#1 Rated Food Tour on TripAdvisor
Our China food tours get you off the beaten path, truly away from tourists, to eat where the locals eat. Our local guides take small groups to hidden, family-run shops where you can see your food being made and learn about the people that are making it.
Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Xian
Cambodia’s Most Authentic Food Tour
Discover the best local, family-run restaurants and bars that don’t make it into the guidebooks and top ten lists during a journey that integrates Cambodia’s fascinating history and incredible cuisine. Zip past some of the city’s famous landmarks on our private tuktuks with your local guide and eat shoulder to shoulder with locals.
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap (Coming Soon)
Portland’s Only Evening Tour
We’ll take you to visit the kind of fun and unique spots that are off the tourist track and packed with locals every day. Most importantly, we provide more than just samples – come hungry (and thirsty) and leave satisfied!
Portland Oregon, USA
Why We’re Unique
Food Tours Led by Locals
Only guides from each city can give you a real taste of the area, both in its food and its culture. We support the community and create authentic experiences by choosing local guides that will make you feel like you left the tour with a new friend. All our local guides are trained by our founders to ensure a perfect experience.
Get Fed, Leave Full
We are not a tasting tour, we promise you will have plenty of food! The best part? You won’t have to worry about what to order or how to communicate with the owners at each stop. Everything we eat is tried and tested, plus you’ll see how its made and learn about the families who make it.
Craft Beer & Wine
The local culinary scene in every city is defined by food and drinks, so we make sure you experience it all! Our evening tours include alcoholic beverages along the way, and at least one stop to sink a glass (or few) of local craft beer or wine.
Off the Beaten Path
We visit local neighborhoods where real locals live and eat. You aren’t going to find any other tourists here. Our restaurants are locally owned and often specialize in only one dish, which means the quality is high and the flavor is even better. These places wouldn’t survive without regulars, that’s how you know it’s good.
What Our Guests Have Said:
THE BEST THING I DID IN CHINA
“The Lost Plate food tour in Xian was the best thing I did in China, unforgettable and delicious. We went to fantastic little family-owned, local places to eat rather than all those tasteless tourist traps. The food was the best I’ve had in all of China in 3 weeks! Our guide was lovely, very friendly and full of information. I dream about the food! So delicious!”
– foyya from Perth, via TripAdvisor
WE BOOKED AGAIN AND AGAIN
“We’ve done many tours with Lost Plate and we were not disappointed. Our guide was knowledgeable and helped us pace our consumption so our stomachs had room for the whole tour. We brought a friend on the tour and he was hooked; we immediately agreed to book another Lost Plate tour a few days later. These food tours were the highlight of our trip. Highly recommended!”
– Alex M from San Francisco, via TripAdvisor
Globally Owned, Locally Led
We’re a team of American and Asian foodies who are passionate about providing you with an unique and unforgettable culinary experience. We pride ourselves on offering a growing number of tours throughout the world while keeping our tours local and authentic. We know how hard it is to research the best food in the best places that represents what locals love…so we’ve done the work for you!
Lost Plate started in China when our co-founder Brian struggled to find authentic, local food without the help of locals. A few months later, he and his wife Ruixi were taking tourists around the city to eat, breaking down language barriers and showing people where real locals eat. Since then, we’ve expanded throughout Asia and beyond, focusing on cities where we have a personal connection.