Enjoy the delectable bites and cultural highlights of China on a gourmet walking tour of downtown Xi’an. Appease an appetite for authenticity as you sample ten different types of local delicacy and gain fascinating insight into China’s rich culinary culture with a knowledgeable guide. Visit authentic street vendors and rustic local restaurants in order to immerse yourself in the electric atmosphere of the city by night on this enriching epicurean tour of Xi'an.
Gourmet walking tour of downtown Xi'an
Enjoy mouthwatering Xi'an delicacies on a night tour of the city
Visit several authentic street vendors selling delicious local food
Learn about Xi'an cuisine and culture from your friendly English-speaking guide
Greet your gastronomic guide at a central location beside the Bell Tower in Xi’an and embark on your culinary tour of the city’s vibrant downtown district. Listen as your guide offers intriguing insight into the town’s rich history and then take a seat at your first eatery, Fanji Restaurant.
Sample the restaurants specialty, rou jia mo, succulent grilled bread stuffed with minced pork, and sip a refreshing rice wine before wandering past the Drum Tower to Muslim Street, an enclave famed for its cosmopolitan community of Chinese Muslims. Enjoy the colorful sights and enticing aromas of street food stalls and sip a bottle of sweet plum juice as you watch candies being made.
Next, head to Jia San Restaurant to pleasure your palate with guantang baozi, steamed buns bursting with flavorful gravy. Savor the flavor of succulent barbecue at another street stall and wash it down with a palate cleansing drink of bingfeng, similar to orange soda. Devour shredded pancaked and sesame fillets at another esteemed eatery and then return to Muslim Street to conclude your tour with a delectable persimmon pancake.
After of feasting, bid your guide and group farewell at a central Xi'an location and make your own way back to your accommodation.
This tour was fantastic for foodies and non-foodies alike. The Muslim district on Friday night was a treat for all 5 senses. Crowded and chaotic, it was a great experience with scores of restaurants and vendors showcasing their specialties on the streets.
Lucy our local tour guide was excellent.
Show up hungry and pace yourself.
Hello, All Traveling Colleagues!
If you only have several night hours to spend in Xian, we will highly recommend to take this 3 hours tours because it is worth of your and times well-spent with Lucy. Lucy was our guide tour for the night. She was very friendly, well-informed, very exciting, and extra efforts to assist us with Transportation as we requested after the tour late at night!
Lucy was introduced us both restaurant and local street foods in Xian. All foods are very unique freshly prepared well! For those foods from local restaurants, we did taste Xians hamburgers no vegetables, tofu and vegetables noodle soup, delicious steamed dumplings, etc. For local street foods, we did taste the pork grilled skewers ur choice of meats, curry chicken on stick, Xian toasted chili peanuts, squid balls, fresh fruit buffet!, Date drinks, rolled iced cream, lotus seed snacks, etc. Also, we drank a Traditional Chinese Sweet Rice Wine as well.
No napkins provide for you. Lucy was well-prepared to bring a bag of napkins for us to use!
Dont expect an iced cold glass of water, not a popular cultural thing to do in China.
Taste some foods first, if you like it a lot, then eat more of them.
Save your empty stomach for plenty samplings.
Be extra, extra careful with your personal items on these crowded streets at night
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
Bring your own toilet paper from your hotel just in case you need to use restroom.
In China, Chinese is super up todays in the Digital World. They have this QD- code in their phones. They use this code to make all financial purchases, no need cash nor credit card involvement! Very easy and fast for purchasing purpose!!! U can do the same before you will head out onto the tour for any personal purchases.
Overall, Lucy has inspiring and motivating us in such a depth of Xians foods, people, and culture. She did an amazing job for three hours tour. D and I have enjoyed it very much so from the beginning till the end. By the way, Xian people are very friendly even if you are get lost and cannot speak in Mandarin. They usually know you are tourists and willing to help you out by using their hand gestures to put directions for you as the best knowledge as they can. That was what we have experienced on the Xians streets.
Thank you again, Lucy and 西安!
Best Wishes to All,
D and M
Highly recommend this food tour - We had a great time and our guide was fantastic and provided alot of information about the food and ingredients we where eating. Go on this tour if you want to eat where the locals eat and learn about the dishes at the same time! Great tour!
Amazing visit to the food street at the muslim quarter in Xi'an. My guide, Lily, spoke excellent English. Her explanation was very detailed and gave very helpful recommendations in my stay in Xi'an. At the end of my tour, she even took the extra mile to take the public bus with me to my hotel and paid for my bus fare after learning that I had not had the chance to take the public bus. Would highly recommend this tour!
Great fun and delicious food. I was the only one on the Gourmet Walking Tour but this didn't stop my guide, Ada, being fun, informative and enthusiastic. She made sure I had plenty of photos to remember the tour and took me to some great places to eat. Very highly recommended.
We met Michelle at the meeting point she took us for a walk through the muslim area, it was full of color and sounds. Michelle helped us try lots of new things. She was a wonderful tour guide making our evening fun.
This was a great tour! It was a small group, which meant more direct contact with the tour guide. We walked down the Muslim Market and had a bunch of food based on the guide's suggestion, plus we got to try whatever else we wanted! It was nice to have someone who could speak Chinese with us so we could communicate with all the vendors. I would definitely recommend this to any adventurous eater.
A great way to try the street food and restaurants of Xian and the Muslim area. We met our Tour guide which spoke great English and explained and went out of her way to make sure we sampled all the different foods. We let her pick and order menu items so that we could try everything and everything we tryed was great. Would not of gone to the area with out taking this tour and would of been disappointed if we had not taken the tour. We could of spent more time just walking around but got so filled up on food.
Excellent tour! I wanted to experience a foodie tour while in Xi'an, and Viator delivered. My guide, Michelle, was friendly, knowledgeable, and organized. She suggested great food stalls and took care of everything. I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to experience a great food tour in Xi'an!