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Authentic local food tour

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 297 reviews.黄浦区, China

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Experience hosted by Jian (Jim)

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

We'll walk around the former French concession, from the old neighborhood to the modern streets. We'll walk by the birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party and learn about the history and culture of the quickly changing city. Then we'll stop at the first restaurant in the Xintiandi area and start with scallion oil noodles with three to six different toppings. You'll discover Shanghai's food culture by walking through the backyards of traditional stone-gate houses (Shikumeng), which soon will be demolished due to ongoing urban renewal projects. Relax with some Chinese tea such as pu'er, oolong, and longjing green tea away from the touristic crowded central CBD. In the middle of the tour, we'll visit a local microbrewery and sample some IPAs, pale ales, stouts, or pilsners. Meanwhile, you'll discover the Chinese drinking culture by sampling a shot of one of the most widely consumed spirits in the world: baijiu. The last place is a kind of hole-in-the-wall mom-and-pop joint that serves wontons, pan-fired dumplings, soup dumplings, and other side dishes. Our walk will end close to the People Square.
We'll walk around the former French concession, from the old neighborhood to the modern streets. We'll walk by the birthplace of the Chinese Communist Party and learn about the history and culture of the quickly changing city. Then we'll stop at the first restaurant in the Xintiandi area and start with scallion oil noodles with three to six different toppings. You'll discover Shanghai's food culture by walking through the backyards of traditiona…

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What's included

  • Food
    4 local restaurants included with
    12-20 varieties of local dishes,<br...
  • Drinks
    Chinese tea and Chinese coffee samplings (only morning and afternoon expe...
From $44
/ person
Thu, Oct 22
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$51 per person
$51 per person
Thu, Oct 22
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$71 per person
$71 per person
Thu, Oct 22
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$75 per person
$75 per person

Meet your host, Jian (Jim)

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 297 Reviews
  • Identity verified
As a native of Shanghai, I am passionate about introducing my city to people who are curious about Shanghai’s authentic local cuisine. I'm also running a culinary tour company and planning to open a restaurant.

My co-host Lu is a big craft beer geek and a musician playing at former French Concession at night. He's originated from Shangri-La and lives in Shanghai for almost 10 years.

Other experiences we offer:
Authentic tea and dessert tour;
Chinese craft beer tour.

Instagram:shanghaifoodietours
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Where you'll be

We will meet at Exit 2 of the Xintiandi station on the Shanghai metro line 10 and will be exploring the area around the former French concession.

Rated 4.93 out of 5 from 297 reviews.

子豪
October 2020
完美的体验!和LU相处的十分开心 一切都很好 并且吃到肚子圆
Carolyn
September 2020
I really enjoyed Jim's food tour! I did a morning session from 9-12, and there was a LOT of food! I enjoyed the local breakfast options, and he was able to meet my vegetarian request. We even stopped and had some amazing coffee! The neighborhood is great for strolling. I think it would be fun to try this again later in the day to see the other foods available.
I really enjoyed Jim's food tour! I did a morning session from 9-12, and there was a LOT of food! I enjoyed the local breakfast options, and he was able to meet my vegetarian reque…
Carl
August 2020
过程轻松愉快,内容充实,非常值得得消遣体验,体验了上海的人文
Cynthia
August 2020
This was such a great experience. Our guide not only showed flexibility and forethought, but was also very attentive and thoughtful to my husband and I, indulging our requests and ensuring we were satisfied with each meal. He was a great resource of information and offered profound insight into Shanghai's history, development and future. This excursion was truly enjoyable and one of the best I've experienced. We will make this a part of our itinerary every time we come to Shanghai. Highly recommend!
This was such a great experience. Our guide not only showed flexibility and forethought, but was also very attentive and thoughtful to my husband and I, indulging our requests and…
August 2020
比较完美的一次地道上海美食之旅! 我在上海生活了10年,竟然还能收录这么多美食名单! 美食至于还能顺带了解上海的历史,值得拥有~~~
Louis
January 2020
This was my first AirBnb experience and I gave it a shot after seeing all the positive reviews... and I was not disappointed! Jian was a great guide and the food was delicious, and I appreciated the stories and context he gave. Extra praise for Jian for keeping the tour even though everyone else had cancelled, and for finding the few open restaurants left, because the city was deserted during the coronavirus outbreak - it was an enjoyable and comforting experience in an otherwise eerily empty city. Would recommend!
This was my first AirBnb experience and I gave it a shot after seeing all the positive reviews... and I was not disappointed! Jian was a great guide and the food was delicious, and…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

This experience starts sharply with multiple departure times from 9am, 1pm, 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Please arrive on time in fairness of other guests. Vegetarian options are also available.