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Beijing Street Breakfast

Saturday, July 7th, 2012
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One old saying goes like that: eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a queen and supper like a poor man. In the light of eating healthy, a good and balanced breafast keeps people in good shape to start one day’s life and work.

Dragged by a quick pace of life in a big city like Beijing, many people, commuters or white-collars, very often have to eat “a poor breakfast” due to the lack of time. They go to a street vendor or an outlet of a restaurant for a quick bite of whatever is available – pancake, a fried youtiao ( a twisted fried dough), bread, milk, soymilk, steamed buns, huntun…

The majority of the breakfast street vendors have business license permit from local government. Breakfast food stalls are preferably set up at crowded places near subway sations, bus stops, office builings. Some breakfast vendors are set up in back lanes, not far from the popular places frequented by commuters for going to work.

The outlets of street breakfasts are mainly divided into four categories – fixed street breakfast stalls, mobile breakfast stalls, back lane small restaurants and outlets from decent restaurants. Beijing street breakfast is quite cheap and less than CNY10, you will buy yourself a big breakfast, enough to fill up your stomach.

If you are going to customize a Beijing tour, don’t forget to arrange some time in an early morning for a carfree Beijing food walks  for a genuine picture of Beijing food culture.

A mobile breakfast stall

A mobile breakfast stall

A mobile breakfast stall

A fixed breakfast

A fixed breakfast stall

A back lane street front restaurants. An outlet from a decent reataurant

An outlet from a decent reataurant in Beijing

Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Great Wall Tour
Beijing City Tour
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Walking Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Gui Jie ( Ghost Street) Food Street

Any questions, just drop a line.