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Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit

  • Walking tour through Old Shanghai to learn about daily life in the community
  • Taste popular breakfast foods such as beef pancakes, savory crepes, and doughnut sticks
  • Stop at six hidden-gem eateries to taste 10 different popular breakfast dishes
Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit
From US$48.00
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Old Shanghai Breakfast Food Tour with Temple Visit
From US$48.00
Get to know Old Shanghai through this morning food and walking tour, including breakfast and a visit to the Xiahai Temple. Follow your guide through the ancient neighborhood's longing, or courtyard communities, visit six street stalls and eateries to taste 10 traditional foods that make up a hearty breakfast. End up at the Xiahai Temple, where entrance fees are included. A small group of just 10 people ensures your guide's personalized attention.
What to Expect
Meet your English-speaking guide at an easy-to-find central location then walk and explore the quaint neighborhoods and streets of Shanghai.Try the best local food in the city at places where only locals go that are truly off the beaten path. Enjoy yourself in a family-run, tourist-free restaurant that you can discover on your own. This tour focus on the old part of Shanghai away from the downtown and French Concession areas whereto can experience the real Shanghai!

While visiting over 5 food stops, learn about the families that have been making their specialties for generations and learn about the foods that locals love and why they became so popular as each dish, restaurant and neighborhood through this guided tour.

Start by visiting a noodle shop connected to a temple that specializes in serving tasty, vegetarian noodles for monks and Buddhists. Then walk through pedestrian streets and lanes that come alive with fresh, handmade (and safe) street food only served during the morning. Watch China’s most popular breakfast items prepared before eating them including fried beef pancakes, jianbing (savory Chinese crepes), and youtiao (Chinese doughnut sticks). Visit a local wet market to see locals bargaining and buying fresh produce, meat, and seafood and see what’s in season. Walk through some of Shanghai’s oldest residential communities to see how locals live their lives every day and learn about this interesting and historic area from your local guide (and new friend!) to get a feel for how locals have lived their lives in Shanghai for generations.  End your morning by exploring a local temple, tickets included with your tour.
Reviews (26)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
One of the best tours I've ever been on!

This was terrific! Show up hungry and you'll really enjoy everything you're about to eat. So happy we chose this tour, the guide is thoughtful and very knowledgeable about the location and the people of this small area. Every stop for the food is great...More

Thank Anthony M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great authentic food

I traveled here with some friends from the US and we loved the tour. Benjamin and Nick showed us areas of Shanghai which I normally would not have entered and it was very refreshing to see the friendly locals and try the local food. I...More

Thank Tobias I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
What a great morning!

We loved every minute of our tour with Nick. The neighborhood was a world apart from the flashy skyscrapers of Pudong or the old-world European feel of the French Concession. Truly authentic (and supremely delicious) food awaits you. And maybe even some snake wine to...More

Thank NR_Cambridge
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Street food tour

Nick introduced us to tasty and interesting street food in a fascinating old neighborhood. He also gave us a lot of information about Shanghai, and we enjoyed the company of the other tour participants.

Thank Escape145501
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile
Great Tour, Great Food

Nick was a great guide who was easygoing and accommodating. He took us to an interesting part of the city that we would have never seen otherwise. The food was all local, traditional street food that was delicious and filling. Bring your walking shoes because...More

Thank Elyse M
Nick Z, Manager at Lost Plate Shanghai Food Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

Thank you for the lovely review, it's always fun to surprise people who have been living in China for a while! The walking definitely help us to discover the undiscovered side of Shanghai! I hope you enjoyed walking through the old Shanghai alleyways with the...More

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