Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Night Food Tour

Highlights

  • Stroll around Changning & Jing’An districts while sampling local food and spirits

  • Taste local dishes, including rice and wheat-based noodles, twice-fried bamboo, Shanghai’s famous soup dumplings, classic Sichuanese dishes, and a Cantonese fruit dessert

  • Small-group tour with a maximum of eight guests per guide ensures a personalized experience

Summary

Greet your guide at a central, pre-arranged location and embark upon your exploration of Shanghai’s diverse food scene. Stroll through a residential area brimming with restaurants that are popular with locals, but hard to find on your own, including a family-run restaurant that has been in business for decades.  At each stop, sample several dishes that highlight the best of the region’s flavors, while sipping on amazing local beers, yellow wine, and spirits. As you walk, chat with new foodie friends, sip drinks, digest and learn about the area’s history and architecture.  Taste Shanghai's most famous dish, xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), at a local snack shop that has been serving up classics for decades at the evening’s culinary conclusion. Bid your guide and group farewell at a convenient location near the Jiangsu Rd metro stop.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Go off the beaten path in Shanghai for an authentic culinary experience during this Shanghai night food tour—perfect for first-time visitors. A guide helps you avoid tourist traps and takes you to local-favorite eateries that have been thriving for years. Sample a variety of Chinese dishes—some of the very best food the area has to offer.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Samplings of food and drink during tour

  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Shanghai easy & fun

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Food and drink that is not included in tour itinerary

  • Gratuities

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Green health QR code required

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

About operator:

Our walking culinary tours are designed to get visitors off the beaten path and into authentic local shops where they can eat shoulder to shoulder with locals. Since 2007, UnTour Food Tours has taken over 18,000 guests to our favorite mom-and-pop-owned shops. UnTour Food Tour has been featured in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, National Geographic, Monocle, CNN, The Sunday Time Travel Magazine, Samantha Brown Travels, The Guardian & more. We also offer tours in Beijing, Chengdu and Hong Kong. Come explore China's tastiest authentic cuisine with us!

  • 2405 reviews