Chengdu Evening Food Tour

Daily at 6:30pm Duration 3.5 hours

$69 USD per adult $55 USD per child

Fully Operated by Tuktuk

The Essentials:

30% of all restaurants in China serve Sichuan cuisine, making it the most popular Chinese cuisine in China. In the world of food, that’s definitely a big deal. Come and see the best the capital of Sichuan cuisine has to offer, on a tour designed by our founder Ruixi Hu, who is born and raised here in Chengdu. This tuk-tuk tour includes unlimited food, beer, and soft drinks where you’ll try at least 10 dishes across 4+ stops, plus one local bar.


All food, local beer, and soft drinks at a combination of sit-down, safe-to-eat restaurants and street stalls, and one local bar.

Group Size

Small groups of 2-12 people per tour.

Start & End Location

This tour starts at Yushuang Road Subway Station. An email will be sent with detailed meeting location details immediately after booking. The tour ends at a local bar, approx. 10 minutes walk from a nearby subway station.

Cancellation Policy

Reservations cancelled 24 hours or more before your tour start time are fully refundable.

Dietary Requirements​

We are happy to welcome vegetarians, but please let us know prior to your tour date as same day requests cannot be guaranteed. The “spicy” level of Sichuan cuisine is not all mortally terrifying (contrary to popular belief), but some spice is unavoidable. This tour is not recommended for gluten-free or vegan individuals. Message us prior to booking if you have any questions.

What You'll Do:

Meeting Location

This tour starts at Yushuang Road Subway Station. An email will be sent with detailed meeting location details immediately after booking.

Chengdu Street Crepes

This classic local street food comes in one of 4 flavor profiles: sweet, salty, spicy, and strange. Pick your poison(s) and discover this addictive treat that is unique to Chengdu at a street-stall-turned-shop that has served the local community for over 30 years.

Sichuan-style Wontons

These dumplings are every local’s favorite and come in 5 flavors. Learn why locals call them “Chaoshou,” and test your spice threshold at a family restaurant where they’re made to order by the same hands that have been folding them for generations. 

Cruise the City

Enjoy unlimited local beer, water, and soft drinks while exploring Chengdu’s backstreets by tuktuk to discover all of our favorite spots for Chengdu’s best food.

All the Noodles

Originally served on the street by men who carried the ingredients around on bamboo poles, Dandan noodles are possibly the OG hawker dish. We’ll try a classic Dandan recipe along with a variety of other local favorite Chengdu noodle dishes.

Classic Sichuan Dishes

Try Chengdu’s favorite dishes, like Mapo Tofu swimming in a bowl of numbing and spicy chili oil, twice-cooked pork, and stir-fried eggplant at this neighborhood eatery where you’ll only hear local dialect.

Local Plum Wine

Try locally made Chengdu spirits in a 70s-80s themed bar that captures a unique turning point in China’s history. The bar is a 10 minute walk to the nearest subway station.

Plus More Surprises!

* This itinerary is subject to changes and adjustments based on daily vendor operations and availability, but it will always be awesome.

Eat like a local in China's first UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

There are a million reasons Chengdu is an international food destination. It’s a UNESCO city of gastronomy. It’s the most popular Chinese cuisine in China. Not only is Chengdu the capital of Sichuan cuisine, but also the capital of eating out, with the highest per-capita ratio of restaurants, hot pot eateries, and teahouses in all of China. And at the same time, you could know all of this and yet know very little about food in Chengdu.

On this tour designed by our founder (and Chengdu native) Ruixi Hu, travel through her hometown by tuktuk and encounter spots you could never find on your own for a mix of street food, sit-down restaurants, and family-run joints. In the capital of all things cultured, delicious, and unique, visit the eateries that took her a lifetime to discover on our very special evening food tour.

Chengdu Evening Food Tour by Tuktuk UNESCO City of Gastronomy

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“You won’t forget it after you try it.”

“Set on the ground floor of a colonial-style terrace with simple wood furniture and rows of framed awards on the walls, the first restaurant Mungxi takes me to specialises in “folded arm”, Sichuan-style pork dumplings served in either a clear broth or in a texture-rich sweet and spicy sauce. The pastry is thin and melts in the mouth. The minced pork stuffing tastes tellingly home-made. These dumplings are like kisses, and come with an interesting backstory.”

Eating the BEST of Chengdu Food with Lost Plate and Aleese Lightyear.

Jump into the deep-end of Chengdu’s food scene with Lost Plate Food Tours with this video by Itchy Feet on the Cheap.

Customer Reviews:

Frequently Asked Questions:

We are not a tasting tour, we provide much more than a full meal’s worth of food so we recommend you come prepared to eat.

This tour covers a large range of what Chengdu can do – street eats and sit-down Sichuan eateries. You’ll try at least 10 dishes of unlimited food, but the most food is at the last restaurant so we recommend pacing yourself until then. Local beer and soft drinks are also unlimited until the bar, where the first round is on us. Our online reviews agree that there is more than enough to eat, we got you covered!

When booking online, you’ll have the opportunity to let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or special requests. Please use this field to let us know about your requests and we will follow up if there are any problems or questions. 

Our tours have been designed to accommodate as many diets as possible, including vegetarian, while still remaining stupid delicious. Just keep in mind that there will be dishes that don’t have a direct substitute – many of the places we visit specialize in one type of cuisine/dish, and therefore don’t always provide a lot of alternatives. Please let us know prior to your tour date as same day requests cannot be guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for gluten free or vegan diets.

Not really, this is a tuktuk serviced tour that covers about 10km of the city.  This distance is split up between 5 stops, but there will be super short walks from the tuktuk to each restaurant. If you have mobility issues please let us know.

Our child pricing is valid for ages 4 through 15. Children ages 3 and under are free.

The tour starts at 6:30pm at the Yushuang Road subway station which services subway line 4. You’ll get the exact address, directions, and transportation details immediately after booking.

The tour ends at a bar which is approx. a 10 minute walk from a nearby subway station. Your guide will point you in the right direction for wherever you need to go next, or you are welcome to stay at the bar as long as you like!

Our minimum is 2 and maximum is 12. There’s no flag to follow, or megaphone, or tacky uniforms. It’s small enough to be intimate, but big enough to get away with trying several dishes at each stop. You’ll get plenty of face-time with the experts. Bottom line is, you’ll follow the guide through a super-local experience and make friends along the way. 

This tour lasts about 3.5 hours and ends in a bar, it’s not uncommon for guests to stay and keep the drinks going afterward.

Yes we do! If you would like to book a special tour for your organization or group, just contact us and we’ll take care of you.

All of our tours are rain-or-shine, so we suggest you dress for the weather. In rare cases of extreme weather, your guide will cancel the tour and provide a full refund.

We have many happy customers who do more than one of our tours in Chengdu and across China! We have designed our tours to focus only on food from each city. This means that each dish, story, and vibe is unique to each tour and there aren’t any repeats.

Most people are very surprised how much the cuisine changes as they travel throughout China, and our tours are a good way to discover those differences. We encourage you to pick the tours that best fit your itinerary and we offer a 10% discount if booking more than one tour.

Yes! You’ll get a promo code in your confirmation email that will give you a 10% discount on all future Lost Plate tours. It doesn’t matter if the tour is in the same city or a different city, we want to keep feeding you as long as you let us. Also, children ages 4 through 15 receive a discount on all tours (3 & under are free).

Bookings cancelled 24 hours or more before your tour are fully refundable (100% refund). Bookings cancelled within 24 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations must be communicated by email to info@lostplate.com or by phone. If you would like to reschedule your tour with less than 24 hours notice, we will need to charge 50% of your total since we are unable to fill your spots at short notice.

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