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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 displaced Muslim population through a taste of their grilled kebabs. 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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Overview

Beijing is the vibrant, history-filled capital of China, renowned for its diverse and delectable food. But you’ll have to get far off the tourist track to do it justice. Discover local, family-run establishments and authentic eateries during this insider’s dinner crawl through Old Beijing. You’ll take a guided stroll through one of the last surviving hutongs to taste the flavors that have fueled the city for millennia.

Highlights
  • 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
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Reviewed today via mobile
We’ll be back!

Easy organisation through Trip Advisor with clear instructions sent by email. A great mix of a delicious food with beverages at every stop. Gavin was very knowledgeable and it was clear he had a great relationship with Wuge the Chicken Wing Genius. Gavin even offered...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Awesome tour! Completely worth it

My wife and I did the tour with Greg. Great food, great explanations , great company . I wouldn’t definitely do it again.

Thank Carlos P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Must do experience in Beijing

This is a fabulous tour that runs for 3 hours, during which you explore the hutuong of Beijing and sample an extraordinary variety and amount of wonderful food all under the guidance of an exceptional guide.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hutong/Old Beijing Dinner Tour: had a great time

I took this tour with Chang. She was a great host, always looking out for the guests. I am a vegetarian so some of the items I could not consume. But the tour was well worth the time and money. Chang was really enthusiastic about...More

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UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for eating with us in Beijing! We appreciate your kind words and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed the evening with Chang. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
So Much Fun!

We had a blast - they gave us more food than we knew what to do with, walked around local hutongs, and met fun people along the way. Our tour guide was great and kept us well stocked in both food and drinks! Wonderful way...More

Thank Michelle C
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Beijing Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you Michelle for taking the time to review your experience with us. We always recommend to those who come on our tours to come hungry as there's so much food to try. We are so glad you had a wonderful time. See you again,...More

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I cannot remember if I provided that...but it is China, it is a Communist Country and we had to use our passports for many items, register and etc. But the dinner was worth it.
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Contact them directly, they are responsive! Google untourfoodtours and go under About Us and then to Contact Us and tell them what you need to see they can help. They will respond.
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There will be some things you won’t be able to eat, but otherwise you’ll have fun! Believe me, you won’t leave hungry 😉. The dumplings were with two fillings- one meat other vegetarian, chinese ‚crepe’ too, mongolian hot... More
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