Eat Like a Local Through Shanghai's French Concession | La Vacanza Travel

Eat Like a Local Through Shanghai's French Concession

Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Destination: China, Shang Hai Shi, Shanghai

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Shanghai
  • E-Voucher
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  • Not-Cancellable


This is Shanghai’s most authentic culinary experience! Join our local insiders and get off the beaten path to discover neighborhoods and restaurants you would never find on your own. We eat food from Shanghai, shoulder to shoulder with locals in hidden eateries and communities. Experience the best quality and flavors on this intimate walking tour with us! On this tour, we will discover small, family-run restaurants that prepare their food like they have for generations throughout the French Concession. The tour includes unlimited food & beer/drinks at 4 sit-down eateries plus a local brewery, and your English speaking local guide.

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Stop At: Former French Concession, Puxi Central, Huangpu District, Shanghai 200000 China

In 1936, half of Shanghai was controlled by foreign powers. For decades, its had a negative birth rate and millions of immigrants, meaning the inheritance of the true cuisine of old Shanghai is limited to select insiders. On this tour, you’ll try at least 10 dishes and enjoy unlimited beers and soft drinks on your journey through the cuisine of old Shanghai, hiding in plain sight in the French Concession. Stops include:

This walking tour will explore our favorite hidden spots in the quiet streets of Shanghai’s French Concession with your local guide.

Soup Dumplings are probably Shanghai’s most famous export. Gain a literacy in how to read the quality of them at our favorite dumpling joint that can compete with the touristy Michelin star restaurants.​

Classic Shanghainese Dishes: Enjoy local "Benbang" dishes that celebrate high quality ingredients at a farm to table restaurant.

Fried Green Onion Noodles: Every Chinese city has their noodle dish, and this is Shanghai’s!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Boxing Cat Brewery, 521 Fu Xing Zhong Lu, 卢湾区 Shang Hai Shi, China, 200025

End the night with a locally made craft beer and enjoy the new modern feel Shanghai is known for around the world. The brewery is located near to South Shaanxi Road Subway Station.

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Unlimited local beer, soda, and bottled water
  • All food at 4+ sit-down, safe to eat restaurants
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Small-group tour (2-12 people)
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Soda/Pop
  • Vegetarian friendly (with advance notice)

  • Gratuities
  • 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 travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled 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 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Snapshot Yi, China, Shang Hai Shi, Xu Hui Qu, CN 上海市 徐汇区 5 口内 邮政编码: 200031

Departure Time

06:30 PM

Return Details

China, Shang Hai Shi, Huang Pu Qu, 瑞金二路24-6号 邮政编码: 200041

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


3 hours 30 minutes

User's Reviews


17 Jan, 2024

What a fun way to get to see the French Comcession area of Shanghai! We are sooooo much food and each dish was absolutely delicious. Our guide, Cloris, was friendly and very knowledgeable - we had no idea it was her first tour as she was very confident and knew so much about each local restaurant. Make sure you arrive hungry!


19 Dec, 2023

The food was good and it was so much we didn't even finish it at the last stop. The guide was really nice, friendly, and interesting.


15 Dec, 2023

A friend took me on this tour and it was a great way to identify and taste amazing local food. My friend was a vegetarian but she was accommodated for perfectly. It was raining that night so they had a few cancellations so there was just the two of us and the two guides, which worked out well. Great food, great stories and great experience.


12 Nov, 2023

This was a great tour! I went solo and joined 8 others as we tried cuisine at 4 places. Food was amazing! Cora, our guide, was the best! Highly recommend!


18 Oct, 2023

Such a great experience eating with a local guide. Cora was so knowledgeable and friendly! I leaned a lot while eating great food!

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Must-do food and walking tour of Shanghai.


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