The Best Episodes of Guy's Grocery Games
Last Updated: Jan 22, 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 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#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 - 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!
#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 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - Clash of the Classics
Season 15 - Episode 11
Flavortown goes back in time as the chefs create unique retro dishes.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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!
#14 - 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!
#15 - 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.
#16 - 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".
#17 - 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.
#18 - 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!
#19 - Superstars Tournament Part 1
Season 14 - Episode 5
Eight of America's best celebrity chefs are competing against each other in a no-holds-barred $40,000 tournament! First, our Superstars confront every shopper's mortal enemy, the Express Lane! But since they're the best, Guy gives them an extreme limitation, four ingredients or less, to make their 'Best Italian Dish.' The bottom two chefs must go head-to-head in the single-elimination Redemption Round, making a 'Seafood Feast' using one ingredient from each and every aisle. In the end, one chef exits while the others stay alive in this five part tournament that will earn one chef big money for charity!
#20 - Caught in the Middle
Season 2 - Episode 2
Four chefs must make an international dish using only the ingredients in the middle aisles of the store. Next, the chefs have to make their best seafood dish with 5 Ingredients or Less. Finally, there are twists around every turn as the two remaining chefs make their signature hamburger, but the grocery store might be Out of Stock of their preferred ingredients! The prevailing chef could win up to $20,000.
#21 - Spice City
Season 15 - Episode 1
Flavortown turns into Spice City when four chefs who like their food with some heat fight for the title of Spice Master. First, the chefs must flip the ingredients of bread pudding into a spicy high-end dinner. Next, chefs play Spree Ball to determine which pepper they must feature in their signature spicy dish. Then, the final two must make a spicy guilty pleasure using four ingredients with pepper in their name, with the hottest chef winning up to $20,000.
#22 - Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives Tournament 2: Finale
Season 12 - Episode 5
For the finale, Guy Fieri takes the final four DDD chefs on an epic cross-country road trip by dividing Flavortown into the East Coast, Midwest and West Coast. First, Guy turns the frozen section into a chilly New York scene, where chefs must thaw out ingredients for an East Coast high-end dinner. Next, the chefs must make an all-American dish by shopping the Midwest -- or at least the middle aisles of the store! The tournament ends with a huge twist as the last two chefs serve up a West Coast winner's dinner and battle it out the shot at an additional $20,000 and the DDD title.
#23 - The Weighting Game
Season 3 - Episode 13
In the first game, the chefs try not to tip the scale when shopping for their best meat dish. It's a grocery gamble in game two when the chefs prepare an all-American lunch determined by the Food Wheel. The two finalists have it really tough when Guy tells them to cook a gourmet dinner, switches their ingredients and gives them a Red Light Special that pushes their culinary talents to the extreme.
#24 - Battle America!
Season 5 - Episode 2
Chefs from four distinct American regions vie for culinary supremacy; seafood supper.
#25 - Full-On Fried
Season 16 - Episode 2
Four fried-food fanatics enter Flavortown to take on Guy Fieri's deep-fried games. First, Guy hooks them up with a special ingredient they must use in their far-out fried food dish. Then, they're challenged with making their best fried dish using only foods that start with the letter "F." Finally, Guy gets the most over-the-top fried dishes from the Fried Food Wheel.