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Shanghai Local Food and Beer Tour

  • An insider’s small-group Shanghai food crawl with craft beer pub visit

  • Feast on 12 classic dishes, from made-to-order dumplings to traditional seafood recipes

  • Dinner included: escape the tourist track and dine shoulder-to-shoulder with Shanghai locals

Shanghai Local Food and Beer Tour
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Shanghai Local Food and Beer Tour
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Shanghai is one of China’s most delectable culinary capitals, but knowing where to go for the tastiest treats takes local know-how. Hit up four family-run seated eateries during this insider’s food crawl, topped off by a pint of craft beer at a local pub. You’ll venture far off the tourist track as you feast on 12 regional classics, made from recipes passed down over generations.

What to Expect
You will meet your English-speaking guide at an easy-to-find central location then explore the quaint neighborhoods and streets of Shanghai by foot.  We only try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. You won't see any other tourists, these are family-run restaurants that you can't find on your own. Between food stops, you'll be able to chat with your English-speaking guide about the city while drinking unlimited local beer.

While visiting our 4 food stops, you will get to learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations. You'll learn about the foods that locals love and why they became so popular as each dish, restaurant and neighborhood is explained by your guide.

Watch Shanghai's most famous dish, soup dumplings, prepared fresh to order at our favorite dumpling shop in town. Then try a few traditional seafood dishes that are every local's favorite at a bustling local hangout. Enter a traditional Shanghai community and be welcomed inside a private home for some of the best homemade food you'll find in China! Slurp down the city's most popular noodle dishes in a hidden local shop that's been serving the same recipe for decades. Finally, finish the night at a fun & family-friendly pub for a pint of small-batch, locally brewed beer.
Reviews (74)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
A 5-star real-food experience

Lost Plate’s evening food tour in Shanghai is an absolute 5-star foodie experience that delivers extraordinary value for money. Our excellent English-speaking local guide Libby took our small group (6 people) on a walking tour down side streets and back alleys to small family-run eateries...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Uenuku1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really worth doing

We did this tour with Jiming - a young English school teacher by day in Shanghai so his English was very good - and we visited four different small local restaurants which we would NEVER have found otherwise. We tasted different local dishes including soup...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Anne R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
An Absolute MUST DO for Authentic Cuisine and Cultural Immersion

A group of eight of us too this two hour tour of authentic shanghai eateries. Our tour guide, Nick, was local and highly fluent in English. We stopped at four places for food in a progressive dinner style. While eating at different places Nick taught...More

1  Thank RoadWarriorDoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great fun activity in Shanghai, with very interesting and tasty dishes.

This was an ideal fun activity, where we got to try some tasty and interesting dishes in different local restaurants. Food was excellent and our guide Yiming was superb. He knew not just about the food, but also shared some local history and culture with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
4  Thank gerardreal
Reviewed 7 November 2018
Shanghai Food and Beer Tour

The tour was quite authentic and my guide, Libby, was very well informed and very pleasant to hang out with for the night. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jamie o
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They totally adapted to all our food requests/allergies. We were very impressed by how accomodating they were.