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Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour

  • 3-hour culinary walking tour through Old Shanghai
  • See some of the last remaining shikumen, or collective housing
  • Learn about traditional Shanghainese culinary culture
Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour
From US$62.85
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Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour
From US$62.85
Dive deep into Shanghai's culture during this 3-hour food tour. Stroll through the off-the-beaten-path areas of the city to taste local favorite dishes during eight tastings. Visit street vendors and traditional restaurants to taste dishes such as frog stir-fry, crab shell pastry and 'sheng jian bao' (pan-fried dumplings). Learn about the fast-paced Chinese city's culinary history and culture through your guide's informative commentary. All tastings included.
What to Expect
Meet up with your tour guide and group of fellow food-lovers near People's Square to embark on your 3-hour food walking tour. Set off through the back streets of Old Shanghai, learning about the culinary culture and history of the bustling city as you stroll. Stop at traditional restaurants and street vendors alike over the course of eight tastings. Pass some of the last remaining collective housing, or shikumen, in the city and see where vendors from the Gansu and Xinjiang provinces sell their traditional foods. 
Your tastings will include some of the following (menu subject to change):
• Xinjiang (stone-oven naan)
• Chang shou mian (longevity noodles)
• Xie ke huang (crab shell pastry)
• Sheng jian bao (pan-fried dumplings)
• Xiao long bao (baked dumplings)
• Deep-fried wontons
• Stir-fried bullfrog
• Traditional Chinese yellow wine
• Popular Shanghainese dessertsAll tastings are included, and add up to a full meal.
Reviews (41)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2018
Great food tour with Scarlett: friendly and delicious!

We had a really nice evening on our Eating Adventures food tour of Shanghai, trying everything from bullfrog to rice wine to dumplings to scallion pancakes. I'm still stuffed the next morning! Scarlett was a terrific tour-guide… she explained all kinds of things about the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank greenbutton86
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile
Great Food!

My husband and I were just in Shanghai for a couple days and we were very underwhelmed with the food we were able to find on our own. We booked the food tour late, the morning of the day we took it. They were very...More

Thank brandib579
Reviewed 18 December 2017
Amazing, So Worth It!

Scarlet was our Tour Guide and she was fabulous! The food was interesting and very tasty. I've been in shanghai for 4 months & I haven't been able to go and try really authentic chinese cuisines. A friend cam to visit in November and we...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Kathy Z
Reviewed 16 September 2017
Shanghai Street Eats with Scarlet

Great few hours wondering around the back streets in Shanghai, tasting and finding out more about street eats from all over China. Our guide Scarlet was a lot of fun! Good food Good company!

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank AnnMacChina
Reviewed 13 September 2017
Delicious and Fun!

Lily was our food tour guide, and she was lovely! Great English, great personality, and a great knowledge about the differences in our cultures. It was easy to talk with her and the actual food tour was so interesting! We both really enjoyed the different...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Katooshy
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