Shanghai Evening Food-Tasting Small-Group Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Shanghai
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Tour description

Get ready for Shanghai’s most delicious food tour! As the sun sets, you’ll get off the tourist trail and into family-run restaurants serving the most authentic regional cuisines the city has to offer. You’ll wash it all down with Chinese beers and spirits (or soft drinks), as you get to know more about Shanghai’s history and culture, one bite at a time. Explore just how diverse the cuisines of China can be with more than 15 tastings on this Shanghai evening food tour!

Greet your English-speaking guide in central Shanghai, and set off on foot to explore the city’s evening food scene. One of our favorite things about eating in Shanghai is access to authentic food from all over the country. Thanks to its pull as China's financial capital, Shanghai attracts millions of migrants who bring their local culinary traditions and ingredients, along with their hopes of striking it rich, to this wonderful city.You’ll head through alleyways to these family-owned restaurants that offer the best dishes from their hometowns. While visiting 4 seated food stops, plus the city’s best street food stall, you will learn about the neighborhood’s shocking history set amongst art deco era villas. You’ll also get up close and personal with your food. Whether it’s cracking into spicy rabbit head or checking out the roasted meats headed for your table, you’ll love this feast for the eyes and the mouth.You’ll start the night by sampling the world’s oldest “sandwich”, a pork belly and freshly-baked pita combination that has been perfected by chefs in Xi’an for over 2,000 years. You’ll then taste southern China’s impressive roast meats and fried noodle dishes. We’ll also sample specialty seafood and bamboo dishes from the “Land of Fish & Rice”, Shanghai’s surrounding region, paired with a Shanghainese dessert that was poached from the French. We then get our taste buds tingling with Sichuan’s famous mouth-numbing peppercorn, before finishing our tour with some of Shanghai's best soup dumplings. And we’ll wash it all down with locals beers and spirits, huangjiu and baijiu.With such a wide variety of China’s culinary riches in one evning, you’ve never had anything quite like this before!

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Samplings of food and drink during tour
  • Post-tour welcome packet with helpful restaurant recommendations, local travel tips & so much more to help make your stay in Shanghai easy & fun

What's not included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink that is not included in tour itinerary
  • Gratuities


  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Snacks and Beverages included
  • Dinner included
  • Free snacks included
  • Fully narrated tour