The BEST Episodes of Man v. Food
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jul 3, 2020
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 - Aired Oct 26, 2011
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 - Aired Nov 2, 2011
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 - Aired Nov 16, 2011
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 - Aired Nov 9, 2011
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 - Aired Apr 11, 2012
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 - Milwaukee, WI
Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 3, 2011
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.
#7 - Dallas, TX
Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Aug 17, 2011
Adam Richman is in Dallas, Texas to try a variety of authentic German sausages, some Texas-style brisket, and to guide the hungry member of Man V. Food Nation, Pete MacGillis, through the Super Pho Challenge at Sprouts SpringRoll & Pho.
#8 - Niagara Falls
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Sep 15, 2010
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.
#9 - New Haven, CT
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 1, 2011
Adam Richman heads to New Haven, CT, to taste the original hamburger, a signature Clams Casino Pie and to help Man v. Food Nation member Ric Best take on the Caseus Cheese Truck Challenge
#10 - Boston, MA
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 15, 2009
Adam takes on the 10-pound Eagle's Challenge Burger at Eagles Deli.
#11 - Street Eats Special
Season 4 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 28, 2011
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.
#12 - St. Paul, MN
Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 5, 2011
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.
#13 - Route 66
Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Aug 24, 2011
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.
#14 - Portsmouth, NH
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 20, 2011
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 - Baltimore, MD
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Oct 28, 2009
Adam’s search for the best grub in the US takes him to Baltimore, MD, for some pit beef, blue crabs and the Great Steak Challenge.
#16 - Sacramento, CA
Season 3 - Episode 17 - Aired Sep 29, 2010
Adam visits the California State Fair for fried food on a stick; Jim Denny's.
#17 - Wilmington, North Carolina
Season 8 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 9, 2019
Casey Webb visits Wilmington, N.C., for a barbecue bonanza, a crazy burrito and a big, bad behemoth in the undefeated Pierogi Team Challenge.
#18 - Indianapolis, IN
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Aug 19, 2010
Adam visited Indianapolis, capital of Indiana and home of the legendary Indianapolis 500 motor race. His first stop was the Edwards Drive-In diner, known for its signature 1/2-pound, deep-fried Pork Tenderloin Sandwich; Adam, however, was presented with a "Man"-sized version of the sandwich at his table.
#19 - Minneapolis, MN
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 25, 2009
Adam Richman meets up with Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods at Brasa Premium Rotisserie. Then, Adam visits Matt's Bar, 5-8 Club and Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit to take on The Meterbratwurst Challenge.
#20 - Hartford, CT
Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Dec 16, 2009
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.
#21 - Austin, TX
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 17, 2008
Adam takes on Don Juan El Taco Grande -- seven huge breakfast tacos at Juan in a Million
#22 - Nascar
Season 4 - Episode 20 - Aired Oct 19, 2011
Adam is at the Watkins Glen International, near Rochester, NY, to root on NASCAR driver Joey Logano, both on the track and in a food challenge. During his trip, Adam samples a steak sandwich and plate with everything on it.
#23 - Tucson, Arizona
Season 8 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 24, 2019
Casey Webb's eating expedition brings him to Tucson, Arizona, where he faces off with a cheese and chile tamale pie with pulled pork, avocado hollandaise and more; a bacon-wrapped hot dog taco; the rib-diculous challenge of two full racks of ribs
#24 - Des Moines, IA
Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Oct 6, 2010
Fifteen minutes isn't much time to finish a challenge, but it's all Adam Richman's got to complete the Adam Emmenecker Challenge at Jethro's BBQ; also on Adam's stop are two more notable restaurants in Iowa's capital city.
#25 - Jersey Shore
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Aug 25, 2010
Adam heads to the Jersey Shore for some beach side cuisine. He samples a Trenton-style tomato pie before taking on the Ludicrous Wings Challenge at The Chicken or the Egg in Beach Haven.