Organic Farm: With bleached bean sprouts and toxic soil galore it can be an Odyssey finding reliable produce in China. Fortunately, on Sunday August 16, Shanghai International Ladies’ Club (SILC) allows you to avoid the Chinese ‘farmageddon’ with a trip to a certified organic farm in Chuansha Town, where farmers will lead you on a tour of their greenhouses and fields to teach you about seasonal, organic greens. There will also be a cooking workshop and lunch. Email [email protected] to reserve.
200RMB (240RMB for kids under 8) // N/A.
Yunnan Mushroom Hunt: Summon your inner-Mario and join China mushroom experts on a fungus foraging adventure in Yunnan, China’s mushroom mecca from August 8-10. Learn how to track down and identify the world’s most delicious mushrooms from morels to matsutakes and many more. Who knows, maybe you’ll unearth the next humongo fungi! 3100 RMB includes all local travel, food, lodgings, and wild mushroom talks and meals with experts! Limited availability so RSVP at [email protected].
Brunch at Urban Thai 2: Brunch doesn’t have to mean a 200RMB Croque Monsieur. Every Saturday and Sunday until Dec 31, Urban Thai is offering a three-course brunch with a choice of Thai-inspired omelets, spring rolls, and more. Refreshments entail bottomless green or black tea or regular coffee, or a selection of Thai street-style beverages, including their signature condensed milk coffee.
98RMB // 11am-3pm // Urban Thai 2 // 393 Dagu Road, near Chengdu Bei Lu (大沽路393号, 近成都北路).
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Benjamin Cost is Shanghaiist’s Food Editor. Email tips, recommendations, and news updates on Shanghai’s dining scene to [email protected].
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