We are Chengdu insiders. Chengdu is home to Lost Plate’s founder which makes your tour experience extra insightful and memorable. We’ll visit restaurants and flavors that she grew up with, and areas of the city that hold special memories for her and our other local guides. Take off in your own Tuktuk and get off the beaten path to see and experience where the locals eat at family-run Chengdu restaurants. Cover over 8km by Tuktuk to discover the backstreets and communities of the city with us for an experience you won’t forget!

Our Chengdu Food Tours


Meet Our Founder Ruixi, From Chengdu

Evening Food Tour by Tuktuk
Tu-Sun at 6:30pm

Tuktuks, dumplings, beer, noodles, local alcohol, spicy sichuan dishes, and a few more surprises sum up this delicious off-the-beaten-path experience.

Unlimited Food & Beer
Approx 8km Traveled by Tuktuk

350 RMB /person ($55 USD)
Duration: Approx 3.5 Hours


What’s Included:

  • Try over 10 different dishes and enjoy unlimited beer while visiting 4-5 local Chengdu restaurants only locals know about
  • Meet your guide at a central subway station (detailed provided by email after booking) to meet your guide and new friends for the night (maximum group size is 10 people)
  • Zoom through the streets of Chengdu on your own Lost Plate tuktuk, stocked with unlimited beer and soda (this is not a walking tour)
  • Discover a hidden residential house and be welcomed inside for some of the best homemade dumplings in China
  • Sip on some homemade Chinese Wine, this is unlike anything you’ve had before!
  • Have a go at Chengdu’s spicy specialties and see how much you can handle!
  • Try the best version of Chengdu’s most popular street snack, Sichuan stuffed pancakes, only found on the streets of Chengdu
  • Try all of Chengdu’s famous noodle varieties to find your favorite
  • Choose your own meats and vegetables to be prepared using one of Chengdu’s famous hotpot techniques
  • Discover a very unique Chengdu bar that offers local beer and rice wine to relax and sip a pint with the locals

Chengdu Dumplings

Try Chengdu’s Best Dumplings

Chengdu Street Snack

Chengdu’s Most Popular Street Snack

Mapo Tofu

Famous Mapo Tofu

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Chengdu Food Tour Reviews

“We had the most incredible evening on our lost plate Chengdu food tour. Our guide was charming, fun, knowledgeable and spoke very good English. She took us to some incredible spots, explaining the traditions around the foods we were trying. I didn’t fully appreciate just how many different things we would get to try! She was mindful of our guests different palates and always made sure we had a range of foods to try. This was a truly memorable travel experience and I could not recommend it more highly. Thank you!”

“Lost Plate stood out because the guides are 100% local (not expats) – they grew up here, they know the city inside and out, and they rigorously search out, test, and compare the restaurants they end up choosing, selecting places that are authentic, best-of-category tastes, and a true representation of Chengdu’s finest. Lost Plate went above and beyond to plan a fun, authentic, exciting, accessible, and memorable evening – thank you!!”

Sichuan Hotpot, Tea & Market Experience
Daily at 4pm

Discover the true heart of Chengdu by sipping tea shoulder to shoulder with locals, exploring a hidden market, enjoying a famous hotpot feast, and chilling in a boutique bar!

Only 300 RMB /person ($47 USD)
Duration: Approx 3.5 Hours


What’s Included:

  • Arrive at a central location near the Narrow Wide Alley (location provided by email) to meet your local guide and new friends for the night (maximum group size is 8 people)
  • Discover a beautiful outdoor courtyard and enjoy tea & snacks at a local teahouse
  • Visit a local wet market to learn about the spices and ingredients essential to Sichuan cooking
  • Learn about the ingredients used to make hotpot and discover some unusual produce that you may not find back home
  • Sip on some homemade Chinese Alcohol from the market marinated with different herbs and fruits and see for yourself what the locals drink in Chengdu
  • Enjoy a full hotpot feast, complete with two types of soup and an array of meats, vegetables and local dishes
  • Finish the night at a boutique bar with locally made fruit wine
  • Explore this quaint neighborhood by foot while walking 5-10 minutes between each stop
  • Tip: Explore the Narrow Wide Alley area and People’s Park before your tour, both within walking distance of our meeting location

Chengdu Tea

Traditional Tea Courtyard

Chengdu Market

Explore a Local Market

Chengdu Hotpot

Enjoy a Sichuan Hotpot Feast

Chengdu Bar

Sip Homemade Fruit Wine

Meet Our Chengdu Team











We offer a 10% discount on your 2nd (or more) food tour with us!

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