Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai
  • Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

    Taste a dozen traditional Shanghainese dishes in 3 hours during this culinary tour of Yunnan Road, the old border between the former French Concession and Shanghai residential areas. Sample soup dumplings with black vinegar, parched chicken, steamed buns, scallion oil noodles, and much more. You'll see how immigration brought prosperity and a vast diversity of cultures to this fast-changing city. This tour offers multiple departure times throughout the day.

    This tour is currently running late night special tour session at 8:30PM. During this late night session, you will be able to see the night Shanghai, to taste of some craft beers or desert with some fresh hand-pulled beef noodles and lamb kabab.

    Meet your guide at the Huangpi Nan Road metro station and depart on foot for the Xintiandi area of Shanghai. Start with a taste of notable soup dumplings and learn from your guide about their construction, including the savory meat filling and flavorful broth. 

    Afterward, its a 15-minute walk to Yunnan Road, where you'll sit down alongside local residents catching up with their friends at three traditional restaurants and one dessert shop. On the way, notice French lane apartments of the French Concession give way to Chinese stone houses, called shikumen, and observe daily life among the street vendors, office workers, and mahjong players.

    Sample authentic Shanghainese dishes, such as parched chicken, red-braised pork, scallion oil noodles, roasted duck, candied lotus rice, and spring rolls. Between food stops, you're offered green or black tea while your guide shares insights and anecdotes about Shanghai.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Children must be accompanied by an adult"
    "Children under 3 are free of charge"
    "Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking"
    "Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required"
    "Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately"
    "Please wear comfortable walking shoes"
    "This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"

    • Lugar de comienzo: South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1)
    • Duración: 3 hours
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Local guide
    • Food and drink tastings (enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner)
    • Local beer or desert for late night session
    • Entry/Admission - Xintiandi
    • Entry/Admission - Former French Concession
    • Entry/Admission - Yunnan Road Food Street

    No Incluye

    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 107 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • Cynthia
      Publicado el Miércoles, 06 de noviembre del 2019

      Great guide and delicius food to sample, off the regular tourist path. Including a lovely tea shop and ceremony, as well as the classic soup dumplings. Highly recommended.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Madhu M
      Publicado el Lunes, 28 de octubre del 2019

      I had an amazing time and Jim was a great guide. Like their website says, most tourists will never experience the taste and the flavors like I did. I had some dietary restrictions but Jim was kind enough to accommodate it easily and still made the experience awesome. The noodle shop, the bbq stall, the beer tasting, the pastry shop and the tea shop all had its own unique and wonderful flavor profile. As we walked from one place to the next, Jim weaved in aspects of local life. It was fascinating to learn about mobile payments, work ethic and life in Shanghai. I am forever grateful to Jim for this wonderful experience.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kaleigh R
      Publicado el Miércoles, 02 de octubre del 2019

      Jimn was an amazing tour guide. We went to about 6 different places to sample the locale fare. These were never places I would have been able to find my own. As we walked through the city from place to place Jimn would give us awesome information about the city from a local point of view.

      This tour is different from anything you will do but what a way to see a different side of the city. Would 100% recommend and 100% do this again. Totally worth it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • mayankarora23
      Publicado el Lunes, 26 de agosto del 2019

      Lu was already waiting at the exit of the train station when I arrived and it turned out that I was the only person on the tour that afternoon. Probably because it was really hot outside but it made for a great personal tour through the streets of Shanghai. Lu inquired about what all I have already tried in Shanghai to ensure that we don't try the same things on the tour and keep it fresh and interesting.

      Over the next 3 and a half hours, Lu walked me from restaurant to restaurant while giving me a historical view of the neighborhood as well as the place we were visiting. We had Chinese pancakes, spent a significant amount of time at a tea shop, had the best noodles and pork I have ever had, tasted some soup dumplings and ended at a dessert shop where we also sampled local Chinese beer.

      Overall, it was a fun, informative and friendly tour that I highly recommend.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Dmitriy S
      Publicado el Lunes, 19 de agosto del 2019

      Jim showed me a kind of secret Shanghai – Shanghai in which I'd be the one to go most likely did not dare. This tour gave me deeper feeling of the city and several favourite places to eat.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • thetxtiger
      Publicado el Martes, 09 de julio del 2019

      We had a great time with Jimmy. He brought us places that I would have never been to or would have considered. Authentic places and food. Got a real taste of China. I eat everything, my wife and son are vegetarians. Jimmy went out of his way for them to have food available. We had a small group so easy to walk around and get to places. Felt very secure as Jimmy knew all the places. Well worth it as we would have had nothing like what Jimmy prepared for us.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Eric D
      Publicado el Lunes, 08 de julio del 2019

      Highly recommend this tour. Jim was fantastic and really made the tour special. We ate so much food and it was all delicious. Definitely do this if you’re looking to step into the life of a local.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Michelle L
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Jimmy was an amazing guide, excellent English and very knowledgeable. Great variety of snacks, from local ice-cream to Shanghai's amazing dumplings. Definitely a tour to do

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Paul S
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      We were completely thrilled with this tour. Our guide made sure we had so much food that we could barely move afterwards. All of it was excellent and from local establishments. Definitely give this one a shot, but come hungry.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • rhonda_norton
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Best experience, guide was very experienced in the local area and took us to off the beaten track to areas where we were greeted by the locals and experienced Shanghai foods in abundance

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Camilo C
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      My friend and I had an amazing experience with this food tour in Central Shanghai. Our host, Draco Shi, was very thoughtful with the route, selection of locations, and the group's desires. He was very knowledgeable not only about the food from a culinary standpoint, but also from a historical perspective which was very enriching. Whether you are a foodie or not, this tour is highly recommended!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Martin G
      Publicado el Miércoles, 01 de mayo del 2019

      We had an awesome guide and ate SO MUCH FOOD! it was not only a great way to sample the food culture, but also to see a good part of the city by foot. Bring napkins/wet-wipes and an umbrella, in case it rains. I highly recommend this tour if you are an adventurous eater and love food.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • sc0ttiebell
      Publicado el Miércoles, 17 de abril del 2019

      We ate some amazing food that ordinarily we would never have ordered. The egg pancake stuffed with beef was especially good... oooh I could eat one of those right now 😋

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Lanny M
      Publicado el Martes, 26 de marzo del 2019

      Our guide Jim was excellent. He took us to places we wood have not thought to go, and they were wonderful. He explained everything clearly so we understood the relevance of certain foods and why they were eaten.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • marshanager
      Publicado el Jueves, 22 de noviembre del 2018

      An amazing food adventure with Jim. What a wonderful time we had discovering small venues and learning so much with our amazing guide. LOVED iT. The food was awesome and the whole afternoon will be one we will always remember fondly.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • William C
      Publicado el Lunes, 05 de noviembre del 2018

      I really cannot believe that any tour could provide more authenticity of the local food scene than this remarkable look at the real Shanghai. Lilac our tour guide aside from her perfect English was a joy to behold and helpful in every way possible in explaining where we were going and what foods we were going to have. We started a a local noodle joint to beer tasting in the hip French Concession and on to a multi course meal with a tea ceremony finishing in a soup kitchen that no person other than a local would know about (somehow Anthony Bourdain had found it in his Shanghai travel show). If you are looking for sophisticated food this is not your tour but if you want to experience authentic local food I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. We felt totally safe walking the streets at night and Lilac made sure to find us transportation back to the hotel. A fantastic evening and a very full stomach will remain as highlight in my memories.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • milesaustin350
      Publicado el Miércoles, 10 de octubre del 2018

      We had a fantastic night. Our guides were both enthusiastic and knowledgeable and the food was delicious. Really felt like we experienced a different side of Shanghai. Well worth it and would do it again!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Renate M
      Publicado el Domingo, 02 de septiembre del 2018

      My husband I were very interested in tasting food in the real Shanghai, not just in restaurants so we decided to book this tour. It was an amazing experience! Jim our guide and a native of Shanghai, was able to tailor the food to our tastes we are adventurous eaters while at the same time explaining to us the food history of Shanghai. Everything we had at our 5 stops was delicious. We started at a craft brewery, then made our way to a resto where we enjoyed noodles, pork and tofu. The highlight for us was a tea shop where the owner prepared several teas and homemade foods. Our final stop was another craft brewery the first in Shanghai. Jim was knowledgeable, and passionate about food. It was great to spend several hours just chatting and learning from him. We highly recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Mayo
      Publicado el Martes, 14 de agosto del 2018

      It was very enjoyable tour! We tasted local foods, beer, so many kinds of Chinese tea and so on and everything was perfect. Tour is not only for eating foods but also good for understanding Chinese culture and seeing local life. If you want to experience local things, I highly recommend this tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Vittorio S
      Publicado el Lunes, 13 de agosto del 2018

      A great experience. A great way to familiarise yourself with the Shanghai street food. From this tour we had the confidence to try other foods. Jim Wang, our tour guide was great, friendly and engaging. Would highly recommend the experience.
      Vic and Gemma. Melbourne. Australia.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Shelley P
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de julio del 2018

      Jim is so knowledgeable about Shanghai and the food scene. The highlight was a couple of craft beer stops and homemade Shanghai soup dumplings. A great way to experience Shanghai.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kathryn E
      Publicado el Lunes, 18 de junio del 2018

      Jim, the owner and guide was wonderful. We had local brewed beer in the French Concession, yummy noodles with meat and fish, then off to a Tea Shop and sampled several kinds, then to a scallion pancake maker these were the best, and finally to a dumpling shop with two different kinds and a wash down with a local liquor. Jim is very knowledgeable and makes his tour very enjoyable as we also took walks through Li Longs, the back alleys where the locals live and work. Highly recommend this tour to everyone. We took the 1P tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Chris M
      Publicado el Sábado, 16 de junio del 2018

      Great tour from a highly knowledgeable host. Jim was very friendly and a delight. Authentic local noodle house was great, as was tea shop, dumpling restaurant, and other stops all delicious. This tour is perfect for travellers looking to try authentic local cuisine. You don't need to be very adventurous, all the food is great, but if you're a picky eater worried about whats in this/how much salt/fat etc a food tour isn't for you! And if you can't use chopsticks maybe bring your own fork :P
      My only feedback was a wish that the craft beer we had to start the tour was bigger.
      Would recommend!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Bryan M
      Publicado el Viernes, 15 de junio del 2018

      This was probably the best tour we did while In Shanghai. We did it on our first day in the city and it was the perfect opening to our trip. Jim is super awesome and very knowledgeable. He has spent the time to plan the walk perfectly with the placement of things you need exactly when you need them! The food places are all places you will never find on your own and are all delicious. Jim changes it up so I don't want to say where we went because you may not go to the exact same places, but wherever you go I guarantee you will thoroughly enjoy the experience and hanging out with Jim.

        Calificación General: 10/10

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