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Itinerary
You will meet your English-speaking guide at an easy-to-find central location then explore the quaint neighborhoods and streets of Shanghai by foot.  We only try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. You won't see any other tourists, these are family-run restaurants that you can't find on your own. Between food stops, you'll be able to chat with your English-speaking guide about the city while drinking unlimited local beer.

While visiting our 4 food stops, you will get to learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations. You'll learn about the foods that locals love and why they became so popular as each dish, restaurant and neighborhood is explained by your guide.

Watch Shanghai's most famous dish, soup dumplings, prepared fresh to order at our favorite dumpling shop in town. Then try a few traditional seafood dishes that are every local's favorite at a bustling local hangout. Enter a traditional Shanghai community and be welcomed inside a private home for some of the best homemade food you'll find in China! Slurp down the city's most popular noodle dishes in a hidden local shop that's been serving the same recipe for decades. Finally, finish the night at a fun & family-friendly pub for a pint of small-batch, locally brewed beer.
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Lost Plate Shanghai Food Tour
Overview
This is Shanghai's most authentic culinary experience! Get seriously off the beaten path to discover neighborhoods and restaurants that you would never find on your own all while enjoying the best food shoulder to shoulder with locals. You will visit 4 seated eateries where you'll eat over 12 authentic local dishes only found in Shanghai in neighborhoods and communities that have been around as long as the city. Each stop are small, family-run restaurants that prepare their food by hand and serve it fresh, just like they have for generations. The tour ends at a family-friendly local craft beer pub for a drink!
Highlights
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  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Dinner included
  • Free drinks included
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
Outstanding guide and fantastic food!

Libby was great! Explained all the food and drink and the local culture and history. All the food we tried was unique and delicious. It was a good mix of familiar and adventurous dishes in cool local restaurants we never would have found or tried...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don't miss when in Shanghai!

We had a fantastic time on this local food and beer tour. Nick was our guide, and he was AWESOME! Nick was full of interesting info about the food, restaurants, and history of the area. We loved exploring the French Concession area. And tried so...More

Thank Zach T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Amazing Food Tour

Went on this tour last night with two of my buddies. AMAZING experience. The food was excellent and the tour guide, Nick, was great. Nick was really great at describing the food we were eating as well as answering any question you could think of....More

Thank Lukas M
Reviewed 14 July 2018
Loved it!!

My wife and I did this tour last night and had a wonderful time. Our guide Nic was a lot of fun and easy to get along with but also knew his food and history of the area. The resutraunts that we were taken to...More

Thank Argy39
Reviewed 12 July 2018
Most fun and delicious and interesting way to experience Shanghai.

Our group loved the restaurants and the foods we tasted along the way. It was my favorite part the trip. The soup dumplings and the noodles were my favorite. Nick was a terrific tour guide.

Thank MiriamCharna
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