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Shanghai Breakfast Walking Tour of Former French Concession
Must do tour
, Jan 2020
Have another 5 stars Jim!
Our family of 4 had a great time exploring Chinese cuisine in the French Concession with you and it was the standout highlight of our first visit to China.
Jim speaks great English and not only found us great food to teach us about and taste but spoke about the changing face of Shanghai for first time visitors.
Hard to pick out single highlights but I now know that you add flavour to noodle broth from the toppings you choose and the tea tasting was a revelation to our taste buds.
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk through Shanghai. Our tour guide was excellent, answering our many questions with good English and clarity. The food selection was good and the walk provided us a look at the back alleys and everyday life of many people in Shanghai. We highly recommend this tour.
Taste your way through the Former French Concession area of Shanghai on a tour that explores people, culture, and cuisine through the city’s breakfast foods. You’ll try more than 15 local breakfast treats, from ‘sheng jian bao,’ or pan-fried dumplings, to noodles, tea, and a beloved curry beef soup. This food walking tour is limited to 10 people for a fun, personal experience, with a local guide to lead the way through a fascinating part of the city.
Nice night visiting 4 different restaurants. The guide Kate, British, gave insights into the different dishes and let us all taste rabbit head as well as Jelly fish to mention a few. Both educational and entertaining and definitely worth the price - value for money.
We had an amazing time with Paul! One thing that made this food tour unique was that we had multiple sit down venues. We've done countless food tours all over the world where you stand the entire time and get small tastings from a plate passed around. Not here! Come hungry and thirsty because the serving sizes are generous! Paul was very entertaining and it felt more like a party with friends than a food tour with strangers. Thank you for a wonderful and delicious time!
This tour was incredible - My only regret is that we attended on our last night in Shanghai. Had we gone on our first night, we would have known some of the best restaurants and food varieties!
Our guide Ashley was wonderful, very friendly, funny, and energetic. She was extremely knowledgable about the different regions in China, their histories, and foods. She was also very accommodating for members of the group with dietary restrictions and went out of her way to help provide alternatives (e.g. vegetarian meals, low-spice meals, etc.).
Absolutely make sure to bring an appetite and an adventurous spirit - The food is varied, and there's LOTS of it (and drinks to go with it, as well). The stand-out stop for me was the Schezuan restaurant that had plenty of delicious, spicy food, but all of the food was equally excellent.
Avoid the hassle of trying to find out where to grab a good meal while in Shanghai. This Shanghai food tour takes you off the beaten path as the sun starts to set so you can taste some of the most authentic regional dishes of the city. Pop into family-run eateries, and sample food, beer, and spirits well-liked by locals. Travel in a small group for a more intimate experience as you sample foods with a guide who also tells you about the city’s history and culture as you go.
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.
I highly recommend this tour to everyone!
The tour was great, the food was AMAZING! We actually went back to the restaurants the following days. Our tour guide was kind enough to type out the orders for us in wechat so we could order the same things.
Satisfy your taste for traditional Chinese food during this culinary tour in Shanghai. Make your way down the famous Yunnan Road, stopping at several restaurants that are local favorites. Try typical Shanghainese dishes such as scallion oil noodles, steamed buns, parched chicken, and soup dumplings with black vinegar. Learn about the history and culture of the quickly changing city through your guide's informed commentary. All tastings are included and add up to more than enough for a full meal. Tours are available from morning to late-night to experience the best of Shanghai's culture.
Shanghai is one of China’s most delectable culinary capitals, but knowing where to go for the tastiest treats takes local know-how. Hit up four family-run seated eateries during this insider’s food crawl, topped off by a pint of craft beer at a local pub. You’ll venture far off the tourist track as you feast on 12 regional classics, made from recipes passed down over generations.
Treat your palate to classic Chinese snacks at Qibao Ancient Town on this 4-hour Shanghai food tour. Travel by subway to this historical water town, and stroll the alleyways, bridges, and canalsides to take in the Ming- and Qing-dynasty atmosphere and architecture. On route, sample up to eight foods such as crab-meat dumplings and sweet Haitang cake, and savor Chinese tea. Upgrade to include a 60-minute foot massage. Includes food tastings, tea, and subway tickets.
Secret Noodle and Wonton in Shanghai Alleyways with Local Beer
Perfect Afternoon Family Tour!
, Jan 2020
The food was fantastic, our guide was knowledgable and fun, the pace was perfect and the walk through the backstreets gave us a chance to see a unique side of Shanghai. We highly recommend this tour! We might even do it again in the near future.
I have been on countless food tours around the world. I have also, booked many Shanghai food tours with all the notable companies in Shanghai. However, I would definitely say this tour company and guide, was by far the best. I basically had the same food, as all previous tours in Shanghai (I enjoy the breakfast tours), but different locations within the city. However, what really made this tour my top 5 all time favorite food tours, was the guide. Anyone can tour around a city and eat the typical food of the given city/country. What makes a food tour or any tour memorable and a REAL "experience" is the guide. Jim, my guide fit that "experience". Jim spoke great English, was very informative regarding current affairs relating to China and the history of China, especially pertaining to the area in which the food tour was. I highly recommend this company!
Nestled in Shanghai’s Old French Concession are a plethora of eateries selling noodles and wonton. Seek out the best backstreet hotspots on a 2.5-hour food tour that covers three critically-acclaimed restaurants, all renowned for distinctive noodle dishes as well as some local beer. Vegetarian options and a choice of departure times are available on this small-group tour, limited to seven food lovers.
Walking Through the Hidden Door of Shanghai Old Town
From $99.00 (Price varies by group size )
A great alternative option for seeing Shanghai
, Jan 2020
I opted to do this tour because the typical Shanghai day tours didn't really appeal to me. Kelly was terrific, great local knowledge, flawless English and very patient and generous with her time. Wondering through the tiny alleyways of the old town, I feel I saw and learned things I would never have been able to otherwise. Very happy to recommend it.
Fei Fei was a great guide who showed us a few different areas of Shanghai not usually visited by tourists. She was passionate and had a lot of enthusiasm. The tour was great and more so because of a great guide.
Walking through the hidden door of shanghai old town
, Oct 2019
My adult son and I took this tour. Penny was a very knowledgeable guide and answered all of our questions. We learned things about the old shanghai town, which we had never seen before, while on previous trips to Shanghai.
Just a friendly suggestion though: when picking up customers for this private tour I would suggest that the tour guide announce our name(s) when she enters the lobby of the hotel to pick us up. We waited for 25 minutes in the lobby not realizing that the guide was in the lobby too. Instead she texted me (I only left my home phone number and did not include my cell no.) therefore she was not able to reach me. Announce our names first or show our names on a piece of paper, than have the hotel call up to our room, and lastly if still unable to reach the customer, than contact the customer on the cell phone through text or by calling. Other than that the tour was very informative. Thank you.
From ancient carvings located behind laundries to the 300-year-old Secluded Library (not open to the public), learn what lies behind the modern glamour of one of China’s largest and most cosmopolitan cities on this private walking tour of Old Shanghai. With just your group and private guide, head to a number of off-the-beaten-track attractions and quirky historical sites that create a fuller understanding of Shanghai’s history and contemporary culture alike.
Private Day Trip to Zhujiajiao Water Village plus Tianzifang and Tea Ceremony
From $157.00 (Price varies by group size )
, Jan 2020
Did not talk much in the car, only to the driver in Chinese. Tour went well, I’d enjoyed the places where we went and enjoyed his explanation on what was being viewed. Pick up at hotel was easy so the tour was fine.
Travel to the outskirts of Shanghai to visit the ancient water town of Zhujiajiao, situated on the Dianpu River. Weave through ancient streets lined with stone bridges and charming old buildings, then enjoy a tea ceremony in Shanghai’s oldest teahouse. Then have time to discover the trendy shops, artistic energy and Shikumen-style architecture in Tianzifang, a neighborhood in the old French Quarter of Shanghai. Your tour includes an informative guide, transportation, entrance tickets, tea ceremony, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
Experience Shanghai: Dumpling Cooking Class and Tasting Tour
Excellent foody tour
, Jan 2020
Even for me 4,5th time to visit Shanghai, it was really interested.
The restaurants which we visited are all so local places and our guide explained about the food very well. I participated this tour alone. We could share the dishes so that we enjoyed do many kinds dim sums.
Immerse yourself in the rich culinary culture of Shanghai on a tour that includes a comprehensive cookery class. Pleasure your palate with local specialties like wontons, fried pot stickers and the city’s renowned ‘xiaolongbao’ (soup dumplings) as you discover enticing food stands with a knowledgeable guide. Uncover the secrets of Chinese cookery in a cooking class after your tour and learn to make delicious 'har gow’ (steamed dim sum shrimp dumplings), feasting on the fruits of your labor on completion. Receive personalized attention from your guide on this small-group tour, where numbers are limited to just 10 people.
Rather than going to a restaurant, enjoy a much more fun and immersive experience—a participatory dining and cooking event. It’s a great way to socialize with a group of friends, learn new cooking skills, and try a variety of dishes. No need to go shopping before the class—all ingredients are provided, so just turn up and enjoy yourself. Each event includes a selection of different Chinese dishes, so it’s the ideal way to add new menu items to your home cooking repertoire.
Chef Ci Ci was our instructor.... She is
Fluent in English. Great since of humor.....Never a dull moment.
Very organized, very well informed and very patient. Our Dumplings were delicious. We had both steamed and pan fried.
We did not want this class to end.
No worry if you don't understand Mandarin, this cooking class is conducted by an English-speaking chef, a true foodies and a fan of cooking. Teaching you to cook the xiaolongbaos in two ways, learn how to make a yummy Chinese sauce to go with the xiaolongbaos. Finally, enjoy our hand-made xiaolongbaos together!
Delve into the Chinese culture and learn how to make delicious dumplings in Shanghai. This 3-hour workshop teaches guests how to make traditional jiaozi dumplings from start to finish. Make healthy vegan and vegetarian versions with your instructors and learn the techniques needed to recreate the recipes at home with any fillings that you’d like. Then sit down to the fruits of your labor and enjoy a delicious meal.
Learn how to make several Chinese dishes during a private half-day cooking class in Shanghai. Your chef-instructor shows you how to make popular snacks such as dumplings and steamed buns with different fillings. Your hands-on lesson covers Chinese culinary traditions and provides step-by-step guidance from the instructor. Top off the class by eating the dishes you helped to prepare.
Private Wet Market Visit with Cooking Class in Shanghai
From $138.00 (Price varies by group size )
Excellent private tour and cooking class in Shanghai
, Nov 2019
I just returned from a trip to China. While visiting Shanghai, my friend and I arranged a private half day tour of Shanghai’s wet markets and a private cooking class. I am a self-proclaimed “foodie” and love to learn more about a country’s culture through its food. Our tour guide, Kenny, did not disappoint. She was very thorough and did a fantastic job taking us through the wet markets and teaching us more about Chinese and Shanghai culture.
After the tour, our driver took us on a short ride to a chef’s home where we prepared several fantastic dishes. I loved this experience and hope to try making a few of the recipes at home!
If you’re looking for a unique experience while visiting Shanghai, I recommend this tour!!
Immerse yourself in Shanghai’s rich culinary traditions, and learn how to cook some of the city’s highlight dishes, on this private, half-day tour. Meet your chef-guide directly at your hotel, and head to a Shanghai wet market, where fresh produce, seafood, and other ingredients are sold. After shopping, head to a local house and learn how to cook a traditional, 3-course meal. Finally, sit down to enjoy your feast.
Join and learn how to make both the dough and filling with fragrant Chinese spices in a class. You will make the dumplings in different ways, and you will learn how to make a yummy Chinese sauce to go with the dumplings. It's not only fun but knowledgeable to learn how to cook local ingredient and different technique of dumpling wrapping. Finally, enjoying your hand-made meal together.
For visitors to Shanghai, it can be difficult to experience authentic city life. This experience gives you a glimpse by visiting a local couple's home where you will learn to make Chinese dishes, such as dumplings and noodles, then sit down to enjoy a meal together.
Did not get to take the class because not enough people signed up for it
, Sep 2019
I didn't get to actually take this class. The location listed in the original booking confirmation email was kind of confusing, with 2 locations listed and instructions for a 1300 meeting point, even though this class starts at 0900. Then their website lists yet a third location?
In this confusion I reached out to contact them at 4pm the day before, having received no other emails (for a class at 9am the next day). It was only then that they told me the class would not be held because of a lack of other students.
They DID promptly offer and process a refund. I'm just a little disappointed about not receiving any earlier warning that class might not be held, and that I had to be the one to initiate the contact to find that out.
Don’t just eat Shanghai specialities, learn to make them for your family and friends during a noodle-making class that’s an ideal choice for food lovers and first-time visitors. From a professional chef, you’ll receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight as you master the basics of making la mien, a hand-pulled noodle that dates back hundreds of years. Plus, you’ll take home a recipe booklet as a souvenir.
Get to know Old Shanghai through this morning food and walking tour, including breakfast and a visit to the Xiahai Temple. Follow your guide through the ancient neighborhood's longing, or courtyard communities, visit six street stalls and eateries to taste 10 traditional foods that make up a hearty breakfast. End up at the Xiahai Temple, where entrance fees are included. A small group of just 10 people ensures your guide's personalized attention.
Get a taste for Shanghai’s startlingly diverse food culture and its culinary specialties. A guide introduces Shanghai’s selection of pulled noodles, breakfast pancakes, and “xiaolongbao” (soup dumplings). Along the way, observe tai chi practitioners and water calligraphers in Xiangyang Park, and wander street stalls and a wet market, where you’ll see fresh Chinese dishes prepared before your eyes. This small-group food excursion, limited to eight guests, is also great for kids.
Head to the trendy French Concession neighborhood for this hands-on cooking workshop in authentic Chinese stir-fry cuisine. Learn how to use a wok like a pro and test out home-style recipes, then sit down and enjoy your meal. Workshops include three menu options available— Shanghai, Sichuan, or vegetarian—and can be scheduled for lunch or dinner.
Step back in time to old Shanghai and discover the city’s history and cuisine during this 3-hour tour. See famous landmarks such as the Old City Wall, a birds market, a 700-year old Confucius temple, the last remaining shantytown, and more. Stop along the way to sample some of the city’s most delicious foods such as egg pancakes, sticky rice rolls, wonton soup, fried dumplings and much more.
Authentic Shanghai Experience: Market Tour and Dumpling Class with a Local
From $89.60 (Price varies by group size )
The BEST activity for me in Shanghai!
, Nov 2019
My whole trip to China was realized to completion cooking with Anna! I have a whole new appreciation for dumplings, plus I left China with a Chinese mother and a Chinese sister! Better than advertised, book this activity as soon as you can. Certainly the top cultural activity to do in Shanghai, plus you get to eat what you make.
This was so much fun. Anna and her mother were very good teachers. I highly recommend this class! I now know how to make proper dumplings, and when I make them, I will remember my visit to Shanghai. Thanks Anna.
Discover Shanghai’s vibrant gastronomy scene during this 4-hour private tour. First, start at a farmers market and discover the fresh and local produce that is used in Chinese cooking. After gathering your ingredients, head back to your host’s home for a private, hands-on dumpling class. Learn to make vegan and vegetarian jiaozi from start to finish before enjoying the fruits of your labor.
Private Shanghai Evening Street Food Walking and Cruise Tour
From $110.00 (Price varies by group size )
Fun and Fantastic Tour!
, Nov 2019
Our group consisted of 2 Canadians, 1 American and 1 Brit including one person with a seafood allergy. Sunny was able to customize our tour to meet all tastes and spicy levels. One piece of advice, come hungry! We were stuffed by the end of this tour, we needed the walking to work some of it off. The boat ride is gorgeous, the skyline is even more spectacular on the water. It's also colder on the water so bring a sweater. We booked three tours with Sunny and her company and it was so nice having the continuity of the same guide across tours. It felt like we had a friend in China watching out for us :) All parties in our group highly recommend this tour and we definitely ate with the locals- not another tourist in sight until the boat cruise.
Discover a side of Shanghai it takes a local to know on this private foodie walking tour. Explore main streets and back lanes as you snack and slurp on delicacies like soup dumplings, roast duck, and mango pudding—enough for a full meal. Finally, enjoy a Shanghai classic: a Huangpu River cruise.
Take a private cooking class in the home of your chef-instructor to learn about Chinese cuisine and experience daily life in Shanghai. Start with hotel pickup and a guided market tour that includes samples of popular snacks. Then head to your instructor’s home for a lesson that features two recipes. Afterward, enjoy a lunch or dinner that you helped to make, accompanied by other dishes and lively conversation.