4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

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  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
Get the lowdown on Shanghai’s culinary landscape with a food-loving local guide! Sample a wide range of dishes as you descend upon the city’s amazing food scene on foot – from authentic stores to top restaurants – stopping at a fresh produce market for veggie picking and local cooking tips. You’ll leave this 2.5-hour food tour with a belly full of delicious Chinese specialties, such as rice noodle soup and green onion pancakes. Numbers are limited to 12 people, ensuring an intimate experience with a small group of like-minded foodies.


  • 2.5-hour Shanghai food and walking tour
  • Sample a variety of popular dishes and tasty Chinese delicacies
  • Experience Shanghai’s food culture as you walk to several restaurants and stores
  • Learn tips to finding the freshest produce at the market
  • Pick up some Chinese phrases from your knowledgeable guide so you can order like a local
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This Shanghai food tour was designed for those who love to nibble, munch and completely devour authentic Chinese cuisine.

What You Can Expect

Shanghai Food and Markets Walking Tour

Shanghai Food and Markets Walking Tour

Meet your professional guide and start your small-group walking tour at the entrance to Jing'an Temple. You’ll be taken to one of Shanghai’s most renowned vegetarian noodle restaurants for your first food stop. Seize the opportunity to taste a variety of veggie delights as your guide recommends the most popular items on the menu.

Continue on to a typical Chinese food store where locals go to shop for ingredients used in traditional family dishes. Here, your guide will offer pointers on what to choose from a wide selection of snacks, such as yaxue fensi tang (duck blood tofu and rice noodle soup), ma la tang (spicy meat or vegetarian skewers) and pork mooncake – an unmistakable Shanghai treat!

Next, meander through a homey residential neighborhood where you’ll gain insight into the daily lives of Shanghai locals. Stop at a fresh food market to learn the secrets to choosing the freshest produce before your final stop at a traditional Chinese restaurant, famous for its bakery.

If you have trouble choosing from among the goodies, your guide will recommend local favorites. You can also share with others in your small group so that you have the chance to taste as much as possible. Try delicious bites, from xie ke bao (crab shell pie) to sheng jian bao (fried buns) to cong you bing (green onion pancakes) Learn a few Chinese phrases and order like the locals do – a great finale to your Shanghai food experience!

When your tour ends at Jing'an Temple, your guide will provide directions back to your accommodation or to other popular hangouts if you wish to continue on your Shanghai adventure.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Our tour guide Daniel was Great and very informative!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

This was a really good tour - we explored the area near Jingan Temple. The first stop was for noodles and tofu in a vegetarian restaurant - delicious. Then a walk to a local food shop where our guide Mai pointed out local foods and on the way out of the shop we tried mooncake - my favourite - a hot light pastry enclosing minced pork which was delicious.
Next a walk to a local market to inspect fish and meats, and vegetables and fruit upstairs. Mai answered all our questions and explained what was special. Next stop for street food - the locals lined up at is stall selling deep fred tofu and sticky rice. Then a little further after picking up some green tea, a stop at a local restaurant for dumplings. All the food was terrific - we really enjoyed this tour and felt that we understood a little more about the food in Shanghai. Mai took great care of us. Highly recommended.

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