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UnTour Shanghai Food Tours

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Former French Concession
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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I write a food blog in the US called The Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants, and we judge food by what makes us so full that we have "All Buttons Bursting..." Well this morning... read more

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Daryl Z
New York, New York, United States
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I write a food blog in the US called The Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants, and we judge food by what makes us so full that we have "All Buttons Bursting..." Well this morning, I took the Street Eats Breakfast Tour with Amber, and I have to say, all buttons are bursting! Amber was an excellent guide - she's smart,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

On our first day in Shanghai we joined Nema on the dumpling tour and it proved to be the perfect introduction to the French Concession and Shanghai food scene. The food was delicious and abundant, our tour guide very nice and knowledgeable and we spent a wonderful morning eating delicious dumplings before learning how to make our own. It definitely... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I highly recommend to try the tour. Delicious food, great people. Just be open to try everything, I´m sure you gonna like it.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great way to get out and do some walking and sight seeing as well as trying some amazing food. The tour guide also did an amazing job was able to answer any questions and was very knowledgeable. Also the cooking class at the end was a great way to wrap up the tour, Ieft feeling like I could make dumplings... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A most excellent travel experience! Guides Christine and Chelsea led us to three food spots to sample all manner of taste treats. The water snake was the most animated, the winter melon pastries the most sublime. Wouldn't want to sell the lamb skewers, garlic scallops or China beers short.

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United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great tour that cannot be missed. Seafood, then lamb kebabs and some Szechuan spice to finish. Special thanks to Giulia for being a great guide who really does enjoy showing people around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our guide was a Chinese speaker from Mexico which gave us an unfiltered view of China and how the country has been changing dramatically over the past 10 years. We ate a TON of food - definitely worth the price - and drank a lot too including local fire water. I never thought I would eat river snake but it... More 

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Cairo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We only had a couple of days in Shanghai and as we are foodies checking out the food scene was important to us. Our tour guide was Giulia, an Italian living in Shanghai, and she spoke perfect English. We were five people in the group and under Giulia's leadership we quickly became acquainted and never stopped talking (except to eat).... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at three restaurants and had a nice walk through the street of Shanghai between stops. Tour guide Topher has great energy and lots of knowledge about the city. Great hosts, and a great group. Would do again, very glad to have taken this tour!

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Ulm, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were part of a small group of people (8 from 3 continents) led by David, an American living and working in China for over 6 years and speaking the local language. At the end of my two weeks in China I still think the tour was the best evening I had: nice company, a lot of... More 

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UnTourFoodTours, Manager at UnTour Shanghai Food Tours, responded to this review

We're so glad you felt that your time David on our Night Markets tour gave you the confidence and knowledge to master the Shanghai street food scene on your own - that has always been our ultimate aim! Looking forward to eating with you again soon in SH or Beijing. More 

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly governed by the French in Shanghai, the "French Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet, tree-lined avenues, French-style villas, interesting boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes that are not typical of China. All of these mix and mingle with local life as Chinese markets and lanehouse communities are peppered throughout. Denizens of the Former French Concession can spectate a mahjong game on the street or get their bike checked at a tiny bike repair store on the way to their refurbished apartment tucked away among Chinese family homes.
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