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Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

  • 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
Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai
From US$ 68.00
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Night tour - 6:30PMMost Popular
A 3-hour Shanghai foodie Tour. Please meet your tour guide at Exit 2 of South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) on time.
From US$ 78.00
Afternoon Tour - 1PM
A 3-hour Shanghai foodie Tour. Please meet your tour guide at Exit 2 of South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) on time.
From US$ 75.00
Late Night Special - 8:30PM
A 3-hour Shanghai foodie Tour. Please meet your tour guide at Exit 2 of South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) on time.
From US$ 87.00
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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.
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, you’ll sample 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. 
Reviews (232)
1 - 5 of 139 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great food, interesting insights, and personal service

In the midst of bustling downtown Shanghai, Jim provided us with a guided tour of some of the more traditional neighborhoods, places which are rapidly being replaced by skyscrapers and shopping malls. We sampled a variety of tasty food and drink, ate where the locals...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GKNesCull
Reviewed 1 week ago
Perfect blend of food and history

Jim has created a wonderful tour filled with details of the history of Shanghai and its changing food tastes and landscape. The food stops were varied--small, out of the way noodle shops, an alleyway candy stand, a lovely stop to learn about and sample beautiful...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank kateinshanghai19
Reviewed 1 week ago
Delicious, unique, friendly tour

Jim took us to some places I never would have found on my own. Think tiny, hole-in-the-wall restaurants that don't even have an official name. I really appreciated how friendly and helpful Jim was. For example, I was running 30 minutes late, and Jim kindly...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank LT2001
Reviewed 1 week ago
Shanghai Food Tour with a passion

I really enjoyed Jim's tour. He is passionate about the food and its preparation and history. You will visit and be welcomed into places you would never find, nor have the confidence to enter. Jim gets so into the tour don't count on it ending...More

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank GORDON C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Immersive Experience

Jim did an amazing job showing us some off the beaten path local food places and giving us background on the food of Shanghai vs. other parts of China. We were a group of six which was the perfect size. The Shanghai Crepe was over...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank chili-ili
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20 March 2019|
Response from GORDON C | Reviewed this property |
As I recall Jim had multiple tour departures so you should be able to connect and I would highly recommend it as a start to you stay in Shanghai. Take the HSR from the airport (8 minues) to Longyang then transfer to the... More
23 February 2019|
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Response from Jamichl | Reviewed this property |
I agree - call Jimmy. It depends how bad your allergy is. While I believe it would be easy to avoid peanuts in the foods actually served (I sure don't recall any) - those kitchens will also cook things with peanuts.
Alex W
5 November 2018|
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Response from Barbara R | Reviewed this property |
Yes all the food is included.