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See how Xian wakes up in the Muslim Quarter by tuktuk and eat shoulder to shoulder with locals & explore one of China’s oldest and largest markets.

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Tue/Thur/Sat/Sun at 9AM, Duration 3 Hours


Approx 5km by Tuktuk + 20 Minutes Walking


Unlimited Food & Drinks, Local Guide, Tuktuk


Adults: $49 USD
Children 4-15: $35 USD


  • Off the Beaten Path

  • Local Guide

  • Family Friendly

  • Small Groups (2-12 pax)

  • Free Cancellation


  • Off the Beaten Path

  • Local Guide

  • Family Friendly

  • Small Groups (2-12 pax)

  • Free Cancellation



Xian Morning Tour Video

Xian Morning Food Tour Pancakes


  • Stops: 4-5 sit-down eateries and street stalls plus a walk through a local market
  • Start Location: Xi Hua Men Fire Station, near the Bell Tower. Full details and directions will be provided by email immediately after booking
  • End Location: Approx. 20 minute walk from the start location
  • Dietary Requirements & Allergies: This tour is not vegetarian friendly, instead we recommend joining our tours in Beijing, Shanghai or Chengdu. You must notify us of any dietary requirements prior to your tour date, same-day requests cannot be guaranteed.


  • Taste what’s so special about breakfast in Xian by visiting family-owned restaurants and street stalls that are only open in the morning…they sell out before lunch.
  • Start by visiting our favorite breakfast shop that only sells one thing, and watch your food prepared fresh to order. Don’t forget your camera!
  • Walk through one of China’s oldest and largest markets to see what’s in season plus a surprising selection of pets, local art, and unique hand-made gifts. We’ll keep the biggest surprise a secret until you see it for yourself.
  • Stop by one of the area’s most popular street stalls for a sweet treat.
  • Plus a lot more surprises!

Xian Morning Food Tour Market

  • Our tour routes change regularly depending on vendor opening hours and tour schedules. Your tour experience may be slightly different than what’s described above, but we promise it will always be awesome.
  • All of our tour stops on the morning tour are different from our evening tour. Many guests enjoy joining both tours while visiting Xian.
  • While some of our stops are located within the Muslim Quarter, we do not visit the touristy Muslim Street because this is not where locals eat.

Xian Morning Food Tour Rice Balls
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Xian Morning Food Tour Beefcakes
Xian Morning Market Food Tour

Xian streets are filled with local treats in the morning

Hop in one of our tuktuks and explore the entire Muslim Quarter

Watch these pancakes get made to order in impressive fashion

The market has more than you think!

Our Xian Morning Food Tour Reviews

“I took BOTH the morning market tour and the evening food tours with Lost Plate and they were both fantastic. I was really curious about the market in the Muslim quarter and we didn’t see a single other tourist on the entire tour – every single place she took us was somewhere we’d probably never be able to find on our own. And the food was all so delicious and fresh. There was abundant food on both tours – I had to nap for a few hours in between. I’d definitely recommend Lost Plate food tours in Xi’an.”

“What an experience! Our guide was a LOT of fun, giving us great information about the local culture, foods, and spices. On the morning market tour, we tasted some of the most exquisite beef and green onion hot buns with middle-eastern spices, after watching them being handmade in front of us. The morning market was amazing and we had so much fun perusing all the different wares. All this gave us the opportunity to meet very interesting local people and eat their food, an opportunity we would have missed but for the Lost Plate Food Tours. If you want a wonderful experience in Xian we highly recommend!”


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