Shanghai is thronged with delicious food and snacks from all over China. Various kinds of local snacks have distinctive flavor. Food and dishes from other regions of the country are also authentic and popular. Do you have a good appetite? We will lead you to a number of snack streets clustered with restaurants and eateries. They will be sure to satisfy your one-stop tasting.
Wujiang Road 吴江路 (wú jiāng lù)
Wujiang Road is the most popular snack street in the city. Located in the southeast of Jing'an District and near the People's Square, it is a good dining place for you to rest and relax after your tired shopping in Nanjing Road. A lot of Chinese and foreign restaurants are clustered here, providing you with various choices.
Many old restaurants along this road are famous for authentic and delicious Shanghai snacks. They are usually inexpensive so as to gain popularity among the locals and the visitors. During recent years, many western-style restaurants and cafes opened here. You can try various kinds of western food in Wujiang Road and feel home in the city.
Yang's Fry Dumpling 小杨生煎馆 (xiǎo yáng shēng jiān guǎn)
Location: No. 54 and No. 60, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District
Specialties: It boasts the most delicious Fried Stuffed Buns (Shengjian) in the city.
Oriental Express Eatery 东方快车小食 (dōng fāng kuài chē xiǎo shí)
Location: No. 42, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District
Specialties: Meat Ball.
Sweeties 甜蜜蜜 (tián mì mì)
Location: No. 73 and No. 82, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District
Specialties: Sweeties of Hong Kong style.
Wuyue Renjia 吴越人家 (wú yuè rén jiā)
Location: No. 200, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District
Specialties: noodles; dishes of southern China.
Jin Shifu Won Ton 金师傅馄饨 (jīn shī fu hún dùn)
Location: No. 102, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District
Mr. Coffee: 2F, No. 200, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District
Old Town God Temple Snack Street 老城隍庙小吃街 (lǎo chéng huáng miào xiǎo chī jiē)
Located in Huangpu District, it is about ten minutes' walk away from the South Bund Area. It is an ideal dining place during your compact sightseeing schedule.
The Old Town God Temple area deserves the name of 'Shanghai Snack Kingdom'. It is a time-honored and the largest snack street featuring the most famous restaurants and eateries in Shanghai. In accordance with the architectural style of the nearby ancient Yuyuan Garden, restaurants here are all constructed following a style of Ming and Qing Dynasties.
In addition, a snack plaza of thousands of square meters is included. You can almost find all the local snacks here, including Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Buns, Crab-Yellow Pastries, Fried Stuffed Buns, Chop Rice Cakes, Vegetable Stuffed Buns, and Cream Spiced Beans. Various snacks of other areas in China are also available.
Shanghai Classical Hotel 上海老饭店 (shàng hǎi lǎo fàn diàn)
Location: No.242, Fuyou Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Authentic Benbang cuisines.
Lu Bo Lang 绿波廊 (lǜ bō láng)
Location: No. 131, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Haipai cuisines and snacks.
Shanghai De Xing Guan 上海德兴馆 (shàng hǎi dé xīng guǎn)
Location: No.18, Bailing Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Shanghai Benbang cuisines; various kinds of nutritious and restorative soup.
Chunfeng Songyue Vegetarian Restaurant 春风松月楼 (chūn fēng sōng yuè lóu)
Location: No.23, Bailing Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Vegetable Stuffed Bun and various vegetarian dishes.
Nanxiang Mantou 南翔馒头店 (nán xiáng mán tou diàn)
Location: No. 85, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun.
South Yunnan Road 云南南路 (yún nán nán lù)
South Yunnan Road is an old food street located at the intersection of Yan'an Road and Xizang Road in Huangpu District. It is about ten minutes' walk from the People's Square and adjacent to Dashijie Amusement Park, so it is also called Dashijie Food Street.
Restaurants here are mainly Chinese ones, focusing on Shanghai cuisines and Sichuan cuisines. Some have Shandong or Jiangsu cuisines. Western restaurants and food can hardly be seen here, so South Yunnan Road is a good place for Chinese food lovers.
Xiao Shaoxing 小绍兴 (xiǎo shào xīng)
Location: No.118, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Boiled Chicken; other local dishes.
Xiao Jinling Duck Restaurant 小金陵盐水鸭店 (xiǎo jīn líng yán shuǐ yā diàn)
Location: No.28, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Boiled Salted Duck; Jiangsu cuisines and snacks.
Xian De Lai 鲜得来 (xiān dé lái)
Location: No. 69, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Chop Rice Cake.
Flavor Lounge 香满楼 (xiāng mǎn lóu)
Location: No. 1, South Yunnan Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Traditional Ningbo cuisines; local snacks.
Xianxia Road 仙霞路 (xiān xiá lù)
Xianxia Road food street is in Changning District, the west periphery area of the city zone. It extends to Zunyi Road to the east and boasts plenty of restaurants of different styles from hot pot restaurants to western cafes. You can easily find dishes of Shanghai, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia in this road.
Delicately furnished teahouses, cafes, and bars are another feature of Xianxia Road. The pleasant environment of these dining places attracts many youths and the prices are acceptable.
Yonghe King 永和大王 (yǒng hé dà wáng)
Location: No. 619, Xianxia Road, Changning District
Specialties: Soybean milk; Taiwan cuisines and snacks.
Pasta Fresca Da Salvatore Italian Restaurant
Location: Hongqiao Shanghai City Food Street, No. 100, Zunyi Road, Changning District
Specialties: Italian chef and authentic Italian dishes.
Lisboa Restaurant 上海葡京茶餐厅 (shàng hǎi pú jīng chá cān tīng)
Location: 1F1-1 and 2F2-1, Tower B, Hongqiao Shanghai City, No. 100, Zunyi Road, Changning District
Specialties: Macao and Portuguese dishes.
Location: Unit 138, Hongqiao Shanghai City Food Street, No. 100, Zunyi Road, Changning District
Specialties: Cream Puff, Red Bean Pudding, and other sweeties.
Huanghe Road 黄河路 (huáng hé lù)
Huanghe Road Food Street is located near the People's Square in Huangpu District. It is packed with a large number of restaurants with distinctive dishes and reasonable prices. Local dishes and seafood are leading delicacies here.
Tai Sheng Yuan 苔圣园酒家 (tái shèng yuán jiǔ jiā)
Location: No.50, Huanghe Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Delicate fittings; Shanghai, Sichuan and Guangdong cuisines.
Lai Tian Hua 来天华 (lái tiān huá)
Location: No.159, Huanghe Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Traditional Benbang cuisines; Guangdong cuisines.
Gong De Lin (Godly) Vegetable Diet Food Shop 功德林 (gōng dé lín)
Location: No.21, Huanghe Road, Huangpu District
Specialties: Vegetarian dishes and snacks.
Zhupu Road 乍浦路 (zhà pǔ lù)
It is located in Hongkou District, to the north of the Suzhou River and near the bustling North Sichuan Road Commercial Street. There are a number of restaurants along the 1000-meter Zhapu road, mainly featuring local dishes and cuisines of southern provinces in China such as Sichuan, Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Guangdong.
Dingxiang 丁香饭店 (dīng xiāng fàn diàn)
Location: No.78, Zhapu Road, Hongkou District
Specialties: Benbang cuisine.
In addition, Huqingping Road in Minhang District is a good place to have seafood. Xin Tian Di in Huangpu District, Heshan Road and Grand Gateway in Xuhui District are also popular among gourmands.