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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.

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Our Beijing Food & Beer Tours:

Rated a top 10 foodie experience in the World.

Try cuisine from four of China’s regions.

Explore a traditional hutong neighborhood.

560 RMB / $85 USD per person

600 RMB / $92 USD per person

350 RMB / $55 USD per person

Daily at 6:30pm for 3.5 hrs

M/W/Sa at 6pm for 3.5 hrs

W/Sa/Su at 9am for 3 hrs

Includes all food & beer

Includes all food & drinks/alcohol

Includes all food & drinks

Fully serviced by Lost Plate tuktuks

Fully serviced by climate-controlled van

Approx. 1.5km walking

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.

560 RMB / $85 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.

600 RMB / $92 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

Explore a traditional hutong neighborhood.

350 RMB / $55 per person

W/Sa/Sa at 9m, for 3 hrs

Includes all food & drinks

Approx. 1.5km walking

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!

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.

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Get Hungry for Adventure.

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

5/5

“Our family had a fantastic time on the tour – it was my husband’s birthday and I was looking for a last minute way to surprise him. Lost Plate (tour guide Flower) was really good to take us on a private tour with short notice and even pulled out a birthday cake at the last stop. Food highlights for me were the giant meatball dumplings that in 3 years in Beijing we’d never tried. The tuktuk rides were the highlight for the kids. Flower was a lovely guide and really accommodating, looking after our children’s needs (ages 5 and 8) so we all had a great time.”

Kelly O

August 2022

5/5

“It was a hot and super humid evening in Beijing but it didn’t dampen our fun! We had a great time! The food stops were amazing – I am still thinking about those door nail meat buns. Flower our guide was great and super helpful. The only problem with the tour is that I ate too much and was so full by the last stop!!”

Katie Z

August 2022

5/5

“My daughter and 6 of her friends, all high-school-aged, took this tour. It was my daughter’s request as her going away “party.” We had taken the tour two years ago and she had enjoyed it so much, as well as the one in Xi’an we took before and the multi-day tour of Yunnan we took a year ago, that she really wanted to experience it with her friends. They had a fantastic time. It’s a perfect, safe, liberating way for a group of teens to have an amazing cultural experience, even those who’ve spent much of their lives in China as expat kids. I’m so grateful my daughter was able to make those memories with her friends before saying goodbye. Lost Plate accommodated the vegetarian in the group, and everyone had a favorite among the meals.”

Gabi A

June 2022

5/5

“We had an awesome tour with Kelly! The food was very delicious, well-chosen and authentic. We enjoyed it a lot and will definitely recommend this great tour. Our lovely guide Kelly made this tour a special experience in our daily Beijing life :-)”

Isabelle

October 2021

5/5

“It was such a wonderful experience! I loved so much this tour and all the food was amazing. Furthermore, the host was very lovely and friendly.”

Elena

September 2021

5/5

“Wow! My husband and I LOVED this tour so much. Perfect blend of great food, culture and a lovely host. Flower greeted us at the meeting point with ice cold beers and a tuktuk waiting to whisk us off to our first stop. She was so knowledgeable and friendly! We will look to book more food tours with Lost Plate.”

Lisa

August 2021

5/5

“After 2 years of living in Beijing I signed up for this tour to do with 2 of my local friends and we had SUCH a great morning! Our guide Kelly was incredible – she was friendly & professional and had SO much knowledge of local culture, history AND the food! My local friends learned new things & tried new restaurants they’d never been to. I loved the selection/range of foods that we sampled – I wasn’t a ‘fan’ of all the dishes but I tried everything & discovered some delicious new dishes! The Hutong area that we toured was beautiful & full of history. Kelly spent some extra time with us making our experience above & beyond what we had expected. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone!”

Amy

July 2021

5/5

“Diana, our host, was fun and knowledgeable which made for a great night out. We were a group of 9 and we took our tuk tuks to the hutongs and stopped at 5 places total. We had noodle dishes, Mongolian BBQ, Chinese pancakes and donkey meat burgers / pastries. Everything was delicious, we learned a bit about the history of the hutong buildings and there was no shortage of beers / soft drinks along the way. We topped off the tour at a craft brewery! Lost Plate sends you the places afterwards and my wife and I actually went back to a place for lunch because we liked it so much. Can only recommend this tour!”

Ailton007

May 2021

5/5

The Lost Plate Beijing Breakfast Hutong Tour was awesome! It was great to see so much local food and taste a good number of popular breakfast items. I definitely wouldn’t have gone into some of the restaurants unless someone guided me in, so I’m really grateful for getting this opportunity to enjoy some local food with a great guide. I highly recommend this food tour for anyone who is curious about the variety of breakfast foods in Beijing and wants to try more than 10 items. Prepare your stomachs!

Irene

April 2021

5/5

“Zipping through the tight alleyways of Beijing on a Tuk Tuk with a cold beer in hand. Stopping at small restaurants to try the most amazing food! Couldn’t recommend this more. We stopped at four family owned places and tried different food in each one. The last was my favorite but the first was the most spectacular. If your beer ran low, there would be another waiting for you. The tour finishes in a local brewery with an excellent selection of beer on tap! Our guide Murong was brilliant. So friendly and couldn’t do more for the group. Great night!”

David

April 2021

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