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Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit

  • Walking tour through Old Shanghai to learn about daily life in the community
  • Taste popular breakfast foods such as beef pancakes, savory crepes, and doughnut sticks
  • Stop at six hidden-gem eateries to taste 10 different popular breakfast dishes
Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit
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Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit
Get to know Old Shanghai through this morning food and walking tour, including breakfast and a visit to the Xiahai Temple. Follow your guide through the ancient neighborhood's longing, or courtyard communities, visit six street stalls and eateries to taste 10 traditional foods that make up a hearty breakfast. End up at the Xiahai Temple, where entrance fees are included. A small group of just 10 people ensures your guide's personalized attention.
What to Expect
Meet your English-speaking guide at an easy-to-find central location then walk and explore the quaint neighborhoods and streets of Shanghai.Try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. Enjoy yourself in a family-run, tourist-free restaurant that you can discover on your own. This tour focus on the old part of Shanghai away from the downtown and French Concession areas whereto can experience the real Shanghai!

While visiting over 5 food stops, learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations and learn about the foods that locals love and why they became so popular as each dish, restaurant and neighborhood through this guided tour.

Start by visiting a noodle shop connected to a temple that specializes in serving tasty, vegetarian noodles for monks and Buddhists. Then walk through pedestrian streets and lanes that come alive with fresh, handmade (and safe) street food only served during the morning. Watch China’s most popular breakfast items prepared before eating them including fried beef pancakes, jianbing (savory Chinese crepes), and youtiao (Chinese doughnut sticks). Visit a local wet market to see locals bargaining and buying fresh produce, meat, and seafood and see what’s in season. Walk through some of Shanghai’s oldest residential communities to see how locals live their lives every day and learn about this interesting and historic area from your local guide (and new friend!) to get a feel for how locals have lived their lives in Shanghai for generations.  End your morning by exploring a local temple, tickets included with your tour.
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Reviewed June 12, 2018
Arrive hungry and adventurous!!!

Enjoyed our tour run very professionally by Nick. Two people contacted him and let him know they were running late so he arranged for them to meet us on tour which meant they did not miss out and we were not delayed so a win...More

Thank Andrew M
Reviewed June 11, 2018
Shanghai delivered on a plate

The experience of this breakfast tour in an area of Shanghai thats off the well worn tourist track is divine. The food is varied and delicious. The guide, Nick, was entertaining, informative and interesting. The walking tour itself was fascinating and catered for both those...More

Thank Sally P
Reviewed June 5, 2018
Great tour in interesting location presenting old lifestyle of China

We had a wonderful time in our tour, Nick was very informative and showed us around places we necer have gotten to without him. He was generous and warm, let us try whatever we wanted and offered other options we saw on the way and...More

Thank nalapidot
Reviewed May 16, 2018
Great Tour, Guide & Food!

The breakfast tour with Lost Plate takes you off-the-beaten path to an area of Shanghai, that as a tourist, you would be unlikely to discover on your own. Our group thoroughly enjoyed exploring the wet markets, watching the street vendors prepare authentic snacks and the...More

Thank Lauren H
Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

Our guide Alice was so friendly and relaxed. The area of the tour is so cool too see, and the food was delicious and interesting. Seeing the temple at the end was a bonus! 10/10 food tour!!

Thank Meghan R
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