Ā Dà Cóngyóubǐng

Top choice shanghai in French Concession

The very definition of a hole-in-the-wall, Ā Dà Cóngyóubǐng is a takeaway spot with a long queue of hungry locals (a one-hour wait is not unheard of), serving the tastiest of that crispy Shànghǎi snacking stalwart: cóngyóubǐng (spring-onion pancake). You can get them all over town, but this simple place frequently edges into Top 10 lists (as voted by local diners).

Follow the aroma down the small alley, which actually leads off Nanchang Rd near the intersection of South Maoming Rd.