Cheap Eats

Cheap Eats

2015 - 2017, Cookery, Travel
Ali Khan visits a city with only 12 hours and $35 to finance his breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Episode Guide

  • Cheap Eats - Eating Vermont (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    Eating Vermont

    Ali kicks things off in Burlington, VT, with a local favorite, the unique bacon maple wafflini; he hits up a lunch counter that's been around since the 1940s; Ali tries the Macho Man, a sandwich that mashes together a Rueben and patty melt.

  • Cheap Eats - Chowdown in Portsmouth (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    Chowdown in Portsmouth

    Ali starts his day in Portsmouth, NH by tackling a monster of a pancake; he comes face to face with the massive Stairway to Heaven burger; Ali enjoys a cup of classic New England chowder and ends the day with some good old-fashioned fish tacos.

  • Cheap Eats - Providence Eats (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    Providence Eats

    Ali dives into a delectable Portuguese sweet bread French toast; he then sinks his teeth into a classic meatball sub from a landmark Providence sandwich shop; then Ali gets his seafood on with a Quahog clam and chorizo.

  • Cheap Eats - Mo-Town, Mo-Food (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    Mo-Town, Mo-Food

    Motor City has Ali revving his engines and drooling over a plate of cheesy smothered breakfast potatoes, before he stumbles upon delicious shawarma; he follows a sweet aroma to a bakery that's serving blueberry goat cheese basil mini pie.

  • Cheap Eats - Brew Town? Food Town (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    Brew Town? Food Town

    Ali dives into a plate of decadent lemon cheesecake French toast, before finding a hip chef-driven falafel house where everything is made from scratch daily; then he gets his Wisconsin on with a tribute to the state fair, deep fried Oreos.

  • Cheap Eats - Flavors of Cincinnati (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Flavors of Cincinnati

    In Cincinnati, Ohio, Ali hits the ground running with a fancy French puff pastry and goetta breakfast, before digging into a 5-way with Cincinnati-style chili; Ali enjoys lemon ricotta cake and devours decadent whiskey barbeque bacon burger.

  • Cheap Eats - Music City Munchies (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    Music City Munchies

    Ali starts with a breakfast weenie smothered in a cheesy hash brown casserole before eating an award winning barbecue sandwich; Ali snacks on a giant cinnamon roll before trying Nashville's famous super spicy hot chicken.

  • Cheap Eats - Stuffed in Spokane (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    Stuffed in Spokane

    Ali sets out to find the best deals in Spokane, Wash.; he starts with a farm-to-food truck twist on the classic PB&J before trying a crazy hot dog from the secret menu; Ali finishes up with a sweet and savory pulled pork pizza.

  • Cheap Eats - Old Town Grub (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Old Town Grub

    Ali enjoys a guilt free southern fried chicken biscuit; he then goes way south of the border with a trio of flavor-forward and inventive tacos; at an art deco hot spot straight out of the 1930s, he finds a modern snack, deep fried deviled eggs.

  • Cheap Eats - Chowin' Down in Portland (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    Chowin' Down in Portland

    Ali starts off his day with a tower of waffley goodness; he then wiggles his way to a pristine salmon poke bowl; Ali indulges in authentic Spanish churros and wraps it all up in richness with the freshest pasta carbonara.

  • Cheap Eats - Capital City Cuisine (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    Capital City Cuisine

    Ali starts the day stacked with an ooey-gooey pastrami breakfast sandwich; he gets schooled in the ways of the Greek with a heaping helping of moussaka; a muffin uprising tides Ali over until he rolls up a spicy sushi burrito.

  • Cheap Eats - C-Ville Eats (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    C-Ville Eats

    Ali visits Charlottesville, Va. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack; college town food has never tasted so good as Ali starts with a breakfast bagel chock full of deli meat.

  • Cheap Eats - Appetite for Annapolis (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Appetite for Annapolis

    Ali lands on his feet with Cat Head biscuits and gravy, followed by Southern chicken and dumplings; after a tasty Aussie treat, Ali caps off his day on the bay with a delicious crab cake.

  • Cheap Eats - Homerun Barbecue (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Homerun Barbecue

    Ali's St. Louis trip starts with a slider piled high with pulled pork and chorizo chili, has a jail cell pork belly BLT for lunch, escapes for a brownie and cookie treat and ends the day with a crunchy cranberry cayenne torched chicken.

  • Cheap Eats - Far From the Farm (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    Far From the Farm

    Ali starts his day in Des Moines with crisp and cheesy breakfast nachos, then has a roasted chicken lunch with mashed potatoes and onion rings before snacking on a Napoleon and finishes with a dinner of seafood stew.

  • Cheap Eats - All Aboard in Chat-Town (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    All Aboard in Chat-Town

    In Chattanooga, Ali starts with a colossal cinnamon roll before digging into a sweet and sassy lamb burger for lunch, then snacks on a Tennessee whiskey pot de creme, and finishes with an Irish spin on tacos for dinner.

  • Cheap Eats - Culinary Cornhuskers (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    Culinary Cornhuskers

    Ali Khan starts his Omaha food adventure with breakfast from a fast made from scratch joint offering an egg boat with hash browns; for lunch, Ali has a housemade Reuben, and has pork ragu meatballs for dinner.

  • Cheap Eats - Cream of the Crop (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    Cream of the Crop

    Ali begins his day in Louisville, Ky., by cutting into a towering stack of hot chocolate pancakes; a saucy Mata Hari hot brown; apple brandied pie; Southern fried chicken and sweet potato waffles.

  • Cheap Eats - Full Throttle Yum (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Full Throttle Yum

    Ali visits Indianapolis and tries a decadent sourdough sugar pearl waffle breakfast and enjoys a house-cured sausage sandwich for lunch; a vegan key-lime cheesecake; a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich.

  • Cheap Eats - Great Lakes Craves (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Great Lakes Craves

    Ali visits Grand Rapids and samples a twilight French toast with creamy anglaise sauce; for lunch, Ali enjoys a juicy pork torta de jamon and snacks on spicy Moroccan chicken wings; a double-patty blue cheese-stuffed burger.

  • Cheap Eats - Crossroad Foodie (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    Crossroad Foodie

    Ali visits Salt Lake City and begins with a zesty pound cake-inspired French toast; he fills up on a burger topped with fried guacamole; he then visits a biker bar that serves fried Mormon funeral potatoes and ends his day with a smoky chicken club.

  • Cheap Eats - Mountain Feast (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Mountain Feast

    Ali visits Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for a delicious morning croque madame with mornay sauce; Ali enjoys a crunchy fried chicken banh mi sandwich and a berry cheesecake doughnut before sampling a hearty bowl of spicy pork rice.

  • Cheap Eats - Big Sky, Big Game, Big Flavor! (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    Big Sky, Big Game, Big Flavor!

    Ali's search for the best deals in Bozeman, Mont., begins with farm-to-table fresh benedict and summer sausage before trying a made-from-scratch elk burger; Ali discovers a huckleberry bar and sinks his teeth into a bison pepperoni pizza.

  • Cheap Eats - Fillin' Up in the South (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    Fillin' Up in the South

    Ali visits a Richmond bakery that adds a spicy twist to a traditional Southern biscuit; he heads to a diner for a curry-inspired country omelet; he finishes up his visit with a soul food dinner of fried catfish.

  • Cheap Eats - Bayside Bites (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    Bayside Bites

    Ali visits Baltimore and comes face-to-face with bacon-infused pancakes and has his first taste of Maryland pit beef; Ali snacks on Basque-style fried cheese balls before he tries some Korean-style street noodles.

  • Cheap Eats - Pit Stop (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Pit Stop

    Ali Khan visits Pittsburgh for some cheesy pancakes and takes on a sub that might blow the classic Philly cheesesteak out of the water; Ali discovers the secrets to Pittsburgh's best pretzels and ends the day at one of the city's hottest new spots.

  • Cheap Eats - Boulder (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:


    Ali enjoys pancakes, Chinese noodles and a shrimp po' boy in Boulder, Colo.

  • Cheap Eats - Charleston (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:


    Ali enjoys a day off with creamy grits; crab cake sandwich; seafood-stuffed hushpuppies; Carolina pulled pork dinner.

  • Cheap Eats - Chicago (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:


    Ali Khan tries fried chicken, biscuits, eggs and bacon for breakfast; sampling an Italian beef sandwich for lunch; trying a chocolate almond croissant; enjoying gourmet mac and cheese.

  • Cheap Eats - Miami (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:


    Ali savors empanadas for breakfast in Miami; mahi mahi sandwiches and a fisherman's stew for lunch; a Latin-Middle-Eastern-American fusion bowl for dinner.

  • Cheap Eats - Albuquerque (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:


    Ali Khan discovers more in Albuquerque than just the hype; he samples a vegan waffle, green chile cheeseburgers, a designer donut and carne adovada.

  • Cheap Eats - Austin (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:


    Ali Khan discovers a variety of Austin food fare; migas tacos at a popular roadside stop; authentic Texas barbecue; a bayou experience right out of MawMaw's recipe book.

  • Cheap Eats - Minneapolis, MN (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Minneapolis, MN

    The best deals in Minneapolis for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack with only 12 hours and 35 dollars.