Late Night Food Tour in the Shanghai's French Concession


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From $93.75

87 reviews   (4.89)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Start your 3-hour late night food adventure from the Xintiandi area to the backstreets of former French Concession at 8:30pm. Taste over 20 local delicacies along the Hefei Road to the Zhaozhou Road where you can only discover in the late night since Shanghai has been cracking down most of the street vendors. Other than fun street food eating and local craft beer drinking, you will also learn about the history and culture of dynamic Shanghai city through your knowledgeable guide. All food tasting items can add up to more than enough for a full meal.


What's Included

Alcoholic Beverages

Bottled water

Coffee and/or Tea

Dinner

Food and local craft beer tasting (enough for dinner)

Local guide

Snacks

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 83

Additional Info

  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Xintiandi
Find your way to the Huangpi Nan Road metro station in Shanghai, and meet your guide and group at 8:30 p.m. Depart on foot for the Xintiandi area, and make your first stop at a local restaurant serving up the best hand-pulled and knife-cut noodles made by ethnic minority (Uyghurs) in the city. Find a table among the locals, then taste the famous dish and participate in an in-depth discussion on the flavor and consistency of the broth, the quality of the meat filling, and the texture of the dumplings' skin. Learn about the history of this dish as a Shanghainese staple.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Former French Concession
Continue to the famous Zhaozhou Road, one of the most popular night market where world-famous chef Anthony Bourdain stumbled upon, approximately 15 minutes' walking distance. See the border where French-style apartments suddenly give way to traditional Chinese stone door houses (Shikumen). Visit three restaurants in the neighborhood to try local dishes and see how the native city residents eat and live.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

People’s Square
Some tasty street barbecues items:
• lamb kebabs
• beef skewers
• grilled eggplant
• stir-fried chives
• shiitake mushrooms
• boiled crayfish with five spice
• freshly fried pot stickers
• marinated edamame beans
• braised pork belly

Between stops, cleanse your palate with local craft beer and listen to your guide's commentary on Shanghai's culinary culture and traditions.

50 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Fun and knowledgeable guide!
brettg471, 02-01-2020
My partner and I had a fantastic night with Lu who introduced us to local dishes and eateries. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the area and was very happy to answer any questions we had. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone visiting shanghai!
Off the beaten path and full of experience
Min Li F, 02-01-2020
Lu did an excellent job curating the tour for us. We anticipated to be a part of a group but we got lucky and it became a private tour. Overall, we had about more than 15 different types of dishes and food, including local beer and wine.

What made this tour so unique are; 1) Its later than usual so you missed the crowd and you'll see different types of crowd at night. 2) the walking route was very enlightening, interesting, and educational, 3) Lu was such a great guide that it really felt like we were friends hanging out, going out for restaurant hopping, chit chatting about everything without judgment, 4) you really feel immersed with the locals.

I must warn that some places could be a little too local for some that would not be suitable for the weaker stomach. But if you want to feel experience some true food tour "after hours", this tour is recommended.
A brilliant experience
MattyB81, 26-12-2019
This was a wonderful way to see the local area and try different foods that we never would of tried before, our guide Lu was amazing, so nice and so knowledgable and was fun and kind. If you come to Shanghai I can not recommend this trip enough.
Amazing tour!!
EzelleNicole, 09-12-2019
This tour is amazing! We had so much great food! Our guide Lu was wonderful! His English was great and he was very knowledgeable. Every stop we had was fantastic - all the food was amazing. We had shanghai pancakes, some INCREDIBLE noodles at a Michelin recommended place, hotpot with a tea master in her tea shop, a beer tasting stop, some dessert, and a stop for “irregular” food :) even though it was raining and a bit challenging to walk around, it was so very worth it! We highly recommend this tour :)
Great tour!
briancY3262IJ, 15-11-2019
This was an excellent way to try different foods around Shanghai. Our group of 5 joined with 3 others and we all had a great time. Our guide and his American assistant were very knowledgeable and friendly. The only reason for 4 stars is how the tour ended—more assistance with getting a taxi would have been appreciated. It was too late for the metro and we were at the mercy of late night taxi drivers who charged about 3 times the normal rate.




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