The BEST Episodes of Bizarre Foods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 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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Buenos Aires

#1 - Buenos Aires

Season 4 - 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 9.40
35 votes
Seoul, South Korea

#2 - Seoul, South Korea

Season 3 - Episode 4 - 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 9.37
41 votes
Tokyo

#3 - Tokyo

Season 4 - 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
The Great Food Frontier

#4 - The Great Food Frontier

Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired May 3, 2016

Andrew shines a spotlight on rebels pushing food boundaries, from camel ribs to crickets.

star 9.25
4 votes
Greece

#5 - Greece

Season 5 - 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 8.92
64 votes
Arizona

#6 - Arizona

Season 4 - 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 8.74
39 votes
Maine

#7 - Maine

Season 2 - Episode 19 - 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
Jamaica

#8 - Jamaica

Season 5 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 19, 2011

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

star 8.50
58 votes
Lisbon: Snails, Sardines & Barnacles

#9 - Lisbon: Snails, Sardines & Barnacles

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired Nov 3, 2014

Andrew Zimmern travels to Lisbon, Portugal, to brave crashing waves and to harvest barnacles from the rocky shore. Andrew also feasts on mollusks at a huge snail festival and more.

star 8.50
8 votes
Working for Food

#10 - Working for Food

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired Aug 4, 2014

Andrew looks back on all the times he's had to earn his eats. Whether it's making kimchi on the factory line, harvesting clams right off the ocean floor or inseminating Alaskan salmon eggs, he's working for his food.

star 8.50
18 votes
From the Vault - Volume 2

#11 - From the Vault - Volume 2

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 18, 2014

Andrew Zimmern is back with another round of never-before-told-stories and behind-the-scene moments with the crew. From hot wings in Chicago to Muskrat pate in Detroit, Andrew reveals some of the foods that didn't make it into the show.

star 8.47
19 votes
Venice

#12 - Venice

Season 5 - 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 8.47
72 votes
Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

#13 - Faroe Islands: Spoiled Sheep & Boiled Birds

Season 6 - Episode 22 - 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 8.44
9 votes
Great Lakes

#14 - 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

#15 - 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
Newfoundland: Moose Pies & Seal Flippers

#16 - Newfoundland: Moose Pies & Seal Flippers

Season 6 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 1, 2014

Andrew Zimmern explores the western most part of North America: St. John's Newfoundland. Andrew fishes for cod, makes moose pie in a family grocery, and dines on chicken fried seal flipper with a local chef.

star 8.38
8 votes
Ho Chi Minh City: Rat Hearts & Porcupine Parts

#17 - Ho Chi Minh City: Rat Hearts & Porcupine Parts

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 1, 2015

Andrew Zimmern travels to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Hitting the city streets at night, he feasts on snails and duck tongues. On the outskirts of town, Andrew hunts for rice-field rats and gets a taste of farm-raised porcupine.

star 8.33
6 votes
Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail

#18 - Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail

Season 9 - Episode 8 - Aired Aug 1, 2017

Andrew samples Appalachian fare as he treks Daniel Boone's Wilderness Trail; fried, crispy peascakes and buffalo bone marrow to ham cured and aged in pillow cases.

star 8.33
12 votes
Global Grocery

#19 - Global Grocery

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 21, 2014

From meat and seafood to dairy, bread and snacks, how we get our food often depends on where we live. Straight from the sea or fresh from the udder, Andrew gives us a taste of his global grocery experiences.

star 8.29
14 votes
Vietnam

#20 - Vietnam

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 13, 2007

Snake parts, pig's ears, silk worms and cat coffee--all foods Andrew Zimmern indulges in during his Vietnamese adventure.

star 8.25
4 votes
Street Foods USA

#21 - Street Foods USA

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 26, 2016

Andrew attempts to find the best tacos and sushi in America.

star 8.14
14 votes
Everything but the Squeal

#22 - Everything but the Squeal

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 28, 2014

From raw pig's blood Lawar in Bali and ground pig snouts, ears and tongues in Cleveland, to cured pig legs in Sardinia and pig face bacon in Los Angeles, Andrew remembers his favorite porcine finds-from the rooter to the tooter.

star 8.12
17 votes
Food Science

#23 - Food Science

Season 6 - Episode 23 - Aired Dec 22, 2014

Andrew explores the melding of science and cooking.

star 8.08
12 votes
Kids' Special

#24 - Kids' Special

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 24, 2010

Andrew eats a bizarre school lunch with American kids. These kids prove just how brave they are when it comes to trying unusual foods. Andrew showcases the younger generation of bizarre foodies and answers their questions, too!

star 8.06
17 votes
Sensory Overload

#25 - Sensory Overload

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 30, 2013

Andrew Zimmern looks back at the foods that have most overloaded his senses.

star 8.05
22 votes