Sherpa’s Shanghai: Food Delivery When You’re Craving Home


Sherpa’s Shanghai is part of the TPOL in Shanghai Trip Report.

If your Airbnb experience in Shanghai sucked and you ended up finding refuge in a hotel (see Renaissance Yu Garden Shanghai: A Comprehensive Review), you won’t have the luxury of having a kitchen for your expat stay. Alternatively, you may have gone out for one too many drinks and you don’t feel like leaving the comforts of home/hotel (see TPOL’s Guide to Libations in Shanghai). If either or both are the case, call on Sherpa’s for help, the food delivery service with all kinds of food and drink options. Unlike other meal delivery services in Shanghai, Sherpa’s app is in English and, most importantly, Sherpas accepts cash which is a necessity if you aren’t cool enough to have a Chinese bank account linked to your WeChat (see Without Technology TPOL’s the Creepy Old Guy in Shanghai).

I used Sherpa’s twice while in Shanghai. The first was for Indian food which was not a good idea for my belly. The second was for Joe’s Pizza. I was skeptical that it would be NY style but was pleasantly surprised at the taste and size. For 160RMB ($23) I had a huge pepperoni and mushroom in the comforts of my Renaissance king size bed.

Overall, Sherpa’s is the easy way to go if you want food delivered to your doorstep/hotel lobby.

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