Exploring Wulumuqi Lu

By 2018-12-20 23:26:08

What to do on this iconic street in Shanghai

District: Xuhui

Cross Streets: Anfu Lu (N) and Fuxing Lu (S)

Nearest Metro Station: Changshu Lu (lines 1 & 7)

In the heart of Xuhui, Wulumuqi Lu is no secret to expatriates. Replete with a variety of Western cafes, bakeries, restaurants and import grocery shops, it caters to a decidedly more international crowd. Here are just a few of the diverse spots worth visiting in this multicultural, Shanghainese neighborhood.

Dine at Slurp

Drop into Slurp for a no fuss, colorful, “street market” Yunnannese dining experience. This homemade, Dai-style ethnic minority food is equal parts delicious and authentic. Be sure to order the grilled goat cheese with rose jam – a surprising treat from the southwestern province. 247-3 Wulumuqi Lu

Satisfy your caffeine fix at On The Go

On The Go is the perfect place to reach caffeinated consciousness. With standard espresso bar brews and a seasonally-rotating menu of single origins, the owner Yohana roasts all her beans locally. Order any coffee between 7-10am and receive a free pastry. 276 Wulumuqi Lu; 6131 2778

Shop at Culture Matters

Culture Matters is your one-stop-shop for Feiyue sneakers, a must-have for any expat with street cred. This famous Chinese sneaker brand – produced in Shanghai since the 1920s – first gained traction as staples for martial arts (wushu) practitioners. Cool, affordable, classic kicks. 206 Wulumuqi Lu

Give the Avocado Lady a visit

Across the street from Slurp, be sure to pay the Avocado Lady a visit for your all your groceries. Legend has it she began her modest shop selling only avocados, but a trip today clearly shows she’s expanded her portfolio to include Western products, hard to find spices and even fresh produce. 274 Wulumuqi Lu

Cut your hair at Barbershop

With its hardwood and white tiled interior, Barbershop offers cutting-edge styles at affordable prices. Undercuts, updos, blowouts and, yes, even beard grooming, the salon caters to both men and women and consistently runs weekly promotions. 170 Wulumuqi Lu