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Courtesy of Bespoke Beijing
Backstreet Beijing, Beijing
Lillian Chou, a former editor at Gourmet magazine, leads private day tours and cooking classes through Bespoke Beijing (from $500); both give travelers a street-level taste of the city. She’ll guide you through Sanyuanli Market to sample regional specialties, such as Tianjin jianbing (rolled bean crêpes) and candied hawthorns. Classes end with a family-style meal of pickles, steamed buns, dumplings, and braised goose.
Don’t Miss: A trip to an organic farm near Beijing to cook tofu in a wok over a wood fire.