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As Taipei becomes more international, so does it’s food. You can find almost anything you are craving, and new things to try. Check out the most recommended eateries here.

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Festive Feast Ideas – Christmas In Taipei
By mike trends | Published 2015/12/22

If you’re at a loss for how to celebrate your Christmas in Taipei, have no fear. I’m a huge fan of the seasonal spread, so I’ve done some research and would like to introduce your Festive Feast guide to making the most of your Christmas dinner!

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My Top 8 Vegan Cafes in Taipei
By Josette Penzel | Published 2015/12/09

There are lots of amazing vegetarian spots in Taipei, but when you are looking for full-on vegan such as myself, it can be a lot trickier to find good places. Since there are a good number of articles out there, and one amazing website, cataloging all of Taipei’s Vegan restaurants, I figured I would focus in on another favorite […]

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Maison Gourmande: Homemade French Pastry in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/11/02

Who would have thought that you could find authentic country-style French pastry in Taipei? Sure, I know French patisseries and creperies are becoming a curbside commodity around the world, especially macarons as cute as they are, which still sell out to high demand here in Taipei. But real honest-to-goodness country cooking with that special touch […]

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The Freshest in Taipei – The V:F (Vegetables & Fruit)
By Chris | Published 2015/10/19

I am admittedly a devout meat-eater. But every now and then even I acquire a craving for something completely natural, extremely fresh and satisfyingly delectable…in other words, vegetarian food. However, while innovative vegetarian cuisine such as Mia Cucina and Herban Kitchen is on the up and up in Taipei, it can still be a struggle to find an truly-healthy […]

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Little London: Revisited
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/07/28

When I want a good beer and some face-time with friends… Little London serves up the perfect experience! Coming to Taipei three years ago, I thought I was sacrificing my beloved beer and hangouts with just the right atmosphere to chill with friends, good conversation included! It wasn’t until 6 months into my stay in […]

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7 Kinds of Korean Cuisine in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/06/16

If I hear that song one more time, I might hurt somebody. You know which one I’m talking about. Still, I love Korean food and it has always been a favorite of mine. So I made it a mission to hit up the best Korean spots in Taipei. Here’s a short list for those who […]

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Bloch Beer: From Shoe Shiner to Brew Master
By Chris | Published 2015/06/11

What does it take to be a brew master? Well, if you were a German brewer, maybe you would start with an old-school apprenticeship in the heart of Bavarian beer brewing country, learning the 1000 year old trade of bocks, lagers, and dark beers, and slowly working your way up the ranks. But that wouldn’t […]

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The Hammer
By Chris | Published 2015/06/02

There are a few secrets in Yonghe that are worth checking out if you are looking for a change of scenery. The Hammer is one of them. Close to the spot where the famous Frankie’s Pies used to be, The Hammer sits down a narrow alley, in a place that you would almost never venture […]

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8 Smokin’ Spots for When You’re Feeling Carnivorous
By Jennifer | Published 2015/05/20

Carnivore /ˈkɑrnɪvɔər/- meaning meat eater How do you like your meat? Are you a steak and potatoes kind of person, or are you more of the fried chicken kind? Maybe all of the above? Either way, I’ve got you covered with a list of some of my favorite places to go to when I’m feeling […]

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Campus Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/05/14

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get here. I first heard about Campus Cafe a while ago and it immediately peaked my interest: A North American college cafeteria style restaurant with a huge variety of delicious and inexpensive food to choose from. What’s not to love?

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Secret Base: Zhanlu Cafe (Ruiguang)
By Chin Hu | Published 2015/05/02

Living in Taipei, you definitely cannot neglect your cafes. Regardless if it’s a chain or an independent cafe, you will be able to discover a common principle among the cafes here: It doesn’t matter if business is booming, the cafes will never try to push you to leave! This is also one of Taipei’s common […]

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10 Taipei “Foodgasms” You Have to Try
By Jennifer | Published 2015/04/28

  If you’re like me, I tend to get asked a lot “What do you want to eat?” Making a decision on where you have dinner is no easy task, simply because the options are endless. There are stalls and holes-in-the-wall all over the city. It seems like new restaurants are constantly opening up, and […]

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Secret Base: Zhanlu Cafe (Ruiguang)
By Chin Hu | Published 2015/05/02

Living in Taipei, you definitely cannot neglect your cafes. Regardless if it’s a chain or an independent cafe, you will be able to discover a common principle among the cafes here: It doesn’t matter if business is booming, the cafes will never try to push you to leave! This is also one of Taipei’s common […]

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Fairy Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/02/02

It’s not often that I find myself crawling through the back alleys in Xindian, but I was on a mission to finally find the cafe that so many people have told me about: Fairy Cafe. Imagine my surprise when after turning into the very industrial-looking neighborhood, I was actually greeted with a few very nice […]

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A Coffee a Day: Our 5 Favorite Cafes in Taipei
By mike trends | Published 2015/01/09

It’s Monday morning, 8:00am. You’ve just rolled out of bed and you’ve spent the past 30 minutes haphazardly stumbling around your house as you prepare for your seemingly endless workweek. Then, you step outside and it hits you, “I could really go for a cup of coffee”.  Does this sound familiar to you?

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Kliqe Cafe
By TT author | Published 2014/06/27

A New Open Brunch coffee “Kliqe” in Songshan district. Here had a Great atmosphere, Great quality Food, nice price and good reading environment. -Ryoma Heno

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VG Cafe
By Chris | Published 2014/01/02

Meeting a friend in an unassuming little alley just off of Fuxing South Rd, I found myself at a cafe that was also a lounge and an art gallery as well. The storefront was catching, but would have been easy to miss if I hadn’t been looking for it. After stepping foot into the cafe, […]

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Climontine
By Chris | Published 2013/10/22

Flabbergasted. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my first experience at Climontine. I had never even heard of the bakery, winery, restaurant and cafe before going out with my friends for Sunday brunch, but the experience left me craving for more. A remarkable mix of East and West, the (mostly) bakery […]

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The Aroma
By Chris | Published 2013/06/25

What’s that divine smell coming from Ximending? The scent of freshly baked bread and muffins made from scratch, the tantalizing aroma of masterfully roasted beans brewing to make some of Taipei’s best coffee. The Aroma Cafe is unique in both its culture and its offerings. Born out of a community that is friendly, outgoing and […]

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Café Café
By mike trends | Published 2013/05/10

Tucked away in the back alleys of the Xinyi area, there is a cafe unlike any other in Taipei.  A member of The Diner family, Cafe Cafe is a Western style cafe with a full menu of great food, a unique, garden-like dining atmosphere and quiet location.

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Fika Fika Cafe
By TTdude | Published 2013/05/01

In Sweden, the people love their coffee so much that they actually have a special word for coffee breaks. “Fika” is a word that is somewhat ambiguous, but generally means to have a break with coffee and sweets such as cookies or cake. At Fika Fika Cafe, they love the idea so much, that they […]

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topo+ cafe
By RV | Published 2013/03/28

Looking for that perfect brunch spot away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD?  Topo+ café  in Tianmu is an excellent blend of innovate design and great quality, great for taking a break from it all.

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Second Floor Cafe (Dun Hua)
By TT | Published 2013/02/26

Eating is important to us. So when we go out, we aren’t only looking for good food, but also a comfortable atmosphere to enjoy. Well, Second Floor Cafe has it all and more. This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in Taipei, both in quality of food and design of the space itself. The […]

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Boite de Bijou (AnHe)
By TT | Published 2013/02/21

The cool, comfortable air of an enclosed patio, the warm, rich scent of freshly made bread and freshly brewed coffee: this and more await you at Boite de Bijou, where everything is made fresh, right on the spot. This French Patisserie creates some of the finest baked goods in Taiwan. Traditional French bread, cookies, cakes, […]

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7 Kinds of Korean Cuisine in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/06/16

If I hear that song one more time, I might hurt somebody. You know which one I’m talking about. Still, I love Korean food and it has always been a favorite of mine. So I made it a mission to hit up the best Korean spots in Taipei. Here’s a short list for those who […]

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Writing on the Wall: Shao Shao Ke 勺勺客
By Chris | Published 2015/03/30

You see that interesting looking building? That magical, old-school style restaurant is A-Cai’s 阿才的店, and it’s somewhere I’ve been really interested in trying for a long time. It’s also where I thought we were going to eat on this day…but it wasn’t. The restaurant my friends had booked was a nondescript little restaurant that was […]

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Taiwan Beer Factory
By Chris | Published 2013/11/11

Beer is the bedrock on which most societies are built. It gets us through good times and bad, helps us break out of our shell in social situations, and has led to many a relationship. Good beer, bad beer and everything in between, it’s all acceptable as long as there are friends and entertainment. And […]

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Climontine
By Chris | Published 2013/10/22

Flabbergasted. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my first experience at Climontine. I had never even heard of the bakery, winery, restaurant and cafe before going out with my friends for Sunday brunch, but the experience left me craving for more. A remarkable mix of East and West, the (mostly) bakery […]

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Toku
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/09/04

To avoid confusion, I will refer to the owner of Toku as Mr. Toku because Mr. Toku, the owner/head chef appropriately named his Calfiornia-style sushi restaurant… Toku. A man on a mission, Mr. Toku is Japanese/Taiwanese and spent a lot of time growing up in the U.S. He brings his multiculturalism to the table with […]

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NCIS: Northern California Inspired Sushi
By Lewis Clark | Published 2013/08/28

Tucked away in one of Taipei’s booming hot spots in the East area, Northern California Inspired Sushi (NCIS) offers some of the most savory sushi fusions. Nope sorry, the only marine-based investigation going on here is how to take the freshest fish there is, and turn it into some of the best tasting sushi in […]

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The Peak
By mike trends | Published 2013/07/22

Taipei is full of amazing dining options and everybody knows it. With such a large international population in the country’s capital, you cannot deny that this fast paced city has almost everything you can hope for when it comes to food. However, when the speed of the city gets to you and you feel like […]

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Watami
By mike trends | Published 2013/05/02

If hearing the words sushi, tempura, BBQ, and sa-ke is enough to make you hungry then Watami is a must try dining spot for you. Established in 1984 as a small Japanese restaurant, it has since exploded into a popular international dining spot. With modern architecture and excellent food, you’re bound to impress with this […]

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DinTaiFung
By TT | Published 2012/07/23

Open and running since 1957, DinTaiFung (鼎泰豐) has gone from a simple steamed dumpling shop to a world famous restaurant with locations in 10 countries. The restaurant serves some of the best cuisine in Taiwan and has been called one of the top-10 restaurants in the world by the New York Times, and even received […]

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Shui Che Yue (ShaCha Hot Pot)
By TT | Published 2012/07/17

Opened by an ex-basketball star from Taiwan, Shui Che Yue (水車月) gets its name from the origin of the ShaCha (沙茶) flavor in Chaozhou. This self-serve hotpot offers more than most all-you-can-eat restaurants, using some of the best meats, appetizers, and ingredients you can get.

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JiuFengJi Beef Noodle
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/29

The area around Taipei Main station is filled with plenty of coffee shops and restaurants, but if you are feeling adventurous, a little walk west on ZhongXiao Rd. will reveal a remotely placed beef noodle shop named JiuFengJi (九豐記). Known for its unique flavor and award-winning dishes, JiuFengJi is one of the best beef noodle […]

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HuaDiao Chicken | 原創花雕雞 (FuXing)
By TTdude | Published 2012/05/09

HuaDiao Chicken is one of the most innovative and best quality restaurants in Taipei. Every dish is specially made with unique flavors and ingredients, but the real draw here is the wine-marinated chicken pot which comes in a variety of flavors, all of them absolutely delicious!

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Festive Feast Ideas – Christmas In Taipei
By mike trends | Published 2015/12/22

If you’re at a loss for how to celebrate your Christmas in Taipei, have no fear. I’m a huge fan of the seasonal spread, so I’ve done some research and would like to introduce your Festive Feast guide to making the most of your Christmas dinner!

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Maison Gourmande: Homemade French Pastry in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/11/02

Who would have thought that you could find authentic country-style French pastry in Taipei? Sure, I know French patisseries and creperies are becoming a curbside commodity around the world, especially macarons as cute as they are, which still sell out to high demand here in Taipei. But real honest-to-goodness country cooking with that special touch […]

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Little London: Revisited
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/07/28

When I want a good beer and some face-time with friends… Little London serves up the perfect experience! Coming to Taipei three years ago, I thought I was sacrificing my beloved beer and hangouts with just the right atmosphere to chill with friends, good conversation included! It wasn’t until 6 months into my stay in […]

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7 Kinds of Korean Cuisine in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/06/16

If I hear that song one more time, I might hurt somebody. You know which one I’m talking about. Still, I love Korean food and it has always been a favorite of mine. So I made it a mission to hit up the best Korean spots in Taipei. Here’s a short list for those who […]

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Bloch Beer: From Shoe Shiner to Brew Master
By Chris | Published 2015/06/11

What does it take to be a brew master? Well, if you were a German brewer, maybe you would start with an old-school apprenticeship in the heart of Bavarian beer brewing country, learning the 1000 year old trade of bocks, lagers, and dark beers, and slowly working your way up the ranks. But that wouldn’t […]

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8 Smokin’ Spots for When You’re Feeling Carnivorous
By Jennifer | Published 2015/05/20

Carnivore /ˈkɑrnɪvɔər/- meaning meat eater How do you like your meat? Are you a steak and potatoes kind of person, or are you more of the fried chicken kind? Maybe all of the above? Either way, I’ve got you covered with a list of some of my favorite places to go to when I’m feeling […]

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10 Taipei “Foodgasms” You Have to Try
By Jennifer | Published 2015/04/28

  If you’re like me, I tend to get asked a lot “What do you want to eat?” Making a decision on where you have dinner is no easy task, simply because the options are endless. There are stalls and holes-in-the-wall all over the city. It seems like new restaurants are constantly opening up, and […]

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12 Best Eateries with a Patio
By Chris | Published 2015/04/02

    With summer approaching yet again and the rain keeping at bay (for now), I’m gearing up to do some dining in my favorite place of all time: outdoors. I’m not talking about picnics; too many preparations and insects, I’m talking about restaurants and cafes where you can spend your meal away from the […]

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The Mad Master of Sushi: Toku
By Chris | Published 2014/11/13

Toku’s Sushi is one of our favorite places to eat, as you can see here! We go there not just because of the sushi, but because of the man himself: Toku. A character like no other, eating with him around, you’ll soon find yourself stuffed on sushi and drunk as a skunk. That’s why we […]

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Taipei Cornucopia: Thanksgiving
By Chris | Published 2013/11/18

It’s that time of the year when leaves are turning lovely shades of red, yellow, and orange, snow is covering the ground to make way for the Holiday season, and turkeys are being stuffed and slowly roasted for Thanksgiving……. at least it’s that time of year outside of Taiwan. Even if you’re not familiar with […]

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Afternoon Tea@The Kitchen Table
By TTdude | Published 2013/07/23

W Taipei is bringing in the latest fashion trends to the dining table by offering an exclusive afternoon tea experience of – “Fashion, Color, Print” Summer 2013 collection in the kitchen table restaurant. “Fashion, Color, Print” Afternoon Tea designed by resident  “Sweetologist” Chef Ponytail is served daily from 3pm- 5pm (Sunday from 3:30pm-5pm) priced at […]

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Leo’s Tuck Shop
By RV | Published 2013/07/16

An iconic dish to Australians and New Zealanders, a ‘meat pie’ is meaty goodness enrobed in a palm-sized buttery pastry shell. It was a treat I indulged on a regular basis when I was growing up in Oz. And even now, there’s nothing quite like taking a crispy, yet moist bite out of a warm […]

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Maison Gourmande: Homemade French Pastry in Taipei
By Sylvie Tran | Published 2015/11/02

Who would have thought that you could find authentic country-style French pastry in Taipei? Sure, I know French patisseries and creperies are becoming a curbside commodity around the world, especially macarons as cute as they are, which still sell out to high demand here in Taipei. But real honest-to-goodness country cooking with that special touch […]

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The Hammer
By Chris | Published 2015/06/02

There are a few secrets in Yonghe that are worth checking out if you are looking for a change of scenery. The Hammer is one of them. Close to the spot where the famous Frankie’s Pies used to be, The Hammer sits down a narrow alley, in a place that you would almost never venture […]

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Campus Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/05/14

I can’t believe it has taken me so long to get here. I first heard about Campus Cafe a while ago and it immediately peaked my interest: A North American college cafeteria style restaurant with a huge variety of delicious and inexpensive food to choose from. What’s not to love?

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My Beefy Paradise: Danny’s Steakhouse
By Chris | Published 2015/03/23

Happy Birthday to me! There’s only one thing I like better than a steak dinner, and that’s a steak dinner prepared in a wood-fired stove and cooked to perfection. If you are the kind of person, like me, who craves the taste of meat in a primal sort of way, then there is one fine-dining […]

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Fairy Cafe
By Chris | Published 2015/02/02

It’s not often that I find myself crawling through the back alleys in Xindian, but I was on a mission to finally find the cafe that so many people have told me about: Fairy Cafe. Imagine my surprise when after turning into the very industrial-looking neighborhood, I was actually greeted with a few very nice […]

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Merlot Cafe & Bistro
By Lewis Clark | Published 2015/01/20

Nestled in a quiet alley in the Zhongshan District, Merlot Cafe & Bistro is one of the classiest restaurants in town! It offers a quiet environment, FRIENDLY service and most importantly, food cooked to perfection! Shall we begin? Alrighty then!!! (#AceVentura) Appetizers The Apps (not cell phone apps) at Merlot are outstanding. The Pizza with […]

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G’day Cafe
By TT | Published 2014/11/28

We love brunch, especially good brunch, so it’s always nice to find a new place with good food to fill our guts. G’day Cafe is by no means new, but it is definitely delicious. With lots of Western style breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner to choose from, G’day Cafe is one of our favorite places […]

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La Crêperie
By Chris | Published 2014/07/30

From Shanghai to Saigon, you may find world-class French cuisine and the most luxurious dining spots imaginable, but when you think of creative and authentic crêpes, you only need look to La Crêperie. New to make its way to Taipei, the quickly successful chain has already found roots in six other big cities throughout Asia. […]

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Sublime Urban Bistro & Bar (& FBI HQ)
By Chris | Published 2014/07/09

As far as lounges go, there are quite a few in Taipei, all with their own little close knit communities and design quirks. But there is one place in the east area (東區) that is unlike anything else in the city. Not only does it have a cozy bar, chill atmosphere and a range of […]

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Burger & Co.
By Adam Hatch | Published 2014/04/08

Special guest article by 5th grade student – Estella – from Tree House Academy! Recently, our teacher Mr. H brought Lily and I to a restaurant that just opened a few months ago. The restaurant is named Burger and Co. and is located on TongAn St. very close to our school. When we got to […]

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Dining Comes Alive at VIVO
By Chris | Published 2014/03/06

When I first heard Vivo was a Spanish Tapas place, I was imagining another quaint, fairly authentic, restaurant. One that serves to a group of few, but loyal customers. Really though, I mostly couldn’t get that strange, slightly unsettling, mask logo out of my mind. But as I have come to find, Vivo is not […]

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Mayan: Mexican Cuisine
By Chris | Published 2014/02/20

Move over Fresh-Mex, full Mexican restaurants are here to stay. While Taipei has had a bit of a good start developing a taste for Mexican cuisine, much of the progress has been in the form of Chipotle or Cafe Rio style fresh-Mex with only the basic taco/burrito combo. But that isn’t the case with Mayan.

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Climontine
By Chris | Published 2013/10/22

Flabbergasted. That’s the only word I can think of to describe my first experience at Climontine. I had never even heard of the bakery, winery, restaurant and cafe before going out with my friends for Sunday brunch, but the experience left me craving for more. A remarkable mix of East and West, the (mostly) bakery […]

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Butter Cafe & Creperie
By Chris | Published 2013/07/19

Mmmm, butter. When I first heard about Butter Cafe & Creperie I was imagining rich, buttery crepes, strong coffees and all of that other delicious cuisine you would expect to find at a French style cafe. This being Taiwan though, you never know what you are going to get, so while I was optimistic, I […]

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Les Bébés
By TTdude | Published 2013/04/18

Gourmet cupcakes have had a strong following in places like New York over the last couple of years, and for good reason. The cupcakes at places like Les Bébés truly have all of the amazing flavor of a regular sized gourmet cake packed into a little cup. With a huge variety of flavors made with […]

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Dolce Hits the Sweet Spot [CLOSED :( ]
By Sam H | Published 2013/01/14

Dolce has a seductive quality. Nestled in an up and coming DongQu neighborhood, it has somewhat of an unassuming exterior. However, upon entering, you will find yourself greeted by the slick elegance of a chic and modern dessert lounge whose custom design and amiable staff align to create one of the nicest nightlife dining spots […]

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We Love Cookies!
By Sam H | Published 2012/12/18

Craving cookies or cupcakes? Well if you’re in the NTU/ Gongguan area then go check out We Love Cookies! Run by the charismatic owner TJ Higgins, this delicious little sweet shop is always worth a visit. Carrying some of the best cookies Taipei has to offer, We Love Cookies is always surrounded by the smell […]

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“Let’s get Super Baked” [Closed :( ]
By Sam H | Published 2012/11/13

Super Baked cupcakes that is. If you’ve ever experienced Super Baked then you know it’s an experience to remember. Hand crafted with quality in mind and love in heart, Super Baked cupcakery is one of a kind. Run by the adorable and humorous Kimmy, this budding bakery is now sharing it’s delicious creations with all […]

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Dolce: A Sweet Spot [closed :( ]
By TT | Published 2012/10/22

Taipei can be a bit of a dessert desert when trying to find finely-made pastries with unique, but more importantly, rich and delicious flavors. While there may be a lot of “cake” shops around town, except for a few patisseries such as Boîte de Bijou, there isn’t much in the way of expertly-crafted desserts. However, […]

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Bigtom (GuangFu)
By TT | Published 2012/05/17

On a nice sunny summer day in Taipei, there’s nothing better than eating ice cream and avoiding the heat any way you can. That’s why there are places like Bigtom. Sitting within the Sun Yat-Sen memorial area just off of GuangFu South Rd., Bigtom is one of Taipei’s finest when it comes to freshly made […]

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Frozen Ole’s [Closed :( ]
By TT | Published 2012/05/07

Although big chains like Haagen Dazs and Coldstone have been in Taiwan for years, specialty ice cream shops have been a little harder to find in Taipei. However, more and more, there are some places you can go to get homemade, fresh, unique and premium ice cream. One of those places is Frozen Ole’s.

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Top Pot Bakery [closed :( ]
By TT | Published 2012/04/16

Taipei has its fair share of delicious bakeries and pastry shops such as Boite de Bijou. However, with all of the fancy (and strange) styles of baked goods offered throughout the city, it can be somewhat difficult to find a really solid bread shop. That’s why shops like Top Pot Bakery are making a killing.

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My Top 8 Vegan Cafes in Taipei
By Josette Penzel | Published 2015/12/09

There are lots of amazing vegetarian spots in Taipei, but when you are looking for full-on vegan such as myself, it can be a lot trickier to find good places. Since there are a good number of articles out there, and one amazing website, cataloging all of Taipei’s Vegan restaurants, I figured I would focus in on another favorite […]

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The Freshest in Taipei – The V:F (Vegetables & Fruit)
By Chris | Published 2015/10/19

I am admittedly a devout meat-eater. But every now and then even I acquire a craving for something completely natural, extremely fresh and satisfyingly delectable…in other words, vegetarian food. However, while innovative vegetarian cuisine such as Mia Cucina and Herban Kitchen is on the up and up in Taipei, it can still be a struggle to find an truly-healthy […]

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