Today Eater returns to Shanghai, China, to spotlight the most in-demand restaurants, bars, and coffee shops in the most crowded city in the world. To help, Eater asked Shanghai-based food writer Christopher St. Cavish to offer up his picks for the hottest openings of the past 12 months or so.
On his list, a Korean-style izakaya (Jeju), a glitzy Szechuan palace (the Peacock Room), and a grocery store-cafe-wine bar from a three-Michelin-starred chef (the Chop Chop Club). China’s coffee boom continues, with new specialists ranging from hidden pour-over cubbies (Hey There) to a 29,000-square-foot Starbucks — the largest in the world. “At the same time,” says St. Cavish, “the city is reinventing the way it drinks tea for a younger generation. It’s an exciting time to eat and drink in Shanghai.”
Editor’s Note: Eater is not updating international maps at this time given disruptions to global travel during the COVID-19 crisis.Read More