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food walk

Authentic local food tour

food walk

Authentic local food tour

292 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 15 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Chinese (Simplified)
food walk

Authentic local food tour

food walk

Authentic local food tour

292 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 15 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
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.

Your host

Learn more about Jian

Jian

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

What's included

Food
4 local restaurants included with 12-20 varieties of local dishes, dessert, local craft beer and spirits samplings (only…
Drinks
Tea tasting Chinese tea and Chinese coffee samplings (only morning and afternoon experiences).

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Where you'll be

We will meet at Exit 2 of the South Hunagpi Road station on the Shanghai metro line 1 and will be exploring the area around the former French concession.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 15 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

We'll be exploring on foot, so please wear comfortable shoes. 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.

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Jian
Authentic local food tour
292 reviews
$100/person
292 reviews
$100/person