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Shanghai Free Food Tour
Activities in Shanghai

Shanghai Free Food Tour

  • English English
  • 3 hours

Give in to your cravings and treat your tastebuds on this culinary tour of Shanghai. What's more, you'll experience the thriving nightlife of one of China's most modern cities. Plus, it's FREE!

Shanghai Free Food Tour Itinerary

Sampling the most traditional flavours is without a doubt the best way of truly getting to know a city, so if you want to discover Shanghai in depth, join us on this free guided gastronomy tour of the Chinese city's best eateries and taste its typical delicacies. Prepare your palates, and let's go!

Begin your night food tour meeting your expert local guide at the People's Square metro station. This area used to be the centre of the British Settlement and was home to thousands of refugees coming from all parts of China during the civil war. As such, it's the perfect place to try the most authentic and diverse Chinese cuisine.  You'll stroll around, encouraged to try the most delicious in Chinese crepes, green onion pancakes, pork kebab rolls and mutton kebab... we hope you're hungry!

The tour also takes you to try several different types of Chinese dumplings, the most emblematic Chinese food and one you're sure to love! Plus you can try the typical local noodles and soup, with a delicious flavour and cultural history to match.

What's more, your English-speaking foodie guide will tell you all about the foods you're trying, so you'll get to know the culture, eating habits and daily lives of the locals, as well as the history and significance of the diverse ingredients making up your meal.

You'll finish your free walking tour in Shanghai's most famous food street, surrounded by numerous street vendors and food stalls. Why not try a pork chop or wonton as the perfect ending to the tour? Don't forget to ask your guide for more recommendations on where to spend the rest of your trip in this amazing city!

You Decide the Price!

Our guides work exclusively for tips. At the end of the tour, you can decide how much you think the service was worth. 

Important Information

Our free food tour is not available for groups of more than 6 people. If you have a larger party, we suggest you discover the city on a Private Historic Shanghai Guided Tour or a Private Modern Shanghai Guided Tour.


Per person
Free tour

Free tour

  • Per person


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3 hours.

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.


English speaking guide.

Not included

Food and drinks.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Shanghai).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.


No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).


Meeting point

People’s Square Metro Station, Exit 14.


If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

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