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Shanghai Local Food and Beer Tour provided by Lost Plate Shanghai Food Tour

Shanghai Local Food and Beer Tour

Shanghai Local Food and Beer Tour
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Unlimited food, beer and drinks
  • 4-5 food & drink stops
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Small-group tour (less than 12 people)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 静安寺站3号口, China, Shang Hai Shi, Jing An Qu, 久光南京西路1618 邮政编码: 200041 Meeting Location: Jing’an Temple Subway Station, Exit 3, Street Level Subway Directions (strongly recommended): Jing’an Temple Station services lines 2 and 7. Follow signs to Exit 3 and we will be upstairs, outside the exit waiting for you. Show Your Taxi Driver: 师傅您好,请带我去南京西路1600号, 静安寺地铁站3出口旁,谢谢
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Unlimited food, beer and drinks
  • 4-5 food & drink stops
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Small-group tour (less than 12 people)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Vegetarian Friendly
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 静安寺站3号口, China, Shang Hai Shi, Jing An Qu, 久光南京西路1618 邮政编码: 200041 Meeting Location: Jing’an Temple Subway Station, Exit 3, Street Level Subway Directions (strongly recommended): Jing’an Temple Station services lines 2 and 7. Follow signs to Exit 3 and we will be upstairs, outside the exit waiting for you. Show Your Taxi Driver: 师傅您好,请带我去南京西路1600号, 静安寺地铁站3出口旁,谢谢
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Julu Road, Ju Lu Lu, Jing An Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China Tour ends at a local brewery near Changshu Road Subway Station (in the French Concession).
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    静安寺站3号口
    China, Shang Hai Shi, Jing An Qu, 久光南京西路1618 邮政编码: 200041
    Meeting Location: Jing’an Temple Subway Station, Exit 3, Street Level Subway Directions (strongly recommended): Jing’an Temple Station services lines 2 and 7. Follow signs to Exit 3 and we will be upstairs, outside the exit waiting for you. Show Your Taxi Driver: 师傅您好,请带我去南京西路1600号, 静安寺地铁站3出口旁,谢谢
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  • 1
    Former French Concession
    Stop: 3 hours
    Meet your English-speaking guide at an easy-to-find central location and then explore local streets & neighborhoods by foot as we try over 10 different dishes while visiting 4 seated, authentic Shanghai restaurants plus a local brewery. No trip to Shanghai is complete without trying our most famous dish...Soup Dumplings prepared fresh to order at our favorite dumpling shop in town. Next, slurp down the city’s most popular noodles in a hidden local shop that’s been serving the same recipe for decades. Find out why pork belly is best in China at a farm to table restaurant supporting local minority groups. The night finishes at a fun & family-friendly pub for a drink on us…plus a lot more surprises!
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  • You'll end at
    Julu Road
    Ju Lu Lu, Jing An Qu, Shang Hai Shi, China
    Tour ends at a local brewery near Changshu Road Subway Station (in the French Concession).
    See address & details
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Landon P
1 contribution
We had been living in Shanghai for the past few months before we decided to try the food tour, and were both excited and hesitant to hear it would be taking place in the district where we were staying. We were excited to hopefully find new places nearby, but also worried that we’d already have eaten at some of their suggestions. Thankfully we were wrong! Each place they took us to was completely new to us and had excellent food.

Three things set this tour apart for us: The access, the unknown locations, and the personal touches.

First: the access. Since they have been doing this a long time, they’ve established some great relationships with various food vendors and owners all over the city. That allows them to extend unique experiences to their guests when on the food tour. For example, not only could we eat some of the best xiao long bao in Shanghai, we also got to go into the kitchen and get a first-hand lesson from the chef on how to wrap them! (Spoiler: it’s harder than it looks) Their connections also allowed us to eat at a few places that were normally closed during the time we went, which meant we had the whole place to ourselves. Since many of these small places only have seating for about four people and most crowds have to eat while standing, this made a huge difference.

Second, the locations. I could live in Shanghai for a decade and probably not have tried (or even found) some of the places they took us to. One dessert maker only opens at night, and has just a tiny little sign out front, yet makes the best coconut mango custard you’ll ever try. Lost Plate spends a lot of time combing the city to find neat little hidden gems like this and it shows.

Third, the personal touches. Our tour guide was so warm and friendly to us throughout the night, and even went out of her way to make sure we had an extra special experience since we were celebrating a birthday. We felt they really went above and beyond to ensure we had a great experience. We’d highly recommend it!
Written 17 January 2020
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Hi landonp673, Thank you for this incredible review, we are so touched by it! We are super happy that the tour satisfied you, and also introduced you to new places that you would otherwise not have found. We hope this unique food tour experience has made you feel more at home in Shanghai! You can proudly introduce these hidden gems to your friends and families like a long time Shanghaier now ;) We are really glad to come across guest like you that appreciates the thought that goes into our tour and we certainly look forward to hosting you again in the near future!
Written 21 May 2020
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Lee Motby
Dallas, TX7 contributions
Relaxed and entertaining walking and eating tour of the French Concession area of Shanghai. Our guide Abbey was amazing and always had a story to tell whilst we were chowing down on dumplings, noodle soup, pork, stir fry and local beers and finished off with an amazing backstreet “broom cupboard” dessert restaurant that served outrageously good mango. Highly recommend this tour
Written 5 February 2020
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Hey Leeroymotters thanks for leaving us this lovely review! Our guide Abby is so knowledgeable about the city and the food right? We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed every delicious dish we sampled on the tour, not to mention the amazing mango dessert in the hidden street corner! Thanks for recommending us to others, and hope to eat with you again soon!
Written 17 May 2020
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LenSchmidt
Shanghai, China3 contributions
I recently won a tour with Lost Plate and was excited to try it out. Since there aren’t many tours happening now I decided to round up a group of friends and colleagues to go with me.
Other than my wife (who is Chinese) the group was all expats who have lived in China for sometime.
Even though we all had some experience with Shanghai and Shanghai food we still found the tour very interesting and fun. We made several stops at some “off the beaten path” locations that specialized in different local foods. The food was great, the beer was plentiful, and our guide Abby was very knowledgeable and entertaining.
This tour would be great for visitors and guests to Shanghai as it gives you a nice overview of many different types of food and let’s you have a good and interesting evening without how to do the planning. Even for someone who is familiar with Shanghai I would bet you will learn something, try something new, and explore some restaurants and neighborhoods you are not familiar with.
The Lost Plate organization was very easy to work with and well organized, and the tour was very well planned. Highly recommended.
Written 5 August 2020
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Nihao Len! Wow, thanks so much much for all of your kind words. We love it when we get to impress people who live in Shanghai, and we're happy to hear it was mission accomplished! We can't thank you enough for joining us and it was our pleasure to host you and your wife. Hope we get to see you again soon!
Written 20 October 2020
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Lindsay A
Seattle, WA306 contributions
My parents recently visited China and I had to take them on a Lost Plate food tour. This was my 3rd tour with Lost Plate (Chengdu and Beijing) and my parent’s first food tour. Unfortunately I was left disappointed by the tour we went on in Shanghai.

Let me start with the positives. Abby the tour guide was super friendly and informative about Shanghai. She was really enthusiastic about the tour and the city. The dumpling restaurant we visited, which was the first stop was really good. The third stop was a noodle restaurant, which was also decent.

Now sadly the rest of the food was average. The local Shanghai style restaurant was a huge let down. Most people in the group barely touched the food in the restaurant. This was also one of the only restaurants that was completely empty of patrons too, which seemed odd compared to my past experiences. At the same time I thought the food was poor at this location. Also the beer did not feel unlimited like in past tours. Anytime someone wanted a beer, Abby had to go and find some to buy. It seemed a bit inconvenient compared to the other Lost Plate tours I’ve been on. There also was no beer koozie for the cans during the tour (which I actually missed from my previous tours). My last issue was the tour group size, it was massive at 11 people. 7 to 8 people would have been a more manageable tour size, especially when two of the restaurants almost didn't have enough seats for everyone.

Overall I was disappointed by the experience in Shanghai. I loved the two previous tours I went on with Lost Plate, but the Shanghai tour just didn’t live up to my past experience.
Written 17 January 2020
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Hi Lindsay! We would like to give our sincere apology as you did not fully enjoy the tour. We take feedback very seriously and wish you had contacted us sooner directly with your comments. I would like to respond to the concerns you have expressed in the review, and sincerely hope that you could give another chance. Firstly, we would like to apologize for the coozie issue. We always keep good track of our coozie stock, but that time we ran out of stock and the delivery took longer than expected. We have improved our logistics system to make sure it won’t happen again. Moreover, we are sorry that you did not feel satisfied with the drinks. On some of our tours in other cities, more drinks can be stored on the tuk tuk and carried around. However, since the Shanghai tour is by walk (tuk tuks are banned in most areas in the city due to stricter transportation regulation), our guides always carry drinks with them and fill the stock at convenience stores along the way. We are really sorry that you did not fully enjoy the experience. Your feedback is really important to us, and we have adjusted the route to make sure we have easier access to convenience stores. At Lost Plate we spend lots of time combing each city to find authentic local eateries, to serve the goal of bring our guests to the best local food. We are sorry to hear that the Shanghai local dish restaurant did not live up to your expectation. The restaurant is popular among the local neighbors for its fresh ingredients and delicate cooking style, and is usually packed with families and friends from nearby communities during meal times. Shanghai people normally have their meals quite early (around 6pm), so by the time we arrive at the restaurant, most customers would have finished their meals. It was also a Monday on the day of your tour, so it is likely that most neighbors chose to have a fast, workday-style dinner at home instead of a sit-down, semi-formal style dinner. Their signature dishes such as Braised Pork Belly and Moonlight over Lotus Pond are many guests’ favorites. We always want to make sure that our guests are satisfied with the food we sampled on the tour, and we are very sorry that we missed the mark with you. We highly value your feedback and will work with the restaurant to improve the dish flavor. We apologize again and hope that you could give us another chance, and will work hard to make sure that you have a wonderful experience on your next tour. We look forward to hearing from you!
Written 3 February 2020
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Maria R
Aiken, SC150 contributions
You must try this! One of our best tours, ever - just wish we'd known about Lost Plate before this most recent visit to Shanghai. Our guide took us to 6-7 different small restaurants in the French Concession area, each with its own specialty, none of which we would have found on our own. We feasted on delicious noodles, flatbreads, a special custardy dessert, and tasted several varieties of local beer. At one stop we learned how soup dumplings are prepared, got a chance to try making them, and enjoyed the final product. Don't count the calories: on this 4-hour tour we walked for 2+ hours. I'll look for Lost Plate tours if/when we visit their other locations.
Written 22 January 2020
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Hi MariaR13267, your review made us smile... it is so nice to know that you enjoyed the dumpling-making mini-class! Such hand-on cultural experience is always unforgettable. Not to mention the variety of food and drinks you tried along the tour! We believe one of the best ways to learn about the city is through its food ;) We definitely look forward to eating with you again soon!
Written 20 May 2020
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Keith
2 contributions
Christmas Day and we wanted something different to a typical Uk Christmas Dinner - we weren't disappointed. We joined 3 others in the pouring rain for the three hour tour. It took in six different eating places ranging from restaurants to street vendors and even the front room of a house which barely seated the group. My two favourite dishes were lotus root soup with boiled egg and a dessert of coconut, sago, mango topped with pomelo made freshly while we were seated.
Written 17 January 2020
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traveller123WA
WA112 contributions
We recently went on the Street Food tour. Our guide Abby was very knowledgable, giving us lots of insights into the making of traditional food. One of our group was vegetarian and was given alternatives at all venues. We would highly recommend this tour.
Written 22 February 2021
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Hello! Thank you for such kind words, we're so happy you enjoyed your tour with Abby. We hope to see you again next time in one of our other cities!
Written 26 May 2021
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HollyTX
Hoboken, NJ75 contributions
My husband and I booked the local food tour for a Saturday night in Shanghai. Our guide was Abby - she was so passionate about the food and Shanghai! We visited at least six places, each with something new and delicious to try. Some of the best foods were from little holes in the wall. Our tour had only four people, including us, so we got the chance to have some good conversations with other travelers. Abby was charming and very knowledgeable - she’s a little ray of sunshine! The evening was a delight!
Written 22 January 2020
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Hey HollyTX thanks for this superb review! We are so happy to hear that the two of you enjoyed the lovely evening with our amazing Abby! She is so passionate about the city and food right? And you are absolutely right that our tour shows you a different side of Shanghai that you would otherwise not have stumbled upon by yourself. ;) We hope to eat with you again next time!
Written 20 May 2020
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RoyStormer
Guangzhou, China331 contributions
My wife and I had a great food tour with Cora. We ate lots of tasty things and because we walked around we were able to get our bearings in Shanghai and ended up coming back to the same area several times.

We even happened upon the dessert stand that sells these amazing marshmallow treats that we ate on the tour. Cora was very fun and knowledgeable. She gave us great ideas of other activities we could do during our stay as well.

We love Lost Plate tours and hope they add one to Guangzhou very soon!
Written 21 July 2021
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Hi Roy, we're so happy to hear you loved your evening with Cora - she's great! Thanks so much for joining us, it was our pleasure to host you and we can't wait to see you in Guangzhou (sooner or later). ;-)
Written 9 August 2021
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Joe M
1 contribution
Couples
Tour guide Abbie was brilliant, very knowledgeable and was very friendly, warming and welcoming. The food tour itself was fantastic, great food and value for money. So many hidden spots you would never have known before.
Written 22 February 2021
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Hi Joe, thanks so much for joining Abbie and taking the time to leave a review. It was an absolute pleasure eating with you and hopefully we will see you again soon!
Written 26 May 2021
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By: Lost Plate Shanghai Food Tour
Pam L
Pam L
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Eat your way through Chinese cities!
I had the opportunity to experience multiple tours with Lost Plate, Chengdu, Xi'an, Shanghai (breakfast and evening
JenMac29
JenMac29
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A little piece of authentic Shanghai
We loved our breakfast food tour with Anis! She was very friendly and informative. It was clear how much she loves
Nienke1089
Nienke1089
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The best!!
Even though I am quite familiar with Shanghai, I loved this tour!! With guides that know all local vendors, you get
drew_sydney
drew_sydney
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Fantastic morning
We had a lovely morning with our friendly host, Anis. She told us some interesting information about the area we we
gauchotravels
gauchotravels
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This was an amazing activity to do
I really liked the experience of the tour. I did a tour with my partner and we really enjoyed going to the differen
Makixshanghai
Makixshanghai
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Breakfast tour of old Shanghai
I live in Shanghai for about 2 years, but have to say it is getting difficult to find very good local street foods,
Danny G
Danny G
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Wonderful breakfast tour of old Shanghai
Had a really good time with Anis. She took us all around the tilanqiao area, we visited markets, temples, old resid
athycay
athycay
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Exploring a new part of Shanghai!
So interesting to be in a traditional area of Shanghai. Cora was an amazing and charming host. She was so prepared
rde88
rde88
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Lost Plate runs some of the best food tours I've been on.
Lost Plate never disappoints! I made sure to book the Shanghai tours (I did both the breakfast and the dinner tours
N8025IMtonyp
N8025IMtonyp
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Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour
This tour provides a real insight into how the people of Shanghai start their day. Incredible array of street break
PickyP1969
PickyP1969
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Great Meals in Shanghai!
I took the evening food tour with my partner and the breakfast tour alone. They were both wonderful experiences.
Jeffrey C
Jeffrey C
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great way to expereince local cuisine
My daughter introduced me to this tour as she had previously done their tours in Beijing and Chengdu. They were acc
diana_rosenberger
diana_rosenberger
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Local, excellent and delicious!
Highly recommend! This food tour is in a local, off the beaten-path area of Shanghai- thought easily accessible by
Isaac L
Isaac L
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Off the beaten track in markets, street vendors, and hole-in-the-wall noodle joints
I did two tours with Lost Plate in Shanghai this week, the evening tour with Joe (a woman, but she’s from Guangzhou
J6788SWkerryd
J6788SWkerryd
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shanghai lost plate food tour
fantastic experience. our guide Joyce was exceptional. she had a vast knowledge of the food/ culture and beyond. we
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