Wangfujing Night Food Street

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If you ramble along Wangfujing Street  in the evening during your Beijing Travel, it is advisable to visit its neighbouring Wangfujing Night Food Street. Actually Wangfujing Night Food Street (王俯井小吃街) is formally called “Donghuamen Night Food Street”(东华门美食坊夜市), which is located on Donganmen Street linked to the west of the crossroad at the northern tip of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street.
 
Wangfujing Night Snack Street is often called by tourists while Donghuamen Night Snack Street by the local residents in Beijing. They both refer to the same night food market in Wangfujing area.
 
This 100-meter long snack street is open from 6:00pm to 9:00pm every day. The night market is home to about 100 stalls selling over 100 snacks from all over China. For adventurous dinners, it is a food paradise with such unique snacks as centipedes, lizards, deep fried crickets available to eat on a stick.
 
These stalls linked at a short interval are mainly composed of Beijing food, Shandong cuisine, Yunnan food, Canton food, sea food and etc. All the food stalls are well organized with strict hygiene requirement. Each vendor wears clean uniforms with red caps. Each stall has a sign hanging overhead indicating the food they are selling, as well the name of the stall owner.
 
Since it is a typical street food, you have no table for sitting and eating. You are supposed to stand eating just before the food stalls. A protected line is set to separate the food stalls from the driving lane. So people feel quite safe eating with the protected line.
 
If you are not interested in the street food or timid to have a bite, it is still worth walking around and taking some pictures for a glimpse of the snacks coming for all a parts of China.
 
The first stall sells Tanghulu, or sugar-coated haws or fruits on sticks 

The first stall sells Tanghulu, or sugar-coated haws or fruits on sticks

 
The lady has bought a stick of Tanghulu.

The lady has bought a stick of Tanghulu.

 
The foreign tourists are curious about the snake meat.

The foreign tourists are curious about the snake meat.

 
 
Seafood and smelly beancurd

Seafood and smelly beancurd

 
Barbeque corn

Barbeque corns and more

 
Hippocampi on a stick

Hippocampi on a stick

 
Royal Crab

Royal Crabs

 
Roujiamuo, a Chinese hamburger

Roujiamuo, a Chinese hamburger

 
Sheep’s particular parts, offal soup

sheep’s particular parts, offal soup

 
Goubuli ( literally “dogs don’t pay attention”) is a famous brand of baozi from Tianjin.

Goubuli ( literally dogs don’t pay attention) is a famous brand of baozi from Tianjin

 
Jian Bing, a kind of thin pancakes with with meat and vegetable fillings

Jian Bing, a kind of thin pancakes with with meat and vegetable fillings

 
Fried Jiaozi

Fried Jiaozi

 
Muslim food – barbeque animal internal parts

Muslim food – barbeque animal internal parts

 
Roasted leg of lamb
 
Beijing local desserts

Beijing local desserts

 
Beijing local snacks

Beijing local snacks

 
Scorpions and more insects on sticks

Scorpions and more insects on sticks

 
Centipede and water beetles on sticks

centipede and water beetles on sticks

 
Sea food

Sea food

 
Red lanterns, signboards and clean stalls make a interesting tourist food street in Beijing

Red lanterns, signboards and clean stalls make a interesting tourist food street in Beijing

 
Each stall has a signboard overhead indicating the stuff to be sold with a pricelist
 

Each stall has a signboard overhead indicating the stuff to be sold with a pricelist

roasted leg of lamb

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2 Responses to “Wangfujing Night Food Street”

  1. Mystic says:

    Has the food street been moved off of the main Wangfujing street? When I was there, I could not find the red stalls along the main street, like they used to be. The only stalls were on a small side street with a big sign overhead that said Donganmen Food Street. Is that where they are located now, or did I go to the wrong place?

  2. Daniel says:

    Hello Mystic,

    There are two snack streets in Wangfujing Street. One is off the main street (within the walking section of Wangfujing Street ) which is called Wangfujing Food Street ( 王府井小吃街). The entrance to Wangfujing Food Street is a traditional archway (Pailou) with the Chinese characters of 王府井小吃街overhead. But people would go to Wangfujing Food Street during the daytime though it is also open in the evening.

    For night food, people would go to “Donghuamen Night Food Street”(东华门美食坊夜市) which is popularly called Wangfujing Night Food Street. Wangfujing Night Food Street is located on Donganmen Street west of the crossroad at the north entrance to the walking section of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street. So Wangfujing Night Food Street is not within the walking section of the street. The a sign of “Donghuamen Night Food Street”(东华门美食坊夜市) stands on the ground at the east starting place of the itinerant vendor food street. You’ve got the right name, but not sure you got the right place.

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