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Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai

From $75.00
  • Morning street-food tour of Shanghai with an expert guide
  • Mingle with practitioners of tai chi, water calligraphy and more at Xiangyang Park
  • Sample classic Chinese dishes like xiaolongbao and pulled noodles at street stalls
Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai
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Get a taste for Shanghai’s startlingly diverse food culture as savor some of the city’s many culinary specialties on this 3-hour, small-group food tour. Follow your local guide as you sample Shanghai’s selection of pulled noodles, breakfast pancakes and its famous ‘xiaolongbao’ (soup dumplings). Along the way you’ll also have a chance to check out tai chi practitioners and water calligraphers in Xiangyang Park, and wander an array of street stalls and a wet market, where you’ll see fresh Chinese dishes prepared before your eyes. This small-group food excursion, limited to just 8 guests, is also great for kids.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in the amazing culinary culture of Shanghai during this small-group food tour to taste some of the city’s top food specialties. Whether you’re a full-on foodie or simply looking for a unique way to experience Chinese culture, this kid-friendly food tour is a great option.

Meet your food guide in the morning at Xiangyang Park, taking a half hour to investigate this picturesque green space before digging into your food crawl. Observe tai chi masters and water calligraphers going about their daily rituals, learning about these fascinating practices from your guide.

Then get ready to start your food adventure. Head to your first street stall nearby, taking a moment to absorb the sounds and smells as a mouth-watering Chinese dish is prepared and served right out of the wok. You’ll have a chance to enjoy a selection of savory breakfast pancakes, fried dumplings and fresh-pulled noodles during your exploration.

Continue next to a nearby wet market, where you’ll stroll among vendors hawking a variety of fresh produce, fish and meat. Make sure to stay hungry, because your next stop will offer a chance to sample xiaolongbao, a famous style of Shanghai dumpling filled with soup. Watch these mouth-watering morsels sizzle in the pan before grabbing one, carefully piercing its skin,  and popping it into your mouth, savoring the piping-hot broth and tasty fillings inside.

Finish your food excursion with a sweet treat, stopping for an egg tart dessert at a local vendor. Enjoy the creamy egg custard center surrounded by flaky pastry crust, your stomach now feeling satisfied after a few hours worth of tasty food discoveries. Leave your group at the Shanxi Lu Metro stop.
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Reviewed yesterday
nice tour with well informed enthusiastic guide Logan

We did this tour with our family (two adults, two teenagers), we all liked the tour and the guide (Logan). She was very enthusiastic and could not stop telling about food and living in Shanghai. There was more than enough food to try and she...More

Thank Jasmijn d
Reviewed 2 days ago
Entertaining and enlightening

The tour guide was fun and very knowledgeable. She kept us entertained with history and stories about the regions. The French Concession is a lovely part of Shanghai, with lots of character. The food was great. All of the food in included with the ticket...More

Thank Carole B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent Tour, bring an appetite!

We were in Shanghai for a four day stop-over on our way to Australia and wanted to experience as much as possible in that time. This tour was actually our second with Christopher in two days (we had taken their dumpling tour the day before)...More

Thank theswissjob
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! How fun that you ended up with Topher on both tours- we're glad you enjoyed them! Sounds like you made the best of your short time in Shanghai- our tours are great for anyone who has a limited time in Shanghai,...More

Reviewed July 11, 2018

Christine was our host for the morning and we toured 5 different food venues from 8-11:30. We had everything from the classic dumplings, steamed buns, fried dough sticks, tofu pudding, dim sum, hand-pulled noodles to excellent cappuccino/espressos. We learned much regarding the history of China,...More

Thank humanitarian_travel
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2018

Thanks for your time in reviewing your experience with UnTour! We're so glad that you enjoyed the food while learning about the culture and history of Shanghai as well. We'll let Christine know that she did a great job, as always. Our nights tour is...More

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Enjoyable morning

We really enjoyed our breakfast tour. Margaret was an amazing tour guide (5 stars :) ) - she was warm, personable and knowledgeable! She also gave us great tips for other things to do in the area and was very fun to be around. I...More

Thank ratch123
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with UnTour! We're so glad you had a great time with Maggie, and that you enjoyed the food as well as the historical and cultural insights along the tour route. We're so glad you...More

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