Cooking Channel’s Cheap Eats Seasons 2 Stops In Des Moines 2



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

photo via Yelp

photo via Yelp

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


photo via Yelp

Strudl Haus – Chef Michael Leo

1951 Indianola Ave.

Des Moines, IA 50315


4. Dinner – Cioppino

photo via Yelp

photo via Yelp

Eatery A – Chef Nic Gonwa

2932 Ingersoll Ave

Des Moines, IA 50312


For more Cheap Eats across the country fans can visit 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.


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About Nick Lucs

Nick is the founder of Des Moines Foodster. He was born and raised in Des Moines and has always had a passion for being creative in the kitchen. Des Moines Foodster has appeared in Travel + Leisure, Juice Magazine, amNY, Travel Iowa and the Greater Des Moines Convention & Visitors Bureau blog. He believes that coffee and craft beer make the world go 'round .

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