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Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour provided by Eating Adventures Shanghai Food Tours

Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour

Old Shanghai Food and Walking Tour
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About
Sample traditional Shanghainese specialties while immersed in the atmospheric streets of Old Shanghai on this 3-hour walking tour for food-lovers. Your guide includes up to eight tastings, with a mixture of street food stands and traditional eateries. Try classic specialties like 'sheng jian bao' (pan-fried dumplings) to local favorites like Bullfrog stir-fry.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26571P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Food tastings
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China Meeting Point: In front of KFC entrance, outside Peoples Square Metro Station, Exit 14 Hankou Road (near Xizang Middle Rd) Huang Pu District. If you are taking the metro, get off at Peoples Square Metro Station. When you exit the station through Exit 14, turn to your right and you will see KFC. Please meet your guide in front of the KFC entrance.
  • Yunnan South Road, Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Additional information
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be on time at meeting point, as there is no pickup service for this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Food tastings
  • Local guide
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • People's Square, Huangpu, Shanghai, China Meeting Point: In front of KFC entrance, outside Peoples Square Metro Station, Exit 14 Hankou Road (near Xizang Middle Rd) Huang Pu District. If you are taking the metro, get off at Peoples Square Metro Station. When you exit the station through Exit 14, turn to your right and you will see KFC. Please meet your guide in front of the KFC entrance.
  • Yunnan South Road, Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Yunnan South Road, Yun Nan Nan Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Additional information
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please be on time at meeting point, as there is no pickup service for this tour
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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expatdub
shanghai27 contributions
A slice of back street Shanghai life!
Sep 2019 • Business
Just back from a wonderful 3 hour tour and feeling pretty full! Our guide was Ting and she was the most pleasant and nice guide I have met in 6 years in China. I took some clients on the tour who thoroughly enjoyed. Dumplings, pancakes, pork noodle soup, bullfrog ! (Not bad actually) and drinks to wash down. A great way to see Shanghai away from the high streets. Highly recommended
Written 14 September 2019
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Michael G
5 contributions
Great value and amazing food !
Our 6.5 year rated this tour second on her list after Disneyland, It was a blast. Our host was informative , engaged and gave us an indepth background around the dishes and the "real" Shanghai. We cannot recommend enough.
Written 6 June 2019
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Thanks for the great review. What can we say, we will take second place to Disneyland any day! Ting is a great guide, and a true Shanghai local. Thanks for your recommendation. regards Wai
Written 16 June 2019
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Arun N
3 contributions
Food and Old Shanghai tour combined!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Fantastic 3 hour private (there were only 2 of us) walk around the old town with Ting. She was extremely friendly and knowledgable about the local food and Shanghai life. We got to try the famous steamed/fried dumplings, frog based rice, Muslim lamb kebabs, local wine, shanghainese style noodles (at a Michelin rated restaurant) and many more. The time flew by, as we chatted with Ting and she even took some time out at the end to write up some recommendations of other places for us to visit in the city. Highly recommended, given the price is also lower than most other similar tours we saw online.
Written 23 October 2018
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Roving37021
Shenzhen, China4 contributions
Fantastic Food in Shanghai
Aug 2018 • Family
I have been on many food tours in different countries and this was my favorite so far. Our guide, Scarlett, was so friendly, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the delicious food, it was infectious. My girls and I sampled several kinds of dumplings and noodles along with Uighur food and other varieties of street food. I wanted to eat local but would never have known where to go or what to order without this tour. My kids especially loved the spicy bullfrog!
We told Scarlett were moving to China, and she took the time to write translations of not only all the food we sampled, but common foods that I would be buying at the grocery store to use as a guide. After the tour, she walked us right to our subway line and made sure we got on the right train!
Thank you for a fantastic afternoon.
Written 3 August 2018
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greenbutton86
Seattle, WA15 contributions
Great food tour with Scarlett: friendly and delicious!
Apr 2018 • Family
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 foods we ate, the neighborhoods we walked through – and most important-- got to know our family well (including our 10-year-old twins) particularly doing a nice job of adapting the tour to the kinds of foods/experiences we were interested in and liked. My wife is allergic to wheat and cows-milk, and Scarlett admirably sought-out at least one alternative restaurant that enabled my kids and I to have some delicious WHEAT-based dumplings, and immediately afterward my wife got rice-based ones at a place a few doors down. We would NEVER have walked around these neighborhoods, tried these places, or been able to sample this many terrific foods on our own.

Our food tour was scheduled to last 3 hours, but Scarlett took a bit of extra time to cater to my wife and kids’ distinctive dietary needs – then she walked us back to our hotel. It was a very high level of service.
Written 21 April 2018
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brandi b
Honolulu, HI10 contributions
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 accommodating arranging a tour that day for just the two of us.
Our guide Stella was fantastic. Her English was perfect and she was interesting to talk to.
The best part, though was the food. Everything was delicious. It was a mix of street food, sit down restaurants, shanghai specialties, Muslim, and even schnitzel. We ate at places we never would have gone in on our own and if we had, we wouldn’t have been able to order the specialty.
I’m stuffed and happy.
Written 20 January 2018
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Kathy Z
Las Vegas, United States5 contributions
Amazing, So Worth It!
Nov 2017 • Friends
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 decided to do this. It was a worry free tour and every cent was well spent on this tour.
Written 18 December 2017
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AnnMacChina
Shanghai, China1 contribution
Shanghai Street Eats with Scarlet
Sep 2017 • Friends
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!
Written 16 September 2017
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Katooshy
Medford, NJ3 contributions
Delicious and Fun!
Sep 2017 • Couples
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 foods and the walking tour that was off the main road. So happy we did it! We'd recommend it to anyone traveling to Shanghai. Do it!!
Written 13 September 2017
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Tripreviewer91
Vancouver BC67 contributions
Wonderful Exploration of Shanghai Food
Mar 2017 • Couples
Sisly was our guide and she took us on an exploration of Shanghai and its street food. We ventured from the expected (Tsing Tao beer) to Shanghai style schnitzel, Muslim bread, fried dumplings from a Michelin rated restaurant, rice wine from a clay pot, bull frog (yes bull frog from a famous 24 hour restaurant - it tasted like fish), noodles and to finish it off - mango pudding. During the course of our walk we explored areas of Shanghai I never expected to exist. This was well worth it.
Written 28 March 2017
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NZNance
NZNance
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Could have been so much better!
Our guide Abby took us to the designated places and provided the food. BUT it could have been so much better. Beyon
CHChan99
CHChan99
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Awesome Tour and Eats!
Highly recommend, especially/even when the weather might not be the best. Great use of a drizzly day. Our guide L
derekarm
derekarm
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Go hungry!
Sisley is a knowledgeable guide, bringing the local area and the food to life. With Chinese cuisine there is always
DostoCanada
DostoCanada
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excellent must do food tour
Nine stops and all delicious. Lily was wonderful - friendly, knowledgeable and spoke excellent English. A great way
travlermb
travlermb
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Very Good
Elaine was great. It felt like we visited truly local places. The local atmosphere was ALMOST as much fun as the
cakey23
cakey23
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Highlight of our shanghai visit
We went as a couple and were in a tour of a group of 5. Our guide was Elaine, her English was fantastic and she was