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Chengdu Food Tours

Visit restaurants and flavors that our founder grew up with, in impossibly incredible restaurants.

Chengdu's Best Food Tours

Since ancient times, Chengdu has been known as the Country of Heaven, as a fertile plain elevated 0.5km above sea level and surrounded by unforgiving mountain ranges. Inside this cocoon grew the unique Sichuan peppercorn, agricultural produce of the highest quality, and a vast wealth that could satisfy Chengdu’s healthy appetite for whatever came along the Silk Road. The best part about this story is that you can now taste it. 

As the capital of Sichuan food and a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Chengdu is worth visiting for the food alone. But it’s almost impossible for foreign visitors to get a taste of real Sichuan food. Years ago, a few visitors asked around their network and contacted our founder, Chengdu native Ruixi Hu, to show them her favorite restaurants. They enjoyed it so much that word quickly spread, and the rest is history. Come try our tours Ruixi’s hometown, full of places you need to be a local to discover.

Chengdu's Best Food Tours

Since ancient times, Chengdu has been known as the Country of Heaven, as a fertile plain elevated 0.5km above sea level and surrounded by unforgiving mountain ranges. Inside this cocoon grew the unique Sichuan peppercorn, agricultural produce of the highest quality, and a vast wealth that could satisfy Chengdu’s healthy appetite for whatever came along the Silk Road. The best part about this story is that you can now taste it.

As the capital of Sichuan food and a UNESCO City of Gastronomy, Chengdu is worth visiting for the food alone. But it’s almost impossible for foreign visitors to get a taste of real Sichuan food. Years ago, a few visitors asked around their network and contacted our founder, Chengdu native Ruixi Hu, to show them her favorite restaurants. They enjoyed it so much that word quickly spread, and the rest is history. Come try our tours Ruixi’s hometown, full of places you need to be a local to discover.

Chengdu Food Tours About

Our Chengdu Food Tours:

Travel through this UNESCO city of gastronomy by tuktuk with unlimited food & drinks.

Visit an authentic local teahouse, a local market, street snacks, and the best hot pot in town.

460 RMB / $69 USD per person

390 RMB / $55 USD per person

Daily at 6:30pm

Daily at 2pm

Includes unlimited food & beer

Includes all food, tea & drinks

Fully serviced by Lost Plate tuktuks

Walking tour through local streets and alleys

Currently available, book now!

Paused due to COVID-19.

Get 10% off if you book multiple tours online!

Our Chengdu 4-Day Join-in Trip:

From 4500 RMB per person

4 days, 3 nights

Visit Chengdu, Leshan, Countryside Tea Village

Our Chengdu Food Tours:

Evening Food Tour by Tuktuk

Travel through this UNESCO city of gastronomy by tuktuk with unlimited food & drinks.

460 RMB / $69 USD per person

Daily at 6:30pm

Includes all food, tea & drinks

Fully serviced by tuktuk

Hot Pot, Teahouse, and Market Tour

Visit an authentic local teahouse, a local market, street snacks, and the best hot pot in town.

380 RMB / $55 USD per person

Daily at 2pm

Includes all food & drinks

Walking tour through local streets and alleys

Get 10% off if you book multiple tours online!

Our Chengdu 4-Day Join-in Trip:

Culinary Journey of Chengdu 4-day Trip

From 4500 RMB per person

4 days, 3 nights

Visit Chengdu, Leshan, Countryside Tea Village

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.

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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.

Chengdu Hotpot Food Tour Teahouse

Get Hungry for Adventure.

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

5/5

“Daisy our guide was knowledgeable and fun (spoke very good English too!) and we got to taste great local food at 4 stops. Capped off the night in a cool bar with plum wine. The tuktuk ride added to the experience and some of the Chengdu food we tasted included Dan Dan noodles, Tianshui Noodles, Lamb Skewers, Dumplings etc., some seasoned with Sichuan spices and all very tasty and delicious. This was our third Lost Plate tour (Beijing evening tour and 1 week Yunnan experience prior) and as always, we had a blast and can only recommend!”

Ailton007

June 2022

5/5

“I had heard Chengdu had amazing food and this tour made sure we got to sample it all. I was only in town with a friend for 1 night so we wanted to maximize our time and eat all the food we could. This Lost Plate tour was the best way to accomplish this. I had done the Beijing Lost Plate Food Tour and loved. On this tour you not only get to eat some of the most famous dishes in this region, but you also get to find the hidden gems of the city in just a few hours. The tuktuk ride is safe and adds charm to the adventure. Our guide Patricia was wonderful and we learned so much about the food culture of Chengdu from her. We ended at the coolest little bar that had so much personality too. Will be back and will definitely try another of the Lost Plate’s tours.”

Diane J.

May 2022

5/5

An Amazing 4 Days in Sichuan

“Just go. I mean, at a minimum you should go on the evening food tour but if you have the time to spend four days in Sichuan, I can’t imagine how you could spend your time better than to put yourself in Lost Plate’s hands for the duration. Every sightseeing activity was worthwhile, every meal was delicious and many of them were at places you’d be hard pressed to find on your own unless you’re traveling with a Chengdu native. You don’t have to worry about a thing-they help you with all the details, including abiding by all of China’s travel regulations. You can just sit back and enjoy the ride and make new friends in a small group of fellow-travelers. This is my first multi-day trip with Lost Plate (I did an evening tour with them in Xi’an) but I don’t plan for it to be my last.”

Culinary Journey of Chengdu Review by Seattle

TheophaniaSeattle

October 2021

5/5

A Great & Tasty Trip!

“The trip was fantastic, food offered great (you would never find those spots by yourself). The small group was also very nice. I really enjoyed the trip – not only I managed to visit some places which are a must-see (like pandas or Leshan Buddha) but also places I didn’t think of visiting before (like a tea plantation). The guide was also very knowledgable and helpful and her English was very good.”

Culinary Journey of Chengdu Review by Jarko

Jarko

October 2021

5/5

“Linxi and Daisy were amazing guides of our Chengdu tour! They fit in great with the group. The food we had was phenomenal, and the ladies were awesome about giving us the stories behind the food and also ensuring the air con was on in each of the spaces we were in! We enjoyed chatting with them so much, we were sad to see them go when they left us at the final stop. I highly recommend a Lost Plate food tour. I actually did 3 this summer while traveling China. Two in Xi’an and one in Chengdu. And my husband and I plan to do a Beijing tour or two in the fall when it’s cooler.”

Sharee

August 2021

5/5

“This was a fantastic way to experience the great food culture of Chengdu. Our guide was very knowledge and shared his enthusiasm for the food we tried. It brought the whole experience to life. We will definitely do tours with Lost Plate as we visit other cities they operate in.”

Christopher

July 2021

5/5

“The Chengdu evening food tour, guided by Chino, was the best part of our long weekend in Chengdu! Would wholeheartedly recommend it, and suggest taking part near the beginning of your trip if possible. Chino was a great guide, and the food we tried was fantastic. Highlight was sharing a table and chatting with 3 aunties in the dumpling restaurant!”

Chris

November 2020

5/5

“Olivia was such an amazing guide. She brought us to Chengdu’s hidden gems, and made local food accessible in a way that would have never been possible without a local guide. We even climbed up stairs, squeezed through a window, and had dinner in the living room of a family apartment! This would never have been possible without Olivia and Lost Plate Food tours. Highly recommend!”

Johannes M

March 2020

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