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The hutongs of Beijing are centuries-old residential lanes, where ancient traditions are still kept alive within a fast-changing city. Skip the tourist-clogged hutongs in more popular areas with an insider’s food tour of Dong Si, an off-the-beaten-track neighborhood famous for its savory treats. Taste your way around authentic markets, shops, restaurants, and bakeries while exploring Beijing’s hidden food scene during this unique culinary visit with a guide.
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- 1Dongsi HutongStop: 2 hours -See details
- 2LongFuSi JieStop: 2 hours -See details
- An insider's half-day, guided food tour of Beijing's Dong Si hutong on foot
- Try more than 20 local delicacies, such as duck neck and fried sugar cake
- Food stops are fully customizable depending on your preferences
- Discover Beijing’s hidden neighborhoods few tourists get a chance to see
What to Expect
Hutongs, a staple of Beijing urban design, are spread throughout the city, but tourists tend to flock to the same popular areas. During this customizable food tour of Beijing’s hidden hutongs, you’ll follow your taste buds far off-the-beaten-track as you sample more than 20 local delicacies. Your guide, a Beijing insider, will take you to Dong Si, an under-the-radar neighborhood where Beijing food traditions still thrive. You’ll have a chance to eat like a local and get to know a one-of-a-kind community with stops at corner bakeries, out-of-the-way food shops, and family-run restaurants. Taste local delicacies, such as duck neck, fried ox tripe, and fried sugar cake, as you learn about the city’s vibrant culinary history, with your guide on hand to dish out answers to all of your burning food questions. Along the way, you’ll discover overlooked historical sights and picturesque neighborhoods that few tourists have a chance to experience. This is a private tour for just you and your party.
- Bottled water
- Food tasting (20+ different food tasting)
- Professional guide
- Private tour just for you and your party
- Hotel pickup(For Hotels Within the 3rd ring road of Beijing) but not including the transport
- Hotel drop-off
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- Children 1-6 years old are free
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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My partner and I landed in Beijing the night before and we wanted to experience Chinese cuisine the next day so we booked this tour in. Jimmy met us in the lobby of our hotel on time and with a friendly welcome. Together we walked and talked as he informed us of the history and…
Date of experience: December 2019
We have been to China a number of times, but have not have many opportunities to try street foods. It's a little hard if you're unfamiliar with the area to know which street foods to try and from where. Becky helped us a lot with that, in addition to providing any historical or…
I was a bit nervous since I was traveling alone, but Jimmy showed up 30 minutes early to pick me up at the hotel (note you can only be picked up at hotels within a certain distance from the tour area). He was super friendly and so easy to talk to. We ate a ton of delicious food…
Date of experience: January 2020
Anson was a perfect host for this local food tour the 3 of us booked for our first night in Beijing. He guided us to some great local food outlets in Dongsi, close to our hotel on Wangfujing street: Bejing lamb burger, Kebap (Eggplant Kebap was amazing), Szechuan soup and…
Date of experience: January 2020
An excellent tour that offers a diverse variety of authentic dishes to taste from. My guide Linda was informative, with interesting anecdotes about the food and the cultural history of the areas/places we visited. She was polite and always had a ready smile. I was picked up…
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By: Discover Beijing Tours
JIMMY! The best!
This tour was AMAZING. Although it was a rainy day, Jimmy brought sunshine. He was very knowledgable, purchased o…
The BEST Day !!!
This day is one I will never forget. We went on the fourth of July... the HOTTEST day. Lucy took us to a private …
Becky was a fabulous tour guide.
This review is a long time in coming, we visited China last year 2019 in March/ April. We were a private party of …
Our guide, Becky was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the zoo and surrounding areas. She al…
Great tour combo if you've seen great wall and forbidden city.
Our guide Lucy was waiting for us ahead of schedule in the hotel lobby. We followed the itinerary and were able to…
Perfect for my overnight stay
This tour was perfect for the few hours I had in Beijing. Pick up and drop off from Hotel very handy. It was a cond…
Highlight of my trip to Beijing
My tour guide Lucy showed up at my hotel early and prepared. We embarked on a perfect day of serious walking and hi…
Great tour for a short trip to Beijing
Lucy took me on the tour of the Summer Palace, she was very knowledgeable and a great companion for the day (she ta…
Best tour guide in Beijing!!
We had a great time on our tour with Jimmy. He knew every historical fact about Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City…
Private tour of forbidden city
The forbidden city and tiananmen are a must-see when visiting Beijing. Jimmy was a great tour guide and pre-purchas…
Lucy was lovely, the wall was beautiful and the toboggan ride so much fun! My phone ran out of power so Lucy took s…
Great Wall is great fun
Lucy and her driver took us around Beijing. An amazing highlight was seeing the Great Wall (held together by sticky…
.......Jimmy is a Great Tourguide, very knowledgeable and fun to listen to. Absolutely recommendable!
Great Guided Tour with Susan
We had a really entertaining and informative tour with Susan. Good english, attention to detail and made the histor…
The tour was fantastic, there is lots to see at night. I would recommend this to anyone The tour guide was espec…
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