For those who have sweet-teeth, why not treat yourself with a banquet of candies on this Xmas holiday?
1 Laris (Fusion)
This chocoholic's paradise is treating patrons to an assortment of festive flavors. From traditional apple cinnamon, amaretto and cherry kierch to candy cane and vodka and fig, there's something to tease every palate. Laris' chocolate Santa is sure to be a big hit.
Location: 6/F, 3 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu near Guangdong Lu, Metro Line 2 Nanjing Dong Lu Station
2 Gourmet Shop (Dessert)
Head to the Marriott Hongqiao to sample a host of Christmas goodies. Imported treats are joining Gourmet Shop's own signature homemade flavors to offer a menu of Christmas favorites. Stollen or gingerbread houses and mince pies are up for grabs or, opt for the decadent black forest log.
Location: 1/F Marriot Hongqiao, 2270 Hongqiao Lu near Jianhe Lu
Tel: 021-6237-6000 ext. 6764
3 The Grand Hyatt Shanghai (Hotels & Resorts)
For those looking for a decorative addition to their Christmas table, The Pastry Boutique has you covered. Their pastry chefs have crafted a range of colorful handmade sweets including tiny Santas and snowmen that look almost too good to eat. A great last-minute gift if they can make it out of your clutches in one piece.
Location: Jinmao Tower, 88 Shiji Da Dao near Yincheng Zhonglu
4 Paulaner Deli and Bakery (Deli & Sandwich)
Fenyang Lu's German bakery can be relied upon for Christmas classics. Nab hearty gingerbread cookies in a range of kid-pleasing Christmas shapes, or tuck into their chocolatey Yule log. When fully satisfied, head next door to wash it all down with a glass of mulled wine.
Location: 150 Fenyang Lu near Taojiang Lu, Metro Line 2 Changshu Lu Station
5 Bakerzin (Dessert)
This People's Square spot is adding more fuel to its assault on your belt line by delivering a delicious range of cakes straight to your door. Go for the White Christmas, a sweet-tooth-baiting rich combination of chocolate mousse filled with lavender syrup and covered in a layer of whipped cream.
Location: 5/F Raffles City, 268 Xizang Zhong Lu near Fuzhou Lu, Metro Line 1 & 2 People's Square Station