With only 12 hours and $35 in his pocket, food blogger Ali Khan continues his search for the best Cheap Eats for breakfast, lunch, a snack, and dinner in cities across the county.
While on the quest to find the best deals for the best meals, Ali discovers the most unique eateries serving up delicious dishes, and learns the recipe for tasty, affordable fare from the talented local chefs.
Ali starts the day with shallow pockets, but leaves satisfied with a very full stomach. Even on a tight budget, it is still possible to eat well, but before digging in, he gets a lesson on how to prepare these mouthwatering plates directly from the chefs who created them.
In season two, he stops in Des Moines, Iowa and highlights delicious eats.
Here is where he stops at:
1. Breakfast – Breakfast Nachos
University Library Café – Chef Charles Johnson
3506 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311
2. Lunch – Broasted Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Onion Rings
Highlife Lounge – Chef Jeff Bruning
200 SW 2nd St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
3. Snack – Napolean
Strudl Haus – Chef Michael Leo
1951 Indianola Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50315
4. Dinner – Cioppino
Eatery A – Chef Nic Gonwa
2932 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312
For more Cheap Eats across the country fans can visit CookingChannelTV.com/CheapEats for the best places to eat, as well as Ali’s tips for what to look for in a quality cheap eat. Join the conversation using #CheapEats.
View the Des Moines taping at these times: