Meet your guide at an easy-to-find central location then walk and explore the quaint neighborhoods and streets of Shanghai. Try the best local food in the city at family-run places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. While visiting over 5 food stops, learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations and learn about the foods that locals love and why each dish and restaurant became so popular. Start by walking through pedestrian streets that come alive with fresh, handmade (and safe) street food only served during the morning. Watch China’s most popular breakfast items prepared before eating them including fried scallion pancakes, jianbing (savory Chinese crepes), and youtiao (Chinese doughnut sticks). Visit a local wet market to see locals bargaining and buying fresh produce, and see what’s in season. Walk through some of Shanghai’s oldest residential communities to see how locals live their lives every day and learn about this interesting and historic area from your local insider to get a feel for how locals have lived their lives in Shanghai for generations. End your morning by exploring a local temple, tickets included.
Ruixi, Olivia, Sherry & Sabrina
Hello, we're a bunch of friendly foodies from Lost Plate Food Tours that enjoy meeting new friends and sharing our insights about the city. Abby is an English teacher who loves food and knows all the hidden gems in this metropolis. Libby works as a full-time travel specialist and she enjoys showing people amazing food and engaging in interesting conversations. Mandy is a freelance artist and writer who loves sharing her passion for Chinese food with travelers from all paths of life.
4-5 food stops that are equivalent to breakfast
Ticket to Xiahai Temple
Most of the places that we visit on the tour are small family-run eateries that are open for a long time and frequented by locals. We visit the same eateries every morning on the tour so we know that the food is safe and consistent in quality.
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. Children 3 and under can go for free with every 2 paying adults. Operates in all weather conditions, rain, snow, or shine.