Where to Eat and Shop on Changle Lu

Exploring one of Shanghai's most popular streets in the Former French Concession

by SHFamily | Wed, February 22, 2017

By Ryan Edward Kalb

 
The unassuming Changle Lu lies in the shadows of the commercial towers that surround the luxury brandmecca IAPM Mall, and stands in further contrast to the global franchises dotting the often (over)crowded streets of Huaihai Lu and Donghu Lu. Though slightly tucked away, Changle Lu rewards those who seek out more independent and local spots replete with a dash of style and flair.
 
District: Xuhui
Cross Streets: Fumin Lu (W) and Shaanxi Nan Lu (E)
Nearest Metro Station: South Shaanxi Lu (Line 1, 10) or Changshu Lu (Line 1, 7)
 
 

Peter Pan


Peter Pan is primarily a women’s and children’s clothing boutique, though the shop is well-appointed with choice toys as well. All of owner Sookie’s items are unique and sourced from South Korea, so it's stocked with the most cutting-edge gear to keep all ages looking on point.

Where: 714 Changle Lu (near Fumin Lu); 长乐路714号 (近富民路)

Hours: 11am-9:30pm daily

 

Fly Streetwear

Directly adjacent to Peter Pan is Flystreetwear – a treasure trove of urban male accessories – with hip sneakers, hats, backpacks and skating gear. While flipping through the extensive vinyl collection and trying new threads, be sure to grab a pint of Vedett on draft!

Where: 704 Changle Lu (near Fumin Lu); 长乐路704号 (近富民路)

Tel: 5407-00615

Hours: 11am-9:30pm daily

 

Garden Books

For the latest in fiction, Asian travel guides, or children’s classics, look no further than Garden Books. Housing a quaint café and plenty of space to stretch out with your current literary obsession, it’s the perfect place to browse until the wee hours of 10pm.
 
Where: 325 Changle Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu); 长乐路325号 (近陕西南路)
Tel: 5404-8728
Hours: 10am-10pm daily
 

Xin Cafe

If needing a place to rest and recharge head to Xin Cafe, housed in the ground floor of the newly minted United Valley complex. Xin places equal emphasis on both aesthetics and beans, fulfilling your drip and espresso needs amidst the minimalist decor and white-tiled coffee bar.
 
Where: 462 Changle Lu (near Shaanxi Nan Lu); 长乐路462号 (陕西南路)
Tel: 6155-7361
Hours: 9:30am-9pm daily
 

POKEPOKE

 
POKEPOKE is the latest addition to a popular food trend, dishing up some seriously inventive bowls. Originally from Hawaii, poke is cuts of sashimi laid on a bed of rice and seaweed served with accoutrements. Be sure to try the spicy sambal with avocado and salmon roe.
 
Where: No. 18 Lane 339 Changle Lu (near Xiangyang Bei Lu); 长乐路339弄18号 (近襄阳北路)
Tel: 5459-1588
Hours: 10am-9pm daily