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Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai provided by Shanghai Foodie

Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai
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About
Shanghai’s diverse food scene can be daunting for first-time visitors. Opt for an authentic taste of Shanghai on a food tour, a great cultural introduction to China’s second city. Sample a dozen traditional Shanghai dishes—noodles, buns, and soup dumplings—and receive restaurant recommendations to enjoy throughout your vacation. Morning, lunch, evening, and late-night tours allow you to fit this Chinese food experience into any travel itinerary.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Highlights
  • Guarantee a great Chinese culinary experience on a Shanghai food tour
  • Receive ample restaurant recommendations to ensure a trip full of great food
  • Sample Shanghai specialties and learn little-known facts about local culture
  • Choose from several departure times to suit every schedule
What to expect
  • Greet your guide at the designated meeting point at the time you selected when you booked your tour. As you walk toward the recently restored Xintiandi food area, your guide provides an introduction to the culinary culture of Shanghai. Over the course of the tour, sample dishes like dumpling soup, spring rolls, candied lotus rice, roasted duck, and many more local specialties. See, too, the bustling Yunnan Road, and cleanse your palate with cups of green and black tea between each stop. This Shanghai food tour ends on Yunnan Road, where you can keep exploring the city on your own or call it a day. 
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Guarantee a great Chinese culinary experience on a Shanghai food tour
  • Receive ample restaurant recommendations to ensure a trip full of great food
  • Sample Shanghai specialties and learn little-known facts about local culture
  • Choose from several departure times to suit every schedule
What to expect
  • Greet your guide at the designated meeting point at the time you selected when you booked your tour. As you walk toward the recently restored Xintiandi food area, your guide provides an introduction to the culinary culture of Shanghai. Over the course of the tour, sample dishes like dumpling soup, spring rolls, candied lotus rice, roasted duck, and many more local specialties. See, too, the bustling Yunnan Road, and cleanse your palate with cups of green and black tea between each stop. This Shanghai food tour ends on Yunnan Road, where you can keep exploring the city on your own or call it a day. 
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 37849P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food and drink tastings (enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Local beer or desert for late night session
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Huangpi South Road Subway Station, Huang Pi Nan Lu Di Tie Zhan, Huai Hai Lu Dong Duan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Please meet up at Exit 2, South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) Directions: Take Shanghai Metro Station Line 1, and get off at South Huangpi Road Station. Your guide will be waiting for you at Exit 2. 你好,请带我去上海地铁1号线黄陂南路站2号出口
  • Yunnan South Road, Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food and drink tastings (enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Local beer or desert for late night session
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Huangpi South Road Subway Station, Huang Pi Nan Lu Di Tie Zhan, Huai Hai Lu Dong Duan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China Please meet up at Exit 2, South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) Directions: Take Shanghai Metro Station Line 1, and get off at South Huangpi Road Station. Your guide will be waiting for you at Exit 2. 你好,请带我去上海地铁1号线黄陂南路站2号出口
  • Yunnan South Road, Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Yunnan South Road, Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Additional information
  • 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
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Huangpi South Road Subway Station
    Huang Pi Nan Lu Di Tie Zhan, Huai Hai Lu Dong Duan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
    Please meet up at Exit 2, South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) Directions: Take Shanghai Metro Station Line 1, and get off at South Huangpi Road Station. Your guide will be waiting for you at Exit 2. 你好,请带我去上海地铁1号线黄陂南路站2号出口
    See address & details
  • 1
    Xintiandi
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Yunnan South Road
    Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
    See address & details
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Jaclyn B
4 contributions
Way beyond a food tour - excellent evening with a friendly local!
Sep 2021
Fantastic experience with a local expert! This tour highlighted some great food, including spots a tourist would never think to stop, but Jim the guide also gave lots of additional information about the history and the area. He was truly a pleasure to spend an evening with and made sure to make everyone feel comfortable throughout the experience, even giving some information about Chinese eating etiquette.
Written September 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Carolfzs
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil6 contributions
Great evening in Shanghai
May 2021
The tour was very good and it started with noodles, some meet and soup. Then we stopped at a local brewery and had some craft beer samples. After we moved to another neighborhood where we had some delicious dumplings and street food. The food was great and Jim is a very good guide, who was also a very good company and talk through the evening. It is highly recommended!
Written May 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Anja O
Changchun, China14 contributions
Local food tour Shanghai with Jim
Apr 2021
We enjoyed the food tour with Jim very much. He not only fed us with delicious food, but also with a lot of information about the Chinese culture and history. He also explained a lot about tea, coffee, beer and the food.
Jim did me the great favor to choose mainly vegetarian food. Our kids booked the tour for us and didn't mention my preference before. We ended the tour in an excellent vegetarian restaurant with a lot of delicious choices.
It was a great afternoon - thank you Jim!
Written April 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ryan
1 contribution
Wonderful foodie tour experience
Jan 2021
It's a wonderful experience with Jim. He is really patient and knowledgeable. He shared many interesting things with me, including but not limited to delicious food. The foodie tour is relaxing and pleasing with his introduction. If you come to Shanghai, I think you need a tour with Jim.
Written January 16, 2021
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Madison N
Shenzhen, China2 contributions
Wonderful afternoon in Shanghai
Dec 2020 • Solo
Wow, what a great time and tour I had with Jim! He is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about not only Shanghai food but also the culture and history. I felt like I got an incredibly unique experience having Jim as my guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to experience Shanghai like a local.
Written December 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ivanbrewer
Bang Tao Beach, Thailand2 contributions
Great evening with Jim
Nov 2020 • Solo
I went to a tour with Jim and this was a great experience. We visited 5 very different places from very authentic local little noodle place to more “typical” restaurants and tried noodles, dumplings, local brew and spirits, deserts, pork, tea room, and many more stuff:) and in between, while walking we had great conversations about all kind of topics about different countries, generations, cultures, business and much more. Jim is very knowledgeable and felt more like a friend then a tour guide. Thank you and much recommended!
Written November 22, 2020
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Brian B
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
Food and Conversation
If you are in Shanghai, you need to arrange a tour with Jim. He is a native Shanghai resident which provides a very good glimpse into the old and new Shanghai. He leveraged his local dialect to take us into areas / restaurants that cater to local Shanghai communities. Jim’s tour topped the other Shanghai food tour that I have done. Fantastic English skills and great conversationalist. Highly recommend.
Family: parents and kids (14yrs and 10yrs).
We arranged directly via WeChat.
Written September 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

eigthward
Houston, Texas3 contributions
Great walk through the Shanghai food scene.
Aug 2020 • Solo
Booked last minute and took the tour the next day. Jim was great guide. We visited many authentic places I would have never found on my own. Best soup dumpling ever and a really interesting curry soup to start the day. He even customized a stop based on our discussion. Highly recommended!
Written August 3, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ellenlunney1
County Dublin, Ireland4 contributions
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Jul 2020 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our food tour in Shanghai. Our guide, Jim, felt more like a friend than a guide. We had great conversation throughout the night and he was very knowledgeable on food, Shanghai and all things we were curious about! He brought us to come places that we would have never found ourselves. The food at each stop was incredible. We did the night time tour and we even stopped off for some craft beer in the French concession.

This was the most enjoyable food tour we have ever done and we would highly recommend this to anyone visiting Shanghai!

Apart from the tour being amazing, Jim also helped us to find everything we needed in Shanghai and gave us recommendations.

Five stars ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Written July 23, 2020
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Joseph
3 contributions
Great guide and great food in great places!
Apr 2020 • Couples
We came for an evening tour and we had an amazing experience! Jim is passionate about Shanghai and local, he brought us to local little places we would have never tried while telling us a lot about Shanghai's culture and life. Food was delicious and in great quantity, a perfect tour for food lovers!
Written April 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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sunyoungm202
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Authentic Shanghai local taste
This was an amazing experience. My husband and I got to try many different beer and food that I would ever try myse
Esusannah
Esusannah
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Soup Dumplings and Tea!
What a wonderful way to spend the morning walking and eating our way through the french concession - our guides wer
Mclaughlincm
Mclaughlincm
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Must do!
Really enjoyed everything about this tour. Knowledgeable guides made all the difference. I suggest you start your
jrt1027
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Looking for something unique? Look no further!
This was positively the most unique and interesting food tour I’ve taken. The guides were so welcoming, friendly an
robintravelsforfun
robintravelsforfun
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Fantastic Breakfast Walking Tour with Jim!
I cannot say enough positive comments about our walking tour with Jim. He is knowledgeable, fun and taught is a lot
526hanschristians
526hanschristians
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Great experience
Lu was an excellent guide! I highly recommend this trip for people interested in trying out a bunch of different lo
MrandMrsOBrien
MrandMrsOBrien
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Great tour, great food, great company
We did the evening tour with Jim - he arrived with some tasty crispy omelettes and it just got better from there. W
ChrystenSM
ChrystenSM
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Great part of my trip to Shanghai
This was a wonderful experience! The food was fantastic and my guide was both knowledgeable and friendly. We even
brettg471
brettg471
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Fun and knowledgeable guide!
My partner and I had a fantastic night with Lu who introduced us to local dishes and eateries. He was very knowledg
Min Li F
Min Li F
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Off the beaten path and full of experience
Lu did an excellent job curating the tour for us. We anticipated to be a part of a group but we got lucky and it be
MattyB81
MattyB81
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A brilliant experience
This was a wonderful way to see the local area and try different foods that we never would of tried before, our gui
Globaltravler2002
Globaltravler2002
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2 Star Food Tour
I invited two business friends to the tour. We had beer from Xintiandi bar, sesame noodle, pomegranate juice, hotpo
dina4
dina4
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Outstanding experience!
We had a great morning with Jim. The food was amazing and the historical and cultural aspects of the tour were wond
EzelleNicole
EzelleNicole
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Amazing tour!!
This tour is amazing! We had so much great food! Our guide Lu was wonderful! His English was great and he was very
pstangl
pstangl
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Great Tour!
Jim, our guide, was really good. We had a great time and learned a lot about history too. I can absolutely recommen
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