The past year a lot of new places have popped up throughout Sanlitun, from new restaurants to chains bringing us a taste of home, and many of them have been a hit. This is our pick of the best food and beverage newcomers in the Sanlitun area of Beijing.
1) Moka BrosView In Map
By the award winning chef Daniel Urdaneta, this atmospheric Sanlitun café serves a long list of healthy salads, sandwiches, wraps, crepes, waffles, baked goods as well as their own special concept of “power bowls” with rice and pasta. There is a very nice outside terrace for when the weather is good, as well as comfortable seating inside just in case the weather is less favourable.
Add: B101, South Building, Nali Patio, 81 Sanlitun Beilu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 010 5208 6079
Opening hours: 08:00-20:30, daily
2) Gelato StickView In Map
A new ice cream joint in Sanlitun is always welcome, especially with the recent increase in temperatures. This café serves ice cream on a stick, of many different flavors, in all kinds of different shapes. The café also serves a lot of drinks, ranging from coffee to fruit juices, making it the perfect opportunity to take a break from shopping in Sanlitun, or catching up with friends for the next few months.
Add: 3.3 Mall, 33 Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Opening Hours: 10:00-20:00, daily
3) Parlor View In Map
A new speakeasy in the Sanlitun area, this one is located behind the luxury mall Sparkle Roll on Xindong Lu. Opened by the owner of Mai Bar, this bar boasts inventive drinks and snacks. Although a little bit tricky to find, Parlor is definitely worth the trip. The bar is atmospheric, and a lot of the drinks have a Chinese twist, such as the Sichuan peppercorn infused Mala Old Fashioned.
Add: 39-9 Xingfu’ercun, Xindong Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 010 8444 4135
Opening Hours: 18:00-06:00, daily
4) Pizza ExpressView In Map
Causing quite a buzz in the British expat community, the arrival of Pizza Express in Beijing is extremely exciting and marks their 500th store. Taking over Blue Frog’s location in the village in Sanlitun, this restaurant is a great option for a meal with friends and is also family oriented. We are sure that everyone is excited to have a Padana, the popular pizza with goat’s cheese, mozzarella, tomato, caramelized onions, spinach, red onions and garlic oil, right here in Beijing. Their pizzas can be smaller and thicker, or larger and thinner depending on your taste. The menu also has a healthier option: a pizza with less crust and more salad.
Add: 81 Sanlitun Village, Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 010 6417 6698
Opening Hours: 11:00-23:00, Sun-Thurs; 11:00-00:00, Fri-Sat
5) Home Plate BBQ (Sanlitun)View In Map
Although not a new addition to Beijing, Home Plate BBQ’s Sanlitun location is most certainly a welcomed change. With QMex under construction, the southern area of Sanlitun provided the alternative option to Kro’s Nest that everyone was waiting for. Especially popular with the American community, the menu boasts a wide variety of dishes, including chili and cheese fries, pulled pork sandwiches, nachos, sandwiches and burgers.
Add: Unit 10, Nan Sanlitun Lu, Sanlitun, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: 400 096 7670
Opening Hours: 10:00-2:00, daily
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