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Zhangjiajie is located in the northwest of Hunan Province in central China. Zhangjiajie food combines the excellent flavors of traditional Hunan cuisine (also known as Xiang cuisine) and Tujia minority dishes.
Hunan cuisine is even hotter and spicier than the spicy red hot flavors of Sichuan cuisine,. Common cooking techniques include stewing, frying, pot-roasting, braising and smoking.
Tujia dishes are characterized by sourness and spiciness. Their favorites are pickled dishes and smoked dishes. Pickled dishes include pickled pepper, cabbage, ginger, meat, and fish. Smoked dishes include smoked pork, salted lamb, and salted beef.
If you want to try some local food in Zhangjiajie, here are some well-known dishes:
Zhangjiajie is a small city with limited restaurant and cuisine choices. There are no vegetarian restaurants in Zhangjiajie.
In Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, there are only small restaurants scattered around each attraction, which serve simple local food. If you travel with us, our guide will select the best restaurants for you, or arrange picnic lunches, based on your requirements.
There are more options in Wulingyuan Town, a small town near the national park. If you can't handle spicy food, make sure you make your requirements clear when you order!
Here are some local Zhangjiajie restaurants for your reference:
Food-wise, and for many other reasons in Zhangjiajie, it is better to travel with a local travel guide, who can recommend restaurants and order dishes according to your requirements.
Here are our most popular customizable Zhangjiajie tour ideas: