Wallet-Friendly Bites in Shanghai
Collected by Christy Campbell , AFAR Local Expert
Duck into an urban soup kitchen, sit down for satisfying noodles, or discover the plethora of options on Wujiang Lu...
280 Madang Rd, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
For a quick soup and sub shop, urban soup kitchen is your spot. They feature a selection of fresh soups each week along with a few sandwiches, salads and even pasta. If you’re craving a little taste of home, USK serves it up by the bowl-full. They...
Fang Bang Xi Lu, Huangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
If you’ve never experienced the art of throwing noodles, then you’re in for a treat. This shot was taken at popular hotpot chain where ordering noodles means both dinner and a show. The art of twisting and tossing a lump of dough into a strand of...
1 Fenyang Rd, HuaiHai Lu XiDuan, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200031
Ma la tang is like a DIY soup shop. You’ll often spot these eateries by their open fridge of fresh produce displayed near the entrance. Grab a basket and a pair of tongs and load up on veggies, meat and fish balls, dumplings, eggs, tofu, noodles...
45 Anfu Rd, Xuhui Qu, Shanghai Shi, China
Despite a name change from Mia's Yunnan Kitchen to Julie's, this inexpensive, cheerful restaurant in the French Concession continues to serve delicious cuisine from southern Yunnan province. Kunming, Yunnan's capital, is 1,900 miles from...
265 Jiaozhou Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200040
Wagas is a household name in Shanghai. Arguably the largest cafe chain in Shanghai, these healthy, fresh eateries can be found on dozens of corners, malls and office buildings across the city. Offering 50% off of their breakfast menu before 10am...
168 Lujiazui W Rd, LuJiaZui, Pudong Xinqu, China, 200085
If you're looking for some kale and quinoa to balance out those fried dumplings and street-side noodles, Sproutworks is your place. A welcome addition to the fast-food scene, it specializes in healthy sides and salads. Meals are colorful, fresh,...
Wujiang Rd, Jingan Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200085
Tucked behind the bustle of Nanjing Rd. (W), Wujiang Lu has always been a food street. While it used to be famous for its steaming pots, sidewalk grills, and stinky-tofu vendors, it has been revamped to a pedestrian walk-through packed with both...
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