Centuries Of Food Culture In The City

Shanghai is an international metropolis for many reasons, but the culinary scene has to be one of the main ones.


The food scene here is one of the best you will find anywhere in the world, and it’s a tradition that goes back centuries. The food culture of Shanghai truly runs deep.


Here are some of the best and oldest restaurants you can find in the city:


1. De Xing Guan



Established during the Qing Dynasty, this old restaurant with about 200 years of history still stands in the center of Shanghai. It is famous for its Suzhou-style noodles.


Address: No. 622 Zhonghua Rd, Huangpu District.


2. Gong De Lin



This 97-year-old vegan restaurant is one of the first ever of its kind in Shanghai. The most incredible thing is, you can’t tell if you are eating meat or not!


Address: No.445 West Nanjing Rd, Huangpu District


3. Kaisiling Cake



Born in Shanghai in 1928, Kaisiling is the city’s first western cake shop. It is said that Eileen Cheung is also a fan of Kaisiling Cake.


Address: No.1001 West Nanjing Rd, Jing’an District


That should be enough to get you started on your culinary tour through history!


Editor: Yolanda/ Zoey