SHANGHAI STREET EATS BREAKFAST
Some of Shanghai’s best food is found streetside in the morning hours. Explore a local market and taste the Chinese breakfast of champions with this street food tour through the beautiful former French Concession neighborhood. You’ll meet our trusted vendors selling classic local dishes, including the world-famous jianbing (Chinese crepe), baskets of the city’s finest dumplings, freshly-made noodles, and much more.
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.
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 food being made before your eyes – then sit down to sample it when it is at its freshest.
TRY SHANGHAI'S FAMED XIAOLONGBAO
The soup dumpling is Shanghai's most famous dish - and for good reason! In addition to try some of the city's best, you will also learn the insider trick of how to eat the steamed dumplings filled with piping hot broth without scalding your tongue.
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. We will make substitutions where possible. (If you’d like to book this as a private tour that features only vegetarian or pescetarian food, please contact us.)
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.
Seafood/Shellfish allergies are not a problem, and you will not need to skip out on any dishes during the tour, but please bring your epi pen or other meds to the tour if you choose to participate in case of cross-contamination.