The BEST Episodes of Man v. Food
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Sep 13, 2019
Network: Cooking Channel
Every region has its own local culture and flavor. One of the best ways for a traveler to immerse him or herself in new destinations is to taste these unique dishes. This taste exploration allows even the strictest of dieters the freedom to indulge. In the new series, Travel Channel's Man v. Food, host Adam Richman sets out to travel the country in search of the best places to do some serious indulging. Starting season 5, Casey Webb took over as host.
#1 - Omaha, NE
Season 4 - Episode 21
Adam is in Omaha, NE, to try the finest cuts from the cattle country, including a massive cold cut sandwich to a whisky-soaked steak. Then, Adam coaches a local DJ through 8 lbs. of pork and corn in the Pig Wing Challenge.
#2 - Green Bay, WI
Season 4 - Episode 22
Adam is at the NFL's opening game in Green Bay, WI, to showcase the city’s best game day eats, including butter burgers, brats & cheese curds. He coaches Packers fans through a 93-ounce burger called the Gravedigger Challenge.
#3 - Feast Special
Season 4 - Episode 24
From the original Thanksgiving dinner to an Amish spread, Adam explores the nation for the best places to dig into hearty helpings of family style feasts.
#4 - Charlotte, NC
Season 4 - Episode 26
Adam is in Charlotte, NC, to taste of a four-tier cheeseburger and glistening fried chicken. Then, he coaches a college freshman in taking down the Big Eats challenge: 25 pulled pork sliders and fries adding up to five pounds.
#5 - Jackson, MS
Season 4 - Episode 27
Adam is in Jackson, MS, for a true taste of home-style Southern cooking: from fall off the bone BBQ, to a comfort food buffet. He also coaches a vegetarian through a three-patty hamburger and fries called the Whammy Challenge.
#6 - Boise, ID
Season 6 - Episode 11
Casey Webb ventures to beautiful Boise, Idaho, for a sushi and soup challenge so diabolically spicy, it goes by the name of Demon's Delight.
#7 - Providence, Rhode Island
Season 8 - Episode 8
Casey Webb's cross-country culinary trek brings him to Providence, Rhode Island. He starts with a decadent brioche doughnut that's topped with brunch all-stars and then heads for the sea to dig oysters for a fresh feast. Finally, he faces three 24-ounce milkshakes at a creamery that has been dishing treats since 1928.
#8 - Savannah, GA
Season 7 - Episode 5
Casey travels down to Georgia to take on a four-pound pulled pork sandwich.
#9 - Street Eats Special
Season 4 - Episode 17
Adam journeys to Tampa, NY and LA to find the country's best food trucks. He samples tacos and waffles before ending his trip in LA to help "Big Dawg" take on the White Rabbit Burrito Challenge.
#10 - Milwaukee, WI
Season 4 - Episode 11
Adam is in Milwaukee to sample some of the city's finest meats. Then he meets a behemoth of an eater to help him devour a huge burger, fries, and six blazing-hot wings in less than 23 minutes.
#11 - St. Paul, MN
Season 4 - Episode 18
Adam is in St. Paul, MN sampling authentic Neapolitan pizza and a baked potato topped with every BBQ side. Finally, Adam coaches the youthful Jon Wolf to eat 2 spicy Juicy Lucy’s and 2-lbs. of fries in 45 minutes.
#12 - Sacramento, California
Season 8 - Episode 1
Casey Webb swings into Sacramento, Calif., for three gold-standard meals from the Golden State; a perfectly fried Chinese-American chicken, a savory waffle stack and a school's worth of raw fish and rice in a five-round sushi challenge.
#13 - Detroit, MI
Season 2 - Episode 14
Adam visits Detroit, MI, to take on the massive Triple Threat Pork sandwich, 2 dueling Coney Dog joints and the world’s biggest burger at Mallie’s Sports Grill and Bar.
#14 - Portsmouth, NH
Season 4 - Episode 9
Adam visits Portsmouth, New Hampshire for a taste of some historical hot dogs, an outrageously loaded omelet and then to guide Man V. Food Nation member Paul "Chappy" Chapman through the Slapshot Challenge at JP's Eatery.
#15 - Orange County, CA
Season 7 - Episode 8
Casey cruises into California to take down a spicy three-pound burger.
#16 - Route 66
Season 4 - Episode 14
Adam takes a road trip down Route 66, and his palatable pit stops include mouthwatering steak and frozen custard. Adam's trip ends in Tulsa, OK to lead a former Navy officer in his mission to eat 23 puffy tacos in 90 minutes.
#17 - Seattle, WA
Season 6 - Episode 5
Casey Webb travels to Seattle where he climbs a Mount Fuji-sized burger and takes on seven terrifyingly spicy Buffalo wings that have defeated over 5,000 challengers.
#18 - Saint Paul, MN
Season 7 - Episode 11
Casey takes on a terrible twosome of crepes and Thai rolled ice cream.
#19 - Baltimore, MD
Season 7 - Episode 7
Casey's eating expedition brings him to Baltimore for a four-pound pho fight.
#20 - Little Rock, AR
Season 2 - Episode 17
Adam Richman visits Little Rock, AR, for the mammoth Quadruple Hubcap Burger; a huge community barbecue; and the Shut Up Juice spicy pulled-pork challenge at The Mean Pig BBQ.
#21 - Atlanta, GA
Season 7 - Episode 3
Casey heads to Atlanta for a five-pound mountain of tater tot nachos.
#22 - Niagara Falls
Season 3 - Episode 15
Adam is in Niagara Falls, NY, the honeymoon capital of the world. Adam has a date at Mick and Angelo's for their 7-lbs. pasta challenge.
#23 - Kansas City, Missouri
Season 8 - Episode 5
Casey Webb takes on the biggest and baddest meals in Kansas City, Missouri. His challengers include a 3-pound almond butter and jelly sandwich known as the Elvis Challenge, a four-meat pizza with a tater tot topper and a brisket sandwich piled high with burnt ends and spicy pickle slaw.
#24 - Hartford, CT
Season 2 - Episode 20
Adam Richman is off to Hartford, CT, for some humongous hot dogs, steamed cheeseburgers and a 10-pound super-stuffed pizza challenge at Randy’s Wooster St. Pizza Shop.
#25 - Indianapolis, IN
Season 7 - Episode 13
Casey travels to Indianapolis to battle a beast of a tenderloin sandwich.