Shanghai Eats : Element Fresh

Element Fresh

Cuisine: American, Restaurant Chain
Location: k11 Mall, Shanghai
Price Range: £££

Winner of City Weekends 2015 restaurant of the year award, Element Fresh specialises in gourmet salads, fresh juices and smoothies. The menu  features creative dinners and Asian inspired sets, all made with minimal oil and no added MSG. The beautifully designed rooftop terrace  is perfect for a relaxing lunch after shopping with friends.

The K11 mall is easily accessible through exit 1 of South Huangpi metro station, Line 1.



Shanghai Eats: Café del Volcán




Café del Volcán
Cuisine:  Cafe
Location: Yong Kang Lu, French Concession Area
Price Range: £££

An award-winning café recognised consistently for great coffee. The coffee boutique offers flavourful roast from around the world! Every cup will leave you craving for more. I particularly like their low levelled wooden furniture and stylish green coffee cups.


Shanghai: A Foodie’s Dairy

With  many Chinese restaurants and a huge array of western restaurants, Shanghai is literally a foodies dream! The city is well-known for its Xialongbao (Soup filled dumplings), a Shanghainese cuisine you can’t afford to miss.  I discovered the most delectable and authentic cuisines (Chinese, French, Italian, Thai, Indian, Korean & Mexican) through my explorations around  Jing’an and the French concession area.

For my Vegan readers

I  had some delicious vegan meals! Although Vegan and Vegetarian chains are not as common in the city, you would definitely find some good options (download the app HIShanghai to search for some).

Grocery Shopping ? 

When I got time over the weekends I would cook. There are a few western grocery stores around town. I did most of my shopping at Carrefour, located right on level B1 of the Cloud Nine Shopping Mall. When I wasn’t bothered to go as far, I hopped on the bus to Lujiazui and walked over to City’ Super. City’ Super  is located  on level 1 of the IFC mall (Metro stop Lujiazui, Line 2). It  is rather expensive when compared to Carrefour (Metro stop Zhongshan Park, Line 2).

Top Chinese Eats

Trust me when I say there are too many restaurants and cafes to visit on just one trip to the city (For more restaurants, bars and cafes to visit, check out my Pinterest account). Despite being spoilt for choice, here are two of my favourites; Continue reading

Shanghai, China.



It is such a difficult task to fit my description of Shanghai into a few words.  The ‘Paris of the East’ as it’s referred to- leaves up to the name. It is a cosmopolitan metropolis, famed for its beautiful skyline, modern architecture and buzzing nightlife. Not to mention, Shanghai is perfect for the adventurous at heart and foodies alike. There is so much to explore!  Never a dull moment with numerous activities and places to visit.

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Hi, I’m Abi, welcome to my blog, where I share my passion for travelling and food. I  love to see the world and discover new places, food and cultures. During my travels, I  will share a travel diary as well as talk about places I went to eat.

I hope this blog serves as a guide for your travels, shows you places to eat and ultimately encourages you to explore the world and discover its hidden treasures

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy my posts.

Abi x