Crowdsourced courier company operating within Shanghai, touting 30-minute pickup times and same-day delivery. Most couriers work via car, scooters or just folks delivering via public transport. The order page is www.tanzhida.cn/order (if you can read Chinese),... Read more
Possibly the only place in Shanghai specializing in the Polish staple, pierogi. This is their first dedicated storefront, after a series of pop-ups and operating a delivery service. They've got homemade and exceedingly garlicky pickles, and pierogis come in varieties... Read more
The first and original outlet, this newly refurbished rendition of Element Fresh has a lounge-like second floor but is otherwise the same. Open kitchen, healthy sandwiches / salads / smoothies, int'l environment, a touch pricey. And extremely popular. Read more
Wineapp is as charming as an airport lounge and its branding has an unsettling corporate sheen to it. But what it lacks in character it makes up for friendly service and a surprisingly vast wine list. Its roughly 16 pages focus heavily on Italy, but you'll also find... Read more
A tiny boutique deli selling foods and natural products imported from Greece. Amphora markets as a shop catering to the healthy lifestyle. Read more
Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service. One of the mainstays in Shanghai. Read more
Legendary wine bar, stocking boutique wines from most major wine producing regions in the world. It has won the 'Wine List of the Year Award' in Shanghai three years running. Read more
Long-standing pizza spot in the Putuo area, founded in 2010. Spacious interior with a sort of industrial look to it. Try the vegan pizza. They also provide the pizza for the Beer Plus in Gubei. Read more
A Germany-style bakery founded in 2006. Their head baker, Matthias, focuses on traditional recipes and ingredients imported from Germany. In addition to bread and the like, they sell cakes, pastries, cookies, some savory items, a handful of groceries, and some... Read more
Ole is an upmarket supermarket in the basement of the Grand Gateway shopping mall. It claims that 70% percent of it's products are imported, some of them exclusively available there. Their good meat and seafood selection is noteworthy, while other departments seem... Read more
Under the radar option in Jing'an right here, and a good one for travelers. Le Tour Traveler's Rest Youth Hostel has a bar on the rooftop with wooden furniture and a nice garden view that's good for daytime chilling. Bar is right there, too. During their daily happy... Read more
Strictly Cookies is a small bakery delivering homemade cookies directly to your door. You can order via their WeChat shop for one-hour delivery times downtown. Or you can get same- and next-day delivery via their website, telephone or by email at... Read more
A tiny store-front on Changle Lu that operates as the headquarters, storehouse and distribution center for alcohol delivery service (beer, wine, spirits). They claim a 1-hour delivery time, and they can deliver ingredients and instructions for cocktails, as well as... Read more
Epermarket.com offers a wide variety of imported products from all over the world. The selection ranges from fresh meats and vegetables,beverages, breakfast cereals and snacks, pastas and Halal products from all over the world. They also have a range of non-food... Read more
If you are a fan of Nicolson's Butcher & Seafood, you should not miss their grill. Steak, burger, lobster. It's a feast for meat eaters. Reasonably-priced everything and open kitchen. Seats are in the public space shared by different restaurants' guests. Read more
A dedicated pretzel shop from the Germany-style bakery founded in 2006. They offer a selection of sweet and savory pretzels, covered in salt and butter (obvs) but also chocolate or cheese. Read more
24-hour delivery hotline number for McDonald's. Press 2 for English. Read more
Singaporean and Malaysian street food staples, such as Hainan Chicken Rice, Laksa, Prata and Chilli Crab. Read more
Wagas is a long-time staple of the expat dining community, a chain of foreigner friendly, reliable cafe restaurants that specialize in healthy foods like smoothies, big salads and wraps. The casual, order-at-the-counter atmosphere is complemented by simple but... Read more
Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service. One of the mainstays in Shanghai. This one has both indoor and outdoor seating areas. Read more
An online delivery store specializing in one thing, and one thing only: basque burnt cheesecake, the so-called "ugly cheesecake." It's like cheesecake, but with a dark brown layer on the top. It's the product of
Sweet Ever After is a Shanghai-based bakery that specializes in American-style cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats. They are an order/delivery business with a virtual store. Read more
Boutique Spanish import shop with wine and cheese, meat and seafood, canned fish, spices, and more. They claim to have the best tomatoes in town. The dude running the place is a supplier for some fine Spanish restaurants in town, and they have small outdoor seating... Read more
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