Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Foodie Walk

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  • duration 3.5 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Beijing, China
  • Sample authentic Beijing snacks on the street
  • Navigate the market with locals out for their daily shop
  • Learn about basic Chinese cooking techniques and ingredients, and try some specialties from other regions in China
  • Learn some basic Chinese words and phrases and have fun trying them out in the local market
The Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Foodie Walk tour starts and ends in Beijing. The Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Foodie Walk is a food tour that takes 3.5 hours.

Eating while walking…walking while eating…either way, it sounds like an ideal way to spend an evening in Beijing! Fill your tummy with all sorts of yummy foods from Beijing and beyond, and jump into the hustle and bustle of local market - all in an evening walk!

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5 - Excellent
  • Mrs. Eunice
  • On Mar 26 2016
“Itzal was wonderful, spoke good English, and really gave a flavor of Mexico City with her knowledge.”
Ms. Kathy's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Kathy
  • On Jan 24 2016
“The walk far exceeded my expectations. Miguel was an excellent guide. He tailored the walk to the needs and interests of the group.”
Ms. Carolyn's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Carolyn
  • On Nov 30 2015
“We had wanted to do some of the St James Way walk around or near San Sebastin as our time in northern Spain was limited. I found Urban Adventures on TripAdvisor and spotted the tour 'Hiking the St James Way'. This sounded perfect, setting out from San Sebastin up and over the Ulia Mountain finishing in the beautiful seaside village of Pasaia. Tomasz was our guide for this hike and for us, he was an inspiration. Coupled with that, Tomasz's sense of humour, his local knowledge both historical and current enabled us to gain an understanding of the Basque culture and the importance of it to the people. The hike was relaxing with a number of short stops to look at the incredible views of the ocean or to gather more information. The walk culminated in Pasaia with a short boat trip to Pasaia San Juan; a walk through a narrow medieval type street with a coffee and tortilla potato in the piazza. Afterwards, we caught a bus back to San Sebastin when there was enough time to explore some of his recommended plans. Thank you Tomasz for an unforgettable experience!”

Meet your food-loving local guide and begin a Beijing food adventure to remember, walking the bustling alleys to gain real insight into the life of local life while sampling the tasty local food on the street.

Throughout our Beijing food tour, your local guide will recommend some local snacks for sampling, and you’ll also have the chance try some specialties from elsewhere in China. You will explore the stories behind tasty treats like spring onion pancakes, Sichuan noodles, donkey meat sandwiches, and mini hotpots. There’s an endless supply of local specialties to sample as we eat our way around the one of the biggest produce markets in the centre of Beijing.

Along the way you’ll meet local culinary masters, like noodle and tofu makers, and join locals for their daily food shopping (practice some Chinese words and phrases from your local guide!). Learn about different vegetables and spices, and maybe even pick up a trick or two about authentic Chinese cooking.

We’ll end our Beijing food tour in a convenient spot: Old Gulou Dajie. From here, it’s easy to head to the Houhai Lake area, or to move on to other districts where you can explore local bars, cafés and restaurants. The night’s young, so head out for a drink or more food — if your stomach has the space, that is.

Your local guide will be happy to provide recommendations for a great night out.

  • Local English speaking guide
  • Local snack samples
  • Items of a personal nature
  • tips / gratuities for guides
  • drinks and extra food
  • and shopping other than indicated in itinerary.
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Cancellation for this Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Foodie Walk tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


For any tour departures within 23 January 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 23 January 2021, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Foodie Walk tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Lonely Planet Experiences: Beijing Foodie Walk tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Outside Gulou Dajie metro station, Exit A2 of Line 2   This station is an exchange station of Metro Lines 2 and 8. If you take Line 8, you will be able to change within this station to Line 2 and get out at Exit A2.

Meeting end point :

Gulou Dajie area.

Lonely Planet extras
  • Free access to the Lonely Planet mobile app for one year
  • 25% discount on all items in the Lonely Planet Shop
COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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