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Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Eat your way around Beijing’s old ‘hutong’ alleyways and courtyards on a small-group tour. Explore by private tuk-tuk and enjoy several food stops at tucked-away restaurants and homes you wouldn’t find by yourself. Taste staples like Beijing wraps, flame-grilled meats, and noodles, learn about local cuisine over unlimited beers, and enjoy a stop at a local brewery. Come hungry: your tastings amount to dinner.
  • Beijing hutong food and beer tour by tuk-tuk
  • Explore Beijing’s hutong alleys and the foods locals love
  • Food stops at family restaurants and homes you wouldn’t find alone
  • Sample staples like Beijing wraps, noodles, and flame-grilled meats
  • Enjoy a craft beer tasting at a local brewery
  • Explore by private tuk-tuk, with stops for unlimited beers included
  • Small group of 10 travelers or fewer
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Private transportation
4-5 food stops
Dinner
Driver and local guide
Unlimited beer and sodas
Small-group tour (less than 10 people)
Gratuities

Departure Point

Andingmen, Dongcheng, Beijing, China

Meeting Location: Yonghegong (Lama Temple) station services lines 2 and 5. When you get off the train, follow signs to Exit B. We will be upstairs, outside the exit, waiting for you. Show Your Taxi Driver: 请带我去安定门东大街与藏经馆胡同交界处,雍和宫地铁站B口,谢谢

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide and group of 10 or fewer at an easy-to-find central location near Beijing’s Lama Temple. Then, set off by private tuk-tuk into the crooked alleys and courtyards of the city’s old hutongs—Beijing’s original residential districts.

Absorb the historical atmosphere and as you explore, learn about traditional daily life here, including local cuisine. Delve into the bustling lanes and enjoy up to five food stops to sample local specialties, heading off the beaten path to homes or small family restaurants that you wouldn’t find alone.

At each stop, sample a local staple and learn how it’s been made in the same way for generations. Dishes may vary, but expect to savor noodles at a private home, grill meat on open flames, and wrap ingredients into freshly made Beijing wraps.

Between tastings, chat with your guide over unlimited local beer, and finish with more beer—this time courtesy of a local brewery. Sample one of Beijing’s best craft beers at this hutong bar and enjoy a glass of your chosen brew.

Your tour finishes in the area when your guide departs, leaving you with directions back to your hotel or tips on exploring further.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
You will meet your guide and tuktuks at an easy-to-find central location near Beijing's Lama Temple and then wind your way through the narrow streets and alleys of Beijing's hutongs. We only try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. You won't see any other tourists, these are family-run restaurants that you can't find on your own. Between food stops, you'll be able to chat with your English-speaking guide about the city while drinking unlimited local beer. While visiting our 4-5 food stops, you will get to learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations. You'll learn how it's made and what makes it so special to Beijing locals. You will grill your own meat at a local BBQ joint, eat the best hand-made noodles in Beijing, and wrap delicious dishes in freshly made Beijing pancakes, plus more! The tour will finish at a local brewery with a pint of Beijing craft beer.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lost Plate
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Hutong Food and Beer Tour by Tuk Tuk.

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  • "A fun way to explore some less visited establishments, particularly if you’re on your own and looking for a like minded group!" See review

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Awesome food tour
suzannecowan
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide was awesome and very personable. The four food stops were perfect and the brewery was quite amazing too. Thank you for the awesome experience.
star-5
Amazing time
Molly_F
, Jan 2020
This tour was fantastic. It is appropriate for any age. Our guide, Sabrina, was knowledgable and thoughtful. The food was phenomenal and included a variety. In addition to the most well known Beijing site, this was a highlight of our trip to Beijing. We would recommend this to anyone and would also do this tour again. So terrific!
star-5
My favorite tour ever
Kimberlee_R
, Dec 2019
I went on thanksgiving day. it was the best tour ive ever booked. I tried to book a breakfast tour on my last day because it was that good, but my schedule didnt align. Worth the moeny!
star-5
Tucker and a Tuk Tuk
Steven B
, Oct 2019
Isaac was the man. First thing he said after "Oh, hey" was, "Do you want a beer?" Two American couples and myself followed him through some interesting Hutongs, with a little culture and history thrown in courtesy of Isaac, but the food was the highlight. Hand pull noodles, Huan grilled eggplants and beef, some Muslim dishes, all of it was fantastic. Oh, and beer. He supplied beer along the way and took us to a fantastic brewery at the end. Damn good night, all up. Highly recommend if you're in Beijing for a night and just want some good food and company.
star-4
Sociable way of exploring Beijing
Dave197
, Oct 2019
Sherry our guide was excellent, answering questions about food, culture and Life in China in general. A fun way to explore some less visited establishments, particularly if you’re on your own and looking for a like minded group!
star-5
Great evening!
Ryan_L
, Oct 2019
Our guide Raiya was wonderful. She provided us with lots of interesting facts about Beijing and was so knowledgeable about the food we were eating. We ended up being on a smaller tour with only 6 people total which was great as we were able to visit with everyone. Raiya made sure we always had a drink in hand! The food was excellent!! I almost wish it had been an all day tour so we could have eaten more. We took the subway to the meeting point and the directions were very simple. Raiya gave us good directions to get back to subway to get home from last brewery stop. Overall a great evening! I would definitely recommend to anyone - a really great way to start to get to know Beijing! Thanks again!
star-5
Tuk Tuk tour
meganb2019b
, Sep 2019
Great night out in Beijing with good local food and beer. Guide was very knowledgeable and took us places you would be hard pressed to find.
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beijing hutong food and beer tour b Tuk Tuk
Jennifer_K
, Oct 2018
Our guide - Mu Rong, Gloria is very friendly and very knowledgeable. Provided us good info on the Beijing culture and cuisines. The food tour was excellent as get to taste authentic Beijing cuisine that we could not locate on our own. One point on the minced pork or beef noodles - zar jiang mian - the owner could have provided more minced meat than noodles.
star-5
So much fun!! HIGHLY recommend!
Linda_G
, Jul 2018
This was a great tour. Loved all the food stops. It was a great opportunity to try a variety of cuisines and neighborhoods—it was hard to pick a favorite! Plenty of cold beers for a hot day and our guides were the best. Would book it again if ever return to Beijing
star-5
Our guide Ivy was great, the food was...
John A
, Apr 2018
Our guide Ivy was great, the food was excellent and the beers plentiful.

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