We sat down with Tom Marchant
, co-founder of cutting-edge travel company , who gave us his take on what to eat, drink and do during a visit to Shanghai. A travel innovator who splits his time between his home-town of London and various far-flung destinations around the globe. Tom’s travel insight directly inspires the bespoke trips that create day-in, day-out. Check out his personal Shanghai recommendations and get inspired to visit this ever-changing Chinese metropolis. “A trip to Shanghai is never what you expect it to be. It’s a sprawling, modern city, but behind the veneer is a destination steeped in history, and this storied past is retained throughout its smaller, labyrinthine streets. It might be China’s business and financial hub, but if you look past the skyscrapers, you’ll discover a city that tells tales of fascinating times gone by, my advice would be to listen to every story this unique city tells you.”
Shengjian bao—small, pan-fried baozi—are the go-to breakfast in Shanghai. Da Hu Chun knocks the competition out of the park with their pillowy, top-fried variants. Pork or shrimp. It’s that easy.
Co-founder of cutting-edge travel company Black Tomato