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Join this Shanghai tour and get caught up in an avalanche of noodles, buns, mooncakes, and pancakes. A local guide will show you the way and teach you some local lingo to ensure an embarrassment-free ordering and eating experience.
- Sample a huge variety of yummy Chinese delicacies and specialties
- Explore different sides of the local food culture at restaurants, markets, and food stores
- Learn all about local favourites and popular dishes in Shanghai
- Discover tips and tricks to finding the freshest produce in markets
- Pick up some Chinese phrases so you can order like a local
Tour style:Walking, Food and Market Visits, Local Life
English speaking local guide, local snacks to sample.
Items of a personal nature, additional snack/food purchases of your own choice, tips or gratuities for guide.
Group size:Maximum 12
- Duration:2-3 hours
- Meeting point:
Entrance to Jing'an Temple
Jing'an Temple Address: #1686, Nanjing West Rd, Shanghai, China
- Starting time: 4.00 PM
- Ending point:
Additional information :
- Voucher exchange details:
Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.
- Confirmation of booking:
Please contact Shanghai Urban Adventures to confirm your tour 24 hours prior to departure.
- Additional information:
During national holidays and on weekends sights in Shanghai can be extremely crowded. If you wish to avoid the busiest times we recommend visiting Shanghai outside of these periods or taking your Urban Adventure on a week day. Although on this tour, no major tourist sites in Shanghai will be visited, but if in any case of extreme weather condition or government restriction, we'll reserve the right to change the plan of the tour with the effort of delivering a similar experience.
- Child policy:
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
- Language: English
Made by foodies, for foodies - this Shanghai food tour was designed for those who love to nibble, munch, and completely devour authentic Chinese cuisine. You’ll meet your food-loving local tour guide at the Jing’an Temple and then be taken to your first tasty stop, one of the most renowned vegetarian noodle restaurants in town. Here you’ll be able to sample different veggie options and your guide will give you recommendations and tips about the most popular things on the menu.
From here you’ll head to a typical Chinese food store where locals go to shop for all the ingredients used in traditional family dishes. In this store you’ll be spoilt for choice with the array of snack samples on offer! Your guide will be able to give you pointers on what to choose, such as the ‘Pork Mooncake’, an unmissable Shanghai treat, yaxue fensi tang (duck blood tofu and rice noodle soup), and ma la tang (spicy vegetarian soup).
Next you’ll take a walk through a residential area in Shanghai where you’ll gain an insight into the daily lives of the locals and your belly can have a little break… but not for too long! After this meander through a homely neighbourhood, you’ll stop at a fresh food market where you’ll learn all about the balanced diet of the locals. Our local guide will let you in on the secrets about how to pick up the freshest produce in the market, tips that you will even be able to use for your own shopping at home!
The final stop on this Shanghai food tour will be at a traditional Chinese restaurant famous for its bakery packed full of delicious bites. From xie ke bao (crab shell pie) to sheng jian bao (fried buns), cong you bing (green onion pancakes) - this place has it all. There couldn’t be a better finale for your Shanghai food experience! If you’re having trouble choosing, your local guide will be able to point out the delicacies and local favourites, and you can pick and choose with others in your group so that you have the chance to taste as much as possible. Your guide will also be able to teach you some Chinese phrases so that you can order from the staff just like the locals do. Don’t be shy – they’ll love it!
Your tour will finish in the same spot as it began, and your local guide will be able to give you directions either back to your accommodation, or to other popular hangouts to continue on your Shanghai adventure
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For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour.
- Cancellations made more than 2 days prior to travel receive a full refund
- Cancellations made 2 days or less prior to travel attract a 100% cancellation fee.
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