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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!

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

Saturdays at 2pm

Sundays at 2pm

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

Saturdays at 2pm

Beijing Hutong Photo Walk

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

$35 USD per person

Sundays at 2pm

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.

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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

“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

5/5

“We had a great hutong breakfast tour with our guide Evon. She was very knowledgeable about Beijing hutong history and the various food stops. All of the food stops were delicious and filling! All were unique. This tour is a MUST if you’re visiting Beijing as a tourist or even if you live here and want to try something new.”

moniquecover

March 2021

5/5

“Great tour, professionally organized, and well worth it. Even as a resident, some local foods are a little harder to discover and try, so the guided tour, explanations, and background made a huge difference to being able to experience local Chinese cuisine and some of its culture and history. Lost Plate is super professional, from initial contact, to confirmation, and follow-up; they truly want to help out. Food was great, varied, and there was more than enough to eat, beverages are included if/when you want them, and we were stuffed at the end. If you don’t discover and learn to eat Chinese food, you are missing a major part of the history, culture, and experience of living in / visiting China. We are currently signed on for the Hutong Dinner Tour and are planning the Four Corners of China Restaurant Tour with Lost Plate as well. Highly Recommend, would eat again!’

Le Moustache

March 2021

5/5

“We had a brilliant night doing the tuktuk food tour. Our guide was Hong, and he was so informative and had so many interesting things to tell us about Beijing and the food we were tasting. Although it was a cold December night, the tuktuk ride was a lot of fun and allowed us to see lots of Beijing. This tour is definitely a must do as these are the restaurants you would never find alone and all the food was delicious. Thank you Hong and Lost Plate!”

Claire F

December 2020

5/5

“This was a great experience and a must do if you are in Beijing. Audrey our guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. She took us to places we would never know about or go to. It was original authentic Beijing food. All of the food was exceptional and delicious. We learned lots of history from Audrey about origins of the food and the city. We have taken four other Lost Plate tours In China and all have been wonderful.”

rndunn511

October 2020

5/5

“I can’t recommend this tour highly enough. It’s an amazing experience to zip around the narrow and bustling hutong in a tuk-tuk, going to gorgeous little restaurants that we would never have found otherwise and sampling some quintessential Beijing dishes. Our guide Evon was absolutely brilliant – we loved it so much we did the one in Xi’an too (also great).”

David

October 2020

5/5

“Best tour! Our tour guide did a great job of explaining the area and restaurants we stopped at. This tour does a really good job of bringing the group together which I really appreciated as a solo traveler! Some of the people in my group were expats who were doing this tour for a second time. Definitely recommend.”

Emily L

July 2020

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

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