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Good Eye Taipei’s recommendations for markets and bazaars to check out in Taipei.
Local markets are one of the best places to observe the daily lives of ordinary people. Whether they sell produce and meat, seafood, flowers or anything else, markets are where one should go to better understand the local culture.
Good Eye Taipei, a new bilingual Taipei city guide, recommends six local markets in the city worth checking out.
Beitou Market (北投市場)
No. 30, Xinshi St, Taipei City (台北市新市街30號)
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Don't miss the Kao Chi black tea stand and famous chicken rolls on the second floor.
Dongman Market (東門市場)
No.81. Section 2, Xinyi Rd, Taipei City （台北市信義路二段81號）
Hours: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
The 80-year-old Dongman Market spreads through maze-like alleys and is famous for its Mama Luo's Rice Noodle Soup and Dongmen City pork stew with rice.
Guangfu Market (光復市場)
No.146, Lane 419, Guangfu S Rd, Taipei City (台北市光復南路419巷146號)
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Guangfu Market is known for 369 Vegetarian Buns and Chou's Tofu Roll. It is an exquisite little traditional market hidden in the hustle and bustle of the East District.
Addiction Aquatic Development (上引水產)
No. 18. Alley 2, Lane 410, Minzu E Rd. Taipei City (台北市民族東路410巷2弄18號)
Hours: 6 a.m. to 12 a.m.
A seafood market with freshly prepared seafood.
Taipei Flower Market (台北花市)
No. 28, Xinfu 3rd Rd, Taipei City (台北市新湖三路28號)
Hours: 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. Closed on Sundays.
Located in Neihu, the Taipei Flower Market is one of the city's most beautiful flower markets.
248 Simple Market (248簡單市集)
No.50, Songqin St, Taipei City（台北市松勤街50號）
Hours: Sunday from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.
A lifestyle bazaar where one can find fresh produce, creative merchandise and enjoy music.
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Editor: Olivia Yang