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Culinary Backstreets is proud to partner with the highly rated UnTour Shanghai, offering visitors and expats alike the opportunity to truly eat like a local. The walks are designed to showcase the best of Shanghai’s hidden gems and historic back alleys, taking guests to authentic hole-in-the-wall eateries that are equal parts delicious, enlightening and exciting. With several different culinary walks, guests can specialize their eating experiences in Shanghai’s famous dumpling scene, hidden noodle joints, street food markets and much more.

We are happy to offer three walks in Shanghai. Click here for a calendar of available tours. Below is more information about all tours available in Shanghai:

Street Eats Breakfast
Description
Wake up with the city to taste the Chinese breakfast of champions. We’ll mingle with water calligraphers and tai chi masters, taste Chinese breakfast dishes made right in front of your eyes at local street stalls and learn the true meaning of fresh at a wet market. On this tour you will sample freshly-pulled noodles, fried dumplings straight out of the wok, Shanghai’s famous xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), savoury breakfast pancakes and much more. It’s also vegetarian- and kid-friendly. Come hungry!

Street Eats Breakfast
Group Size: Max 8
Cost: RMB 400 (~US$65)
(includes guide and everything consumed on the walk)
Start/End: 8:00am-11:00am
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Street Eats Night Markets
Description
When the sun goes down, the woks fire up along the streets of Shanghai’s night markets. See for yourself why no one can resist the temptations of the city’s diverse after dark delicacies. On this tour, we’ll head to two of the city’s liveliest night markets. At our first stop, we’ll sample Shanghai’s famous crayfish and spiced vegetable and meat kebabs, then walk to our next market where we’ll dig into bowls of fried rice noodles, sauteed-to-order veggies and specialty hand-pulled noodles from China’s Muslim minorities.

Street Eats Night Markets
Group Size: Max. 10
Cost: RMB 400 (~US$65)
(includes guide and everything consumed on the walk)
Start/End: 7:00pm-10:00pm
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Hands-On Dumpling Delights
Description
Our original dumplings tour, with a cooking class! For more than 2,000 years, Chinese chefs and home cooks have been perfecting dumplings in all their delicious bite-sized forms. Carried abroad by Silk Road travelers over the centuries, dumplings are popular around the world, but nothing tops the original! From streetside stalls frying up potstickers to a family-owned boiled dumpling spot from China’s frigid northeast, we’ll taste the best dumplings Shanghai has to offer, including the city’s famous xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), while ducking into a wet market. You’ll also get to try your hand at making your own shengjianbao, Shanghai’s famous pan-fried buns.

Hands-On Dumpling Delights
Group Size: Max. 8
Cost: RMB 550 (~US$90)
(includes guide and everything consumed on the walk)
Start/End: 10:00am-2:00pm
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For rates and more information, please contact walks@culinarybackstreets.com.

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