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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
From US$ 48.00
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Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit
From US$ 48.00
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.
Reviews (29)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eat Like the Locals Eat

If you want to interact with the locals and eat their food then this is the tour for you! Don’t wait long as these food stalls will soon be gone as Shanghai modernizes. The walk through the Jewish Quarter will introduce you to old Shangahai...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A great way to experience China's culture!

Nick was great tour guide. I learned a lot from him about the Chinese culture through their food. He took us to a place in Shanghai that not all tourists go. Good value for money!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Scarletf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Breakfast Shanghai food tour

We had an excellent and delicious breakfast tour with our guide Benjamin in the Tilanqiao region of Shanghai. We had around 5 different breakfast eats, plus a nice hot bean beverage. We got to see some local sights like a local food market and busy...More

Thank Alex M
Reviewed 7 November 2018
One of the best tours I've ever been on!

This was terrific! Show up hungry and you'll really enjoy everything you're about to eat. So happy we chose this tour, the guide is thoughtful and very knowledgeable about the location and the people of this small area. Every stop for the food is great...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Great authentic food

I traveled here with some friends from the US and we loved the tour. Benjamin and Nick showed us areas of Shanghai which I normally would not have entered and it was very refreshing to see the friendly locals and try the local food. I...More

Thank Tobias I
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