Ali Khan, author of the blog "Bang for Your Burger Buck," has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, a snack and dinner! Join him on this sweet and savory ride in a new city every episode for some of the best deals on the best meals!

New! Cheap Eats Season 2

Crossroad Foodie

Ali gets a bite of some of the best dishes in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Season 2, Episode 3

Fillin' up in the South

Ali Khan hits the ground running in Richmond, Va., at a bakery that puts a spicy twist on a traditional Southern biscuit. Then he heads to a diner for a curry-inspired, country omelet before brewing up a chocolate cake with coffee. But a visit to Richmond isn't complete without a soul food dinner of fried catfish.

Thursday
Mar 16
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 6

Crossroad Foodie

Ali Khan paves the way in Salt Lake City with a zesty pound cake-inspired French toast, then gets wasted on a burger topped with fried guacamole. A biker bar sends him to heaven with a Utah staple, fried Mormon funeral potatoes, and he ends his day with a smoky chicken club of perfection.

Thursday
Apr 27
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 13

Homerun Barbecue

Ali Khan is in St. Louis looking for the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack. First up to bat is a slider piled high with pulled pork and chorizo chili. For lunch under the arch, it's a jail cell pork belly BLT. Ali escapes for a delicious part brownie, part cookie treat, and ends the day with a pitmaster's grand slam: crunchy cranberry cayenne torched chicken.

Wednesday
Jun 28
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 2, Episode 3

Fillin' up in the South

Ali Khan hits the ground running in Richmond, Va., at a bakery that puts a spicy twist on a traditional Southern biscuit. Then he heads to a diner for a curry-inspired, country omelet before brewing up a chocolate cake with coffee. But a visit to Richmond isn't complete without a soul food dinner of fried catfish.

Wednesday
Jun 28
10pm | 9c
Season 2, Episode 12

Far from the Farm

Ali Khan starts his day in Des Moines the way Iowans do, with crisp and cheesy breakfast nachos. Then it's onto a roasted chicken lunch with comforting mashed potatoes and onion rings, before snacking on a truly divine Napoleon. For dinner, Ali has an unexpected and luxurious seafood stew.

Wednesday
Aug 9
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 3, Episode 3

Capital City Cuisine

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Washington DC for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts the day stacked with an ooey-gooey pastrami breakfast sandwich. Then he gets schooled in the ways of the Greek with a heaping helping of moussaka. A muffin uprising tides him over until he rolls up a spicy sushi burrito. DC delivers with a multicultural cuisine that's powerfully delicious.

Thursday
Aug 10
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 6

Albuquerque

While Albuquerque is known for hatch green chile and New Mex cuisine, Ali Khan discovers a lot more behind the hype. He goes sweet on a vegan waffle that delivers like a decadent dessert, then makes tracks for one of the best green chile cheeseburgers in town. His afternoon gets a sugar and spice kick with a designer donut, and he brings it home with a New Mexican staple, carne adovada.

Tuesday
Oct 10
7:30pm | 6:30c
Season 2, Episode 7

Great Lakes Craves

Ali Kahn digs into the best deals in Grand Rapids with a twilight French toast glistening with creamy anglaise sauce. For lunch, it's a Mexican fiesta with layers of juicy pork torta de jamon. He snacks on spicy Moroccan chicken wings and finishes the day right with a craveable double-patty blue cheese-stuffed burger.

Tuesday
Oct 24
3:30pm | 2:30c
Season 2, Episode 8

Full Throttle Yum

Ali Khan is off to the races in Indianapolis with a decadent sourdough sugar pearl waffle breakfast, then gets his authentic deli lunch on with a house-cured sausage sandwich that's to die for. A vegan key-lime cheesecake has his name all over it for a snack, and he ends his day with one of the best breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches in town.

Tuesday
Oct 24
4pm | 3c
Season 3, Episode 5

Chowin' Down in Portland

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Portland, Ore. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts off his day with a tower of waffley goodness. He then wiggles his way to a pristine salmon poke bowl. He rolls on to indulge in authentic Spanish churros and wraps it all up in richness with the freshest pasta carbonara. The streets of Portland are lined up with craft cuisine at its finest.

Thursday
Nov 23
5pm | 4c
Season 2, Episode 8

Full Throttle Yum

Ali Khan is off to the races in Indianapolis with a decadent sourdough sugar pearl waffle breakfast, then gets his authentic deli lunch on with a house-cured sausage sandwich that's to die for. A vegan key-lime cheesecake has his name all over it for a snack, and he ends his day with one of the best breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches in town.

Sunday
Dec 17
4:30pm | 3:30c
Season 3, Episode 2

Appetite for Annapolis

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Annapolis, Md. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! He happily 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 the best crab cake of his life! Annapolis is full of culinary surprises.

Thursday
Feb 15
11am | 10c
Season 3, Episode 12

Chowdown in Portsmouth

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Portsmouth, N.H. for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali starts his day by tackling a monster of a pancake. The he comes face to face with the massive "Stairway to Heaven" burger, topped with braised short rib. Next he hits the waterfront for a cup of classic New England chowder. He ends this food feast strong with some good old-fashioned fish tacos.

Thursday
Mar 8
10am | 9c
Season 4, Episode 7

Authentic in Athens

Ali Khan is in one of the coolest college towns in the country, Athens, Ga., to find the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals. For breakfast, he grabs sweet and sticky Georgia peach French toast. Then he rolls across town for a delicious bowl of authentic Mexican posole, and the hits keep coming with a scrumptious snack that's part doughnut and part biscuit. Ali wraps up the day with a visit to hometown band R.E.M's favorite fried chicken shack -- that's automatic for the people.

Wednesday
Apr 25
10pm | 9c
Season 4, Episode 2

A Buzz in Brooklyn

Ali Khan is in Brooklyn to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack! It may be a haven for hipsters and the well-heeled, but New York's biggest borough still has authentic neighborhood diners, like the one where Ali kicks things off with chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes. After that, it doesn't get any more Brooklyn than a fried eggplant parm sandwich, or any sweeter than a slice of chocolatey s'mores pie. Finally, Ali ends his day with a taste of the next big thing -- Filipino chicken adobo.

Wednesday
Apr 25
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 7

Authentic in Athens

Ali Khan is in one of the coolest college towns in the country, Athens, Ga., to find the best breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals. For breakfast, he grabs sweet and sticky Georgia peach French toast. Then he rolls across town for a delicious bowl of authentic Mexican posole, and the hits keep coming with a scrumptious snack that's part doughnut and part biscuit. Ali wraps up the day with a visit to hometown band R.E.M's favorite fried chicken shack -- that's automatic for the people.

Thursday
Apr 26
2am | 1c
Season 4, Episode 2

A Buzz in Brooklyn

Ali Khan is in Brooklyn to find the best deals for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack! It may be a haven for hipsters and the well-heeled, but New York's biggest borough still has authentic neighborhood diners, like the one where Ali kicks things off with chocolate chip pumpkin pancakes. After that, it doesn't get any more Brooklyn than a fried eggplant parm sandwich, or any sweeter than a slice of chocolatey s'mores pie. Finally, Ali ends his day with a taste of the next big thing -- Filipino chicken adobo.

Thursday
Apr 26
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 3, Episode 9

Mo-Town, Mo-Food

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Detroit for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Motor city has Ali revving his engines and drooling over a plate of cheesy smothered breakfast potatoes, before he stumbles upon the best shawarma in town with fries on the inside. Then he steps on the gas and follows the sweet aroma to a bakery that's serving up a blueberry goat cheese basil mini pie. Finally, he ends his day with a fun and funky pizza pie topped with Coney dogs and mustard.

Thursday
Apr 26
10am | 9c
Season 3, Episode 10

Brew Town? Food Town

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Milwaukee for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! 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. He then gets the true "

Thursday
Apr 26
10:30am | 9:30c
Season 3, Episode 11

Providence Eats

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Providence for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali dives right 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 he gets his seafood on with a Quahog clam and chorizo "

Thursday
Apr 26
11am | 10c
Season 4, Episode 1

Philly Food Fight

Ali Khan is hunting for the best deals in Philadelphia for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Philly is known for serving up food with an attitude, and Ali starts with a local favorite, a scrapple, egg and cheese dip sandwich. Then he hunts down a Philly original, roast pork with provolone and spinach, for lunch. He satisfies his snack attack with dumplings filled with cheese steak, apple pie and cheesecake and, for dinner, grabs a unique twist on ramen at a happening joint in Fishtown.

Thursday
Apr 26
11:30am | 10:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Sin City Eats

Ali Khan is on the hunt for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals in Las Vegas that won't break the bank. In a place famous for all things sinful, it's no surprise that there's a delectable and wildly diverse food scene as well. Ali goes all in on a wickedly good day of eating in the desert, starting with an Elvis-inspired king of a breakfast -- banana French toast bread pudding. Then it's tacos to die for as he tracks down a legendary chef whipping up handcrafted al pastor tacos. At snack time, Ali finds himself in the hands of an artisanal pastry chef whose treats might be too beautiful to eat. Finally, he ends his day with some award-winning pizza slices that rock.

Wednesday
May 2
10pm | 9c
Season 3, Episode 7

Music City Munchies

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Nashville for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in Music City with a breakfast weenie smothered in a cheesy hash brown casserole, before devouring a delicious and award winning barbecue sandwich. Then he'll snack on a giant cinnamon roll as big as his head, before an encore of Nashville's famous super spicy hot chicken. This city may be a music mecca, but it's also a foodie's paradise.

Wednesday
May 2
10:30pm | 9:30c
Season 4, Episode 10

Sin City Eats

Ali Khan is on the hunt for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack deals in Las Vegas that won't break the bank. In a place famous for all things sinful, it's no surprise that there's a delectable and wildly diverse food scene as well. Ali goes all in on a wickedly good day of eating in the desert, starting with an Elvis-inspired king of a breakfast -- banana French toast bread pudding. Then it's tacos to die for as he tracks down a legendary chef whipping up handcrafted al pastor tacos. At snack time, Ali finds himself in the hands of an artisanal pastry chef whose treats might be too beautiful to eat. Finally, he ends his day with some award-winning pizza slices that rock.

Thursday
May 3
2am | 1c
Season 3, Episode 7

Music City Munchies

Ali Khan, full-blown food enthusiast and blogger, has 12 hours and only 35 bucks to find the best deals in Nashville for breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack! Ali kicks things off in Music City with a breakfast weenie smothered in a cheesy hash brown casserole, before devouring a delicious and award winning barbecue sandwich. Then he'll snack on a giant cinnamon roll as big as his head, before an encore of Nashville's famous super spicy hot chicken. This city may be a music mecca, but it's also a foodie's paradise.

Thursday
May 3
2:30am | 1:30c
Season 1, Episode 3

Boulder

Ali Khan hits the ground running in Boulder at a diner with pancakes so manly, only a chef who moonlights as a strong man could make them. Then he seeks out some of the most authentic Chinese noodles found on the West Coast and finishes his day at a Boulder staple with a soulfully-crafted shrimp po' boy, accompanied by one of the best views in the city.

Thursday
May 3
10am | 9c

More Than You Bargained For

Location Guide

Don't worry about spending money on gas to get to all these spots because you won't need much cash when you arrive.
Good-Deal Dining

Ali's 5 Favorite Cheap Burgers

Most of Ali's free time is spent uncovering the best burgers for your hard-earned buck.
Which Burgers Stack Up?

About the Host

Ali Khan

As the host of Cheap Eats, Ali is right at home taking audiences on a budget-friendly culinary tour of America, highlighting spots almost anyone can afford.