• Location: Shanghai, China
  • Duration: 3 hours (approx.)
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Get a taste for Shanghai’s startlingly diverse food culture as savor some of the city’s many culinary specialties on this 3-hour, small-group food tour. Follow your local guide as you sample Shanghai’s selection of pulled noodles, breakfast pancakes and its famous ‘xiaolongbao’ (soup dumplings). Along the way you’ll also have a chance to check out tai chi practitioners and water calligraphers in Xiangyang Park, and wander an array of street stalls and a wet market, where you’ll see fresh Chinese dishes prepared before your eyes. This small-group food excursion, limited to just 8 guests, is also great for kids.


  • Morning street-food tour of Shanghai with an expert guide
  • Mingle with practitioners of tai chi, water calligraphy and more at Xiangyang Park
  • Sample classic Chinese dishes like xiaolongbao and pulled noodles at street stalls
  • Enjoy coffee at a wet market and end your breakfast with savory egg tarts
  • Small-group tour limited to eight for a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai

Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai

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 mouth-watering 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, a famous style of Shanghai dumpling filled with soup. Watch these mouth-watering morsels sizzle in the pan before grabbing one, carefully piercing its skin,  and popping it into your mouth, savoring the piping-hot broth and tasty fillings inside.

Finish your food excursion with a sweet treat, stopping for an egg tart dessert at a local vendor. Enjoy the creamy egg custard center surrounded by flaky pastry crust, your stomach now feeling satisfied after a few hours worth of tasty food discoveries. Leave your group at the Shanxi Lu Metro stop.

Customer Reviews

Alison R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was excellent and I'm so glad we did it! We went to several places and there was a lot of food to try. All the food was excellent and there was a good variety of food. We had noodles, dumpling, soup dumplings, jianbing which is a Chinese breakfast crepe, and egg tarts. We were able to see people making the food in most of the places that we visited. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the food and about Shanghai. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to try local food in Shanghai.

Geoff G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

It's worth dragging yourself out of bed at 7am to savour dumplings in brooth and all that follows. If you are staying in or near the French Concession this is a must-do tour. It gives you the confidence to take on the daunting prospect of ordering from a local food place with only Chinese language menus. My guide was Maggie and she was full of enthusiasm for the food and for SHanghai.

John M United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

What a treat! It's great to be able to safely choose great foods of the street. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly.
Highly recommend to take the tour.

Butch D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Jamie made the entire experience fun, informative and 100 delicious!!! We had a friendly and diverse group, including Maggie, whom I believe as also part of the Glutton Guide team, and she had a lot of great additional information to offer regarding living and eating in Shanghai. She was also kind enough to help me out navigating the Metro after the tour.

Thanks for a great morning in Shanghai, Jamie and Maggie!!!

Nancy B

4 star rating: Recommended July 2016

Very nice tour. Guide was knowledgable and flexible. Gave good insights on Shanghai living.

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