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10 Best Taiwan Night Markets and Street Foods

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor November 26th, 2020 Posted in Asia Travel Blog, Destination, Travel Blog, Travel Guides 44 Comments

One of the best things to do in Taiwan is enjoying its Night Market and eating street food. Should you visit there, here is a list of 10 Best Taiwan Night Markets and Street Foods you should eat. From Taipei to Kaohsiung, you can find night markets here.

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Street markets are part of Taiwanese culture. It is what locals have been doing for the past 50 years or more. Visiting here is very affordable as they are cheaper than restaurants. A tip: don’t overeat in one stall; you can buy one food and eat another from the next stalls.


1. Raohe Night Market

Address: North end of Kee Lung Road, Xinyi District, Taipei

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Raohe Street Night Market is one of the oldest in the country. Brave the crowds in the evening and enjoy the authentic street food and stalls selling random goods. You will surely enjoy the 600-meter street. To go there, you can ride to Songshan Station then use exit 5. You will see a temple; across it is the entrance.

Must try Street Food:

Fuzhou Black Pepper Bun

This is a baked bun with the meat marinated with black pepper and other ingredients. When you come here, you will see a long queue at the stall.

Suggested Tour: Jiufen and Raohe Night Market Tour 

2. Yizhong Street Night Market

Address: Bei District, North District, Taichung

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One of the best night markets in Taiwan, located in Taichung, is the Yizhong Street Night Market. Aside from street food stalls, stalls are selling trendy things for the young and hip consumers like trinkets and even anime goodies. You can ride a bus and stop at the National Taichung University of Science and Technology to go there.

Must try Street Food:

Yizhong Fengren Ice

If you are up for something sweet and cold after strolling in Yizhong Street, then try this. It’s a Taiwanese shaved ice famous in the area.

3. Ruifeng Night Market

Address: Yucheng Road, Zuoying Dist., Zuoying, Kaohsiung


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Found in Kaohsiung, Ruifeng Night Market is a night market filled with eateries and bargain goods. It’s effortless to navigate and is located near a high school. There are also game stalls you would enjoy. If you want to go here, ride a train to Kaohsiung Arena Station.

Must try Street Food:

Angel Chicken

Angel Chicken is a fried chicken sold as street food and famous in the country. Angel is a popular brand of chicken. Original and spicy flavors are available.

Suggested Tour: Kaohsiung Popular Sightseeing Private Car Charter 

4. Feng Chia Night Market

Address: Fengjia Road, Xitun, Taichung

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Located near Feng Chia University is one of the biggest night markets in Taiwan. Feng Chia is actually 1-km wide, where locals and tourist will genuinely enjoy their night. There are also boutiques and shopping centers in the area. You can go here by riding a bus to Chaoma.

Must try Street Food:

Sweet Potato Balls

One of the stalls with long queues is selling these crunchy potato balls. They are bite-sized and delicious. You can enjoy strolling the night market while munching these.

Suggested Tour: Taichung Half Day and One Day Tour 

5. Shilin Night Market

Address: Jihe Road, Shilin, Taipei

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One of the best Taiwan Night markets is Shilin Night Marker. There are many food choices as well as goods that you would want. There is also a food court located underground. You can go here by stopping at MRT Jiantan Station.

Must try Street Food:

Oyster Omelet

One of the most popular street foods in Shilin Night Market is the Oyster Omelet. Its starch is mixed with egg and has a filling of small oysters. There is also sauce poured on top of it, which makes it tastier.

Suggested Tour: Shilin Night Market Food Walking Tour in Taipei 

6. Miaokou Night Market

Address: Rensan Rd., Ren’ai District, Keelung

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Do you want cheap and delicious seafood and a great view? Off you go to Miaokou Night Market. After shopping in the centers nearby, you could check out the stalls and buy street food afterward. You may need to bring an umbrella in case it rains. You can take a train to Keelung Station.

Must try Street Food:

Cream Crab

Seafood is very fresh in Keelung as it is located on the North Coast. Cream Crab is something you should definitely try when coming here. Hurry before it’s sold out.

Suggested Tour: Taichung Half Day and One Day Tour Keelung Night Market Food Tour from Taipei

7. Ningxia Night Market

Address: Ningxia Road, Datong, Taipei

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One of the oldest and best Taiwan night markets in Taiwan is Ningxia Night Market. It’s relatively smaller than Shilin; still, the stalls are over 20 and filled with yummy street food. To go here, you can stop ant Shuanglian MRT Station take exit 1, and walk to the night market.

Must try Street Food:

Stinky Tofu

One of the best street food in Taiwan and is commonly seen in night markets. It can be fried, steamed, or barbecued. One should not mind the smell and try eating this delicacy.

Suggested Tour: Ningxia Night Market in Taiwan 

8. Dongdamen Night Market

Address: Hualien, Hualien City

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With over 400 vendors, Dongdanem is one of the largest in Taiwan. Vegetarian food options are also available. There are also game stalls here if you want to release some stress. You can ride a bus to Hualien Station to go here.

Must try Street Food:

Taiwanese Sausage

Taiwanese sausage is one of the most common street food in the country. Indeed, you should not miss eating this – be it the small bite-sized ones, big ones, or those in a bun.

9. Linjiang Street Night Market

Address: Linjiang Street, Da’an, Taipei

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Located near many tourist spots like Taipe101 and Elephant Mountain in Taipei is the Linjiang Street Market. It might be small, but it’s many locals’ favorite as they are not far away from the center. You can get here by taking the Red line to Xinyu Anhe and leaving at Exit 3.

Must try Street Food:

Stir-Fry Dish

If you want an authentic Taiwanese dish and one on the Michelin Bib Gourmand list, is Stir Fry by Lo Chi Hsiao Chao. The most favorite is clam, beef, and lamb stir fry. It’s super delicious, you won’t regret it!

10. Liuhe Tourist Night Market

Address: Liuhe Rd, QianjinDist, Daliao, Kaohsiung

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From food stalls to clothes shop, you could enjoy the Liuhe Night market. This is one of the best night markets in Taiwan and opened in the 1950s. Getting here is easy; you can walk from Formosa Boulevard Station.

Must try Street Food:

Seafood Porridge

There are many kinds of seafood available at Luihe Street Market, so don’t you miss eating it. One of the delicious recipes is the Seafood porridge filled with squid, prawns, clams, and many more. This hot bowl is perfect on a cold night!

Suggested Tour: Kaohsiung Day Tour


That’s our list of 10 Best Taiwan Night Market and Street Foods. You’ll surely add this to the reasons why you will love Taiwan. If you have been here, which one is your favorite? What street food do you highly recommend? Comment below.

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Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.


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44 thoughts on “10 Best Taiwan Night Markets and Street Foods

  1. My friends and I will be travelling to Taiwan by January 2018. Your inputs will be helpful. Thanks..

  2. My friend visited Taiwan last year and he adviced me to visit your words was very helpful.

  3. I and my friends went to Taiwan lasrt year and we had an incredible trip. The food could really be one of the highlights.

  4. The Liouhe Night Market is a paradise I can stay the whole night. I do love chinese food and seafood a lot.

    1. Then the Taiwan Night Market and Street Food is perfect for you! Head to Taiwan soon, Nica! 🙂

    1. Why not, Niko? Staying in Taiwan Night Market and grabbing Street Food would not be bad. Lol.

  5. Great to know that taiwan is as affordable as the other countries in South East Asia. Definitely need to visit it soon and try all those food

    1. Go for it, John Ryan? Which SEA countries have you been to? And when are you planning to go to Taiwan and experience the Taiwan Night Market and Street Food?

  6. I want that box of quail eggs with shrimps now. Taiwan seems an interesting place for food lovers.

  7. The squids are fascinating. Never been to taiwan but if ever I will be there.. will do a street food trip

    1. You should go to Taiwan Night Market and try the Street Food, especially the squids, for an ultimate trip. 🙂

  8. What an experience you had! Thanks for sharing these must try foods of Taiwan. I’ve been also seeing these night markets from a friend working in Taiwan but upon reading your blog post made me “Uy, I wanted to try these!”

    1. Then time to visit your friend, Ming. You two should go to Taiwan Night Market and try all the Street Food together! 🙂

    1. Tick off Taiwan from your list, Suchi! Sure you will have good time at the Night Market and grabbing some Street Food.

  9. The street food in Taiwan is so different than what I am used to. So cool to see how they eat there! xo Sabine

    1. Taiwan Night Market and Street Food is really interesting, Sabine. Hope you can explore and try it soon. 🙂

    1. You will, Rakel. 🙂 Glad you like the our Ultimate Guide to Taiwan Night Market and Street Food. 🙂

  10. I love food markets! They’re so much fun and there’s always something different to try. Taiwan is very lucky to have some many different ones.

    1. Exactly, Rosie. So time to experience that luck in Taiwan Night Market and Street Food. 🙂

  11. The place sounds so typical and traditional. I am a bit picky when it comes to food, but definitely the views and atmosphere would be something that would interest me. Thanks for this guide:)

    1. Hi Nya! Taiwan Night Market and Street Food would really interest any kind of visitor. 🙂

  12. Sounds like you had a lot of fun in Taiwan. I haven’t been there yet but my dad went few years ago and he had fabulous time there. I have been to the night market in Langkawi though.

    1. And how was your experience in Langkawi? Maybe you can go with your Dad for the Taiwan Night Market and Street Food next time. 🙂

  13. It looks like a very nice place! Great shopping possibilities, amazing food and you’re writing very nice.

    1. Thank you, Dreammerin. Feel free to ask more about our ultimate guide to Taiwan Night Market and Street Food! 🙂

  14. I would love to try authentic Taiwanese street food myself. I am a huge fan of Taiwanese dramas and the food featured in them always looks incredible!

    1. That’s great, Laura! Turn those food from dramas into reality by exploring the Taiwan Night Market and Street Food.

    1. Cool, Anna! Excited for your trip and feel free to share your experience in Taiwan Night Market and Street Food.

  15. I wish I could go to Asia to experience the food alone! That shot of the view from Jiufen is stunning!

    1. Go for that Asia trip, Amy! Don’t missed the Taiwan Night Market and Street Food. 🙂

  16. Street food is such a fun way to get to know local culture. Even though some of the food looked interesting – aka the stinky tofu it would be fun to try it out!

    1. Exactly, Alison! 🙂 So best way to explore Taiwan is by its Night Market and Street Food. 🙂

  17. Very informative article. Taiwan is one of the best places for night markets and street foods indeed. Heard a lot about Shilin Night Market but rarely the others. Very well done.

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