With the exception of Beijing’s best-known culinary export, Peking Duck, most of the city’s most famous dishes have been adopted from surrounding areas; Hebei, Shandong, Inner Mongolia, and Xinjiang.
On-campus - There are many cafeterias on campus offering low cost options, further details will be provided in the pre-arrival guide.
Off-campus - Outside the Southwest Gate of PKU and across the street, you will find the Changchunyuan Food Street (畅春园食街). There are plenty of affordable Chinese and Western restaurants.
About a 10-15-minute walk from the PKU Global Village (Zhongguanxinyuan 中关新园), there is a street of restaurants that provides a variety of choices. You can take a bus from Zhongguanyuan Station (中关园站) and get off at LanqiyingStation (蓝旗 营) (only one stop), and you will find many restaurants on the south side of Chengfu Road (成府路).
A bit further away in Wudaokou (五道口), Zhongguancun(中关村) and Haidianhuangzhuang (海淀黄庄), there are Pizza Hut, Mr. Pizza, Korean and Japanese restaurants, as well as other foreign cuisines. You can get there either by bus or by subway.
On campus - There is a Family Mart, a Guoan Community store, and a fruit store located at Building No.29. There is also a Guoan convenient store at the New Sun Student Centre (underground).
Off campus - Convenience and fruit shops are found on the 2nd Floor of Building 4 in PKU Global Village. Wudaokou (五道口) is a popular area with supermarkets including Lotus Yichulianhua (易初莲花), Chaoshifa (超市发), Watsons (屈臣氏 Quchenshi), shopping stores, restaurants, cafes, and book stores. You may also take buses to Carrefour/Jialefu (家乐福), a French franchise supermarket. Carrefour, together with an array of boutiques, restaurants and other shops, are located at Zhongguancun Square (中关村广场)