Eat your way around Beijing’s old ‘hutong’ alleyways and courtyards on a small-group tour. Explore by private tuk tuk and enjoy up to five food stops at tucked-away restaurants and homes you wouldn’t find by yourself. Taste staples like Beijing wraps, flame-grilled meats, and noodles, learn about local cuisine over unlimited beers and sodas, and enjoy a last beer stop at an Arrow Brewing Factory bar. Come hungry: your tastings amount to dinner.
Beijing hutong food and beer tour by tuk tuk
Explore Beijing’s hutong alleys and the foods locals love
Up to five food stops at family restaurants and homes you wouldn’t find alone
Sample staples like Beijing wraps, noodles, and flame-grilled meats
Enjoy a craft beer tasting and beer of your choice at an Arrow Brewing bar
Explore by private tuk tuk, with stops for unlimited beers and sodas included
Meet your guide and group of 10 or fewer at an easy-to-find central location near Beijing’s Lama Temple. Then, set off by private tuk tuk into the crooked alleys and courtyards of the city’s old hutongs — Beijing’s original residential districts. Absorb the historical atmosphere and as you explore, learn about traditional daily life here, including local cuisine. Delve into the bustling lanes and enjoy up to five food stops to sample local specialities, heading off the beaten path to homes or small family restaurants that you wouldn’t find alone. At each stop, sample a local staple and learn how it’s been made in the same way for generations. Dishes may vary, but expect to savor noodles at a private home, grill meat on open flames, and wrap ingredients into freshly made Beijing wraps. Between tastings, chat with your guide over unlimited local beer and sodas, and finish with more beer — this time courtesy of Arrow Factory Brewing. Sample one of Beijing’s best craft beers at this hutong bar and enjoy a glass of your chosen brew. Your tour finishes in the area when your guide departs, leaving you with directions back to your hotel or tips on exploring further.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Oct 2018
Our guide - Mu Rong, Gloria is very friendly and very knowledgeable. Provided us good info on the Beijing culture and cuisines. The food tour was excellent as get to taste authentic Beijing cuisine that we could not locate on our own. One point on the minced pork or beef noodles - zar jiang mian - the owner could have provided more minced meat than noodles.
This was a great tour. Loved all the food stops. It was a great opportunity to try a variety of cuisines and neighborhoods—it was hard to pick a favorite! Plenty of cold beers for a hot day and our guides were the best. Would book it again if ever return to Beijing
We wanted to do as much as possible during our first visit to China. In addition to visiting the Great Wall and flying to Xian to see the Terracotta Warriors, we wanted to see some local life and experience some different food. This Tuk Tuk tour of Beijing Hutongs was one of the best tours weve ever taken. Our guide, Hahn, was outstanding! The choices of restaurants and food was excellent. It was a perfect way to spend an evening. Unlimited beer and a tuk tuk driver who was one of the best Ive ever experienced including years in India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Nepal, added up to make it an exceptional evening resulting in some outstanding GoPro video. After our experience in Beijing, we tried to fit it into our schedule in Xian, as well. Unfortunately, there was a glitch with PayPal in making the advance payment. In spite of the above and beyond efforts of the Lost Plate folks and their willingness to take cash, we just couldnt put it together and didnt get a chance to repeat the experience we had in Beijing. Our thanks to Bo Liu, Ruixi Hu, and Michelle for their efforts. It was our loss.
This was a very fun tour. The food stops were all delicious. I had no idea there was so much yummy stuff to be found in Beijing. All the dishes appealed to a Western palette and a few stops I wish I could have gone back to later. The tuk tuk ride was crazy, fun and I felt pretty safe. It was a bit crowded as we were a full tour that night. Our host was lovely and took very good care of us. Be sure you know where the meet up spot is as I had a bit of trouble navigating there and should have asked more questions before departing my hotel. All worked out and this was a very fun experience!
My wife and I recently visited Beijing and we were lucky enough to partake in this excellent tour of the best kept food secrets of the Hutong! We were collected at a subway station by our tour guide Amanda who quickly got us into our tuk tuks and onto our food journey. We first visited a small restaurant where we were given delicious Beijing noodles with special sauce. We then went on to a BBQ restaurant that offered delicious skewers with meat or veggies. Next we hit up a cool little shop for some delicious meat buns and potent local liquor. We then visited a lovely courtyard restaurant for a traditional family get together style meal before grabbing a delicious Beijing dessert. We finished the tour at a local brewery where we were each given a pint of their excellent craft beers. This tour was a lot of fun and a great way to experience the food, drinks and vibes of the hutongs. Amanda was extremely friendly and helpful and gave us great insights into the history and significance of the various cuisines we tried. Additonally, she made sure everyone was topped up with a local beer throughout the tour. Make sure to keep an empty stomach before you go however since there will be A LOT of food on offer! If you're a foodie this tour is for you and one of the best ways to sample some great local delicacies alongside a nice beer too!
Lots of hidden away food places that I'm not sure I'd ever find again, even with the notes we were left with. Some fantastic food on this trip, and some great company. But dress warm if you're doing this in winter - Beijing is cold when you're speeding along on a Tuk Tuk at night in December.
You must do this!! This tour was absolutely fantastic! I arrived a bit late to the meeting spot so they had already gone off. After calling the company they reached the guide and she came for me in one of the tuk tuks. As the others were already almost done eating I wouldn't get a chance to sit down in our first stop, however, I was able to get it to go! Our guide was incredibly helpful and wonderful at explaining the food and was very informative. All of the food was wonderful, and were definitely places you couldn't find on your own! Also, at the end, we were given a wonderful pouch with a few extras inside. This is a must do, even if you only have one night in Beijing!
Joy was a great host. She took us to some really good restaurants and was super attentive to the entire group and if we wanted to try more she'd get more or if we needed more beer or anything she'd arrange it. The tuk-tuks whisked us around effectively between places and we never felt rushed when eating. Joy also explained the dishes and where they were from. Good tour.