There's no better way to experience the bustling streets of Shanghai than by foot, so we've ditched our tuktuks and created Shanghai's most authentic culinary experience! We seriously get 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. We only eat food local to Shanghai, and we explore neighborhoods and communities that have been around as long as the city.

Shanghai Food Tours Special Offer! All reservations made before November 1st 2017 (for any date) will receive our special introductory rate of 300 RMB ($45 USD) per person. Sign up now!

Shanghai Evening Food Tour
Daily @ 6:30pm

This walking tour visits 4 seated eateries where you'll eat over 12 authentic local dishes. Our stops 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 on us!

All Food & Drinks Included
Approx 1.5km by Foot

400 RMB 300 RMB /person ($45 USD)
Duration: Approx 3.5 Hours


What You May Experience:

  • Explore local streets & neighborhoods by foot as we try over 12 different dishes while visiting 4 seated, authentic Shanghai restaurants
  • Learn about the foods that locals love and why they became so popular as your local English-speaking guide explains each dish, restaurant and neighborhood we visit
  • Arrive at our meeting location at Shaanxi South Road Subway Station (details provided by email after booking) to meet your guide and new friends for the night (small groups of 10 people or less)
  • No trip to Shanghai is complete without trying our most famous dish; watch your Soup Dumplings prepared fresh to order at our favorite dumpling shop in town.
  • 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
  • Down a few beers (and water & soft drinks) during the night as we visit each family-friendly location
  • Finish the night at a fun & family-friendly pub for a pint of small-batch, locally brewed craft beer

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Our Shanghai Food Tour Reviews

"Lost Plate Food Tours should be listed as a World Heritage Site! This not-to-be-missed culinary adventure tour deserves a place right up there with the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. Not only was the food delish, but our tour guide was full of fascinating historical, cultural and edible tid-bits. When Lost Plate says they take you to off-the-beaten-track, authentic spots, they aren't kidding. This tasty tour was one of my fave sights."

"Erin and Jo were excellent tour guides! The selection of sites to experience authentic Chinese food and drink was outstanding. Our guides were prompt, courteous, professional and very pleasant to be with. They gave their full attention to our group and made sure we were having a good experience. I highly recommend Lost Plate to anyone wanting to experience a great time."

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We offer a 10% discount on your 2nd (or more) food tour with us!

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