Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai

Summary

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 mouthwatering 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, Shanghai's famous soup dumpling. Watch them steam in bamboo baskets before grabbing one, carefully piercing its skin, slurping out the delicious soup, then popping it into your mouth, savoring the tasty filling inside. Finish your food excursion with a sweet treat, stopping for a pastry at a local bakery. Enjoy the creamy coconut and winter melon filling surrounded by flaky pastry crust. Your stomach now feeling satisfied after a few hours’ worth of tasty food discoveries, leave your group near the Jing'an Temple Metro stop.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
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Why take this tour?

Savor the taste of Shanghai’s famous breakfast wontons, pulled noodles, savory pancakes and more on this 3-hour, small-group walking tour with a knowledgeable local guide. Begin your day with a stroll past water calligraphers and tai chi masters in Xiangyang Park, before meandering to street stalls and a wet market to experience Chinese cuisine freshly prepared in front of you. Be sure to come hungry on this child-friendly tour, limited to small groups ensure a personalized experience.

What’s included?

  • Professional guide

  • Coffee and/or Tea

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

  • Tasting stops add up to a very large meal, and you will most likely not need to schedule a meal for several hours after the tour

  • Entry/Admission - UnTour Shanghai Food Tours

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Gratuities

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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.

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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!

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