Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour - 2 Seasons 35 Full Episodes Can Be Streamed for Free @ GoTraveler


Anthony Bourdain's very first show that launched his career as a food / world-travel show host on the Food Network - A Cook's Tour (2002-2003) - has recently been made available in its entirety (2 seasons, 35 episodes) for free streaming access on website - [sources:,]

  • Outside of the physical DVD release - and unless there is a current streaming service that allows users to readily access older Food Network programmes such as A Cook's Tour that I'm not aware of - then AFAIK, no other streaming content service/platform seems to have this particular show at this time

ALL 35 episodes can be played directly on the web browser whilst on the GoTraveler website

  • no user signup/login required
  • no geo-blocking restrictions
  • episodes are only up to 480p resolution
  • NOTE: GoTraveler says that all of its content can be viewed on various devices/platforms e.g. Roku, Apple mobile devices, Apple TV, Android devices

Alternative - Free streaming on GoTraveler's YouTube channel - but somewhat problematic [1] [2]

[1] GoTraveler's YouTube playlist #1 - Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour - 480p

  • seems to have geo-blocking restrictions on 30(!) episodes; so you probably have to resort to using a VPN service to be able to view these
  • S01E08, S01E20 seem to be missing??
  • episodes are up to 480p only

[2] GoTraveler's YouTube playlist #2 - Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour - 4K

  • very recent uploads of 4K versions of Anthony Bourdain: A Cook's Tour episodes
  • so far, only 4 episodes have been uploaded (S01E02 and S01E03 are playable; however S01E01 and S01E04 seem to be geo-blocked)
  • hopefully the rest of the remaining 4K version episodes will be uploaded in the coming days

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  • +31


    • yeah weird that it has that effect when you see something with his name on, thats all that comes to mind, despite being a fan of his shows a while back.

      • 💯

      • +21

        What a stupid and unnecessary comment

  • YUM.

  • +1

    Love this man!

  • +15

    Loved this show but I haven’t been able to watch it since his death… still totally devastated

  • +3

    This man could drink like a fish :-)

  • +5

    Legends never die. Great show like all of his shows

  • +25

    Anthony Bourdain was one of my biggest career inspirations . After reading his first book as a young Chef he opened my eyes to want to cook and travel around the world see different places and people. I did travel throughout Asia Europe North and South America experiencing different cultures customs and of course food….something that brings many people together. I loved his outlook on cooking and his desire to try anything once. I loved that his first Head Chef job was in a New York restaurant kitchen and was full of misfits from all walks society but they all came together as a team, he loved the comradery of the commercial kitchen……something I totally relate to in many ways. So much respect for this great man and his ability to tell great and interesting stories too.

    Continue to RIP Anthony Bourdain

  • +3


  • +1

    Miss him so much :(

  • +6

    I say this as a huge fan, A Cook's Tour is his worst show. He hasn't travelled much, is pretty naive, the format isn't quite locked in, and in the books he writes that they didn't let him off the leash much on creative freedom.

    That said, it's still a good show and also really interesting to dive back into the early days if you are a fan. No Reservations and, later, Parts Unknown, are both absolute bangers and I believe they are free on SBS On Demand. Definitely worth watching if you never have, or if you feel like a travel show while locked down.

    As everyone else said… all time legend, big inspiration. If you like travelling or cooking, you will like his shows and books. If you don't, you will after you watch them. I am ready to start from episode one again, but my wife still can't watch anything he is in, still too raw.

    • How does he compare to Gordon Ramsey?

      • +1

        Gordon Ramsey is medium rare, Anthony Bourdain is well done

      • +1

        He set the benchmark for food travel.
        It's a work of art and a labour of love. Poignant. Poetic.
        Gordon is nowhere in the same league.

  • +1

    Seasons 1-12 Available on SBS on Demand.

    • That’s a different series “parts unknown”

  • +2

    Awesome guy, great glipses into other cultures, places and foods. Watching Anthony is like just chillin with a friend and enjoying a drink together over good convo. A legend

  • +3

    He never found what he was searching for.

    • i’m not that familiar with his work but he looked like he was living his dream life

      • +1

        yeah he was but he wasn't satisfied, so he took his own life away.

        • last orders ..damn brave man. take some guts to do it

  • +3

    All episodes of parts unknown is on amazon prime video.

  • +1

    If you get a chance watch Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain. It might change your outlook about his perspective on food which I was never really a fan of. As OZlandfill mentioned above, he never found what he was looking for. RIP.

  • +9

    "You can always tell when a person has worked in a restaurant. There’s an empathy that can only be cultivated by those who’ve stood between a hungry mouth and a $28 pork chop, a special understanding of the way a bunch of motley misfits can be a family. Service industry work develops the “soft skills” recruiters talk about on LinkedIn — discipline, promptness, the ability to absorb criticism, and most important, how to read people like a book. The work is thankless and fun and messy, and the world would be a kinder place if more people tried it. With all due respect to my former professors, I’ve long believed I gained more knowledge in kitchens, bars, and dining rooms than any college could even hold."

    Anthony Bourdain

    • -2

      Screw universities. Everyone should just go be a chef. Get really smart

  • +1

    RIP mate! One of the best travel series which I have watched.

  • Anyone know where to watch all episodes of No Reservations?

    • If you ever do find out mate please let me know :)

  • Currently watching The Layover Season 1 - love it so far. It's literally the title - he has a layover of a period of 24 hours (more or less) which is quite different to Parts Unknown.

    It is quite amusing to see him with raw energy where-ever he goes but seamlessly articulates his vision in a way that makes you go "oh yeah that makes sense"

  • +5

    Anyone experiencing harsh times. Please seek help

    • +2

      Yes. Even a chat with mates over the phone or online.

      Talk sh*t. Talk whatever. Just reach out to each other.

      • +2

        What if you don't have any friends?

        • +2

          Reach out to one of the helplines. They are always available and focus on listening to you and helping you. Sometimes even friends can’t give you that