Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

3 hours
Free cancellation
1 - 15
Mobile ticket


Taste a dozen traditional Shanghainese dishes in 3 hours during this culinary tour of Huangpi Road, the old border between the former French Concession and Shanghai residential areas. Sample soup dumplings with black vinegar, parched chicken, steamed buns, scallion oil noodles, and much more. You'll see how immigration brought prosperity and a vast diversity of cultures to this fast-changing city. This tour offers multiple departure times throughout the day.

This tour is currently running late night special tour session at 8:30PM. During this late night session, you will be able to see the night Shanghai, to taste of some craft beers or desert with some fresh hand-pulled beef noodles and lamb kabab.


  • Local guide
  • Food and drink tastings (enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Local beer or desert for late night session

What to expect

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Xintiandi, Lane 181, Taicang Road, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200021 China

Meet your guide at the Huangpi Nan Road metro station and depart on foot for the Xintiandi area of Shanghai. Start with a taste of notable soup dumplings and learn from your guide about their construction, including the savory meat filling and flavorful broth.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Former French Concession, Former French Concession, Shanghai

Afterward, its a 15-minute walk to Yunnan Road, where you'll sit down alongside local residents catching up with their friends at three traditional restaurants and one dessert shop. On the way, notice French lane apartments of the French Concession give way to Chinese stone houses, called shikumen, and observe daily life among the street vendors, office workers, and mahjong players.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang), People's Square, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

Sample authentic Shanghainese dishes, such as parched chicken, red-braised pork, scallion oil noodles, roasted duck, candied lotus rice, and spring rolls. Between food stops, you're offered green or black tea while your guide shares insights and anecdotes about Shanghai.

Duration: 50 minutes

Additional information

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 3 are free of charge
  • Stroller accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Service animals allowed
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Near public transportation
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • 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
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
January 2020

Our tour guide's name was Jim and we loved him! Very personable and gave us a lot of information about not only food but the people and neighborhoods also. Delicious food! We loved trying food in its natural state without preservatives! Our tour was so great I even managed to convince my friend (...

January 2020

We didn’t have a lot of time in Shanghai and this was perfect to see and eat a lot in a short amount of time. Our guide was fun, accommodating and gave us great insight into Shanghai.

January 2020

I very much enjoyed this tour! Lu was a wonderful guide who spoke excellent English and patiently indulged me in answering all my questions about Shanghai. We visited so many delicious places I would never go to on my own, and I left with a full and happy stomach. I would highly recommend this t...

Robert N
January 2020

Meet up with guide on time, local chinese guy, very friendly and spoke good english. Visited some 5-6 small restaurants in different styles and one bar, all in walking distance from meeting point. I was the only guest on this food tour, guide talked a lot about chineese food culture and the histo...

January 2020

Had a fantastic tour w JIM ! HIGHLY RECOMMEND A++++ Lots of interesting and good local food + drink, with a dose of history.

January 2020

This food tour was amazing. Our guide Jimmy and his associate were fantastic. They took us through areas of downtown and back alleys where we were able to get an authentic experience of Shanghai. Communication was outstanding and the variety of the dishes was great. The food was truly delicious....

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