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Xi'an Food Tour by Tuk Tuk provided by Lily's Private Tours

Xi'an Food Tour by Tuk Tuk
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This food tour focuses on sampling the authentic local delicacies of Xi’an! It covers 5 to 6 eateries and some street food stands located in the historical and cultural district within the wall! They are all specially chosen for their sterling reputation and good hygiene, and what’s more, they give you the top foods and the authentic local experiences in the city!  During this 3 hours food sampling experience you will try different kinds of most famous delicacies and head off the beaten tourist track to catch a glimpse of the locals in their daily life! If you want to get away from those whirlwind package tours and those buffet restaurants full of foreigners, if you want to try something different or taste something authentic, come and join us. We will ensure that you try plenty of foods and beverages and enjoy a real local experience!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 11153P14
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport by public bus and Tuk Tuk
  • Licensed professional English-speaking tour guide
  • 5 to 6 eateries and some street foodwith two soft drinks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Own transfer to and from meeting point
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Hilton Xi'an, 199 Dong Xin Jie, Zhong Lou Shang Quan, Xincheng Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China Departure Point: Hilton Hotel Lobby   Address: 199 DONGXIN ROAD XINCHENG DISTRICT, XI'AN Dates: See Availability
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Special diet requirement are open to advise in advance.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Transport by public bus and Tuk Tuk
  • Licensed professional English-speaking tour guide
  • 5 to 6 eateries and some street foodwith two soft drinks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Own transfer to and from meeting point
Departure details
  • Hilton Xi'an, 199 Dong Xin Jie, Zhong Lou Shang Quan, Xincheng Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China Departure Point: Hilton Hotel Lobby   Address: 199 DONGXIN ROAD XINCHENG DISTRICT, XI'AN Dates: See Availability
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Special diet requirement are open to advise in advance.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hilton Xi'an
    199 Dong Xin Jie, Zhong Lou Shang Quan, Xincheng Qu, Xian Shi, Shaanxi Sheng, China
    Departure Point: Hilton Hotel Lobby   Address: 199 DONGXIN ROAD XINCHENG DISTRICT, XI'AN Dates: See Availability
    See address & details
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    Muslim Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours
    Meet your guide in an easy-to-find location, then walk to one of the two most popular food districts of Xi’an. It is an ancient style building complex with a large collection of the most famous local snacks from all over the province! Here we will taste the savory Chinese hamburger - round pita bread stuffed with minced pork, and then visit the only food museum in the same area within the wall. After a short stroll through a park we will take a quick bus ride to the Muslim quarter, the other food marketplace in a community with a 1300 year history. It’s not only a place of historic interest but the most colorful and bustling area, a real kaleidoscope of local life! The rest of our tour will mainly take place in this humble but richly cultural district! These 5-6 eateries are scattered around the district, some on main streets and others tucked away in back streets, but they all cook for the locals.   While visiting these food stops, you will learn a lot about the local’s lives and the family restaurants that have been making their specialties for generations.   You’ll watch your food being made and learn about what makes it so special to Xi’an locals. Whether it’s sitting by an old man grilling meat over burning coals or watching dumplings being made right in front of you, whether you are shredding your own pita bread for “Pita Bread Soaked in Lamb Soup”(Yangroupao) or listening to the sound of making fresh Biangbiang noodle, there are always something for you to try! The tour will be done mainly by walking and private tuk-tuk that can only be found in the area!
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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diana_rosenberger
Chattanooga, Tennessee21 contributions
Excellent food tour-- and amazing guide!
Nov 2020
I recommend this food tour, and guide Michael, to anyone visiting Xi'an! The tour was customizable if there are specific places you want to go or things to eat. We started at the Hilton, visited a few areas and ended in the Muslim quarter at the bell tower. Michael helped us get a car back to our hotel AND he stayed in touch with us after the tour. He gave us recommendations on what to visit and where else to eat on the rest of our trip. Any tour you book with Michael will not disappoint!
Written 19 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JC1
1 contribution
Delicious Food and Great Guide
Jan 2020
Michael took us on a food tour and it was absolutely great. We tried lots of delicious food we'd never had before, and that we would have had trouble finding without Michael. We were completely stuffed after the tour and loved all the foods we tried. Michael was a great guide- super informative, fun to talk to. We wish we'd gone to the Terra Cotta warriors with him instead of the tour guide we booked through our hotel. Overall one of the highlights of our trip!
Written 2 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tobysmom5
Colorado11 contributions
What a Great Food Tour!
Sep 2019
Michael is an excellent guide. He is friendly, kind, and speaks fluent English. He went above and beyond to insure that our food tour in Xian was perfect. He is knowledgeable regarding the local cuisine and takes you to canteens and tiny out of the way restaurants that a traveler would never find on their own. We had so much fun while on our night food tour… from eating the local fare, zooming around in a Tuk Tuk and enjoying the company of Michael. We can’t thank Michael enough for taking us on a great food tour while we were in Xian.
Written 30 September 2019
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CallyC
2 contributions
Excellent food tour
Sep 2019 • Friends
My favorite thing we did in Xi'an - this is a very thorough introduction to Xi'an food. You will visit a variety of places, from canteens to restaurants to food stalls : this tour crisscrosses central Xi'an to not just get you Xi'an specialty foods, but to seek out the best place for each. I consider myself a fairly independent traveler, but this tour both brought me to places I would never have found on my own and dishes I would never have figured out how to order on my own.

Our guide Michael was particularly excellent- enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the different food, helped us understand what we were seeing, and personalized the tour (when we were asking a bunch of questions about different produce, he stopped at a market and got us a few different kinds of fruits we'd never seen before).

If you can, do this tour early in your time in Xi'an - we wanted to go back to everywhere for lunch the next day!

Although you will try rice wine, this is primarily a tour for people who love food - it's less alcohol-focused than some.

Come hungry!
Written 29 September 2019
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Lynn S
Portland, OR11 contributions
Favorite tour during my entire China trip!
Sep 2019
Just returned from two weeks in China. Enjoyed good food and tours throughout the country, but this tour was my favorite! MOST of my favorite foods from the entire two weeks were from this tour.
On a different food tour in China, I felt the food quality was secondary to atmosphere, novelty or pricing, but on this tour....the FOOD was absolutely FABULOUS at every stop! Not only did we try lots of different foods, but Michael made sure we tried each food at super high quality restaurants. We tried soup noodles elsewhere, for example, but didn't find ones as delicious as those at the restaurant Michael took us to. The bread in the Xian burgers at the place Michael took us to was just tastier than at another place we tried.
Michael gave us advice for the rest of our trip as well. Highly recommended!
Written 28 September 2019
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Chilli C
Chengdu, China14 contributions
DO IT!! A must in Xi'an!
Aug 2019
This is not my first time in Xi'an, but this food tour gave me a new world. All the food are tasty and special. The meeting point is very easy to find, and leader Michael is a great guide, very knowledgeable and welcomed everyone in the group well.
The tuk-tuk is great fun. Go through the small allies to try the local food, we are totally lost in the foodie paradise.
My personal favorite food is the Chinese Bread and The Soup Dumplings, SO SO SO good!
i will definitely do this again if i have a second chance.
Written 9 August 2019
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Stacia G
Denver10 contributions
Excellent food tour by Tuk Tuk
Jun 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed this food tour of Xi'An. We highly recommend this tour and our guide was Michael, and his warm personality and hospitality made us feel like visiting guests. The tuk tuk transport added excitement and enabled us to visit more areas without worrying about navigating crowds, or which places to pick. We visited multiple areas of Xi'An, culminating with the Moslem quarter. All of the food was interesting, delicious and plentiful. We loved seeing the colorful venues and Michael's commentary about the food and local life really helped us appreciate Xi'An and the local people even more. Michael speaks excellent English, and communicated in advance to verify our plans, but he was also flexible with timing and making sure our needs were met. Thanks again Michael for this fun and wonderful tour!
Written 14 June 2019
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Sheila Mac
15 contributions
Xi’an Food Tour
I don't remember the last time I wrote a review on here, but I just had to for this.

This was my first ever solo International trip. Couldn't think of a better way to learn about Xi'an than eating like the locals. So I did my research, read all the reviews and finally picked Lily's Private Tours.

Even before I left for China, Lily sent multiple confirmation emails. So I always knew who was picking me up from my hotel, what time and what to expect. That alone for a single traveler put me at such an ease.

On the day of the tour,Lily picked me up from my hotel as scheduled, even earlier than expected. Our tour wasnt strictly food based, we walked around and she told me all the history about the different sites and even took pictures for me. The best thing I enjoyed about this tour was that it didn't feel like one. It felt more like you were having dinner with one of your close friends. Lily's personality is really the selling point of the tour, she put me at ease. Oh and the food! There was so much food. I feel like I tried a little bit of everything and I must tell you come to this tour with an appetite. My favorite dish would be a toss up between the noodles and the dumplings with soup in them ( I can't seem to remember the name of the dishes now).

When Lily brought me back to my hotel, I felt like I just did a 2 day tour with all the information she gave me. I ended up staying 3 days in Xi'an. I did a tour on each day with different tour guides and let me tell you Lily was the best one! The only regret I have is not booking with Lily for all my tours. I won't make that same mistake again!

Even after I left Xi'an, Lily kept in contact with me to see if I was enjoying the rest of my stay.
Written 4 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

yapteelock
Singapore, Singapore69 contributions
Amazing Food Tour
Did this fantastic food tour with Michael on the night we arrived in Xian. He brought us to some many hidden gems, mostly away from the touristy Muslim Food Street. My son was allergy to nuts and could not take spicy food which was a big challenge for most food tour guide specially in Xian. But Michael did a great job. My son actually have a craving for Xian food so much that we booked a second food tour with Michael on the last day of our stay in Xian. Strongly recommend to do this food tour with Michael as he is a adventurous foodie like me.
Written 16 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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