Where to Buy Mooncakes in Shanghai

By Michaela Fulton 2018-12-20 23:26:08

'tis the Mid-Autumn season

Falling on the fifteenth lunar day of the eighth lunar month – Wednesday, October 4th this year – this is the second most popular festival after Chinese New Year and, during this time, mooncakes are offered as gifts to friends and family (and even your landlord). These little delights come in a range of sweet or savory flavors, alongside traditional and contemporary fillings and are normally the gift of choice during the festival. In need of picking up a box? Be sure to check out these awesome selections that you may even want to keep for yourself.


Epermarket Mooncakes

East meets west with Epermarket's unique mooncakes on offer this Mid-Autumn Festival, with western flavors filling the insides of these custom-made pastries. Whilst most people recognize the sweet mooncakes with a signature pressed crust, theirs is a delicate and flaky pastry filled with western flair. You'll find interesting combination of fillings here include: high-quality black truffles, parma ham, Danish Crown ground pork and Australian beef all combined with a mozzarella cheese base!

Price: ¥178/six piece cheesy parma ham and black truffle set; ¥148/six piece shrimp and mozzarella set; ¥148/six piece cheesy beef and mushroom set; ¥288/12 piece savory mooncake set, 3 flavors; ¥158/six piece savory mooncake set, 3 flavors

Find it: epermarket.com; WeChat ID: Epermarket

The Peninsula

The Peninsula Shanghai Mooncakes

This year, Yi Long Court has conceptualized and created a trio of mouth-watering mooncake flavors – traditional custard, durian and pandan (which has been re-introduced after its success in 2016), as well as another tropical-style pandan leaf mooncake inspired by the flavors of tropical desserts from Southern India and Southeast Asia. These are the only two Michelin-starred mooncakes available in Shanghai and, in celebration of this, The Peninsula are crafting innovative artisinal cocktail pairings with each mooncake! With any purchase of five or more, you will receive a gift voucher to enjoy at the Balfour.

Price: ¥468/eight piece handmade mooncake gift set; ¥468/eight piece durian mooncake gift set; ¥468/eight piece pandan mooncake gift set

Find it: The Peninsula Hotel, 32 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Beijing Dong Lu

The Westin Bund Center

Westin Bund Center Mooncakes

At the Westin Bund Center, you can purchase a range of different flavors of mooncake depending on your palatte. With their Classic Gift Box, you'll receive four mooncakes of differing flavor: grilled spicy beef, blue mountain coffee, egg yolk with lotus paste and red wine with cranberry. If you're looking for something a little more exotic, be sure to check their platinum gift box containing 12 mooncakes. You'll find everything from shredded coconut with a white momoyama mooncake crust to green tea paste with green momoyama mooncake crust.

Price: ¥208/classic gift box, ¥298/platinum gift box

Find it: Bund Center, 88 Henan Central Rod, Shanghai; 6103 5048; westinshanghai.com

Interncontinental Shanghai NECC

Intercontinental Shanghai NECC

This Mid-Autumn festival, you can pick up two different kinds of premier mooncake gift boxes to bring to friends and family. Packaged in delightfully oriental designs, you can find classic mooncake varieties which follow traditional recipes, or more unique flavors including XO dried scallop and egg yolk custard.

Price: ¥188 net/six piece gift box

Find it: Gate 3, 1700 Zhuguang Road, Shanghai; 6700 1888; ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels

Hotel Indigo Shanghai on the Bund

Hotel Indigo Mooncakes

Freshly baked pork filled mooncakes are a popular Shanghainese treat leading up to Mid-Autumn Festival and so, in collaboration with CHAR, Hotel Indigo have launched their fresh Australian Wagyu Beef Mooncakes. The chefs are CHAR worked closely with bakers to select the ideal beef variety that would offer the perfect combination of flavor and aroma when freshly baked.

Price: ¥98/six piece box

Find it: 585 Zhong Shan Song Er Road, Huangpu, Shanghai; 3302 9999; ihg.com/hotelindigo

Jing'an Shangri-La

Jing'An Shangri-La Mooncakes

This year Jing'an Shangri-La have presented 11 different gift sets and stylish hampers to treat your loved ones with this Mid-Autumn Festival – including a set that has been specifically designed for children with their Disney-themed Di Yue set containing black chocolate, mango with egg custard, purple sweet potato and sweet taro! Mooncake vouchers can be purchased at Summer Palace and the hotel's official WeChat ID.

Price: ¥268/four piece Disney-themed Di Yue Mooncake Set; ¥218/eight piece Jing Yue Mooncake Set; ¥298/eight piece Ya Yue Mooncake Set

Find it: 1218 Middle Yan'an Road, Jing'An Kerry Center, West Nanjing Road; 2203 8888; shangri-la.com

Strictly Cookies


As a fun alternative to your traditional Chinese mooncakes, Strictly Cookies have brought back their gift set of MOOKIES; soft cookies stuffed with a special flavor-complementing filling. These could certainly make a great gift for those who are not so averse to the baked white lotus paste or meat-filled cakes that you see filling the shelves. You'll find delightfully intriguing flavor combinations such as: peanut butter with strawberry jam; purple potato with white chocolate; chocolate chip with an oreo inside and more.

Price: ¥98/six piece MOOKIE Box Set

Find it: 77 Jiangning Road and other locations available; strictlycookies.com