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Beijing Food Tours

Recipient of TripAdvisor's Travelers Choice Award for Best Foodie Experience in the World.

Beijing's #1 Rated Food Tours

Beijing has more people than Ireland, Denmark, and Greece, combined. The term “meal options” here means something else entirely.

First a provincial backwater, then a traveller’s junction between Manchuria and Mongolia before becoming the on-and-off capital of China for centuries, Beijing’s stasis amidst the movement of peoples and powers has left the most unique culinary legacy few other ancient cities could boast.

Beijing's #1 Rated Food Tours

Beijing has more people than Ireland, Denmark, and Greece, combined. The term “meal options” here means something else entirely.

First a provincial backwater, then a traveller’s junction between Manchuria and Mongolia before becoming the on-and-off capital of China for centuries, Beijing’s stasis amidst the movement of peoples and powers has left the most unique culinary legacy few other ancient cities could boast.

Beijing Food Tours Pancake About

Our Beijing Food & Beer Tours:

Evening Hutong Food Tour by Tuktuk

Flavors of China Restaurant Tour

Breakfast Hutong Food Tour

Craft Brewery Tour

Rated a top 10 foodie experience in the World.

Try cuisine from four of China’s regions.

Explore a traditional hutong neighborhood.

Try over 8 local craft beers brewed in Beijing.

$79 USD per person

$85 USD per person

$49 USD per person

$89 USD per person

Daily at 6:30pm for 3.5 hrs

M/W/Sa at 6pm for 3.5 hrs

Tu/W/F/Sa/Su at 9am for 3 hrs

Tu/Th/Sa at 6pm, for 3.5 hrs

Includes all food & beer

Includes all food & drinks/alcohol

Includes all food & drinks

Includes all beer & snacks

Fully serviced by Lost Plate tuktuks

Fully serviced by climate-controlled van

Approx. 1.5 km walking

Fully serviced by climate-controlled van

Currently available, book now!

Paused due to Covid-19.

Get 10% off if you book multiple tours online!

Our Beijing Food & Beer Tours:

Evening Hutong Food Tour by Tuktuk

Rated a top 10 foodie experience in the World.

$79 USD per person

Daily at 6:30pm for 3.5 hrs

Includes all food & beer

Tuktuk Tour

Flavors of China Restaurant Tour

Try cuisine from four of China’s regions.

$85 USD per person

M/W/Sa at 6pm for 3.5 hrs

Includes all food & drinks/alcohol

Climate-controlled van tour

Beijing Breakfast Hutong Food Tour

The ultimate food cart experience.

$65 per person

Tu/Th/Sat at 6pm, for 3.5 hrs

Includes all beer & snacks

Walking tour

Craft Brewery Tour

Try over 10 local craft beers brewed in Beijing.

$89 per person

Tu/W/F/Sa/Su at 9am for 3 hrs

Includes all food & drinks

Climate-controlled van tour

Get 10% off if you book multiple tours online!

Our Beijing Photo Walks:

On our Beijing photo walks, your local guide will show you the best spots, angles, and poses to capture incredible photos at multiple destinations. In addition to your own photos, your guide will help you take photos and provide 9 filtered photos after each tour.

Old & New Beijing Photo Walk

Beijing Hutong Photo Walk

Discover Beijing through modern architectural marvels and ancient Ming Dynasty gardens.

Explore the most beautiful corners of historic hutong alleyways and courtyards.

$35 USD per person

$35 USD per person

W/F/Su at 9am

Tu/Th/Sa at 3pm

Currently available, book now!

Our Beijing Photo Walks:

On our Beijing photo walks, your local guide will show you the best spots, angles, and poses to capture incredible photos at multiple destinations. In addition to your own photos, your guide will help you take photos and provide 9 filtered photos after each tour.

Old & New Beijing Photo Walk

Discover Beijing through modern architectural marvels and ancient Ming Dynasty gardens.

$35 USD per person

W/F/Su at 9am

Beijing Hutong Photo Walk

Explore the most beautiful corners of historic hutong alleyways and courtyards.

$35 USD per person

Tu/Th/Sa at 3pm

Why People Choose Us:

By sharing the living history of cuisine by the hands that make it, we're changing the way people think about food and its role in the universe.

Meet Your Resident Food Nerds at Lost Plate Food Tours

Experiences Led by Locals.

Only guides from each city can give you a true taste of the area in food and culture, all trained by our founders to ensure a perfect experience. We also work with the community through local producers and partners to ensure you’re getting a real local taste of what each community can do.

Get Fed, Leave Full.

We are not a tasting tour, if you leave hungry or thirsty, we aren’t doing our jobs. Most of our tours feature unlimited food and drinks (beer too!) 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 it’s made and learn about the families who make it.

Beijing Hutong Evening Food Tour Meat Buns Bar

Craft Beer & Beverages Included.

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 (unlimited) alcoholic beverages along the way, and at least one stop to sink a glass (or few) of locally produced craft beer. All your bases are covered with us.

Off the Beaten Path.

We visit local neighborhoods where real locals live and eat. You aren’t going to find any other tourists here, or run into other tour groups. Our restaurants are local legends, family-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.

Beijing Breakfast Hutong Food Tour About

Get Hungry for Adventure.

A third of our customers were referred by a previous guest. Were you one of them?!

5/5

“The knowledge of the guide, the chatty and fun atmosphere in the group and of course the memorable dishes made this a one of a kind experience. I liked it so much that I ended up booking the Beijing Breakfast Tour and Flavors of China tour as well. You can tell the stops are selected with care and are definitely not commercial or touristy. Some of the best places were located in the deepest corners of the hutongs and are impossible to find on your own. We had amazing noodles, very tasty bbq dishes, pancakes of dreams a fried bun that was so good I still talk about it.”

Claudia

April 2020

5/5

“We did not really know what we were getting ourselves into when booking this tour. However, we were up for an adventure, some great food, and an insight into Beijing’s famous Hutongs and we were not disappointed. The food was all delicious so be careful not to fill yourself at the first few stops as there is plenty more to come. Importantly, none of the food served would upset ‘western dietary sensitivities’ and all was washed down with ample quantities of the local beer. Riding the Tuk Tuks around local back streets was fun and gave a view of the city less known to tourists. The tour was definitely a culinary and cultural highlight and is strongly recommended.“

Oliver D

October 2019

5/5

“We are return customers to Lost Plate tours! Walk through a Hutong and witness Beijingers begin their morning. We stopped at many diverse family run breakfast locations. One became our favorite for the rest of our time in Beijing. We no longer ate Western Food for breakfast after this experience. The guides are knowledgeable and well rounded people. A joy to get to meet them. Off the Beaten Path. Authentic. Culture. Fun. Educational. Good for all ages. Highlight of our trip.”

Nancy R

February 2020

5/5

Great way to start our trip in Beijing. We travelled with my parents and 4 children aged 4-15. All were very adventurous with trying the food and were amazed by the delicious things they tried. Our guide Kelly was so knowledgeable and kept the kids interested too.”

Becvorsh

December 2019

5/5

Lost Plate knows their way to authentic Chinese food in Beijing. Tourists wouldn’t be able to find them on their own. We enjoyed four Chinese cuisines and had good company all along. I’d recommend this tour to any foodie visiting the city!

Miguel V

December 2019

5/5

“This was one of the highlights of my stay. If you like to try original Chinese food, this is absolutely worth a try. 4 different Chinese cuisines in four different restaurants. I recommend to not eat too much at the first two, so you can at least have a bit more at the last 2 restaurants. Also the guide was very nice and explained a lot about Chinese food!

Michi

December 2019

5/5

“What can I say? It was a fantastic day out with my friends and fiancé and we will have those pictures forever now. We were going to pay for a photographer before we left Beijing but the quality of the tour means we didn’t need to. The tour guide (Ruixi) was awesome! She spoke perfect English and had a great sense of humour. Spending 5 hours taking pictures of others must of been hard work but she has so much energy. All I can say is if you want to have an awesome experience of seeing the old and new of Beijing and cherish the memories for a lifetime, this is the tour for you.”

Joshua H

May 2020

5/5

“What a fun afternoon!! I did this tour together with my husband and friends and we had an amazing time! I have been on multiple tours with Lost Plate and it’s always a great experience. Our guide was knowledgable and took us to places we hadn’t been yet (I’ve been in BJ for 7 years). Ruixi took the time to take wonderful photos and really knew how to get the best shots. Definitely recommend this tour if you want to see a combination of old and new Beijing!”

GoYvon

May 2020

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