10:00 am-2:00pm
Every day


Meet : Your hotel
End : Your hotel or sites in city

Tour Style:

Walking + Private car

Food Theme:

Hutong Culture, Traditional Snacks and drinks


Vegetarian option available
Private option available

2014-12-28 Beijing Food Tour


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An authentic culinary tour through Lishi hutong, one of the lesser tourist visited hutongs.

Please join us for a culinary tour and experience the real Beijing as only a local world. Our guide will meet you at your hotel to begin this four hour excursion. From your hotel we will visit the Lishi Hutong area where you will be immersed into the real tradition of Chinese culinary culture and get the complete experience of hutong cuisine like an insider. Explore the charming traditional community, walk around the produce market and visit a local courtyard home to taste unique delicacies made with fresh native ingredients.

A Brief History of Hutongs

Hutongs are a type of narrow streets or alleys, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, most prominently Beijing. Hutongs are residential neighborhoods which still form the heart of Old Beijing and represent an important cultural element of the city. Their tapestry of diverse cultures, mouth-watering cuisines, unique architecture and fascinating stories make them unforgettable destinations. Hutongs originated during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368) but really began to flourish during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). However with the passage of time and the modernization of Beijing many hutongs began to disappear. They have now become representatives of Beijing’s culture for locals and tourists alike and many have been given protected status.

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While there are many hutongs to visit in Beijing, most tourists only go to a handful of them which can be overrun with other tourists. On this off the beaten path food tour we will visit Lishi hutong with a local guide who has intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. Here you will get to experience what it truly feels like to be a local on a more personal level without the crowds.

Included will be 6-8 different food tastings at various diverse locations, such as markets, shops, bakeries and restaurants. You will visit local haunts, get a chance to meet the owners and explore historical sites that few tourists have an opportunity to experience. No chain restaurants here – we will visit mom and pop specialty food shops to try authentic items such as delicious duck necks and sesame cake.

Also wander through a maze of courtyards and spend time with a neighborhood family to get a glimpse of what life is like for a real Beijing hutong resident as you are invited into their home. Here traditional handmade Beijing noodles with pork and sides will be served and you get a chance to feel like a true hutong resident! By staying off the beaten path you will also have a unique chance to support a local community while being entertained by the sights and smells of true Beijing.


Travelling Party  English Speaking Guide Only
(pay your own transportation)
English speaking guide and
private transport
1 Person $130 $200
2 Persons $75 $115
3 Persons $65 $100
4 Persons $60 $90
5 Persons $55 $80
6 Persons $50 $70
7 Persons $45 $65
8 Persons $40 $60
children Please contact us for detailed quotation  buy tickets

What’s included?

  • An amazingly delicious and 100% local experience
  • 4-6 authentic tasting locations and 12+ delicious food and drink (enough for big lunch)(inside establishments or on the sidewalk) and 1 tasting seated in the hutong family for traditional noodle (a 20-25 minute relaxing stop).
  • Experienced, friendly and entertaining local guide
  • Fun & informative guided walking tour, including visits local hutong and family

What’s not included?

  • Transportation from and to our meeting place if you choose to use a tour guide only

1:How to book

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step1Email us to inquire for availability

Please offer these information

A: Date and time you prefer to start

B: the hotel you stayed

C:The tour you are interested to join, with or without transportation

D:Number of the tourists
step2Beijing Food Tours will send

A: Confirm space availability and the Confirmation voucher

B:Invoice for the deposit (PAYMENT 50% deposit to confirm booking Balance payment due on tour day)

C:Meeting point


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What happens after my online booking?
After completing your booking on our website Beijing Food Tours will send

A: Confirm space availability and the Confirmation voucher

B:Invoice for the deposit

C:Meeting point
In case, you don’t see emails within 24 hours after booking, please check your junk mail inbox. If you still can’t find it, please simply contact us at “info@foodtoursbeijing.com”

2:Cancellation Policy

Should you choose to cancel a booking, Beijing Food Tours must be notified by email.

The following cancellation fees apply for Beijing Food Tour:

  • More than 10 days before departure, all deposit full refund(10USD =60rmb processing fee)
  • 10 to 2 days before departure, loss of 50% of your deposit
  • From 48 hours before the tour starts, loss of all deposit
  • Turning up late to the starting point of the tour for whatever reason is considered a late cancellation and will result in a loss of all deposit

3:Children Discount

Children less than 5 years old–Free of charge

Children between 5-10 years old –Half price

Children above 10 years old–Same price as adult


Comment (1)

  1. genelle

    hello, Nihao, I would be interested in joining this Hutong Tour Wed 19th October, for one person.
    Kind regards,

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