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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - Jamaica
Season 4 - Episode 23 - Aired Jul 19, 2011
An exploration of Jamaican cuisine, which blends island flavors with African traditions.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.