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Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour

  • 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
Beijing Private Hutong Food Walking Tour
From US$ 34.00
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Evening Tour Start at 17:30Most Popular
Tour starts at 17:30. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel's lobby.
From US$ 34.00
Afternoon Tour Start at 13:00
Tour starts at 13:00.Your guide will pick you up from your hotel's lobby.
From US$ 34.00
Morning Tour Start at 10:00am
Tour starts at 10am. Your guide will pick you up from your hotel's lobby.
From US$ 34.00

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.

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.

Reviews (61)
1 - 5 of 41 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Private Food Tour

Lucy was a great and knowledgeable tour guide. She has us try a multitude of foods unique to different areas of China. She took us to the houtongs which were fun and peaceful. She was able to answer our questions and taught us a lot....More

2  Thank barbarae1030
Reviewed 31 January 2019
Beijing walking food tour

We met Jimmy in our hotel reception, his English was fantastic. We then made our way on the metro (underground tube) to the start of our tour. On a side note Jimmy explained the metro to us and showed us how to buy tickets (...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Jane T
Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile
Private Hutong Tasting Tour with Jimmy

This tour is perfect if you want to taste the authentic beijing cuisine. In other words Anthony Bourdain feeling for people who are worried to to try local street food on their own. Our tour guide Jimmy was the perfect match for us! He was...More

1  Thank Christoph_Fiala
Reviewed 24 January 2019 via mobile
Pleasant and relaxing

If u love street food and are into delicacies, do seriously give this tour a shot. I felt like I know Beijing tad more after this tour. Linda was lovely. Although it occurred that I was the only one who booked the tour that day,...More

1  Thank her5h
Reviewed 17 January 2019
Great First Day/Immersion Tour

As a couple that travels extensively for cultural experiences through food, we give this tour, and our tour guide Lucy a very high recommendation. In just a few short hours we grew our understanding from very little understanding of Chinese culture and food, to having...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank stephentX7465TU
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9 December 2018|
Response from Passenger62781575645 | Reviewed this property |
We booked our food walking tour through Expedia. We did the Bizarre food 4 hr. walking tour. It was a good tour, however we walked about 1.5 miles from our hotel at night and once we were done our guide left us to return on... More
12 September 2018|
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Response from 007Katie007 | Reviewed this property |
The pricing on all the tours in China is very confusing. The quoted price essentially assumes that a full tour group is going. Thus the "from...$(quoted cost)" - Invariably, when you actually try to book, the price is... More
Ruti B
1 September 2018|
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Response from Christine V | Reviewed this property |
Oops! I think I answered your question regarding the cooking lesson. The hutong walking tour to different restaurants is not appropriate for the kids, and not for the faint of heart re: unusual foods. We paid for our own... More