Top 15 Beijing Snacks Restaurants, Where to Eat Traditional Snacks

Top 15 Beijing Snacks Restaurants

Traditional local snack is a prized delicacy in Beijing Cuisine. Some restaurants serve the local snacks that have been enjoyed by the townspeople for hundreds of years. Now, these time-honored Beijing snack restaurants are again alive with vigor. Following are top 15 Beijing snacks restaurants we recommend to you:

 

1. Du Yi Chu Shao Mai

Dim sum, BeijingChinese name: 都一处烧卖(dū yī chù shāo mài)
In Qianmen Street, this Beijing snack restaurant that has been enjoyed by the locals for hundreds of years. It is said that the name of the restaurant was given by Emperor Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The restaurant has a history of over 300 years and it is still doing well. Shao Mai is a kind of steamed dumpling with the dough gathered at the top. Shao Mai with vegetable stuffing as well as meat stuffing is well liked by the diners. 
Average Cost per Person: CNY70-85
 Du Yi Chu Shao Mai (Wudaokou Branch)
Location: Hongyu Mansion, No.7, East Qinghua Road, Haidian District
 Du Yi Chu Shao Mai (Qianmen Branch)
Location: No.38, Qianmen Avenue, Dongcheng District
 Du Yi Chu Shao Mai (Fangzhuang Branch)
Location: No.15, Fangchengyuan Food Street, No.1-6, Pufang Road, Fengtai District
 Du Yi Chi Shao Mai (Yongdingmen Branch)
Location: No. 15, Zhongli, East Yongdingmennei Street, Dongcheng District
 

2. Hua Tian Restaurant

Chinese name: 华天小吃(huá tiān xiǎo chī)
It is also a restaurant with long history. Since the 1980s, there was a Muslim restaurant simply named as Xiao Chi Bu, selling traditional snacks. Now, after many years' development, the taste of the snacks here is as genuine as before. Dou Zhi (Bean Soup), Zha Gao (Fried Cake) and Jiao Quan (Fried Bread Ring) are the most popular snacks here.
Average Cost per Person: CNY20-35
 Hua Tian Restaurant (Gangwanshi Branch)
Location: No. 109, South Xisi Street, Xicheng District
 Hua Tian Restaurant (Xisi Branch)
Location: No. 181, North Xisi Street
 Hua Tian Restaurant (Xianmen Branch)
Location: No. 89, Xianmen Street, Xicheng District
 

3. Bei Ping Lou Restaurant

Chinese name: 北平楼酒楼(běi ping lóu jǐu lóu)
This is a traditional local snacks restaurant, offering all kinds of Beijing food. As well as the delicious dishes, the decoration of the restaurant is also impressive. The waiter wears a short gown with a towel hanging over his shoulder. When entering the restaurant, you will be taken back to the old Beijing in 1930s.
Average Cost per Person: CNY80-90
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Huixinli Branch)
Location: No. 19, East Huixin Street, Chaoyang District
 

4. Dao Jia Chang

Chinese name: 到家尝(dào jiā cháng)
It is an ideal place to taste real Beijing Cuisine as well as the local catering culture. The traditional cuisine served here, especially the noodles with soybean paste, will make your mouth water.
Average Cost per Person: CNY40-50
 Dao Jia Chang (Huapu Branch)
Location: No. 19, Outer Chaoyangmen Street, Chaoyang District
 Dao Jia Chang (Changpingzhen Branch)
Location: beside West Gate of China University of Petroleum
 Dao Jia Chang (Xibahe Branch)
Location: No. 20, Guangximen Beili, Qisheng Road
 

5. Da Zhai Men

Dazhaimen RestaurantChinese name: 大宅门(dà zhái mén)
This Beijing snack restaurant is highly praised for its menu. Every day, there are performances in the big hall of the restaurant. The diners can enjoy the performances while having their meal.
Average Cost per Person: CNY150-160
Location: No.23, Fuxue Road, Changping District
 

6. Gou Bu Li Baozi

(steamed stuffed bun)
Chinese name: 狗不理包子(gǒu bù lǐ bāo zī)
Gou Bu Li Baozi is the most famous steamed stuffed bun all over the country. It originated in 1858 in Tianjin. The steaming hot Baozi in a delicate shape will surely make your mouth water.
Average Cost per Person: CNY50-60
 Gou Bu Li Baozi (Wangfujing Branch)
Location: No.24, Shuaifuyuan Hutong, Dongcheng District (opposite the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant)
 Gou Bu Li Baozi (Qianmen Branch)
Location: No. 18, Dazhalan, Qianmen, Xicheng District
 Gou Bu Li Baozi (Dongdan Branch)
Location: No.88, Dongdan Street (North), Dongcheng District
 Gou Bu Li Baozi (Changping Branch)
Location: No. 12, Xiguan, Changping District
 

7. Jiu Men Snacks

Chinese name: 九门小吃(jǐu mén xiǎo chī)
It is the heaven of snacks lovers as nearly all the local snacks are gathered here and waiting for you to taste.
Average Cost per Person: CNY40-50
Jiumen Snacks (Shichahai Branch)
Location: No.1, Xiaoyou Hutong, Shichahai Houhai, Xicheng District
 

8. Dao Xiang Cun

Pea-flour CakeChinese name: 稻香村(dào xiāng cūn)
Dao Xiang Cun is a time-honored Beijing snack restaurant serving genuine local snacks. This is a good choice for tourists who don't know where to eat Beijing snacks. There are many branches all over the city.
Average Cost per Person: CNY30-40
Recommended Dishes: Pancake in Oxtongue Shape, Pea-flour Cake
 Dao Xiang Cun (Shuangjing Branch)
Location: 1/F, Bldg 1, Jiulongshan Jiayuan, Guangqu Road, Chaoyang District
 Dao Xiang Cun (Xidan Branch)
Location: No. 130, North Xidan Street, Xicheng District
 Dao Xiang Cun (Dazhalan Branch)
Location: No. 33, Dazhalan Street, Xicheng District
 Dao Xiang Cun (Wudaokou Branch)
Location: Lanqiying Community, Chengfu Road
 Dao Xiang Cun (Guanzhuang Branch)
Location: No. 77, Guanzhuang Xili, Chaoyang District
 Dao Xiang Cun (Anningzhuang Branch)
Location: No. 72, Qinghe 3rd Street
 

9. Liu Bi Ju

Chinese name: 六必居(lìu bì jū)
The restaurant enjoys a long history. The tablet hanging above the entrance was written by Yan Song, a prime minister in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Pickles that have a salty flavor are the special dishes of the restaurant.
Average Cost per Person: CNY30-40
 Liu Bi Ju (Nanxiao Street Branch)
Location: No. 347, Nanxiao Street, Dongcheng District
 Liu Bi Ju (Wangfujing Branch)
Location: No. 255, Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District
 Liu Bi Ju (Qianmen Branch)
Location: No. 3, Liangshidian Street, Qianmenwai, Xicheng District
 

10. Xiao Wang Fu

The homely dishes cooked here have satisfied so many people's appetite. The priceis also reasonable.
Chinese name: 小王府
Average Cost per Person: CNY100-150
 Xiao Wang Fu (Wangfujing Branch)
Location: No. 48, Wangfujing Street, Dongcheng District
 Xiao Wang Fu (Shichahai Branch)
Location: No. 15, Qianhai Beiyan, Xicheng District
 Xiao Wang Fu (Ritan Branch)
Location: No. 6, North Ritan Road, Chaoyang District
 Xiao Wang Fu (East Guanghua Road Branch)
Location of Guanghua Branch: No.2 Building, Guanghua Dongli, Chaoyang District
 

11. Sha Guo Ju

Chinese name: 砂锅居(shā guō jū)
Average cost per person: CNY60-75
Hours: 11:00 - 22:00
 Sha Guo Ju (Xisi Branch)
Location: No. 60, South Xisi Avenue, Xicheng District
 Sha Guo Ju (Ganjiakou Branch)
Location: No. 41, Sanlihe Road
 Sha Guo Ju (Liuliqiao Branch)
Location: No. 1, Liuliqiao, Fengtai District
 

12. Da Wan Cha Restaurant

Chinese name: 大碗茶(dà wǎn chá)
Average cost per person: CNY25
Hours: 9:00 - 22:00
Location: Bldg. 3 Zhengyang Market, Qianmen West Street, Xicheng District
 

13. You Yi Shun Restaurant

Chinese name: 又一顺饭庄(yòu yī shun fàn zhuāng)
Average cost per person: CNY80
Location: No. 28, Dewai Huangsi Avenue, Xicheng District
 

14. Wang Pangzi Lvrou Houshao

(Donkey Meat and Baked Wheaten Cake)
Chinese name: 王胖子驴肉火烧(wáng pàng zi lǘ ròu huǒ shāo)
Average cost per person: CNY25-30
 Wang Pangzi Lvrou Huoshao (Huguo Temple Branch)
Location: No. 113, Huguo Temple Street, Xicheng District
 Wang Pangzi Lvrou Huoshao (Xinjiekou Branch)
Location: No. 66, East Xinjiekou Street, Xicheng District
 Wang Pangzi Lvrou Huoshao (Drum Tower Branch)
Location: No. 80, Drum Tower West Avenue, Xicheng District
 

15. Yi Wan Ju Noodles

(noodles with chopped meat in fried bean sauce)
Chinese name: 一碗居(yī wǎn jū)
Average cost per person: CNY60-70
 Yi Wan Ju Noodles (Fangzhuang Branch)
Location: No. 24-1, Pufang Road, Fangzhuang, Fengtai District
 Yi Wan Ju Noodles (Nongzhanguan Branch)
Location: No. 20, North Nongzhanguan Road, Chaoyang District

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