• Location: Beijing, China
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Go off the beaten path in Beijing to visit a ‘hutong' (traditional-style neighborhood) with an experienced private guide for an authentic experience of local Chinese cuisine and the rich culture of old Beijing. Visit the produce market and sample more than 20 different dishes at a range of small eateries including locally owned shops, bakeries and restaurants. Meet the owners and learn about Chinese culinary customs from your guide. Your 4-hour tour includes all food tastings, a great treat for foodies!

Highlights

  • Private 4-hour food and walking tour of a Beijing hutong
  • Visit a hutong away from the crowds
  • Try more than 20 dishes for an excellent sampler of Chinese cuisine
  • Meet local shop owners and learn about the neighborhood
  • Check out the neighborhood produce market
  • See Beijing architecture from centuries past and experience a traditional way of life
  • Includes knowledgeable private guide and all food samples

What You Can Expect

Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour

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Customer Reviews

Craig D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Our group of three adults and two 12 year-old children has a great time on this tour, and our tour guide, Bella, was awesome. We had a great mix of safe and unusual Chinese food, and there was plenty to go around. I wouldn't consider any of us foodies or overly adventurous eaters, but we still ate everything that was presented to us and all left with our stomachs full. Bella definitely catered the tour for us, always asking if we were interested in trying something before ordering us the food of course, we always said yes - what's the point of this tour otherwise?. In addition to the tour, we also learned about the Hutong and it's residences. If you want to experience how and where the locals eat in a safe and untimidating setting, this is the tour. Thanks again, Bella!

Michael B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Becky was fantastic! I loved the experience of going to a random door that is very unassuming and finding a delicious restaurant we would have never found otherwise. I tried Donkey Fire when I was there and it was a real treat. She did a great job catering to both my boyfriend and my taste which is a hard thing to do.

darrenlorenz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

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

Nina United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

I strongly recommend this food tour. We sample to many dished I lost count. From savory to sweet we tried it all. Our guide Roy I hope I remembered his name correctly was super nice and his English was good. We went to local spots to try authentic Chinese food. You have to come hungry because there is so much food!

kehfun

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

It was a small tour with just 3 of us but had a good time trying all the different foods a bit further out Dongsi Station from the middle Tianamen. Tried a bunch of soups, noodles, dumplings, and local delicacies! One of our favorite tours in Beijing for sure.

Carlos A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2017

Cool way to get to know some of the local food in Beijing, which can be sometimes hard to taste on your own if you don't speak the language or don't have many days to explore. Our guide Roy was very nice and made the experience very enjoyable with his knowledge of Chinese food from all over the country. Prepare to eat a lot, so it's best to skip breakfast or lunch. Also a good idea to pace yourself in the first stops, just so you get through all the many dishes and not feel sick and full as the activity ends.

James E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

Our tour guide, Roy, had immense knowledge about the hutong around Beijing. He took his time to walk us through all of the dishes we were eating, the region/province in China in which it originated, and the cultural significance of the dish. Some dishes may seem intimidating for Western stomachs, but everything was delicious especially the soups! Roy was very approachable, intelligent, and spoke great English. We took this tour our first morning in Beijing and it was the perfect experience to kick off our trip and inspired us to explore many hutong all around Beijing. A must-do when visiting!

Jan Dimacali Philippines

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I highly recommend this tour. It was fun and informative. We really enjoyed ourselves.

Barbara R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent!

Ash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

If you are interested in seeing how local Beijingers catch some grub check this tour out. The Hutong or neighborhood we visited was right next door to our hotel on WANGFUJING St and yet a world away. We tried all kinds of dishes that I would have never even known about had I not taken to tour. WARNING: read the list of dishes you will try in the details section, not at all for those who are not adventurous! You can pass on certain items, but you will miss out on all the fun if you skip too many. The tour guide is wonderful and as local as you can get she even took us to her home under renovations in the hutong for a real close look. Great memories and a wonderful learning experience.

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