Guy Fieri’s Favorite Place to Eat Is At This Rhode Island Staple
Guy Fieri is one of the world’s most recognizable and influential culinary experts. The guy with the crazy hair has built a career around food and seeking out the best spots in the country.
Getting a stamp of approval from Fieri is like a golden ticket for restaurant owners.
Recently, Fieri appeared on a local podcast and declared his love for a Rhode Island staple.
Out of every place this man has eaten, it turns out Olneyville New York System in Providence, Rhode Island, is home to one of his favorite meals of all time.
Past Our Prime Podcast
Past Our Prime is a sports podcast hosted by former New England Patriot Dan Koppen and former Houston Astros Pitcher Tip Fairchild. In one of their latest episodes, their good friend, Guy, called in to chat about his incredible career and his new show on The Food Network and Discovery+ called Guy’s Ultimate Game Night.
Fieri’s Love for Olneyville NY System
It turns out that Fieri’s wife is from Rhode Island, and he will be headed to New Hampshire for a family reunion in the coming days. Since he has to pick up his mother-in-law first, Fieri confessed that a pit stop at Olneyville on Plainfield Street is the only stipulation he had before heading up North.
“It is one of my favorite, favorite things to eat,” he said. “I’ve had gaggers from different places around the country. ... There’s just something about going to Olneyville, there is something about the New York System guys.”
He even gave Olneyville their own episode on his hugely popular show Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
Fieri and his family will travel to their family reunion by jet, and his wife was less than thrilled about the scent of hot wieners on an airplane.
“My wife goes, ‘You’re going to bring gaggers on the jet?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah! I love the smell of it!” Fieri said.
Olneyville NY System is Like Home
True Rhode Islanders don’t need Google Maps to find their way to Olneyville. Instead, all they need are three words for the perfect order: “All the way.”
It’s special to hear an influential culinary expert show some love for a tiny mom-and-pop shop in the smallest state in the country. We love our food, and Fieri seems to love our history.
“There’s nothing like eating (wieners) there,” he said. “Sitting at the counter, listening to stories ... You have to get coffee milk, you have to go through the whole thing.”