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Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai

From US$ 75.00
Highlights
  • 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
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Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai
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Overview
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.
Reviews (80)
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Incredible tour with Maggie

Maggie was an extremely knowledgeable and friendly guide. She really helped us to feel welcome in the busy Shanghai shops. She explained all the delicious foods and how they are related to history or local culture. This was a top notch experience make even better...More

Thank Jacob M
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Happy to hear you had a great time with Maggie and that you enjoyed the food and information at each stop. We hope we'll be eating with you again soon. Cheers!

Reviewed 6 days ago
Great Tour and Awesome Guide!

This is my second tour with UnTour Food Tours and just like the first (in Beijing), this tour in Shangai was fantastic! Friendly, knowledgeable guide. Good food (and plenty of it!) and other great tour guests. I was travelling solo and there were 6 others...More

Thank heyjae
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for being a loyal UnTourist! We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed both of our tours in Beijing and Shanghai! Our food tours are great for solo guests like you, discovering new dishes and learning its history with a great company is the best...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic experience

We joined the breakfast tour in Shanghai and it happened that it was just the two of us plus our guide Li. Li was very kind and answered all our many questions. He speaks great English and is very knowledgable. We tried many many breakfast...More

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

Thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us. We're glad you enjoyed our Shanghai Street Breakfast Tour with Li. We definitely recommend coming on an empty stomach because there's so much food to try. We hope to see you again soon, cheers!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Tasty Way to Start the Day

This breakfast tour was a terrific way to start a day in Shanghai - Christina stuffed us with so much delicious food! It's perfect for visitors who don't read/speak Chinese but still want to try all the mouthwatering foods you pass on the street. Christina...More

Thank kalanz02
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for joining us and taking the time to write a detailed review. We designed our tours to take guests off the beaten path and into some of the city’s best street stands that are popular with locals. True indeed that you have...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
TAKE THIS TOUR!!!

Ashley was our fantastic guide on this super tour. The food was outstanding and the historical context was a huge bonus. Definitely recommend taking this tour early in your stay!

Thank PWB9112
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review and recommendation. We're glad to hear you have tasted and learned about different dishes and learned about its history with Ashley. We hope to eat with you again soon! Cheers!

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