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Shanghai snack streets

Shanghai cuisine features a range of snacks and pastries which can be found along certain food streets. Although delicious small street vendors may not always be the most hygienic places to eat. To avoid food poisoning watch the locals and go to the places that are popular. Also sit-down places are safer than street vendors and it's generally a good idea to avoid seafood at very small restaurants.

1. The City God Temple Snack Street

Located in the oldest quarters of Shanghai this snack street is near to Yuyuan Gardens and the Temple of the City God. It's also close to the Bund and an ideal place to eat within a busy sightseeing schedule.

The street deserves to be called 'Shanghai Snack Kingdom'. It is the largest and most long-standing snack street in the city featuring the most famous restaurants and eateries in Shanghai. In accordance with the architectural style of the nearby ancient Yuyuan Garden, restaurants in the Old Town Snack Street 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 find almost all the Shanghai snacks here, including authentic Xiaolong buns, Crab-Yellow Pastries, Fried Stuffed Buns, Chop Rice Cakes, Vegetable Stuffed Buns, and Cream Spiced Beans. Various snacks from other areas in China are also available.

Recommended Restaurants:

Shanghai Classical Hotel

Location: No.242, Fuyou Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Authentic Shanghai Benbang cuisines.

Lu Bo Lang

Location: No. 131, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Shanghai Haipai cuisines and snacks.

Shanghai De Xing Guan

Location: No.18, Bailing Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Shanghai Benbang cuisines; various kinds of nutritious and restorative soup.

Chunfeng Songyue Vegetarian Restaurant

Location: No.23, Bailing Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Vegetable Stuffed Bun and various vegetarian cuisines.

Nanxiang Mantou Restaurant

Location: No. 85, Yuyuan Road, Huangpu District

Specialties: Nanxiang Steamed Stuffed Bun.

2. Old Stone Gate

3. Wujiang Road

Wujiang Road is the most popular snack street in Shanghai. Located in the southeast of Jing'an District it's very near Nanjing Road West metro station so it's a good place to go for a snack whilst shopping nearby.

Many old restaurants along this road are famous for authentic and delicious Shanghai snacks. Usually inexpensive they're popular with the locals and tourists. Recently some Western style restaurants and fashion stores have also opened here.

Recommended Restaurants:

Yang's Fry Dumpling

Location: No. 54 and No. 60, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: It boasts the most delicious Fried Stuffed Buns (Shengjian) in Shanghai.

Oriental Express Eatery

Location: No. 42, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: Meat Ball.


Location: No. 73 and No. 82, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: Sweeties of Hong Kong style.

Wuyue Renjia

Location: No. 200, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

Specialties: noodles; cuisines of southern China.

Jin Shifu Won Ton Restaurant

Location: No. 102, Wujiang Road, Jing'an District

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