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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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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.

  • 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of our Beijing trip!

This was an amazingly fun, tasty and interesting tour, a highlight of our Beijing holiday! The very nice and polite Lucy, our English speaking guide, introduced us to several different food places and food types and enlightened us about local customs and facts. We got...More

Thank Erica E
Reviewed 12 July 2018

Lucy was our guide and she was perfect for what we wanted to see and know..plus the food was delicious!!! Was one of the highlights of our trip!!

Thank Naomi H
Reviewed 4 July 2018
Great food and great guide

Our guide Miko took us to visit a variety of local restaurants, from hotpot to dumplings to kebabs. The food was varied as it was fantastic and Miko provided great insight into Beijing's unique culture and cuisine. If you want to try food that isn't...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018
The food and our guide Lucy was fantastic

The food and our guide Lucy was fantastic Lucy was extremely knowledgeable and we learned so much about the Chinese and Beijing cultures and ate the most delicious local foods. Lucy was awesome 👍🏾

Thank Nermine R
Reviewed 2 July 2018
Like a day out with a local friend

I had an amazing time with our tour guide Linda. Linda has been doing tours of Beijing for about 7 years, so she had extensive knowledge about the city and its food. We tried everything from local favorites to extremely exotic dishes. She had great...More

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