UnTour Shanghai is an urban adventure tourism company specializing in street food tours. Thanks to consistently high customer feedback, UnTour Shanghai is rated Shanghai’s #1 culinary tour operator by the users of the popular online travel community, TripAdvisor.
When she’s not eating food, she’s writing about it. The former dining editor of China’s longest running English language magazine, Jamie spends her days finding the city’s best hidden gems and learning secret recipes in the kitchens of the best restaurants. From holes in the wall frying up the best shengjianbao to Michelin starred chefs serving foie gras feasts, she’s always hungry for more.
A freelance editor and writer by day and foodie at every other time, Kyle has eaten his way around the world. From Chile to Germany and then back to China because he just can’t resist bowls of steaming sesame noodles at any time of day. Kyle is also working on jogging every street in Shanghai. Since that may take a while, in the meantime he loves showing visitors how delicious Shanghai really can be.
Operations Assistant: Heather S
Heather comes from a background in digital marketing and since moving to China four years ago, she has discovered many new favorite foods and loves trying to recreate them at home. When she isn’t cooking or eating she can be found looking for new places to explore.
Guide: Alice H, Hands-On Dumpling Delights Tour
Having lived in Shanghai for five years, Alice has welcomed many visitors and has a mental rolodex of places to indulge oneself in the ever changing city. Her Shanghai expertise comes from starting and running Shanghai Daily Secret (a lifestyle email newsletter) for two years. She will eat almost everything… just please no stinky tofu and chicken feet.
‘Passionate about the basics, Carla finds that the realm of philosophy: ‘what is true, what is good and what is just’ should be extended with ‘what’s on the menu today’. If she is not hunting for information in her urban habitat, she can be seen waiting for her CSA veggie basket. ‘
Guide: Elsa W, Shanghai Night Markets Tour
Guide: Hannah Cameron, Shanghai Night Markets Tour
Hannah has been living in China for 4 years, working initially in an architecture firm and now full time explorer of everything from dilapidated neighborhoods and hole-in-the-wall restaurants to fancy rooftop bars in order to find unique places, stories and delicious food! Given the chance she will tell you about her tiny obsession with the gangsters of 1920s Shanghai.
Guide: Lindsay R, Street Food Breakfast Tour
A self-proclaimed spice addict (with a penchant for the infamous mouth-numbing mala), Lindsay has been living in China since 2008. Returning to Shanghai after jaunts in Guangzhou and Hanoi, she’s been around the proverbial foodie block a few times. When not UnTouring, you can find Lindsay at AmCham Shanghai or her neighborhood gym.
Mitch loves food and languages, both of which are reasons he loves living in China. There is always a new dialect, cuisine or dish to learn about. When not cooking, eating or studying random languages, he runs a web design company.
Seven years in China has given Monica a (mostly) healthy obsession for sussing out and tasting local fruits & veg – a hobby that coincides with her love of eating and Chinese cuisine. As the former Deputy Editor and Food Writer for That’s Shanghai Magazine, she knows more about Shanghai’s food scene than almost anybody. By day she works in PR, by night you’ll find her perusing the streets on her bicycle, devouring an array of high-end and low brow bites.
Guide: Sam J, Shanghai Night Markets Tour
Guide: Sherry C, Hands-On Dumpling Delights Tour
Sherry was raised to be a foodie. If her family wasn’t conversing about their current meal, then they were reminiscing about past dinners or salivating over the next. Her palate was fine-tuned through traveling the globe and spending slices of her life in New York, Taipei, Paris, Toronto, Byron Bay and Hong Kong. In between meals, Sherry is a certified yoga teacher and enjoys sharing stories with fellow foodies and yogis alike.
Guide: Tracy M, Shanghai Night Markets Tour
Tracy came to China in 2011 to study Mandarin, found a passion for education, and is staying for her day+ job to change the way the world learns (and teaches) languages. However, she definitely misses Portland food carts and Suzhou tangmian. She loves Sichuan peppercorn and cooking, but with excellent Chinese and international cuisine available in Shanghai, it’s hard to do it all! Besides all that, she tries to make time for writing, drawing, and trying to keep up with her reading list.