5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

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  • Location:Shanghai, China
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Street Food Night Tour

Taste Shanghai's most authentic cuisine as you eat your way through two of the city’s liveliest night food streets. This small-group Shanghai street food tour, limited to 14 people, provides up to 15 different samples of mouthwatering local dishes. First, stroll with your entertaining guide to Shouning Lu, a 'seafood street' known for its crawfish, barbecued skewers and delicious desserts. Then walk to another bustling night street specializing in late-night peanut-sauce wontons, Shanghainese breaded pork chops a variety of authentic Sichanese dishes and much more. The samples add up to a very large meal, so be sure to come with an empty stomach!


  • 3-hour Shanghai street food tour at night
  • Stroll around Shouning Lu and through a classic Shanghainese neighborhood
  • Taste 12 to 15 samples, including stewed crawfish, grilled lamb & eggplant, late-night wontons, and classic Sichuanese dishes
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 guests ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Street Food Night Tour

Eat Like A Local: Shanghai Street Food Night Tour

Meet your guide at a designated spot for a small-group introduction before embarking on your 3-hour walking tour of Shanghai street food. It's an easy way to sample city delicacies while exploring the dynamic streets.

Together, stroll to Shouning Lu, a street market teeming with seafood and desserts such as fruit puddings and purees. For the next hour or so, enjoy sampling local delights such as Shanghai’s famously stewed crawfish, grilled eggplant, and spiced vegetable skewers. Wash down dessert with a local beer, baijiu, water or soft drink, but be sure to save room for more!

Walk off your mini-meal as you head south to your second food stop in located just a 15-minute stroll away. You'll taste the best grilled lamb this side of Kashgar, paired with a hard-to-find regional beer at a restaurant owned by a family of Uighurs, a mostly Muslim minority. Your guide will bring a vegetarian option if requested.

Then take a seat at an authentic Sichuanese homestyle restaurant where you'll sample several of the region's famous spicy dishes, as well as other delectable items your small group has collected from the famed street vendors along ZhaoZhou Lu.

Conclude your tour a 10-minute walk from Xintiandi or by catching a nearby taxi or subway.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great guide, great food, highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great introduction to night markets. Good value and really valuable experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Go hungry, it was amazing! We ate so much good food. And nothing was gross or weird crawfish was the most 'weird', and it isn't.
The tour guides were friendly, knowledgeable expats that speak fluent Chinese.
There was some walking involved between places, which helped with digestion.
No xiao long bao, but it was perfect and authentic.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Very interesting taste and see of foods not usually on a Chinese menu. Guide was excellent - knowledgeable and convivial. Well recommended for a walking experience around Shanghai night markets tasting the unusual.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was the highlight of my Shanghai trip. You see so much more when walking around than from the inside of a taxi. The food was spectacular - I would never have been brave enough to eat street food otherwise. The pace was good - just enough walking between markets to work off the last round of eating! Our tour guide, Mitch, was fantastic. There wasn't a question he couldn't answer. I would and have recommend this tour to anyone travelling to Shanghai, whether it's your first or tenth trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The Street Food Night tour was very good, very interesting, our guide was exceptional, and the food tastes were excellent, would recommend this tour to any one.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

We had a great time on this tour. We had a small group of 8 and were introduced to many new foods, in a easy and relaxed way. Our guide Mitchell, was very interesting he had lots of fun stories to tell, he paid attention to make sure we were all having a good time. I would defiantly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Fantastically led, full of great info and wonderful and varied food. Great value

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

The best way to explore Shanghai street food!

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

Elliot was an excellent, courteous and knowledgable guide who led our small group to interesting areas with tasty food. However considering overheads this was quite expensive for what it was.

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