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Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai

Highlights
  • Morning street-food tour of Shanghai with an expert guide
  • Mingle with practitioners of tai chi, water calligraphy and more at Xiangyang Park
  • Sample classic Chinese dishes like xiaolongbao and pulled noodles at street stalls
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Eat Like a Local: Street Breakfast Tour in Shanghai
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Overview
Get a taste for Shanghai’s startlingly diverse food culture as savor some of the city’s many culinary specialties on this 3-hour, small-group food tour. Follow your local guide as you sample Shanghai’s selection of pulled noodles, breakfast pancakes and its famous ‘xiaolongbao’ (soup dumplings). Along the way you’ll also have a chance to check out tai chi practitioners and water calligraphers in Xiangyang Park, and wander an array of street stalls and a wet market, where you’ll see fresh Chinese dishes prepared before your eyes. This small-group food excursion, limited to just 8 guests, is also great for kids.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in the amazing culinary culture of Shanghai during this small-group food tour to taste some of the city’s top food specialties. Whether you’re a full-on foodie or simply looking for a unique way to experience Chinese culture, this kid-friendly food tour is a great option.

Meet your food guide in the morning at Xiangyang Park, taking a half hour to investigate this picturesque green space before digging into your food crawl. Observe tai chi masters and water calligraphers going about their daily rituals, learning about these fascinating practices from your guide.

Then get ready to start your food adventure. Head to your first street stall nearby, taking a moment to absorb the sounds and smells as a mouth-watering Chinese dish is prepared and served right out of the wok. You’ll have a chance to enjoy a selection of savory breakfast pancakes, fried dumplings and fresh-pulled noodles during your exploration.

Continue next to a nearby wet market, where you’ll stroll among vendors hawking a variety of fresh produce, fish and meat. Make sure to stay hungry, because your next stop will offer a chance to sample xiaolongbao, a famous style of Shanghai dumpling filled with soup. Watch these mouth-watering morsels sizzle in the pan before grabbing one, carefully piercing its skin,  and popping it into your mouth, savoring the piping-hot broth and tasty fillings inside.

Finish your food excursion with a sweet treat, stopping for an egg tart dessert at a local vendor. Enjoy the creamy egg custard center surrounded by flaky pastry crust, your stomach now feeling satisfied after a few hours worth of tasty food discoveries. Leave your group at the Shanxi Lu Metro stop.
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Breakfast Immersion

Of course the food was fantastic, and so varied. But that's just the beginning. Our wonderful guide Logan took through parks, residential alleys, food stands, and markets, with rich explanations of what we were seeing all along the way. And the other tour participants were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Sara C
Reviewed 3 days ago
So amazing, we forgot to even take pictures of the food!

I live/work in Shanghai and my parents visiting was a great excuse to join this tour. Our guide, Christina, was fantastic and did a great job explaining the history of the food we enjoyed as well as the city's history as we wandered around the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 4 days ago
Breakfast is the most important meal!

Our guide was great and he showed us food I have yet to try in the 4 years being in Shanghai. I will be visiting these places for many more times in the future. Try it and I promise you won’t be disappointed but do...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Compass200951
Reviewed 1 week ago
Absolute must - best breakfast ever!

We booked the Breakfast Tour for the morning after we arrived in Shanghai - hoping to beat jet lag and also get some tasty tips for the rest of our trip. We had already visited Shanghai once before, but this tour was truly one of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ruth H
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks so much for joining us and taking the time to write a detailed review. We’re so glad to hear you enjoyed both the food and the company. We honestly have the BEST guests in the world, and even when the tour ends, friendships forged...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great way to start the day in Shanghai

My guests we delighted with this tour. Joseph was very attentive to them and very knowledgeable. Pictures and experience were great. My guests came home with no intention to have lunch. Thank you Joseph for taking such a good care of my loved ones.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mariza M
UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks, Andrea for your kind words and we're glad that you've enjoyed your time with us. Your recommendation means so much to us and we look forward to eating with you again!

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