Whether you’re a full-time vegan or just a flexitarian looking to reduce your meat consumption, this 100% vegan tour will introduce you to a brand-new world of breakfast dining in Shanghai. On this plant-based tour, you’ll get off the beaten path to sample breakfast treats that are customized to the vegan diet, as well as some fully vegan specialties you didn’t even know existed! While strolling through the beautiful former French Concession, you’ll meet our trusted vendors and sample freshly-pulled noodles, the “butter” of soy milk, pan-fried dumplings stuffed with homemade tofu, and so much more.
**Please note: this tour is not an exploration of purely vegan restaurants. It’s a way for UnTour to show you how to eat vegan and find vegan options at local restaurants around town. We will be visiting some restaurants that also serve meat dishes and thus the dishes will be prepped in a kitchen that also has animal products. All dishes served on the tour will be vegan.**
START YOUR MORNING OFF RIGHT
Stroll through one of the former French Concession’s most energetic parks – and watch the retirees practicing tai chi, water calligraphy, line dancing and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
DISCOVER NEW VEGAN BREAKFAST DISHES
Broaden your ordering vocabulary and find out how to order some favorite local dishes vegan! You’ll also discover new vegan dishes you’ve never tried before.
WATCH STREET FOOD MADE TO ORDER
Freshly made soymilk, local donuts, potstickers, the Chinese crepe that is becoming a sensation all over the world… you’ll watch your vegan food being made before your eyes – then sit down to sample it when it is at its freshest.
SEE NOODLES PULLED BY HAND
It’s a culinary magic trick that will have you reaching for your phone. Watch as a block of dough is transformed into a bowl of delicious noodles – all in less than one minute.
EXPLORE A LOCAL WET MARKET
These bustling markets are where locals do their grocery shopping. Admire heaps of lily bulbs and bamboo shoots, see more varieties of tofu than you ever knew existed and find out why they call it a “wet” market in the teeming seafood section.
*Each tour has 4-5 rotating seated stops offering a tasting of 10+ dishes.
Vegetarians are more than welcome and will find plenty to eat as every dish is vegan!
This tour is designed for you! 100% Vegan!
We are not able to make substitutions for those with gluten free restrictions and/or celiacs disease as dumpling wrappers, noodles, soy sauce, and aged vinegar is very prevalent in our tour stops.
Nut allergies have not been a problem in the past, however we cannot guarantee that the utensils and other cooking tools have not touched any of the food tour ingredients. Please bring your epi pen or other meds to the tour if you choose to participate.
This tour is 100% vegan so there won’t be any shellfish in the dishes!