Snack 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 restaurants are again alive with vigor. Following are some featured restaurants we recommend to you:

Du Yi Chu Shao Mai

Dim sum, BeijingChinese name: 都一处烧卖(dū yī chù shāo mài)
In Qianmen Street, there is a 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. 
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

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.
Location: Northeast corner of the crossroad of Di'anmen Street, Dongcheng District

Bei Ping Lou Restaurant

Chinese name: 北平楼酒楼(běi ping lóu jǐu lóu)
This is a traditional local restaurant, offering all kinds of local snacks. 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: CNY40
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Ta Yuan Branch)
Location: No.1, Huayuan Road, Haidian District
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Pan Jia Yuan Branch)
Location: No.Jia 51, Wusheng Dongli, Chaoyang District
Bei Ping Lou Restaurant (Dawang Road Branch)
Location: No.215, Nanmofang Beili, Chaoyang District

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
Location: No.20, Guangximen Beili, Chaoyang District

Da Zhai Men

Dazhaimen RestaurantChinese name: 大宅门(dà zhái mén)
The 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
Location: Bldg C1, Dongfang Ruijing, No.16, Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District
Da Zhai Men (Changping Branch)
Location: No.23, Fuxue Road, Changping District

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: CNY30-CNY40
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. 29-31, Dazhalan, Qianmen, Xicheng District
Gou Bu Li Baozi (Dongdan Branch)
Location: No.88, Dongdan Street (North), Dongcheng District
Gou Bu Li Baozi (Hepingli Branch)
Location: Bldg 5, Section 12, Heping Street, Dongcheng District

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: CNY45
Jiu Men Snacks (Skewed Tabacco Pouch Street Branch)
Location: No. Jia 75, Skewed Tabacco Pouch Street, Xicheng District
Jiumen Snacks (Shichahai Branch)
Location: No.1, Xiyou Hutong, Shichahai Houhai, Xicheng District

Dao Xiang Cun

Pea-flour CakeChinese name: 稻香村(dào xiāng cūn)
It is a time honored brand restaurant serving genuine Beijing snacks. There are many branches all over the city.
Average Cost per Person: CNY20
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.30, North Avenue, Xidan, Xicheng District
Dao Xiang Cun (Dazhalan Branch)
Location: Pedestrian Street, Dazhalan, Dongcheng District
Dao Xiang Cun (Wudaokou Branch)
Location: No.99, Chengfu Road, Haidian District

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.
Liu Bi Ju (Nanxiao Street Branch)
Location: Nanxiao Street, Dongcheng District
Liu Bi Ju (Wangfujing Branch)
Location: No. 255, Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District
Liu Bi Ju (Dong’an Market Branch)
Location: B1, Dong’an Market, No.138, Wangfujing Avenue, Dongcheng District

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
Location of Guanghua Branch: No.2 Building, Guanghua Dongli, Chaoyang District
Location of Ritan Branch: inside north gate of Altar of the Sun, Ritan Road, Chaoyang District

Sha Guo Ju

Chinese name: 砂锅居(shā guō jū)
Average cost per person: CNY76
Hours: 11:00 - 22:00
Location: No.60, Xisi South Avenue, Xicheng District

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

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

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: CNY15-CNY25
Location: 90, Huguosi Jie, Xicheng DistrictWang Pangzi Lvrou Huoshao (Drum Tower Branch)
Location: No.80, Drum Tower West Avenue, Xicheng District
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 (Sanlitun Branch)
Location: Baijiazhuang Road, Chaoyang District

Yi Wan Ju Noodles

(noodles with chopped meat in fried bean sauce)
Chinese name: 一碗居(yī wǎn jū)
Average cost per person: CNY40
Yi Wan Ju Noodles Pufang Road Branch Location: No.24-1, Pufang Road, Fangzhuang, Fengtai District
Yi Wan Ju Noodles Gongti Branch Location: Workers’ Stadium South Road, Chaoyang District (close to south gate of Workers’ Stadium)

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