Shanghai for Anyone
Collected by John Sandstone
Stylish and fast-paced, Shanghai is a fascinating city to explore. Enjoy sweeping views along the river, wander boutiques, and give in to the artistic scene. The wealth of experiences that Shanghai has to offer makes each visit a new voyage of discovery.
China, Shanghai Shi, Huangpu Qu, 上海老街 邮政编码: 200085
After getting your bearings from atop the world's highest observation deck at Shanghai World Financial Center, visit the other side of The Bund. Meander through the side streets and alleys of Old Shanghai, where you can find city life as it's been...
Xinzhuang, Minhang, China, 201100
Ah, the flavor of mutton. So gamey and satisfying. Wherever you're from, the rich food from Inner Mongolia will surely be a comfort. Not all of the food here, though, comes in the form of giant shanks like Genghis Khan might have eaten. Diners go...
Nanjing Rd Pedestrian St, NanJing Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
There is a style of vegetarian cuisine in China that is all about imitating meat-dish equivalents. This ninety-year-old restaurant is one of the best. On the menu you'll find imitation duck, shrimp,and even fake chicken feet.
1025 Kangding Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Yunnan food is the least Chinese Chinese food in China. Phew, what a mouthful. Any Yunnan restaurant worth its salt will have a variety of light and exotic dishes to choose from, like tree flowers. This place doesn't disappoint. The specialty here...
500 Zhongshan East 1st Rd, WaiTan, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Take advantage of the jetlag and get out really early on the Bund. Many people start their day before the sun rises with jogging, tai chi, or yoga. It is also a great spot to see the skyscrapers of the Pudong district, directly across the river.
268 Zhaojiabang Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200032
For the ultimate Chinese culinary experience take a cooking class at Cook In Shanghai. A typical lesson is a 4-hour market-to-plate experience: beginning with a trip to pick out fresh ingredients, followed by prep/cooking, then finished off with...
56 Shao Xing Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Shanghai's arts and crafts enclave, Tianzifang, is a labyrinth of narrow lanes bursting with diminutive shops, restaurants, and bars. Most of the shops here are located inside shikumen, stone gatehouses dating to the early 1930s. Gear up for...
Jian Guo Xi Lu, Shanghai Shi, China
I was in Shanghai for work, but decided to do a bit of exploring for soup dumplings. I came across this place via a local food blogger and decided to try it out. It was quite honestly, incredible. The place is pretty small, with only a handful of...
168 Fangbang Middle Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Before it was reincarnated as a dumpling and noodle joint back in 1972, Din Tai Fung was a cooking oil business. That doesn't sound so promising in the flavor department, but it turns out these xiao long bao are some of the best in Shanghai....
11 Nanjing W Rd, NanJing XiLu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Barbarossa's Moroccan cuisine, Arabian decor and dramatic warm lighting are like a scene out of Casablanca. However, positioned against Shanghai's skyline and a crowd of hip locals, dining here is a wholly modern Chinese experience. Stay for...
China, Shanghai Shi, Xuhui Qu, 五原路87弄
Online fashion brand Xinlelu showcases independent labels from Asia and around the world in an attractive offline villa with purple French doors and a leafy courtyard. Check out the Finch retro bathing suits made from recycled plastic bottles. 87...
399 Lujiabang Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Shanghai tailors are the best in the world, says fashion designer Christy Holzer, whose label, Dowry Designs, was inspired by the city. She suggests visiting the South Bund fabric market to order custom garments. DRESS: STALL 308 “A fun style to...
Liuhekou Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200000
Row after row of booths are sprawled across this small part of Shanghai, just south of People's Square. Here, you can find pretty much anything you want, from tiny Mao statues, to old leather suitcases stacked 10 feet tall. Each vendor will be on...
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