WHY CHOOSE LOST PLATE
FOOD TOURS LED BY LOCALS
Only guides from each city can give you a real taste of the area, both in its food and its culture. We support the community and create authentic experiences by choosing local guides that will make you feel like you left the tour with a new friend. All our local guides are trained by our founders to ensure a perfect experience.
OFF THE BEATEN PATH
We visit local neighborhoods where real locals live and eat. You aren’t going to find any other tourists here. Our restaurants are locally 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.
AUTHENTIC FOOD & CRAFT BEER
You don’t need to worry about what or how to order, but you’ll learn about the families who own each shop and how they prepare each dish. All of our evening tours include unlimited beer during the tour and a stop at a local bar to sip some local craft beer or wine.
Our tours in Beijing, Chengdu and Xian use private tuktuks to get you away from the tourists, off the beaten path, to eat shoulder to shoulder with real locals. This means you’ll eat the best food in the city, not just one street!
What Our Guests Have Said:
THE BEST THING I DID IN CHINA
“The Lost Plate food tour in Xian was the best thing I did in China, unforgettable and delicious. We went to fantastic little family-owned, local places to eat rather than all those tasteless tourist traps. The food was the best I’ve had in all of China in 3 weeks! Our guide was lovely, very friendly and full of information. I dream about the food! So delicious!”
– foyya from Perth, via TripAdvisor
THE BEST FOOD EVER
“If you do one thing in Beijing, the Beijing food tour is the thing to do! The tour takes you to 5 establishments that are off the beaten path that you would never know exist. You’re driven around in a tuktuk and get to take in the city, zipping through traffic and back alleyways. The tour guides give you a history of each restaurant and the food you are trying. You will no be disappointed, the best $$ we spent.”
– Addie, via TripAdvisor
RUIXI, Lost Plate Founder
Ruixi started our China food tours in 2014 with a mission to change the way visitors eat in China. After growing up in Chengdu, she has lived in Xian, Beijing and Shanghai as her tours have grown. As an avid foodie herself, her only goal is to find the most authentic and delicious dishes in each city for you to try. She has personally designed every tour route in each city and selects & trains each local guide carefully. Only they can provide you with unique insight into the city’s food and culture. You will still find her leading tours in all of our cities and we know you’ll agree that she has created an incredible experience that you won’t soon forget!
OUR OTHER DESTINATIONS
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