Craving California food, dude? Don't sweat it, you can find totally awesome California grub in Beijing. You may not be able to surf in Beijing but you can live a rad life in the capital of the Middle Kingdom with amazing American and Californian food to put the icing on the cake or the cherry on top.
Element Fresh sum up the current health craze in California' major cities. Here you'll find excellent tasting cuisine that is also healthy, light and perfectly portioned. The health shakes are awesome, the soups are affordable and filling, and the hummus is to die for.
For American-style food with an upper-class twist and a bit of California in the drink menu, you'll adore Blue Frog. Chili fries, nachos, tapas and even a veggie burger are available, meaning you can appease any craving in one single establishment. Did I mention the amazing nightly happy hour on an extensive cocktail and beer drink menu? Oh yeah, baby!
For a more laid back place for a late breakfast or early dinner, Sculpting in Time is your truly Californian-style hang out joint. Tucked away in a nondescript location, you'll have to really crave a chill vibe to end up enjoying a pasta meal or simple sandwich at Sculpting in Time.
Craving California-style pizza? Head to Pyro where the prices are great, the taste is huge and the atmosphere is exactly what you've been looking for. Not hippie but not 'establishment' either.
Shop 833, Bldg 8, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu
S8-31, Building 8, The Village at Sanlitun,
Healthy and vibrant American eatery... read more
S4-30, 3/F, Bldg 4, The Village at Sanlitun, 19 Sanlitun Lu
The Village at Sanlitun
Trendy bar and family burger restaurant... read more
Weigongcun Xi Kou 7, Ligong Da Nan Men
(left of the University's south gate)
83A Jian Guo Road
The Ritz-Carlton Beijing
17 Gonti Beilu
Opposite Worker's Stadium North Gate
Delicious, sophisticated, and heathy... read more
6 Fangyuan Xilu
Shunyi western standby with consistent quality...
B1/F, Bldg 12, Huaqing Jiayuan, Wudaokou (5 min from Wudaokou subway station
Basement level, Building 8
Cheap pizzas, beer and good times... read more
Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (north of Block 8)
A stand-out quality Western restaurant... read more
58 Haidiangouhaidian Road, Opposite Yanshan Hotel