Six Shops in Taipei for Islandwide Ingredients

Six Shops in Taipei for Islandwide Ingredients
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Produce and tastes nurtured by Taiwan in the latest from 'Good Eye Taipei.'

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Eating has always been regarded as a major event in Taiwan. Taiwanese people are concerned not only with the taste of the food but also with the farmers who grew it, the land of which it was grown on, and are even concerned with systematic problems faced by the agricultural industry.

As a result, farmers in Taiwan have been exploring unconventional ways to sell their produce; from collaborating with organic food stores to participating in farmers markets or even starting their own brands.

Media platforms that specifically report on the agriculture industry, "News&Market," have popped up around Taiwan and are encouraging a positive dialogue between consumers and producers.

The abundance and beauty of this island can be imagined by the simple taste of its fruits, honey, rice and fresh produce of the seasons. So why not visit a few shops around Taipei that carry goods from all over the island?

Good Eye Taipei, a new bilingual Taipei city guide, recommends six shops carrying Made-in-Taiwan ingredients.

Green in Hand (掌生穀粒糧商號)

No. 518, Section 4, Ren'ai Rd, Taipei City

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"A curation of good Taiwanese rice, tea, and honey."

Dadaocheng 259 (大稻埕 259)

No. 259, Section 1, Dihua St, Taipei City

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"Foods sold by independent farmers and serves oven-cooked red bean soup."

PEKOE (PEKOE食品雜貨鋪)

No. 7, Lane 295, Section 1, Dunhua South Road, Taipei City

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"A grocery store founded by food writer Ye Yi Lan."

Taiwan Wu Chung Hang (臺灣伍中行)

No. 109, Chaozhou St, Taipei City

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"Dry goods and grocery store."

On the Ground (土生土長)

No. 81-4, Section 1, Jinshan S Rd, Taipei City

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"A cute shop selling wonderful local ingredients."

Li Ly Sun (李日勝)

No. 203, Section 1, Dihua St, Taipei City

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"A high-quality mullet roe specialty store."

“Good Eye Taipei” can be purchased at all major bookstores in Taiwan. Check out TNL’s interview with the author here.

Editor: David Green