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The Best Anthony Bourdain Shows, Ranked

Updated October 13, 2018 136 votes 59 voters 4.2k views5 items

Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was the star of numerous shows throughout his career. Though he's renown for his skills and knowledge in the kitchen, he also stole the screen on some of the best shows about food and cooking. In short, Anthony Bourdain was more than just a top chef—he was a great TV personality and perhaps one of the most entertaining celebrity chefs. What is your favorite Anthony Bourdain show?

Of all his cooking TV shows, the top Anthony Bourdain series could be anything from A Cook's Tour to Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. Of course, we can't forget his other hit shows like The Taste, or even The Layover. Whether he was traveling the world in search of the best dishes or discovering the local cuisines of varying cultures, he did it with respect and admiration. If you're a fan of the many shows hosted by Anthony Bourdain, then this list is just for you. 

Check out the list of Anthony Bourdain shows below and vote up your favorite series.

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  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel, 2005) is an American travel and food show. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain visits overseas countries, cities worldwide, and places within the U.S., where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine. ...  more
    • Premiered: 2005
    • Actors: Anthony Bourdain
    • Genres (Tv): Cooking, Travel

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  • Photo: Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown / CNN
    Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN, 2013) is an American travel and food show. Anthony Bourdain travels the world uncovering lesser known places and exploring cultures and cuisine....  more
    • Premiered: 2013
    • Actors: Anthony Bourdain
    • Genres (Tv): Documentary, Travel, Cooking
  • The Layover (Travel Channel, 2011) is a travel and food show. Each episode starts with Anthony Bourdain landing in a city where he meets up with locals and explores the city to show what a traveler can do, eat, visit, and enjoy within 24 to 48 hours....  more
    • Premiered: 2011
    • Actors: Anthony Bourdain, Gabriele Bonci, Gaëlle Cerf
    • Genres (Tv): Travel
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    A Cook's Tour

    A Cook's Tour (Food Network, 2002) is a travel and food show. Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain visits exotic countries and cities worldwide where hosts treat him to local culture and cuisine....  more
    • Premiered: 2002
    • Actors: Anthony Bourdain
    • Genres (Tv): Travel, Documentary, Reality television