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As a foodie, how can you miss Chinese snacks during the food tour? Chinese snacks are called Xiaochi in China. Many cities in China have their own snack streets or night market, like Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Chengdu and Guangzhou. However, some of the famous snack streets are built for the tourists. We believe that you can only eat the most authentic flavors at those snack streets where the local people visit most.
Huguo Temple Snack Street contains the essence of Beijing snacks and is a place full of old Beijing. This street is very popular among the locals. The flavors of the snacks here are very authentic and the prices are rather reasonable.
Get here: take Metro Line 4 and get off at Ping’anli, Exit B.
Niujie Snack Street is a Muslim gathering place. This street is full of Muslim and old Beijing flavors, like Douzhir, Cooked Beef or Sheep Tripe and various beef and sheep snacks. Muslim people and those who love Ethnic snacks should never miss this place.
Get here: bus 88 or 10 and get off at Niujie.
Muslim Snack Street is the most famous snack street in Xian. Over a thousand years history, this street concentrates the most Xian snacks. The street is a Muslim gathering place, so pork and alcohol are not served in Muslim restaurants.
Get here: bus 611, 205, 45, 4, 7, 43 and 300, get off at Guangjijie.
City God Temple is an important part of Shanghai snacks. Located at Shanghai’s old city commercial center, City God Temple has preserved the old town scenery of China. This place has collected many Shanghai snacks here, and it can be called the kingdom of snacks.
Get here: bus 11, 66, 126 and 926 can get here.
Shippo Old Street are divided into North Street and South Street. North Street is mainly selling souvenirs, antique, calligraphy and painting, while South Street is focus on special snacks. The street is full of ancient buildings. You can experience traditional Chinese buildings and eat tasteful snacks at the same time here.
Get here: bus 91 and 92.
As the most ancient and famous snack street of Guangzhou, Commercial Street of Sxiajiu is full of old booths and stores and has most Guangzhou snacks. Besides, snacks here have the most authentic tastes.
Get here: bus 2, 3, 5 and night bus 5.
The ancient Jinli Street was one of the oldest and the most commercialized streets in the history of the Shu state. Nowadays, many Chengdu traditional snacks are sold in Jinli. You can get an experience of Chengdu people’s leisure life in Jinli.
Get here: bus 1, 57, 82, 334, and 335, get off at Temple Marquis.
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