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Every traveler wants to try a crepe in Paris, gelato in Florence, Italy, or a po'boy in New Orleans. But how many really know where those dishes came from or how they are made? Andrew Zimmern digs into the not-to-be-missed legendary foods that define a location.

About the Host

Andrew Zimmern

Andrew Zimmern is a writer, TV personality, chef, and teacher. A New York City native, he began his formal culinary training at the age of 14, apprenticing with some of the greatest chefs in the world.

As the co-creator, host and contributing producer of Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, Andrew travels the world, tasting the most unique, traditional fare he can find. From restaurants to jungle markets, it's all about discovering the authentic, immersive experience.
Season 2, Episode 5

Mexico City

Mexico City has the most people of any city in the western hemisphere, and they all love to eat! Home to some of the best street food on earth, Andrew Zimmern explores tasty traditions like barbacoa, chicharrone and huarache.

Monday
Mar 6
8:30pm | 7:30c
Season 2, Episode 6

Warsaw

In Poland's capital city of Warsaw, the Slavic culture is rich and the hearty food sticks with you through the winter. From pierogi to zapiekanka to paczki, Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic eats that Poles hold as tradition.

Monday
Mar 20
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Providence

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Providence. Local favorites include hot wieners made with a special meat sauce, Johnny cakes, coffee milk, grilled pizza and the legendary Rhode Island clam chowder.

Wednesday
Apr 5
3am | 2c
Season 4, Episode 3

San Diego

Andrew highlights San Diego's sun-soaked cuisine, served surfside. The laid-back beach town is known for its Mexican-inspired fish tacos, octopus tostadas, Filipino chicken adobo, So-Cal monster burritos, and a globally-loved hometown salad.

Monday
Apr 10
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 14

Bogota

Andrew Zimmern explores the sky-high flavors of Bogota, Colombia. This mountaintop city keeps warm with hearty potato soup, roasted stuffed pork, egg-filled arepas, a unique take on the tamale and cheesy hot chocolate.

Tuesday
Apr 11
8pm | 7c
Season 4, Episode 22

Detroit

Andrew Zimmern highlights the iconic foods that have built the Motor City. From Middle Eastern shawarma and soul food classics to Detroit-style pizza and city chicken, Detroit offers up an array of unique flavors!

Wednesday
May 10
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 4, Episode 24

Bangkok

Andrew Zimmern highlights the thrilling favorites of Bangkok. From spicy tom yum goong soup and pad Thai to fruity som tam and mango sticky rice, the vibrant flavors of Thailand come to life in every bite.

Saturday
May 20
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 17

Osaka

Andrew Zimmern highlights foods from Osaka, the gateway to Japan. From panko-crusted vegetables and octopus fritters to udon noodles topped with fried tofu, Osaka's cuisine is Japan's answer to soul food.

Tuesday
May 23
3:30am | 2:30c
Season 5, Episode 17

Osaka

Andrew Zimmern highlights foods from Osaka, the gateway to Japan. From panko-crusted vegetables and octopus fritters to udon noodles topped with fried tofu, Osaka's cuisine is Japan's answer to soul food.

Tuesday
May 23
5pm | 4c
Season 1, Episode 5

Boston

Boston is known for its illustrious history, but this week we’re focused on its food! From New England clam chowder to the hotel where Boston cream pie and Parker House rolls were invented, join Andrew as he explores Boston’s legendary cuisine.

Wednesday
Aug 2
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 13

Austin

Andrew Zimmern uncovers the one-of-a-kind tastes of Austin, a city known for "keeping things weird." The city excels at meaty classics like barbecued brisket, Texas-style chili and chicken-fried steak.

Saturday
Sep 9
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 5, Episode 8

Manhattan

Andrew Zimmern is in Manhattan for foods that have earned their place as culinary staples in an ever-changing city. From juicy pastrami on rye to black and white cookies, he finds proof that New York is home to some of the best restaurants and highest standards in the world.

Monday
Sep 18
8pm | 7c
Season 1, Episode 1

Athens

Athens, Greece, is the birthplace of many culinary traditions, and Andrew explores the classics, from stuffed grape leaves and spanakopita to moussaka and real Greek yogurt, still made the way it’s been done for generations.

Tuesday
Sep 19
4pm | 3c
Season 1, Episode 13

Tokyo

Tokyo is a world leader in everything from finance to technology — and food! In a spectacular city known for such edible icons as sushi and tempura, Andrew Zimmern explores just what makes this destination so delicious.

Sunday
Sep 24
1pm | 12c
Season 5, Episode 11

Toronto

From sweet and savory BBQ pork and enormously artful mountains of lobster to herbaceous Jamaican flatbreads and sinfully gooey butter tarts, Andrew showcases the diverse eats of Toronto, Canada.

Sunday
Sep 24
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Providence

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Providence. Local favorites include hot wieners made with a special meat sauce, Johnny cakes, coffee milk, grilled pizza and the legendary Rhode Island clam chowder.

Monday
Sep 25
8pm | 7c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Monday
Sep 25
11pm | 10c
Season 4, Episode 20

Copenhagen

Andrew Zimmern explores classic Danish dishes in the city of Copenhagen. From seafood prepared in the New Nordic style to classics like marinated crown herring and pan-fried meatballs, he finds that Copenhagen is bursting with unique flavors.

Monday
Sep 25
11:30pm | 10:30c
Season 3, Episode 16

Louisville, Kentucky

Andrew Zimmern unveils the favorite flavors of Louisville, KY. This historic town balances country classics like the Hot Brown and burgoo stew with ingenious icons like derby pie and mutton barbecue for a true taste of Americana.

Tuesday
Sep 26
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 20

Copenhagen

Andrew Zimmern explores classic Danish dishes in the city of Copenhagen. From seafood prepared in the New Nordic style to classics like marinated crown herring and pan-fried meatballs, he finds that Copenhagen is bursting with unique flavors.

Tuesday
Sep 26
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 4

Providence

Andrew Zimmern reveals the iconic foods of Providence. Local favorites include hot wieners made with a special meat sauce, Johnny cakes, coffee milk, grilled pizza and the legendary Rhode Island clam chowder.

Tuesday
Sep 26
3am | 2c
Season 3, Episode 19

Portugal

Andrew explores the iconic eats of Lisbon, Portugal, where seafood reigns supreme, from sardines to shellfish feasts. Late-night snacks are piled with pork, soups overflow with sausage and dessert is a religious experience, too.

Tuesday
Sep 26
12pm | 11c
Season 3, Episode 12

Albuquerque

Albuquerque is a delicious desert hotspot that's rich in Native American and Spanish traditions and the local cuisine reflects a unique mash-up of cultures. From stacked enchiladas loaded with green chile and a fried egg to spicy Tewa tacos on Indian fry bread, locals in this state say, if there's no chile in the house, there's no food!

Tuesday
Sep 26
12:30pm | 11:30c
Season 2, Episode 4

Atlanta

In the modern city known for its southern hospitality, Atlanta's comfort food is king. From fried chicken and peach cobbler to soul food and sweet tea, Andrew Zimmern explores the iconic eats that keep the hungry heading south.

Tuesday
Sep 26
1pm | 12c
Season 2, Episode 10

Chicago

From high-end restaurants to tucked-away eateries, Chicago, IL, is a world-class food paradise. Andrew Zimmern explores Windy City classics from deep dish pizza and all-beef hot dogs to chicken vesuvio and Garrett popcorn.

Tuesday
Sep 26
1:30pm | 12:30c
Season 6, Episode 14

Hyderabad

Andrew Zimmern explores the aromatic treasures of Hyderabad, India. From savory potato pastries and silver-garnished syrupy fried bread to spicy pancakes and hearty meals of meat and rice, Hyderabad's menus are fit for royalty.

Tuesday
Sep 26
2pm | 1c