Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

By Valerie Osipov, August 30, 2019

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Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.


Well, we were hoping to start with the bad news, but good news – there really isn’t any. After a sad shutdown in 2018,Great Leap reopened their #12 locationlast month.  

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Image via Great Leap Brewing

Over in Dongsi, the team from family-friendly restaurant Cravings opened a new location dubbed Cravings to Longfu. The concept here is feel-good Yunnan food, surrounded by funky decor and bold colors in true Cravings style. Stay tuned for our full review. 

Joining the neighborhood, along with familiar friends Susu and Capital Spirits, is Jing-A’s brand-new taproom, currently operating in soft opening mode, with the grand opening set for Sep. 6. They’ve added a range of pizzas to the menu with innovative offerings like a white sauce pizza with prawns, clams and crispy kale and a Chinese sausage variation with ham, red onion and chopped fermented green beans. 

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Image via Jing-A 

In Gulou, The Orchid team is on a roll – which you can now get along with other freshly baked goods by The Bake Shop at the boutique hotel’s recently expanded Bao Jian Bar. That’s right, it’s carb-loading by day and cocktails by night at the trendy space right next toToast’s rooftop. 

If you’re looking for a spot to grab lunch, head to Bottega. The new two-course set menu features simple starters like creamy roasted tomato soup, swordfish carpaccio with a light arugula salad along with mains like cold penne pasta with mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and pesto, and rich risotto with pork ragu and black truffle. 

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Image via Bottega

Japanese BBQ joint Gyu Tetsu is rolling out daily discounts on different cuts of meat, as well as new dishes like a saucy sake-marinated rib strip, hot beef bone soup with rice and a collaboration dessert with Booth’s Cake – delicate strawberry shaved ice topped with cream. 

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Image via Gyu Tetsu

And finally, another pop-up collaboration: Kup Kup Kup hosts Singaporean restaurant Koo Kee through the middle of the month to serve up a limited offering of Hainanese chicken rice. Get the set meal, complete with chicken soup, rice and a drink of your choice, for just RMB78. 

[Top image via Jing-A]

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Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

Snacks and the City: The Latest Food & Drink News in Beijing

Here, a roundup of things we ate and gossiped about this month – for journalism, for research, for you, readers.

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