A Beijing Hutong Food Exploration by Tuk Tuk

Evening Foodie Tour
in Beijing’s Hutongs

Travel by tuk-tuk for a taste of Han, Mongol, Muslim and Chinese Imperial cuisine during this culinary
exploration of Beijing’s historic hutong alleyways. Visit authentic, off-the-beaten-path eateries
and sample specialty dishes with legends larger than the restaurant’s menu.


The hutong alleys are the best place to see and feel Beijing’s authentic culture, and these narrow lanes also hide many culinary treasures. To gain a different perspective of the capital’s food scene, head to these historic hutongs which have long been at the heart of the capital’s distinctive local culture.

Situated in the older part of the city, this labyrinth of narrow lanes dates back over 300 years. They are draped in history, offering an insight into old life in Beijing. While many residents have called this area home for generations, it is also sprinkled with signs of contemporary life, with trendy bars, cafes, restaurants and boutiques lining the pedestrianised streets. 


Evening Foodie Tour in Beijing’s Hutongs

18:00 - 22:00

Together with the guide, set off from the hotel on a gastronomic quest to try culinary favourites from various cultures. Explore the hutongs by tuk-tuk and on foot to find secret eateries that only the locals know about. Visit authentic, off the beaten path restaurants and try specialty dishes with legends larger than the restaurant’s menu.

Sample seafood chowder, kung pao chicken, and beef steak with tomato sauce – dishes that have been served to visiting overseas dignitaries and even an American president. Quench your thirst with cold beers and try a glass of baijiu, a potent spirit made from sorghum and rice. Visit a hidden restaurant, whose name literally means ‘very hard to find’, and slurp Beijing noodles, probably the most famous noodle dish in China.

In another eatery, feast in the style of Mongolian nomads and pile your plate with vegetables and marinated meats that you have grilled yourself. In an authentic Muslim eatery sample ‘dragon empress’, the favourite dish of the controversial Empress Cixi. The grand finale of your culinary extravaganza is several courses of ceremonial food served in a restaurant in one of the oldest courtyards in the hutongs.

End the night rubbing shoulders and drinking craft beer with Beijing’s hipsters in a trendy craft brewery. At the end of the tour, your driver will take you back to the hotel.




  • An evening tour with a professional English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request and may be subject to supplementary charges
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver from and to the starting point
  • Tuk tuk transportation during the tour
  • All entrance fees for visits as mentioned in the description.
  • All applicable taxes and service charges
  • Snacks, drinks and /or refreshments during the tour


  • Personal expenses such as meals, drinks, tips and gratuities, shopping, portage fees and optional tours, unless otherwise stated
  • Hotel accommodation in the destination of commencement.
  • Compulsory Christmas, country-specific festival and/or New Year dinner at included hotels
  • Single supplement charges for single travelers, where applicable
  • Any airline tickets, visa fees, additional transportation cost from and to the general meeting point
  • Supplements for transfers for customers arriving or departing from any airport or resorts located outside the general pick-up and drop-off locations
  • Hotel expenses of a personal nature, should an overnight be included: this includes mini-bar consumption, laundry, room service, any telephone or other communication cost not mentioned in the program
  • Travel insurance coverage for customers (highly recommendable)


  • This tour is operated on full private basis with English-speaking guide. Other languages are on request / subject to availability and supplementary charges may apply
  • Return transfers for this excursion apply only / are inclusive for customers staying in and inside downtown Beijing. Transfers outside these areas, including any accommodation outside the Central Business District and both Beijing’s International Airports are excluded. Supplements apply for customers who want to join this excursion outside one of these regions.
  • Customers are advised that during the Lunar Festival celebrations (celebration of Chinese New Year), excursions and tours may be subject to supplementary charges and/or may see longer waiting times than normal.
  • This food-themed tour along local restaurants and food stalls may not be suitable for customers who are vegetarians or have specific food allergies.
  • We regret to inform you that this excursion is not suitable for wheelchair users.
  • We will always make the effort to confirm the exact pick-up time upon reservation. For any operational issues in which are not able to confirm the exact pick-up time in advance, we reserve the right to inform you the day before the departure of the tour.
  • Please note pick-up and drop-off services may not be confirmed for customers staying at private residences, apartment complexes, or other non-registered tourism accommodations. Customers may be asked to meet at a nearby hotel for pick-up and drop off.
  • Natural elements of any kind have a destructive effect on electronic equipment. It is the customer’s own responsibility to ensure that any camera, mobile telephone or other device is properly wrapped and protected against these elements. We cannot be held responsible in any way for negligence and/or not following suggestions for any damage related to this.
  • We reserve the right to make necessary changes to the excursion in case of unfavourable weather conditions or situations where we are forced to make alterations to guarantee the safety of our guests.
  • The protection of the country’s flora and fauna is of immense importance for us. We will not pursue any activities for guests that are not in line with our animal, wildlife and environment protection principles.
  • It is the responsibility of the customer to provide us with the correct hotel information, should pick-up and drop-off services be included in the package. Any changes in accommodation outside 24 hours will be handled accordingly: changes within 24 hours may be on request.
  • In the event of no-show or change of accommodation without prior consent and confirmation from us within 24 hours may result in the applicable cancellation charges as outlined in the terms and conditions.
  • This excursion is only operated in the evening.


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