"The walk was fantastic! Both my daughter and I were so pleased and enthralled by [our docent’s] knowledge of Shanghai's history, the explanations of customs, the foods, importance in Shanghai life, etc. It was thrilling and we were both so grateful to Context and [our docent] for this experience - we would not even have known the market existed!”
Shanghai Food Tour
We do our best to accommodate everyone. If you have severe allergies to seafood or nuts, there will be items you can eat during the tasting, but cross-contamination may be a problem during lunch. The best thing to do is let us know when you book if anyone in your party has allergies or dietary restrictions. We can check in on dishes, order ahead, and do everything possible to ensure you enjoy your meal.
Can I skip lunch on this tour?
Lunch is a very important part of the tour and a wonderful opportunity to learn about not only Shanghainese cuisine but also the general Chinese food culture and etiquette. We highly recommend keeping lunch included as part of your tour for the best experience.
Crystyl has been covering Shanghai's food scene for international and domestic publications and TV programs for almost a decade. She has contributed to several magazines, including Condé Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Travel+Leisure, Departures, and AFAR, among others. She was the food editor of Time Out Shanghai for five years, covering the city's culinary scene from street food to Michelin-star restaurants. Crystyl also lectures at various universities and consults for multinational companies on China's food scene, and she is a restaurant critic on International Channel Shanghai's "Fine Dining" TV program. Originally from Boston, she moved to China seventeen years ago as a student and has previously worked as a correspondent for Time Warner's Asiaweek magazine.
Growing up in a traditional family in Shanghai, Terry brings a wide range of deep insight in Shanghai's local culture, especially in art and history. With his passion for contemporary art, Terry has been managing various galleries M50 which helped him build exceptional expertise in the area's historical backgrounds. Besides art, Terry enjoys traveling around the world and discovering different types of art in multi-cultural environments as well as exploring world-wide cuisine.
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