16 Foods Guy Fieri Thinks Are Off the Hook

He's a Food Network legend and the Mayor of Flavortown, which means Guy Fieri's favorite foods are, well, a festival of funk!

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Guy Fieri built his reputation on his catchphrases, bleach-blond hair and an outrageous love of food. He’s been hosting Food Network shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for 10+ years, and he’s also a successful restaurateur and cookbook author.

Here are some of the foods that Guy thinks are “lights-out delicious!”

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Steak Frites

Guy says his aha moment regarding his love of food came while he was eating steak frites in France. (It sounds fancy, but it’s basically the European word to say “steak paired with French fries.”)

This is how to cook the perfect steak every time.

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It seems you either love cilantro or you can’t stand the stuff—here’s why. Cilantro is Guy’s favorite herb, which means he’d love any of these fresh and flavorful recipes.
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Bacon Burger

Guy made a special connection with the owner at Hodad’s, an Ocean Beach burger joint that sells the best burgers in America. They have a great Bacon Cheeseburger on the menu—and we think Guy would love this version, too.
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It was apparent that Guy had some pretty sophisticated tastes in food when he tried (and loved!) sushi at the tender age of 7. He now owns a sushi-BBQ restaurant in California called Tex Wasabi’s.
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Ham and Grits

It’s no secret to loyal viewers of Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives that Guy hates eggs. That said, his breakfast of choice is always ham and grits with red-eye gravy…no eggs in sight!
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Asian Cuisine

The one type of food that this charismatic host says he could eat for the rest of his life is Asian cuisine. That must include everything from fried rice to Indian curry.

Don’t miss our Chinese “takeout fakeout” recipes!

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Black Peppercorns

Of all the spices that Guy has encountered in his travels, his favorite is the humble black peppercorn. It’s a great choice, as that little fruit can season so many different kinds of dishes.
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Guy’s favorite thing to eat after working a busy night in one of his restaurants is popcorn. He pops the kernels in hot bacon fat! (Learn how to make popcorn the old-fashioned way.)
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Guy built a three-wheeled pretzel cart at age 10 called “The Awesome Pretzel Cart.” We’re betting he still has a soft spot for a soft pretzel.
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French Fare

Guy was an exchange student in Chantilly, France as a teenager. He developed a love for French cuisine—it was his first culinary romance. Get inspired by some of our best French recipes.
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Collard Greens

Guy does have a favorite dish from among all of his restaurants, and it may surprise you: collard greens! They’re made using smoked turkey and sound dynamite.
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Country Chicken and Dumplings

One of Guy’s fondest childhood memories involves food—he loves to think about the chicken and dumplings his dad made on the family’s camping trips.
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In-N-Out Burger

Many celebrity chefs (including Ina Garten) name In-N-Out Burger as their favorite fast food spot, and Guy says it’s the only fast food he’ll eat. Check out our copycat recipes for this popular West Coast chain.
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Guy loves cioppino, which is a hearty seafood stew with ingredients like crab, clams, shrimp, scallops or mussels. He says his all-time favorite comes from a place he visited on Triple D, Duarte’s Tavern in Pescadero, CA.
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Canned Peppers

Somewhat surprisingly, Guy is an avid canner. (You could be, too–here’s our Canning 101 guide.) He preserves vegetables raised in his own garden, and he says his favorite is bell peppers.
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Guy obviously loves to travel, and his favorite vacation spot is Mexico. He raves about their authentic tequila, and what better way to consume it than in a margarita? That’s the real deal!

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.