A food tour for foodies who want to double up on culture.

Hidden Beijing Food Tour

From £48 per person

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Key Details
2.5 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Instant Confirmation
Live Guide
Chinese, English
Wheelchair Accessible

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What You'll Do
  • Try classic Beijing street food
  • Eat imperial treats, stinky tofu, Chinese 'crepe' (jianbing), donkey burger and more
  • Explore Old Beijing's hutongs
  • Have a taste of China's national drink, bai jiu
On this food tour you are taken to an area of Old Beijing that you wouldn’t discover for yourself to taste some of Beijing’s quintessential street food and snacks and to see an authentic side of life.
What to Expect
This early morning tour immerses you in the real life of Old Beijing, where the ancient hutong neighborhoods bustle with life and vendors pass by on carts laden with fresh vegetables and sweet snacks. Discover the authentic side of Beijing, free of hatted tourist groups and souvenir shops. You are guided through an old quarter of the city that you might not otherwise see if left to your own devices and guidebook. You'll taste the local favorite breakfast foods along the way as you stop beside residents to shop from the streetside vendors and stores. The Hidden Beijing walking tour will give you a raw and undecorated insight into what life and food is really like for Beijingers' today.

The walk leads you along Cotton Hutong, past Chinese bakers and noodle makers, Muslim eateries, fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers, a gorgeous Chinese alcohol producer, and many other interesting sites. You will be guided through a host of ingredients prized in Chinese cooking, from fresh lotus root to home-made fragrant sesame oil. Come with a hearty appetite and a shopping basket if you'd like to pick up a few groceries along the way. 

Imperial and other favourite treats, sweet and savoury
Some of Beijing's favourite snack food, such as the classic and very tasty jianbing
A taste of Beijing's most famous drink - baijiu - the essential drink to understand when doing business in China 
Fresh, piping hot steamed buns stuffed with delicious fillings
Stinky tofu - an acquired but must-try Beijing favourite
Artisan bread and sesame paste vendors

The tour ends nearby Houhai Lake. Budget time to explore this charming lake district.
What's Included
  • All food and drink on tour
  • English-speaking guide
What's Not Included
  • Alcohol
  • Transport
Meeting Point

Ping'anli subway station (exit B - off Line 4), the corner of Xinjiekou South St and Huguosi Street, Xicheng district. 新街口南大街和护国寺街路口。

Know Before You Go
• Tours go ahead, rain, hail or shine.
• Please dress suitably.
• Unfortunately, this tour can not accommodate for gluten intolerance. Vegetarian options are available. The operator will try to accommodate when possible, but ultimately there is no guarantee that any type of food/ingredient will not be present in a dish.

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