Korea

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired Apr 21, 2009

Andrew travels to Seoul, South Korea, where he feasts on the country's most authentic soups, barbecues and fermented foods. Andrew's Asian adventure goes beyond eating when makes his first batch of fresh kimchi.

star 10.00
29 votes
Buenos Aires

#2 - Buenos Aires

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 21, 2010

Follow Andrew as he heads to Buenos Aires and explores the meat culture of one of the world's great towns and tangos away the night with a stunning young starlet.

star 9.61
41 votes

#3 - Tokyo

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 31, 2010

Join Andrew as he returns to the vibrant and trend-setting city of Tokyo for more unforgettable adventures in food from legendary seafood markets to becoming a horumon chef for a day serving up intestines from cows and pigs.

star 9.33
39 votes

#4 - Senegal

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 28, 2016

In Senegal, Andrew harvests sea salt, roasts a sheep's head, and fishes the wild waters of the West African country.

star 9.25
4 votes

#5 - Greece

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 8, 2011

Andrew meets Greeks passionate about food in Athens and on the remote island of Kalymnos. He travels the country, tasting food rich in Greek history and culture. Andrew eats at the finest eateries and samples the best home-cooked meals.

star 8.95
59 votes

#6 - Arizona

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 17, 2010

Andrew uncovers unique food traditions in the great state of Arizona, where the spirit of the Wild West still lives strong today. From native traditions of the Navajo to the New Agers' approach to food, this state offers an abundance of bizarre foods.

star 8.66
41 votes
New York City

#7 - New York City

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 6, 2007

In this episode, instead of crossing the globe in search of culinary authenticity, Andrew headed to his hometown, New York, for a week to recharge his batteries and reclaim some of the edge he'd lost in his travels.

star 8.60
5 votes

#8 - Maine

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Nov 18, 2008

Andrew travels to Maine where samples foods which are only found growing in his lawn and learns about recipes which are only found in the state.

star 8.50
57 votes

#9 - Jamaica

Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 19, 2011

An exploration of Jamaican cuisine, which blends island flavors with African traditions.

star 8.50
58 votes
San Antonio: Brains, Balls & Blood

#10 - San Antonio: Brains, Balls & Blood

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 15, 2015

Andrew eats calves' balls and crickets during his culinary tour of San Antonio, which also includes baby goats being cooked on an altar, cow heads being roasted in 6-foot pits, and the use of pig blood to decorate plates.

star 8.50
18 votes
Aztec Routes of Mexico

#11 - Aztec Routes of Mexico

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 6, 2018

Andrew explores ancient superfoods, heirloom seeds and indigenous culinary traditions of Aztec Mexico. He eats wild boar in native cactus, stinkbug salsa and seven-chili rabbit stew before trying sweaty tacos inspired by Aztec ingredients.

star 8.44
18 votes
Great Lakes

#12 - Great Lakes

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 28, 2017

From pork shoulder cooked underground to hearty pasties and whitefish plucked from the tumultuous Lake Superior, Andrew explores the cuisine of the individualistic Upper Peninsula in Michigan.

star 8.43
14 votes
The Southern BBQ Trail

#13 - The Southern BBQ Trail

Season 9 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 7, 2017

Andrew eats his way through the Southern BBQ Trail. He eats dry-aged brisket in Atlanta, liver nip dumplings in Leesville, South Carolina, raccoon hash in Hull, Georgia, and makes some new friends along the way.

star 8.40
10 votes
Ireland: Ancient Bog Butter & Smoked Pigeon

#14 - Ireland: Ancient Bog Butter & Smoked Pigeon

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 10, 2014

Andrew Zimmern eats his way from Cork to Dublin, Ireland. He tries the ultimate smoked salmon, dines on pigeon smoked with bog oak,and eats one of his all-time most bizarre foods.

star 8.36
14 votes
Spoiled Rotten

#15 - Spoiled Rotten

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 22, 2015

With many dishes, spoilage is a good thing and letting food rot can work wonders! From decayed lamb in the Faroe Islands to 32-year-old Korean bean paste to Peruvian rotten potato cheese, Andrew samples rotten food from around the world.

star 8.33
6 votes
The Great Outdoors

#16 - The Great Outdoors

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 21, 2017

Andrew travels the world on a hunt for the planet's most delicious game. He hunts and eats stingrays in the Florida panhandle, black bear skin cracklings in Arkansas and deep fried marsh hen in Louisiana.

star 8.33
12 votes

#17 - Venice

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 1, 2011

Andrew visits the mystical city of Venice. He enjoys the food in the historic city while catching critters in the Lagoon, blowing Murano glass, and indulging in the best cicchetti in the world.

star 8.30
70 votes
Panama: Beef Lungs & Love Potions

#18 - Panama: Beef Lungs & Love Potions

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired May 25, 2015

Andrew Zimmern heads to Panama City, Panama, one of the world's crossroads. He feasts on chicken-foot souse and iguana meat and eggs. Then, he hits the street for beef lung and aphrodisiac smoothies before noshing on Chinese-Panamanian kosher cheese.

star 8.29
14 votes
Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

#19 - Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 15, 2014

Andrew Zimmern travels to the Faroe Islands, a mysterious Nordic wonderland. He dives into frigid waters for giant horse mussels, feasts on a fermented sheep's head and eats seagulls scooped from the ocean.

star 8.17
6 votes
Madrid Revisit

#20 - Madrid Revisit

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 21, 2016

In the Season 10 premiere, Andrew's trip to Madrid finds him encountering baby pig heads, organ omelets, and duck liver jewelry.

star 8.14
14 votes
Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents and Biting Ants

#21 - Peruvian Amazon: Giant Rodents and Biting Ants

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 8, 2015

Andrew Zimmern goes off the grid in Iquitos, Peru, in the heart of the Amazon. He wrestles giant paiche fish, hits local markets for grilled coconut grubs and smoked jungle rodents, and forages for giant biting ants with a tribal shaman.

star 8.12
17 votes

#22 - Chicago

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 15, 2011

Chicago is a city of both innovation and tradition. Andrew gets a taste of the Chicago's diverse food scene, including traditional cooking classics and world-renowned chefs who create new concoctions with modern technology.

star 8.06
17 votes
Kazakhstan: Hunting with Eagles & Milking Mares

#23 - Kazakhstan: Hunting with Eagles & Milking Mares

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 13, 2015

Andrew Zimmern heads to Kazakhstan in the heart of central Asia. He hunts for rabbits with a golden eagle, suffers a blow while milking a horse and feasts on everything from sheep brains to smoked horse sausage.

star 8.05
22 votes
Delhi, India

#24 - Delhi, India

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 29, 2008

From a fierce feast with the beautiful people to a meal that feeds the body and the soul, Andrew Zimmern goes deep into one of the oldest continually inhabited cities in the world - Delhi.

star 8.00
17 votes
San Francisco

#25 - San Francisco

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Mar 1, 2011

The host checks out alternative food sources in San Francisco, from raising edible bugs to foraging in the wild.

star 8.00
11 votes