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Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai

By Shanghai Foodie
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Shanghai’s diverse food scene can be daunting for first-time visitors. Opt for an authentic taste of Shanghai on a food tour, a great cultural introduction to China’s second city. Sample a dozen traditional Shanghai dishes—noodles, buns, and soup dumplings—and receive restaurant recommendations to enjoy throughout your vacation. Morning, lunch, evening, and late-night tours allow you to fit this Chinese food experience into any travel itinerary.
from
HK$544.36
per adult
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HK$544.36
per adult

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Ages 0-83, max of 15 per group
Duration:3h
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Ticket type:Mobile
Chinese, English

Highlights
  • Guarantee a great Chinese culinary experience on a Shanghai food tour
  • Receive ample restaurant recommendations to ensure a trip full of great food
  • Sample Shanghai specialties and learn little-known facts about local culture
  • Choose from several departure times to suit every schedule

  • Local guide
  • Food and drink tastings (enough for breakfast, lunch or dinner)
  • Local beer or desert for late night session
What's not included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Greet your guide at the designated meeting point at the time you selected when you booked your tour. As you walk toward the recently restored Xintiandi food area, your guide provides an introduction to the culinary culture of Shanghai. Over the course of the tour, sample dishes like dumpling soup, spring rolls, candied lotus rice, roasted duck, and many more local specialties. See, too, the bustling Yunnan Road, and cleanse your palate with cups of green and black tea between each stop. This Shanghai food tour ends on Yunnan Road, where you can keep exploring the city on your own or call it a day. 

Departure details
  • China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, 淮海中路331号 邮政编码: 200021 Please meet up at Exit 2, South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) Directions: Take Shanghai Metro Station Line 1, and get off at South Huangpi Road Station. Your guide will be waiting for you at Exit 2. 你好,请带我去上海地铁1号线一大会址-黄陂南路站2号出口
Return details
  • People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China Tour will end around the People Square.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37849P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children under 3 are free of charge
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai?
How much is Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai?
Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai price starts from HK$531.61. Discover and book Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai on Tripadvisor
What is the Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai cancellation policy?
Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai?
Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai is hosted by Shanghai Foodie. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Shanghai Foodie on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Authentic Local Food Tour in Central Shanghai on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 37849P1

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    淮海中路331号
    China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, 淮海中路331号 邮政编码: 200021
    Please meet up at Exit 2, South Huangpi Road Metro Station (Line 1) Directions: Take Shanghai Metro Station Line 1, and get off at South Huangpi Road Station. Your guide will be waiting for you at Exit 2. 你好,请带我去上海地铁1号线一大会址-黄陂南路站2号出口
    See address & details
  • 1
    Xintiandi
    Stop: 45 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    People's Square (Renmin Guang Chang)
    Stop: 50 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    People's Square
    People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
    Tour will end around the People Square.
    See address & details
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sunyoungm202
sunyoungm202
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Authentic Shanghai local taste
This was an amazing experience. My husband and I got to try many different beer and food that I would ever try myse
Esusannah
Esusannah
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Soup Dumplings and Tea!
What a wonderful way to spend the morning walking and eating our way through the french concession - our guides wer
Mclaughlincm
Mclaughlincm
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Must do!
Really enjoyed everything about this tour. Knowledgeable guides made all the difference. I suggest you start your
jrt1027
jrt1027
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Looking for something unique? Look no further!
This was positively the most unique and interesting food tour I’ve taken. The guides were so welcoming, friendly an
robintravelsforfun
robintravelsforfun
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Fantastic Breakfast Walking Tour with Jim!
I cannot say enough positive comments about our walking tour with Jim. He is knowledgeable, fun and taught is a lot
526hanschristians
526hanschristians
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Great experience
Lu was an excellent guide! I highly recommend this trip for people interested in trying out a bunch of different lo
MrandMrsOBrien
MrandMrsOBrien
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Great tour, great food, great company
We did the evening tour with Jim - he arrived with some tasty crispy omelettes and it just got better from there. W
ChrystenSM
ChrystenSM
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Great part of my trip to Shanghai
This was a wonderful experience! The food was fantastic and my guide was both knowledgeable and friendly. We even
brettg471
brettg471
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Fun and knowledgeable guide!
My partner and I had a fantastic night with Lu who introduced us to local dishes and eateries. He was very knowledg
Min Li F
Min Li F
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Off the beaten path and full of experience
Lu did an excellent job curating the tour for us. We anticipated to be a part of a group but we got lucky and it be
MattyB81
MattyB81
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A brilliant experience
This was a wonderful way to see the local area and try different foods that we never would of tried before, our gui
Globaltravler2002
Globaltravler2002
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2 Star Food Tour
I invited two business friends to the tour. We had beer from Xintiandi bar, sesame noodle, pomegranate juice, hotpo
dina4
dina4
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Outstanding experience!
We had a great morning with Jim. The food was amazing and the historical and cultural aspects of the tour were wond
EzelleNicole
EzelleNicole
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Amazing tour!!
This tour is amazing! We had so much great food! Our guide Lu was wonderful! His English was great and he was very
pstangl
pstangl
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Great Tour!
Jim, our guide, was really good. We had a great time and learned a lot about history too. I can absolutely recommen
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Marisa_reviewing
48 contributions
Sep 2022
Great walk through a very interesting place of the city.
We ate a lot of food, from Michelin guide noodles to the best dumplings I have had and ended the night with an extra stop for dessert, after I suggested it, even though it was not at the original plan!
Written 30 September 2022
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Madison N
Shenzhen, China5 contributions
Feb 2022 • Solo
This was my second time taking a tour with Jim and we spent a great afternoon together filled with eating and learning. Jim is a humble, personable, and highly knowledgeable Shanghainese local who will be sure to give you a unique experience seeing and tasting Shanghai. Thanks again Jim for the memories!
Written 17 February 2022
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Tanzer
Shanghai, China4 contributions
Dec 2021 • Solo
Amazing experience for anyone interested in learning the Shanghai food culture. Jim is from Shanghai and has deep knowledge of the City and food culture. The food experience was amazing as we tried many different dishes and a few quick spontaneous bites along the way. Jim is very attentive and subtly adjusts the experience based on your interests. The experience of being in the mix of the morning rush and seeing the locals navigate each place as they order, eat and have conversation was priceless. Jim gave us restaurant history, food and dish history and preparation commentary. I especially liked how he explained the local conversation (I don’t speak mandarin) in the small restaurants giving us a better feel of the general local vibe. The food was delicious, atmosphere was exciting and we got a great history lesson of the city through a culinary lens. Highly recommend this amazing experience!
Written 29 December 2021
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Jaclyn B
4 contributions
Sep 2021
Fantastic experience with a local expert! This tour highlighted some great food, including spots a tourist would never think to stop, but Jim the guide also gave lots of additional information about the history and the area. He was truly a pleasure to spend an evening with and made sure to make everyone feel comfortable throughout the experience, even giving some information about Chinese eating etiquette.
Written 2 September 2021
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Carolfzs
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil6 contributions
May 2021
The tour was very good and it started with noodles, some meet and soup. Then we stopped at a local brewery and had some craft beer samples. After we moved to another neighborhood where we had some delicious dumplings and street food. The food was great and Jim is a very good guide, who was also a very good company and talk through the evening. It is highly recommended!
Written 18 May 2021
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Anja O
Changchun, China14 contributions
Apr 2021
We enjoyed the food tour with Jim very much. He not only fed us with delicious food, but also with a lot of information about the Chinese culture and history. He also explained a lot about tea, coffee, beer and the food.
Jim did me the great favor to choose mainly vegetarian food. Our kids booked the tour for us and didn't mention my preference before. We ended the tour in an excellent vegetarian restaurant with a lot of delicious choices.
It was a great afternoon - thank you Jim!
Written 25 April 2021
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Ryan
1 contribution
Jan 2021
It's a wonderful experience with Jim. He is really patient and knowledgeable. He shared many interesting things with me, including but not limited to delicious food. The foodie tour is relaxing and pleasing with his introduction. If you come to Shanghai, I think you need a tour with Jim.
Written 16 January 2021
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Madison N
Shenzhen, China5 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Wow, what a great time and tour I had with Jim! He is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about not only Shanghai food but also the culture and history. I felt like I got an incredibly unique experience having Jim as my guide. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who would like to experience Shanghai like a local.
Written 28 December 2020
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Ivanbrewer
Bang Tao Beach, Thailand2 contributions
Nov 2020 • Solo
I went to a tour with Jim and this was a great experience. We visited 5 very different places from very authentic local little noodle place to more “typical” restaurants and tried noodles, dumplings, local brew and spirits, deserts, pork, tea room, and many more stuff:) and in between, while walking we had great conversations about all kind of topics about different countries, generations, cultures, business and much more. Jim is very knowledgeable and felt more like a friend then a tour guide. Thank you and much recommended!
Written 22 November 2020
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Brian B
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions
If you are in Shanghai, you need to arrange a tour with Jim. He is a native Shanghai resident which provides a very good glimpse into the old and new Shanghai. He leveraged his local dialect to take us into areas / restaurants that cater to local Shanghai communities. Jim’s tour topped the other Shanghai food tour that I have done. Fantastic English skills and great conversationalist. Highly recommend.
Family: parents and kids (14yrs and 10yrs).
We arranged directly via WeChat.
Written 22 September 2020
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