The Best Episodes of Guy's Grocery Games
Last Updated: May 6, 2018
Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the aisles in a high stakes, high skills, grocery store cooking competition. The chefs are hit by real-world challenges like finding workarounds when all the essential ingredients are suddenly "out-of-stock" or having to create a masterpiece when you can only cook with "5 items or less" or on a $10 budget. In the end, the food does the talking, as the last chef standing has the chance to make some serious dough!
#1 - DDD Returns to GGG!
Season 6 - Episode 9
Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives buddies roll up to Guy's turf for a challenge of a lifetime. The chefs must first knock down crazy food pins to pick the ingredients to put between two buns! Next, they must make tacos after all the traditional taco ingredients are thrown out of the window in Un-Gredients. The final two chefs will go to their roots when Guy asks them to make a finer diner dinner using an item from both the high end and low-end food wheels.
#3 - April Fools' Games
Season 17 - Episode 10
Guy Fieri pulls the biggest prank in GGG history when he fools three judges into competing in a knee-slapping, action-packed, two-game contest. To challenge the chefs, Guy brings out his most devious game yet -- the Guy Face Wheel. Then he throws down a challenge that leaves the judges terrified. In the end, only one judge-turned-surprise-competitor will win Guy's April Fools' Games and take home the winnings.
#4 - Grandma's Grocery Games
Season 7 - Episode 7
Four seasoned and spunky grandmothers show Guy Fieri how it's done! In the first round, the judges hand out samples that the chefs must include in a version of their grandkids' favorite dish. Next, the grannies show off their budgeting and coupon clipping skills when they make a breakfast for only a few bucks ... and a little help from Guy's mom. Then, the last two ladies compete in a family recipe cook-off, featuring three weird ingredients from the Fieri Food Pyramid.
#5 - Family Style: Kids' Choice
Season 4 - Episode 4
When chefs join forces with their families, Guy's constantly turning the tables, with kids picking the dishes and chefs taking a time out from cooking. Four families raise the bar on breakfast, by making a brunch containing raisins and then a comfort meal on a very uncomfortable budget. Then, the finalists must prepare a five star dinner after they swap kitchens and groceries. One family will go on a Triple G Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000!
#6 - Grocery Rush
Season 16 - Episode 1
On a GGG first, Guy Fieri gives the chefs three turbo-charged games with only 15 to 20 minutes to shop, cook and plate. These chefs will have to put their speed to the test making breakfast, lunch and dinner over three shortened rounds. Guy is also throwing in a few obstacles to make it a little more challenging. Whoever comes out on top will earn some serious bragging rights and the chance to shop Flavortown for up to $20,000.
#7 - All Stars in the Aisles
Season 7 - Episode 4
Guy Fieri pulls no punches when he challenges All-Star chefs Madison Cowan, Elizabeth Falkner, Aaron McCargo Jr., and Michael Psilakis to make an upscale dinner using the double whammy of frozen and canned foods! Next, it's time for multiple cart swaps in a weekend brunch edition of Musical Carts! Then, the remaining two All-Stars must turn a kernel of an idea into their best dish using corn two different ways, with ingredients from three aisles. Our winning All-Star shops for up to $20,000 for their charity.
#8 - Sweet and Savory Duos
Season 16 - Episode 7
Guy Fieri invites three teams of sweet and savory duos to put their chemistry to the test. First, they must make an all-American comfort dinner and dessert using items from a mandatory list provided by Guy. Then, the two remaining teams must make a steakhouse entree and dessert on a tight budget. Only one duo will get to shop Flavortown for up to $20,000.
#9 - Spiciest!
Season 16 - Episode 4
The heat is on in Flavortown with Guy Fieri's spiciest games yet. First, Guy hands out a list with some must-have ingredients for their spicy chicken dish. Then, in the hottest game in GGG history, Guy spins the brutal Wheel O' Pain to determine which super-spicy pepper they can use in their hometown heat dish. Finally, the last two chefs must cook a dish with some high-end heat with only $20! In the end, only one chef will stand the heat and earn a shopping spree worth up to $20,000.
#10 - DDD All-Star Tournament Part 3
Season 17 - Episode 11
Guy Fieri's favorite chefs from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives return to Flavortown for the second time to compete in a four-part tournament to crown a Triple D, Triple G, Triple Threat. First, Guy asks them to make a regional favorite using limited ingredients. Then they have to make a guilty pleasure with ingredients decided by the arcade-inspired Spree Ball. Finally, the chefs attempt to mash up comfort food favorites in a winning dish for a chance at the finale and the title of DDD All-Star Tournament Champ.
#11 - Last Judge Standing Tournament Finale: Judgment Day
Season 15 - Episode 10
Judgment Day is here and the question of biblical proportions is: which Flavortown judge will be crowned the tournament champ? The final four begin with a chicken dinner featuring a grocery list of the panelists' least favorite ingredients. Things lighten up a bit when the judges face a twisted version of Guy Fieri's Food Pyramid that determines their ingredients' weight limits, the dish they'll serve and the weird item they must feature in it. The final two judges must make a Judgment Day dinner using an unusual list of seven ingredients ... and nothing else! The Last Judge Standing will win $40,000 for charity!
#12 - Guy's Superstar Grocery Games: Finale
Season 10 - Episode 12
The final four culinary superstars face three rounds of Guy Fieri's most epic games yet, as decided by the never-before-seen Wheel of Games. After each round, a chef is eliminated until one superstar remains. The victorious chef is crowned the first-ever Superstar champion and wins $40,000 for their charity of choice.
#13 - Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament: Part 3
Season 8 - Episode 3
A wildly diverse group of chefs from Triple D descends on Flavortown as the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament continues! The heat is on as chefs make a hot sandwich without shopping in the meat, cheese and deli aisles. Next, they're challenged to create an out-of-this-world international dish determined by tumbling dice, and finally, they must make a pork dish with wild ingredients picked out of the claw machine. The winner goes on a shopping spree for up to $20,000 and earns a slot in the tournament finale.
#14 - DDD All-Star Tournament Part 2
Season 17 - Episode 9
Guy Fieri's favorite chefs from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives return to Flavortown for the second time to compete in an epic four-part tournament. He's putting their shopping and cooking skills to the test in his toughest games to see who is a Triple D, Triple G, Triple Threat. First they have to make their best street food on a tight budget, and then it's literally a roll of the dice to see what ingredients the chefs must use in their deluxe dish. Finally, they attempt to mash up comfort favorites in a winning dish for the chance to move on to the finale and earn the title of DDD All-Star Tournament Champion.
#15 - Music and Meatloaf
Season 4 - Episode 11
Things start off on a high note when four chefs, including a ukulele instructor, must make a meatloaf without any of the usual ingredients. Next, how do you make an appetizer with less-than-appetizing items from a sample table? Finally, the chef that makes the most daring dish after a two-minute dash for groceries gets to go on a Shopping Spree worth up to $20,000.
#16 - GGG vs. DDD
Season 16 - Episode 3
Two of Guy Fieri's worlds collide as chefs from both Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Guy's Grocery Games are pit against each other in some serious culinary combat! First, Guy gives the chefs a personalized shopping list to help them make their team's classic duo. Then, Guy has the teams play a game of bowling to decide which aisles they can shop from for their surf and turf combo. Which team will reign supreme?
#17 - Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament: Finale
Season 8 - Episode 5
The winners of the first four Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives throwdowns are back for the finale! First, they must dish out their best diner breakfast using a grocery list made up of emojis; then, the chefs must create the ultimate drive-in burger featuring a red light special. Finally, they must make an elevated dive bar dish using only ingredients from three aisles. The victor earns the coveted tournament trophy and a chance to more than double their winnings in an encore shopping spree!
#18 - GGG Judges and Their Spouses
Season 16 - Episode 8
Three of GGG's most beloved judges bring their significant others to Flavortown for some friendly competition. In a round one game of trust, Guy Fieri asks the couples to shop together for a romantic dinner while one person wears a blindfold. Then Guy challenges the two remaining couples to fuse their favorite dishes, leaving the judges to decide which fusion is worth a $20,000 shopping spree.
#19 - Tournament of Champions: Part 3
Season 7 - Episode 10
Four returning champs battle it out for more money and a spot in the Tournament of Champions finale. First, the chefs must use both their cooking and spelling skills to make an adventurous lunch using only ingredients that begin with "M." Next, the champions are challenged to make their best dish fusing the flavors of Greece and China! Finally, the remaining two chefs will have to create a contemporary American dinner with coconut prepared two ways, using items from only three aisles!
#20 - High-Steak Hijinks
Season 6 - Episode 3
There's nothing comforting about making a comfort meal with five ingredients, but that's what the chefs have to do. Then, they must make an upscale dinner using a grocery list that includes ketchup and pretzels! The final face-off is even more odd when chefs are asked to make a steak sandwich with no bread because they can't shop the odd aisles.
#21 - Aisle and Error
Season 3 - Episode 11
It's a middle aisle showdown as four chefs try to make a decadent dish in Meals From the Middle. Next, a lot of math and a little ingenuity are required to make a seafood dinner for four with less than nine dollars! Then, it's a mad dash through the aisles to make the best hot sandwich in Closing Time.
#22 - Bacon to the Max
Season 17 - Episode 3
Four bacon-ators throw down in Flavortown for a shot at $20,000. First, Guy Fieri asks the chefs to create an over-the-top bacon dish but throws them a curveball while they're shopping. Next, Guy asks for some gourmet "swine" dining but only gives the chefs a bare-bones budget. Finally, the two remaining chefs must transform the ingredients from a bacon and egg sandwich into a high-end dinner.
#23 - GGG Gives Thanks
Season 15 - Episode 4
In the holiday spirit of giving, Triple-G judges mentor three talented graduates of Worth Our Weight -- a culinary program for deserving youth. First, our up-and-coming chefs must make a Thanksgiving feast using only the ingredients they can fit in a traditional cornucopia basket. Then they must prepare a fall staple using a list of the Fieri family's favorite ingredients. It's all gravy in the end as the winner earns $10,000.
#24 - Season of Grocery Giving
Season 6 - Episode 12
Gift baskets, filled with eclectic items, are given to the competing chefs, who are tasked with making holiday party lunches. Later, they must do without ingredients they need to prepare breakfast; and the final challenge features a game of "Musical Carts".
#25 - All Star Academy Face-Off
Season 8 - Episode 7
Four home cooks from All-Star Academy are ready for Grocery Games grad school, with Curtis Stone and Richard Blais serving as guest mentors! First, they must make a fine dining dinner including all of the wacky items on Guy's list. Next, they bowl for strikes to assemble the ingredients for an American classic dish, and finally, Guy includes a surprise game for the mentors!