Shanghai Food Tours

UnTour Shanghai takes the guesswork out of eating like a local in China. We know that ordering in a Chinese restaurant (or a street food stall) when faced with nothing but characters can be intimidating, so we’ve combined almost a decade of experience eating our way through Shanghai into delicious bite-sized tours. Over the course of the tour, you’ll sample the equivalent of one very large meal at 3-6 stops with several different dishes at each stop. While you’re experiencing the city’s food scene, you’ll also walk through the city’s traditional street scenes, parks and neighborhoods and see how the locals live.

Our Culinary Adventures

Street Eats Night Markets

When the sun goes down, the woks fire up along the streets of Shanghai’s night markets. Our most popular culinary walk features more than a dozen tastings (with beer!) for a fun night out with new friends.

When: Mondays, Thursdays, and some Fridays & Saturdays at 7 pm

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Hands on Dumpling Delights

For more than 2,000 years, Chinese chefs have been perfecting dumplings in all their delicious forms. Then get your hands dirty with a one-hour dumpling making class with a local chef.

When: Tuesdays & Saturdays at 10:00 am

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Street Eats – Breakfast

Wake up with the city to enjoy the breakfast of (Chinese) champions with this morning tour. You’ll sample the city’s famous xiaolongbao, see freshly pulled noodles, nosh on street snacks and more.

When: Sundays & Wednesdays at 8:00 am

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Your Guide

From jam-packed hole-in-the-wall joints to queue-worthy street food stalls, UnTour Shanghai leads you through a culinary world that is nearly impossible to navigate without a Mandarin speaking guide at your side. Your bilingual, native-English speaking guide is on hand to help translate, advise and answer any questions you have about life in China – and they’ll also fill you in on Chinese food traditions, local history and make recommendations for your time in Shanghai.

Personal Groups

We’ll never put you in a bus or make you follow a flag. All of our culinary tours are intimate, personal and designed to make you feel like you’re just chatting with an old friend. You’ll never have to fight to hear, or to get a bite of what’s on offer.

Small & Intimate

Our culinary experiences are small and intimate – our guides never carry flags or use microphones. We can accommodate special requests for larger groups with multiple guides. Just email info(at) with your specific needs.

You’re safe!

We only work with trusted vendors whom we’ve been frequenting for years. These stops are our absolute favorite places to eat – the same places we take our family and friends.

Tours include:

All food and beverage tastings
UnTour Shanghai welcome pack
Knowledgable, bilingual expat guide
After-tour recipes & follow-up info