Green & Safe is a chain of specialty grocers and restaurants by the same folks who own organic hotpot chain Qimin. The retail side of the operation sells produce and meats grown and raised at the company's organic farm in nearby Kunshan as well as specialty items... Read more
Originally opened as a premium ice cream shop called Gracie's, this little spot on the corner of Xinle and Fumin re-branded itself as Al's Diner in Fall 2015. They're serving American diner classics like biscuits and gravy, patty melts, monte cristos, egg x sausage... Read more
UVA is an Italian wine bar owned by a producer who specializes in wines northern Italy's Langhe region. There is a kitchen serving Italian pizzas, salads, paninis, bruschetta, and imported Italian cheeses and cold cuts. Read more
Straight outta Sanlitun Beijing, Moka Bros is a well-honed, market-tested power (and poke and smoothie) bowls, wraps, sandwiches, smoothies, juices, coffee, wine, breakfast, brunch place, with a clear identity and personality, great design, consistent service, and... Read more
Restaurant located within the string of eateries on Wuding Lu, Bites x Brews menu features sandwiches, salads as well as a decent selection of ciders. Occupying two floors (complete with wood finishing giving off aesthetic barnyard vibes) Bites x Brews would be... Read more
This vast supermarket stocks pricey reminders of home. Stock up here on good-quality meat and bread, plus imported goods from cereal to sweats and candy. Some of the stuff takes a 400% markup -- cereal is particularly killing -- but the vegetables (grown on the... Read more
This is small eatery devoted to one sandwich and one sandwich only, the grilled cheese. Co. Cheese has developed several variations on a surprisingly versatile sandwich, adding ingredients like Hunan pork and chili peppers or roast duck, brie, and onion jam. There... Read more
A small, welcoming wanghong shop dedicated to scrambled egg breakfast sandwiches made with toasted brioche. Unlike most wanghong spots, this one is actually good. They have nine different fillings from 23rmb to 47rmb. A small number of coffee drinks and milk... Read more
Finally a place to get a decent sandwich in that Dingxi Lu, Fahuazhen Lu area. About halfway down the lane that connects Xinhua Lu and Dingxi Lu, it's a collaborative effort from a couple boutique food businesses: Kate & Kimi, Blue Sky Kitchen, Blade Beverages &... Read more
Chain of restaurants and one of the longest running with quality ingredients and good service. One of the mainstays in Shanghai. And why not, it's a little bit pricy but you get good, healthy food with decent ingredients in a clean, bright, well designed setting.... Read more
Tock’s Montreal Deli's second location, in Fengsheng Li serves the same Canadian deli menu as the original; Reubens, smoked beef, smoked chicken, and smoked duck sandwiches and platters, poutine, and matzoh ball soup, plus a couple new menu items, including a burger.... Read more
Yet another project from the prolific Mr. Craig Willis, BANG is kind of a hybrid concept. Like his other concept Henkes, it incorporates a small cafe setting next to a larger bistro concept, but the decor isn't quite as polished. The menu is closer to what you'd find... Read more
From the ever-resilient Wagas group, this place does a bit of everything from their Baker & Spice and Wagas menus; coffees, pastries, a couple international dishes and a lovely garden courtyard. Even if you can't get a seat outside (it's often packed around... Read more
High-end supermarket from Hong Kong that sells a lot of premium goods, fresh fish and seafood, fresh meat, imported fruit and packaged foods. You'll pay through the nose, but you'll get exceptional produce in a large, stroll-around-and-graze environment. Read more
Gourmet sandwich shop, which uses sous vide and overnight slow-cooking for its ingredients. Sandwiches include things like Snap! Crackle! Pork! (overnight slow cooked pork belly) and Sleepover Cow (overnight slow cooked roast beef), and some East-meets-West fusion... 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
Xiangyang Nan Lu outpost of the Al's Diner empire. Much like the original, this two-story restaurant has an ice-cream parlor downstairs slinging Gracie's, while upstairs they're serving American diner... Read more
The second location of Wagas' healthy-living and brightly colored eatery, with poke bowls, mixed grains and all kinds of virtuous diet food. Their tacos are creative and decent as well. Read more
Artisanal bakery and deli from the Wagas Group, in a striking wood-grained marble storefront. Baguettes, bagels, cakes, jams, pates, granola, coffee, etc... One rough-hewn communal table for seating, reasonable prices. Read more
Once in Metro City out in Xujiahui, Zozzo Pizza moved wholesale to their new spot on Donghu in late 2017. Hopefully closer to an audience who can appreciate square slices of pizza. The pizzas evoke Italy rather than Brooklyn; Salami, Italian Sausage and a sweet... Read more
New healthy-living and brightly colored eatery by the Wagas Group, with poke bowls, mixed grains and all kinds of virtuous diet food. Read more
H2 (or is it "H-squared") is an inexpensive and very popular Western restaurant and take-away joint serving sandwiches, salads, pizzas, pastas, and wine — the basics. Still, it draws in a heavily local crowd almost every night of the week, and often has a line,... Read more
Lets is a popular Burger and Lobster brand from Taipei, with fancy burgers and Lobster dishes. Read more
A small, and neighborly kebab shop facing onto Changping Lu, Grill & Chill has a simple idea; 'bab shop. As of this writing, they've only got beef doner available, in wrap, panini and platter options for 58rmb, 62rmb and 78rmb. Later on they'll be bringing in more... Read more
Long a standby for the expat set in Xintiandi, this bar and grill does a brisk business in suburban American faves like pastas, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood and steaks. Read more
Chill bar and cafe inside the MingTown International Youth Hostel near People's Square. The small garden up here is peaceful, with birds providing the soundtrack to coffee sessions. There's usually some travelers hanging out here, telling stories and occasionally... Read more
Swedish cafe Wayne's first store in China, it's a brand-chain coffeeshop serving approachable, familiar coffee and Swedish pastries at Starbucks comparable prices. Breakfast and lunch bites available, such as bagels or sandwiches for under 50rmb. It's compact,... Read more
Wagas is a burgeoning chain of smoke-free chain that specializes in healthy foods including smoothies, big salads and wraps. The casual, order-at-the-counter atmosphere is complemented by simple but comfortable dÃ©cor (table/chairs and some lounge seating). Wireless. Read more
Supremely chill café / bar in water town Zhujiazhao. It's got a punk rock living-room vibe and bands play there sometimes, but it's not grimey and the bathrooms are clean. The owner is usually hanging out behind the bar – nice dude. Crowd is a good mix of locals... Read more
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Latin Woo is the daytime pursuit (11am-5pm) of chef Ling Huang, who by night reverts to her next door tapas restaurant, Pirata . It’s Cuban-style sandwiches and eclectic lunch specials untethered to any single Latin American cuisine.... Read more...
Sandwich champs Madison Kitchen announced that they will be moving from their current location on Donghu Lu to Dongping Lu on September 1. They will be bunking up with Pirata on the eastern end of the block, and will reportedly have a new menu. The move represents a kind of home-coming for Madison, which opened... Read more...
Three great new spots to check out around town. Well-executed design at all three with tasty treats to match. Read more...
Le Bouchon finds new life; Deli Bros serves satisfying sandwiches; and Beef & Liberty opens their Xiangyang Lu location. All this and more... Read more...
Hold onto your butts, diners and drinkers, we’ve got a million things to tell you and less than 800 words to do it. Way too much going on in Hubin Dao , finally some closures to report, the start of Restaurant Week, and the continued tale of AB InBev, Devourer of Souls. Get in after the jump. Read more...
The F&BS is pilling ceiling-high as we enter the busy season in Shanghai — Halloween partying right around the door, and then it’s (American) turkey time. And then it’s X-Mas (Wolverine’s birthday), and New Years Eve. Bring it on. Let’s speed through this. Let’s get 2016 over with already, my god. Read more...
Emergency bakery edition. Three new bakeries have arisen like some sort of yeasty product along Xiangyang Lu-ish. Read more...
Hey Shanghai... It's hot. Wanna chat? There's a lot of news in the world of F&B. You ready for these drops? Read more...
After her much-loved tapas restaurant Pirata had to close a few months ago to preserve the harmony of the Xinle Lu neighborhood, boss Ling Huang went to Miami to find some proper Cuban food and inspiration for her next project. The former el Willy and
This week's new venues: Belgian ice cream cone stands. French sandwiches. Late nite clubs. Ecuadorian restaurants that double as flower shops... Read more...
The Nest swims to the Westside. Madison finally reopens. Shanghai street snacks get a nice new home in Jing'an. It's a big one this week. Read more...
This week's new venues: A diner at Joy City serving damn good nachos, a private dining club from Stefan Stiller, and a solid Shanghai noodle house on Jinxian Lu. Read more...
This week's new venues: a YKL shop doing grilled cheese and Chinese draft beer, a store selling rare Serbian liquor, and a reboot of a classic underground club. Read more...
Check it out, hipsters. There's two culinary pop-ups happening in the Xinle Lu x Xiangyang Lu hood this weekend: a Hunan affair by Nat Alexander's Yang Jing Bang at Pirata , and a Vietnamese "Bun Mi" sandwich by Burger Babes at Strictly... Read more...