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Beijing’s dinner time cuisine is so much more than the crowded tourist markets featuring bugs and mystery meat on sticks! Join this small group food tour as you explore delicious, traditional dishes shoulder-to-shoulder with Beijingers in a traditional Hutong neighborhood. You’ll meet your bilingual guide and small group at a convenient location, then head out to try traditional dishes that Chinese chefs have been perfecting for thousands of years.
You'll start at
Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, ChinaDeparture Point: Beixinqiao Metro Station (Line 5) - Exit B. Taxi Directions: 北新桥地铁站B出口在东直门内大街和雍和宫大街路口的东北角. Public Transport Directions: By metro, take Line 5 to Beixinqiao. Walk out of Exit B of Beixinqiao Metro.Your guide will meet you at the street level entrance to Exit B.
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    UnTour Beijing Food Tours
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    Our walking culinary tours are designed to get visitors off the beaten path and into authentic local shops where they can eat shoulder to shoulder with locals. Since 2010, UnTour Food Tours has taken over 25,000 guests to our favorite mom-and-pop-owned shops. UnTour Food Tour has been featured in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, Monocle, CNN, The Sunday Time Travel Magazine, Eat the World with Emeril Lagasse, Samantha Brown Travels, The Guardian & more. Come explore Beijing's tastiest authentic cuisine with us!
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You'll end at
Ba Tiao Community Residents' Committee
139 Dongsi 8th Alley, Dong Si, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, ChinaThe tour ends near the intersection of Dongsi North St & Dongsi 10th Alley, near the Zhangzizhong Rd Metro (line 5). 东四北大街和东四十条路口.
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  • An off-the-beaten-track dinner crawl through Old Beijing
  • Sample 15 different dishes at 3 different food stops
  • Escape the tourist track with a taste of authentic local food
  • Learn about the history of the city's culinary traditions
What to Expect
The cuisine of northeast China is an eclectic, savory mix of imperial food traditions and the humbler fare of local migrant populations. Beijing is the best place to sample regional specialties, but most visitors get stuck on the same tourist track. During this insider’s food crawl through Lao Beijing, or Old Beijing, you’ll discover under-the-radar eateries and family-run restaurants. Sample traditional dishes alongside locals as you tuck into 15 different treats from three different food stops, along with local stalls. Tours are limited to 8 people for a personalized experience. As you travel through the back alleys of one of Beijing’s last surviving hutongs, or traditional residences, you’ll learn about the diverse flavors that have fueled the city for millennia. Prepare to be treated to an edible history lesson as you embark on a fact-filled taste tour. Learn about the invasions of Genghis Khan as you tuck into a Mongolian hotpot, and explore the city's hutong culture through a taste of Beijing BBQ chicken wings. Top off the evening with a Beijinger favorite—a family-run chicken restaurant—and a taste of the city’s one-of-a-kind jarred yogurt.
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Departure Point
Beixinqiao, Dongzhimen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China
Return Details
Ba Tiao Community Residents' Committee, 139 Dongsi 8th Alley, Dong Si, Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China
  • Dinner
  • Bottled water
  • Soft drinks & local alcoholic beverages
  • Guide fee
  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Beijing easy & fun
  • Entry/Admission - UnTour Beijing Food Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking - advanced notice is required to be able to cater to any dietary restrictions.
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Standard group size is 8, but in some cases groups can be up to 12 people with a second guide
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Shout out to Garth for making this such a great experience! He was a great guide, really knows the restaurant (and street food) scene in Beijing and was very personable and helpful, even sending us a personalized email after the tour with suggestions for places to visit while in
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Our Asian party of 6 ranged in age from 25 to 66 so everyone had an opinion. The consensus was the wings and noodles were exceptional. The younger members loved the rice wine tasting while the older ones felt there was too much focus on alcohol consumption. I personally felt
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Response from Operations M, General Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Teresa, thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear your experience did not meet your expectations. The wings and noodles are AMAZING and we’re glad that your group thinks so too! It is our goal to not only share a large variety of dishes and drinks with our guests but also the stories behind them by visiting four restaurants and one craft rice wine bar, as well as picking up snacks at several food vendors along the way to be eaten on the go. Our dinner tour ends with fruit which is often eaten at the end of meals in China as dessert. We are more than happy to host you and your group on a private tour where we can tailor the tour specifically to meet your requirements. Please email us if you would like to book a private tour in Beijing or Shanghai!
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Celia was an awesome host of the tour, spoke perfect accent free english and made us feel very welcome. Tour was great as well. Lot's of different food options in a close range - so not too much of walking. Food was delicious! Tour was going through the Hutongs, so we kind of
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Response from Operations M, General Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 3 days ago
Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. I firmly believe that one of the best things about going on food tours is having the opportunity to try a range of food in a short time, and that's even better in China where most dishes are served family-style so you get to try even more! Hope to see you again, maybe in Shanghai this time!
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This tour was definitely the highlight of our time in Beijing. We went on our first night in the city and it was great to feel acquainted with a real neighborhood and an authentic local experience. The food was delicious and our hosts were welcoming, knowledgeable and so much
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Response from Operations M, General Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks so much for your review. We’re so glad you were able to do the food tour in your first couple days! We find that our guests who take the tour early in their trip feel so much more comfortable sampling the rest of their time in China. We hope you join us again in Beijing or Shanghai!
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I was only in Beijing a short time and could not have picked a better tour to get a feel for the city, it's culture and delicious food it has to offer. Our guide (Greg) was very knowledgeable, answered all of our questions and even provided some follow-up information after the
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Response from Operations M, General Manager at Old Beijing Dinner Tour
Responded 2 weeks ago
We really appreciate you reviewing your experience UnTour. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Old Beijing Dinner Tour with Greg. We agree that eating your way through the Hutongs is one of the best ways to get to know Beijing. Happy eats!
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