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Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour provided by Discover Beijing Tours

Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour

Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour
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Tour snapshot
An insider's half-day, guided food tour of Beijing's Dong Si hutong on foot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 11301P16
Important information
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotel within the 4th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 4th ring road of Beijing city, you can travel to meeting point in the city to meet our tour guide, or hotel pick up may have extra cost.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick you up from your hotel within the 4th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 4th ring road of Beijing city, you can travel to meeting point in the city to meet our tour guide, or hotel pick up may have extra cost.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Dongsi Hutong
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • 2
    LongFuSi Jie
    Stop: 2 hours
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

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Adam B
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Dec 2019
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 lifestyle of those who live the city. Jimmy took some extra time to find a place that served donkey burgers, which were amazing to our surprise, before leading us to a variety of restaurants that were popular with the locals.
We especially loved the walk through the Hutong's, where Jimmy explained the old ways in which the people used to live. Jimmy was also kind enough to walk us to the metro where he taught us how to purchase tickets and read the map.

My partner and I loved this tour, we recommend this tour for anyone wanting to experience Beijing as a local!
Written February 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CGU
11 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
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 finished off with some new year's 'Donkey rolling on the ground' dessert.
Anson had a lot of great stories about the food and the neighborhood.
The tour was focused on good food in local down to earth restaurants and allowed each of us to eat to his/her level of adventure.
I also recommend to do the tour on the first night, as Anson gave us good tips where to head for the following nights.
Written January 5, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cristina S
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
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 and when I was too full we would walk a bit to make space for more :) At one point I asked if we would be eating food with red bean paste and he went out of his way to find a couple treats for me that weren’t part of the tour. I HIGHLY recommend this tour, with Jimmy.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Samira
1 contribution
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 cultural background that goes with the food. We were able to be as adventurous as we wanted, and felt encouraged to go outside our comfort zone. Would definitely recommend it!
Written January 14, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Salta_13
London, UK10 contributions
Aug 2019
Anson met me and my husband at our hotel and we walked to Dongsi. He is really knowledgeable about the food and the history of the Hutong area. We experienced all kind of food in that stretch of Beijing and Anson explained the origins, traditions and how to eat them. It was a great night out for us and we returned to some of the places he showed us in the following days. Needless to say that the food was amazing and at the end of the evening we were full.
He also indulged me in writing down some of the dishes I liked most so I was able to order them again when I was on my own. Definitely will call him again if we return to Bejing. Thanks Anson!
Written September 8, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lauren
Atlanta, GA139 contributions
If I can offer one piece of advice for your trip it would be to book a private food tour with Lucy. As a first time visitor to Beijing, I visited all the main attractions; I wanted to experience the culture, but I didn’t know anyone. Lucy took me to several food stops and beyond tasting the different foods, she talked about the history and culture behind the food, which was so interesting. We definitely went to some places off the beaten path and walking through the hutong and learning about the history was such a highlight of my trip.

I learned so much from Lucy about Chinese customs, culture, history...if you’re a foodie, you will definitely enjoy this tour, but it is so much more than that.

I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Beijing. It was the highlight of my visit by far.
Written August 3, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Danna
Elizabethtown, KY21 contributions
We had an awesome time on our food tour. Mike was knowledgeable, and taught us about so much more than just the food! He answered all of our questions about Beijing! Thanks Miko!
Written April 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carol M
Midvale, UT96 contributions
We loved that this tour was private-just our friends! Our tour guide was Jimmy. He was so much fun to be with. He fit right in with our group. His English is amazing. His stories and knowledge of the local culture and food made the tour so much fun! He definitely introduced us to foods we had never seen or tried before. He always asked us how we felt about certain foods. He never pushed us to try something. He would just order something else if there was a dish we just felt we couldn’t try. This tour is definitely local food!! It was an amazing adventure! I highly recommend this tour!!
Written March 26, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

MandMTravel
Wayne, PA42 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
My husband and I had Linda as our guide. She was so informative and pleasant! We tried so many different foods! I highly recommend this tour!
Written January 1, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DSGBLR
Milwaukee, WI22 contributions
Mar 2018 • Solo
Ended up being a nice tour for a solo traveler. I had limited time and they were able to work me into the schedule on short notice. My guide Cactus was an excellent host for my evening of eating in Beijing. I tried more types of food than I could have possibly imagined beforehand!
Written March 20, 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Beijing is a beautiful city. Full of life and character. City was clean and people were friendly. Do not take pi
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Exceptional.
This tour was exceptional. Qing was very knowledgeable and funny. We enjoyed listening to her a lot, as she did not
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A nice city escape!
I live in Beijing. I booked this private tour to escape the city for a few hours and it was just what I expected. Q
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Nice trip
Very nicely organized trip to Great wall. Everything went smoothly with guide Jason and driver had nice quality VW.
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Perfect day on the wall!
Wow! What an amazing day we had with Qing, who took us to the wall and the summer palace. She told us awesome stori
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5 stars! Book as soon as possible!
My daughter and I had the pleasure of having Qing as our tour guide. We had a great experience. Qing was very knowl
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Fantastic tour of the Forbidden City
We had a fantastic tour with Qing to the Forbidden City. She was excellent with her communication beforehand and ad
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My wife & I had the opportunity to spend the day with Susan for a tour of the Forbidden City & the Temple of Heaven
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Great Wall and Summer Palace Tour
Qing & her team were very easy to work with- Qing was our tour guide, translator, photographer, & provided transpor
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Amazing tour guide!
This was the very first tour I’ve been a part of. Our guide Qing was amazing! She talked about the history and gave
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Awesome Tour!!
Great location for foreigners to see The Great Wall and Summer Palace! Our guide, Qing, did a great job giving us t
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Good Tour with Linda!
Fluent in English (and Chinese of course) and energetic, it was great to have Linda as our day tour guide. She made
dimarieee
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JIMMY! The best!
This tour was AMAZING. Although it was a rainy day, Jimmy brought sunshine. He was very knowledgable, purchased o
dimarieee
dimarieee
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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
Sharon T
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Becky was a fabulous tour guide.
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