Savor Regional Chinese Cuisine in a Chinatown Walking Tour

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In a Nutshell

Try an eclectic variety of foods from various regions of China during a walking tour led by food writer Jamie Shanker

The Fine Print

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The Deal

  • One admission to a Chinatown snack tour with Jamie Shanker
  • Where: Groups meet outside the Wawa on 1038 Arch Street before embarking on the walking tour.
  • Tours are available from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on the following dates:
  • Saturday, May 17
  • Sunday, May 18

The price of admission will go up each week, so the sooner you buy, the better the discount:

  • $30 if you purchase before May 4 (40% off)
  • $40 if you purchase before May 11 (20% off)
  • $50 if you purchase after May 11

Each event is capped at 8 purchasers; each event requires a minimum of 1 purchaser in order to take place.

What You’ll Do

Within a three-block radius of Philadelphia’s Chinatown, you can find an array of foods that originated in various far-flung regions of China. As you follow food writer Jamie Shanker around the neighborhood, you might savor Chinese staples such as Szechuan garlic wontons, chopped-to-order roast duck, and green tea bubble waffles. The food selections depend on what each restaurant is offering on the day of the tour, but should always represent an eclectic variety of Chinese cuisine, running the gamut from sweet to savory.

  • Chinatown Walking Tour
    Explore the flavors of Philadelphia’s Chinatown in an urban walking tour

  • Savor Eclectic Chinese Food
    As you visit different restaurants and vendors, you’ll snack on dishes and desserts representing many Chinese regions

Your Host

Jamie Shanker Jamie Shanker
Food Writer

As the editor of Midtown Lunch Philadelphia, Jamie Shanker navigates the Philadelphia food scene like a chef maneuvering through a kitchen. For many years, she has aimed her quill—and her palate—at Philly’s ethnic food scene, scouting out the most authentic foods from various culinary traditions. She’s a long-time consumer and curator of Chinese food, a passion that has led her to explore the Chinese cuisine in Philadelphia, New York, and even China.

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    Center City East

    1038 Arch St.

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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