Explore the most down-to-earth market

Chengdu, China

Experience hosted by Karen

2.5 hours, Hosted in English and Chinese (Simplified)
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Up to 10 people
Includes food, drinks and equipment

What you'll do

We’ll meet at a bus station and introduce each other.. I’ll give you a recycled bag designed by myself and then start to explore market.

The market is scattered and hidden in some local alleys so we’ll walk along these alleys to explore market. During this market experience, You’’ll experience:
- You’ll step into a local community built in 1970s to know authentic Chengdu life.
- Taste authentic market food which you never find outside of market
- meet and talk with friendly local vendors and people
- You can learn from local vendors how to make dumplings and wontons(chaoshou)
- Taste local wine if you want and you’ll meet a nice wine vendor who will introduce you the procedure of wine making and show you ingredients of wine making.
- you’ll see Mahjong playing everywhere, especially in the afternoon experience.
- If you want to buy some local food ingredients or spices like peppercorn, chili, brown sugar in the market, I know where you can buy the cheapest one with best quality.

You’ll end this market tour with full belly and have a brand new understanding of Chengdu food, life and culture.
Other things to note
-- kids friendly
-- vegetarian or any dietary habit friendly
-- Please come on time
-- I also offer tailor-made trip to explore authentic Chengdu . If you want an unique trip, please let me know
We’ll meet at a bus station and introduce each other.. I’ll give you a recycled bag designed by myself and then start to explore market.

The market is scattered and hidden in some local alleys so we’ll walk along these alleys to explore market. During this market experience, You’’ll experience:
- You’ll step into a local community built in 1970s to know authentic Chengdu life.
- Taste authentic market food which you never f…

What's included

  • Food
    tissue. You’ll taste 6-10 types of market food n drink, like pickles,noodle...
  • Drinks
    Bottled water
  • Equipment
    Recycle bag designed by myself

Meet your host, Karen

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 87 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi I am Karen. I was born in Sichuan and have lived Chengdu for many years.
I love local market and have developed this love since my childhood. It is vibrant, interesting and lovely, so it always brings me energy and the simplest happiness. i have been to many countries and every time I travel to a new place, the local market instead of tourist attractions is where I must go. Because I think this is the best way to taste the authentic delicacy and know people, culture and lifestyle in a new place.
Check my instagram: chengdu_experience to find more photos and videos about this experience
Hi I am Karen. I was born in Sichuan and have lived Chengdu for many years.
I love local market and have developed this love since my childhood. It is vibrant, interesting and lovely, so it always brings me energy and the simplest happiness. i have been to many countries and every time I travel to a new place, the local market instead of tourist attractions is where I must go. Because I think this is the best way to taste the authentic delicacy and know people, culture and lifestyle in a n…
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Where you'll be

We'll go to a local market hidden in some local alleys and only some locals know there.The market consists of many alleys but they are very close and just separated by a road, so I always consider them as one.Since this area wasn't developed very well, it still keeps an authentic Chengdu life style and the first Chengdu residential houses built in 1970s.

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 87 reviews.

Echo
July 2021
如果不是Karen,应该找不到这样的地方来体验成都的真实味道。 每一个街巷和食物都非常的本真和生活气,能看到本地人的传承和手作的食物。吃了传承百年配方的烘蛋糕、纯手工甜水面,味道也很好! 听闻可能对我来说,这是最后一次看这个菜场了,再过一年可能这些店都要经过整改修缮,又要变成千遍一律的工业式标准化管理菜场,觉得可惜。
Nicole
June 2021
We had a wonderful time walking in the alleys learning about local food. Karen even made sure the food I was trying was vegan friendly. Definitely recommended!
Yaojia
May 2021
非常接地气的菜场。 虽然近期那边似乎在整改修缮,导致实际出摊儿的规模有所缩水,但是依然在上午人头涌动丰富多彩。 能看到很多历史悠久的固定摊位,了解本地人生活中的灵魂美食,我第一次吃到折耳根的新鲜叶子,包在春饼里美味极了。还有超Q的甜水面,手工现擀,酱料更是富有神韵,吃不完本着不浪费原则我打包回去又吃了一顿,实在是太美味啦。 流动摊贩又像是灵魂中随机扇动的火花,有很多特色野菜等超市里见不到的神仙货色。 一路逛吃时间过的真快。 地点距离春熙路之类不算很远地铁很方便就到了。 建议可以就近解决午饭,有各种卤味熟食还有烤兔卖。 还送了个非常美貌的帆布包包~
Jen
November 2020
A delicious and enjoyable market tour through a super local neighborhood. I loved every snack (and baijiu) we had. Can really recommend the tour to anyone looking for a unique glimpse into Sichuan/Chengdu eating culture
Guangxu
October 2020
非常有意思的体验,Karen人也很nice,介绍了很多其他可以逛的地方,推荐!
罕儿
October 2020
Karen本人看起来更年轻可爱,非典型文艺女青。深入成都土著人的生活,让我比在太古里更自在,时光穿越的感觉让人觉得自己是属于成都的。有点社交恐惧的我也没有和陌生人交流的尴尬,以后有机会还会选择与Karen同行。

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

good appetite,hungry stomach, energetic body, passion, curiocity

wear confortable shoes and clothes