Datong's food and cuisine consists mainly of wheaten foods. Datong dishes are a little salty and oily. The most famous dishes and local flavour snacks there include Instant-Boiled Lamb, Cat Ear Noodlesm, Pea Noodles, Naked Oats Noodles, Dried Bean Curd, Yellow Cake, Crisp Soy-beans, Yanggao Dried Apricot and so on. Both of them are worthy tasting very much.
Restaurants in Datong offer a variety of cuisines to satisfy different tastes. Yonghe Red Flag Food Town is located in the Yingbing East Road No.8. It offers native tasty and cheap food. East Gate Sliced Noodles which make first-class sliced noodles is located in the T-junction in the decoration town in Yingbing East Road. In the Yingbing West Road, there is a restaurant which make delicious Mongolia-style You noodles are very popular in the city. Laoye Temple Restaurant is in the Xinkai Road No,155 where you can taste a variety of noodles. And the public barbecue which is situated in the Small South Gate provides much enjoyable roast food.