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Xian Food Tours

Explore hidden corners of Xian's Muslim Quarter and its Silk Road influences.

TripAdvisor's #1 Food Experience in the World

Seeing the Terracotta Army built by China’s first emperor may transport you to another world, but nothing really takes you back to the early days of China other than its continuing food culture. Come and taste the flavors that are as ancient as China itself and eat through the Silk Road in a city that boasts one of the oldest food cultures in the world.

TripAdvisor's #1 Food Experience in the World

Seeing the Terracotta Army built by China’s first emperor may transport you to another world, but nothing really takes you back to the early days of China other than its continuing food culture. Come and taste the flavors that are as ancient as China itself and eat through the Silk Road in a city that boasts one of the oldest food cultures in the world.

Xian Food Tours Noodle About

Our Xian Food Tours:

Enjoy unlimited food, beer, and soft drinks while zipping through millenia-old alleyways by tuktuk.

Visit Muslim quarter eateries that consistently sell out before lunch,  and walk through one of China’s oldest markets.

460 RMB / $69 USD per person

350 RMB / $55 USD per person

Daily at 6pm

Tu/Th/Sa/Su at 9am

Includes all food & beer

Includes all food & drinks

Fully serviced by Tuktuk

Tuktuk tour + walking through the market

Get 10% off if you book multiple tours online!

Our Xian 4-Day Join-in Trip:

From 4500 RMB per person

4 days, 3 nights

Visit Xian, Terracotta Warriors, stay in remote renovated caves

Our Xian Food Tours:

Evening Food Tour by Tuktuk

Enjoy unlimited food, beer, and soft drinks while zipping through millenia-old alleyways by tuktuk.

460 RMB / $69 USD per person

Daily at 6pm for 3.5 hrs

Includes unlimited food & beer

Fully serviced by tuktuk

Morning Market Food Tour

Visit Muslim quarter eateries that consistently sell out before lunch,  and walk through one of China’s oldest markets.

350 RMB / $55 USD per person

Tu/Th/Sa/Su at 9am

Includes all food & drinks

Tuktuk tour + walking through the market

Get 10% off if you book multiple tours online!

Our Xian 4-Day Join-in Trip:

Eat Your Way Through Xian 4-day Trip

From 4500 RMB per person

4 days, 3 nights

Visit Xian, Terracotta Warriors, stay in remote renovated caves

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.

Xian Food Tours Led by Local Guides

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.

Xian Morning Food Tour Beef Pancakes
Xian Evening Food Tour Brewery

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.

Xian Evening Food Tour Tuktuk Alley

Get Hungry for Adventure.

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

5/5

“What a memorable trip! I’m not usually one to book vacations with tour companies but Lost Plate has me a convert! Everything was so easy, all I had to do was show up! Especially as a parent traveling alone with 2 kids and my Chinese skills are less than proficient, this made our vacation a breeze. I will go on every trip that Lost Plates offers, if I can. From booking to accommodations, activities, tours, timing, transportation, our sweet and knowledgeable guide, Noble, EVERYTHING was spot on. Don’t look any further, just put your vacation in the hands of Lost Plate.”

JMBrooklyn

August 2022

5/5

“This is my second multi-day tour with Lost Plate and I hope it won’t be my last. I saw all the top sights, ate like a queen, and kept my all-important health code green. The last bit might not be the most exciting part of travel but it is the most worrisome if not take care of. I know most people come to Xi’an to see the terracotta warriors and while they are spectacular, there’s so much more to Xi’an and on this tour you’ll get to experience it. The food can be the true highlight in Xi’an, at least when you’re with Lost Plate. It’s hard to choose a favorite meal but I think the evening and morning food tours of the Muslim quarter were my personal favorites. The best part of being with a group is that you can order (and taste) far more dishes than if you were on your own or with just one other person. Plus they’ve done the advance legwork to find you the best places to eat. Highest possible recommendation for anyone who wants the convenience of a tour/guide but an alternative to a big bus tour.”

TheophaniaSeattle

April 2022

5/5

“Michelle our guide was great and organized this tour well. We stopped at 4 places and the “Near Wall” brewery last to try some local craft beer, but highlight was the food. Included lamb skewers, beef soup dumplings, fried Chinese style chicken, soups etc. Tuktuk rides and experiencing the Muslim quarter was fun. We found a table everywhere and Michelle was quick to order and provided interesting historical context of the food origin. Also, am finally able to eat beef soup dumplings properly!”

Ailton007

July 2022

5/5

“This was my first Lost Tour experience and I already booked a second. Excellent evening full of delicious food at spots we would never have found on our own. Our guide Michelle was fantastic and helped give us context around all of our food experiences. The noodles were my favorite but it’s hard to choose. I just wish I had a couple of extra stomachs.”

TheophaniaSeattle

October 2021

5/5

“Amazing food! Great to see the Muslim quarter by night and experience great local cuisine. Definitely recommend”

Claire

August 2021

5/5

“We thoroughly enjoyed our morning tour! Our guide, Michelle, was attentive, knowledgeable, and fun! The tuk-tuk drivers were on point. The meeting location was easy to find. All of the samplings were delicious. Michelle explained the processes for making the dishes and some history of the small family-run shops we visited. The small group size makes it fun for meeting and exploring with new friends. Our favorite dish was the savory beef pancakes…they were extraordinarily flavorful!! We even went back to have it for breakfast one more time before we departed. It was great having Michelle show us around the market too. Cricket fighting. Who knew?! If you enjoy food, you’ll regret not taking this tour…don’t miss it!!

Donna

June 2021

5/5

“We loved the Beijing Lost Plate tour so much we decided to do this one during a brief trip to Xi’an. It was another top evening out. Our friendly and knowledgeable guide Michelle took us in a well-stocked tuk-tuk through the teeming and atmospheric streets of Xi’an’s ‘Muslim quarter’. We stopped at small, family-run restaurants and tried some great Xi’an cuisine. The soup dumpling place we stopped at was busy with locals – this tour is the real deal.”

David

October 2020

5/5

“This was by far and away the best food I had on my entire trip in China! Not only was the food outstanding but all the local places were so accommodating and inviting. Best soup dumplings in my life! And I now am obsessed with the biang biang noodles and I’m desperately trying to find them in New York. My only regret was not going on the tour as soon as I arrived in Xian because I couldn’t revisit the places before my journey home.”

Alexandra E

March 2020

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