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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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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
  • 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.
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
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11301P16
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
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
  • Traveller 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 travellers 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
  • Traveller 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 travellers 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
    See details
  • 2
    LongFuSi Jie
    Stop: 2 hours
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Adam B
Sydney, Australia7 contributions
Fantastic experience
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 8 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Samira
1 contribution
Great way to experience Chinese street food!
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 14 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Cristina S
3 contributions
Beijing private tour with Jimmy
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 12 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

CGU
11 contributions
Perfect local food tour
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 5 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dianecW1643ZQ
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Beijing Hutong Food Walking Tour
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 from my hotel by Linda and we travelled by subway (there was also the option of taking a taxi) to the Dongsi Hutong area.

The food was plentiful and there was a variety of differing dishes to try. To get the best value out of the tour I recommend eating as little as possible prior, as the portion sizes are very generous (for one person). There was always an abundance of food, and I managed to try a bit of everything with my favourite being the pancake (see pic for my half eaten portion).

Although pretty hopeless with chopsticks Linda encouraged me to try, though I never did quite get the hang of it. I’m usually not at all adventurous with different foods, however I thoroughly enjoyed everything I ate.

I would definitely recommend this tour especially with Linda as your guide.

Pictures are a sample of dishes I tried on the tour:
Hot Pot with peanut sauce; candy crabapples; egg noodle; pork dumplings; bean curd soup with pickles and a side plate of sweets; pancakes; and a definite must, a freshly made yoghurt and honey drink.
Written 2 December 2019
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dktarver
Aiken, SC55 contributions
Private Hutong Walking Food Tour
Jimmy did an excellent job. Interesting way to experience true Chinese food and culture. All the food was good and authentic and more than enough. Highly recommend this tour.
Written 26 November 2019
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mariajosejdee
Guatemala City, Guatemala17 contributions
Ask for Jimmy
Nov. 2019
Jimmy was on time and very willing to show us Chinese food. We took several tours around China and Jimmy was the one who spoke the most fluent English, so that's a very big plus. We were excited to see that he was very interested in knowing about Guatemala, he even did a little research about our country before we got to meet him so between dishes and tasty food it was like talking to a new friend not a tour guide. We traveled with two girls (12-10) and they looooved every dish, don't hesitate to book this tour if you are traveling with kids. The kids tried everything and Jimmy was very attentive on their wishes as well. Hope to see Jimmy again.
Written 19 November 2019
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Pamela M
1 contribution
Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour
What a fantastic introduction to the culture of the hutong. Jimmy met me at my hotel and we took the metro. The conversation flowed easily as I gained insight into both the history of the hutong but also the present day life in the city. I was by myself and could not hope to finish all the food but it was delicious, even the intestine soup. I didn't think I had room for the soup dumplings and sweets at the end but Jimmy was so casual and relaxed I found myself talking and eating as if I was meeting an old friend at the end of the day. I had had a long day and was tired so Jimmy showed me how to to use Didi, the Chinese Uber. He helped reset the language on the app on my phone as somehow mine was in Chinese. He and the driver gave me tips on hailing cabs in Beijing. This was so much more than a food tour. Thank you Jimmy!
Written 23 October 2019
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Bobby
New York City, NY2 contributions
Exciting and fun hutong food tour with Jimmy!
Oct. 2019 • Friends
My sister and I had a wonderfully fun and informative food tour through a Beijing hutong with our knowledgeable and charismatic guide Jimmy.

Jimmy started us off with some hotpot — my sister’s favorite part of the tour, despite using too much Sichuan pepper sauce at first!

Then we stopped to try some freshly made candy crabapple (think: candy apple) because crabapples are currently in season — delicious and not overly sweet.

Our next stop was for jian bing (pancakes) which we took with us as we strolled through the hutong and talked about the similarities and differences between daily life in Beijing vs New York City.

Next up was the big test of the night: (pig) intestine soup - one of the local delicacies. Neither my sister nor I are usually the adventurous type when it comes to food but we both gave the intestine (heart, liver, and lung) soup a try and it wasn’t nearly as daunting as I feared it would be. The broth was pretty good actually. The meat was really chewy so I eventually ate the meat like I eat oysters and just sucked it down without chewing. I doubt I’d order the soup again but I’m happy we at least tried it!

We wrapped up tour with a couple of less adventurous but more delicious stops for noodles, dumplings, and desserts. All in all, it was a very fun few hours made even more enjoyable by our wide-ranging conversations with our guide Jimmy.

I would highly recommend this tour to anyone with a curiosity about local Beijing cuisine!
Written 13 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Natasha W
Wellington, New Zealand67 contributions
Great Food and Great Guide
We did this tour with Lucy on Sunday night and it was great. She took us to several different restaurants and we were able to try lots of different food. She took into account our personal preferences but made sure that didnt limit the tour or prevent us having an authentic Beijing food experience. She provided background on the dishes, including those we didnt try and was very helpful and accommodating as we also had our 6 month old son with us.
Written 7 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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