June 4th was Leon's birthday and I decided that even though it was a Thursday-workday I wanted to be with him aaaaall day. So after a big happy birthday morning at home with eggs, rye, avocado, smoothies & a birthday set-up I went with him to work. Though the idea of sitting with him at his desk is quite cute I always place myself at a big Starbucks on the ground floor of his office building in Lujiazui when I go with him to work. Which I do once in a while..
When I did part of my thesis in Shanghai in 2013 I literally went with him to Lujiazui everyday in order to get that feeling of going to work and having a structured day. And I absolutely love it. Because this means I can eat lunch with my favorite person in the whole world and it means I get to try all those yummy lunch spots available in Lujiazui.
This week my new favorite in Lujiazaui opened. An opening I've been waiting for since last year when they started advertisement with their opening "soon". Vapiano is here friends, one of my absolute favorite restaurants in Europe. Shanghai just keeps getting better!
Vapiano was founded in Germany almost 15 years ago and now have 140 restaurants in the world. Their concept as well as their restaurants are so cool, and the food so yummy at super good prices! Pizza, pastas and salads. And loads of fresh ingredients - basil & rosemary plants at all tables and all pasta are made daily in-house.
Healthy fact: All Vapianos pastas can be ordered in whole wheat option, thank you Vapiano!
Vapiano has a bar area, music and a cool vibe. It's a super cool place for a casual dinner and drinks. Their concept is DIY where you get a card upon entrance and go around to each pizza, pasta, salad, bar section to order and pick up your cravings.
Pizzas are between 60-80 RMB, pastas between 40-80 and salad between 30-50 which are all super good for Shanghai.
Must try Friends - even though it's all the way out in Lujiazui =)
Another one of my favorite spots in Lujiazui is the Danish owned EQ known for sandwiches & salads of super good quality - check my post about EQ here.
Let me know if you know some good Lujiazui spots for my next day at work with my BF =)