The Best Episodes of Guy's Grocery Games
Last Updated: Sep 3, 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 - Meals From the Middle Madness
Season 18 - Episode 16
Guy Fieri tests the limits of four chefs by allowing them to shop only in the middle aisles of the store. That means no fresh produce, no fresh meat and no fresh dairy. First, Guy asks the chefs to make a breakfast without fresh eggs. Then, he asks for a hot lunch, but the chefs have to guess the price of a fresh protein in order to get it. Finally, the chefs have to make a family dinner incorporating ingredients from Guy's imperfect produce section. Only one chef will rise from the middle and come out on top for a shopping spree worth up to $20,000.
#3 - 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.
#5 - An Offal Halloween
Season 6 - Episode 7
In a spook-tacular Halloween cook-off our chefs start out with some pumpkin bowling to determine the frightening ingredients in their daring dish. Next, competitors rummage through some creepy clearance carts to find ingredients to make a dish that won't make the judges' skin crawl. In the final round, chefs must use the red light special to make their best offal dish.
#6 - 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.
#7 - Battle America II: Cook or Be Cooked
Season 5 - Episode 12
Four chefs proudly represent their regions in the return of a Triple G favorite, Battle America. Making a regional feast without meat sounds odd, but that's what happens when all the even aisles, including the meat department, are off limits. Next, the chefs have to make an all-American burger and fries without any of the classic ingredients. In the final showdown, the chefs try to sweeten the pot by making a presidential dinner featuring a Red Light Special: jelly beans.
#8 - Young Guns Showdown
Season 5 - Episode 13
Four of the nation's best young gun chefs seek to make their mark in the market. First they have to make a fusion dish combining two cuisines not usually seen together. Next, these hot shots must make a daring dish following the dictates of rolled dice. The finale is easy as 1, 2, 3, when the two remaining chefs must prepare potatoes two ways, using ingredients from only three aisles.
#9 - DDD All-Star Tournament Part 1
Season 17 - Episode 7
Guy Fieri's favorite chefs from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives who have also rocked Grocery Games are back in Flavortown to compete in an epic four-episode tournament. He'll put their shopping and cooking skills to the test in his hardest games to see who is a Triple D, Triple G, Triple Threat. Do they have the speed to deliver food in 15 minutes? Can they shop on an extreme budget? Finally, can they mash up comfort favorites in a winning dish? Find out who will go on to the finale and earn the title of DDD All-Star Tournament Champ.
#10 - Chef's Ham it Up
Season 4 - Episode 7
Chefs begin by making a barbecue blowout that won't blow their budget! Next, will Guy Fieri's eclectic Grocery List put a damper on a date-night ham dinner? Then, the final two try to make their best dish using items from only one aisle. The winner makes a mad dash for up to $20,000 in cash in the Triple G Shopping Spree.
#11 - 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!
#12 - 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.
#13 - Dashing Through the Aisles
Season 3 - Episode 15
The first challenge is to make a favorite holiday meal using samples; the chefs play Watch Your Weight when preparing decadent desserts; and the winner is declared after a game of No Carts Allowed, in which the two finalists serve elegant New Year's dinners.
#14 - 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.
#15 - Heavyweight Teams
Season 18 - Episode 12
Two GGG juggernauts, Alex Guarnaschelli and Rocco DiSpirito, return to compete with their teams of Flavortown regulars in Guy Fieri's most hard-hitting games. In each round, one chef from each team will face off in crazy, tailor-made games to win an advantage for their team in the following round. In the end, only one team will win and be crowned GGG's Supermarket Heavyweight champions.
#16 - 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.
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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.
#19 - 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!
#20 - 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.
#21 - When Guy Gives You Lemon Bars...
Season 6 - Episode 10
Four chefs receive their first culinary curveball when they're told to make stir-fry using only ingredients from even-numbered aisles. Next, they have to turn the main ingredients of lemon bars into a dinner. Then, the chefs make their best dish featuring a collision of two international cuisines.
#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 - 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.
#24 - 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.
#25 - 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.