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THE BASICS

On your Taipei food tour, you’ll be led by expert guides on a gastronomical adventure – an afternoon of gluttony and indulgence – to sample Taipei’s most delicious offerings. 

Taipei day tours take about four hours and are held at a leisurely pace, giving you time to soak up the history, culture, and flavor of your food in one sitting.

Tour Taipei with Taipei Eats to go where other Taipei walking tours do not: you’ll sit at the table with locals, taking part in an unforgettably unique experience.

Our advice to you: come hungry!

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WHY BOOK?

Taipei is a maze of narrow alleys and Chinese signage, intimidating even to frequent visitors. A lack of English-language food guides and resources make it even harder to find the best of the best; that’s where we come in.

Our Taipei food tour combines native knowledge with constant research to bring you the most appetizing local meals that Taipei has to offer.

(Fact: we spent over three whole months simply eating food to create the itineraries for our Taipei tours. Tough job, we know).

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WHO'S COMING?

Our Taipei food tours cater to adventurous foodies, like you! We welcome those who want to experience the true culinary spirit of Taiwan.

Vegetarians, welcome! Parents, bring your children! We aim to make your food tour in Taipei both informative and accommodating.

Our guides serve as local friends, showing you their own favorite spots around Taipei for an afternoon – and even when your Taiwan food tour comes to a close, we’re happy to give even more recommendations!

What We Love About Taiwanese Food

Taiwanese cuisine is comprised of a melting pot (or hot-pot, if you will) of culinary flavors and techniques from multiple cultures and culinary traditions – including those of the mainland southern China provinces Fujian and Guangzhou, as well as that of Japan.

Taiwanese culture is notoriously food-obsessed: most gatherings revolve around eating, and many residents will think nothing of loitering in line for hours on end to get a taste of a hyped-up culinary trend. Combine a dizzying array of food options and a fast-pace urban life and you may glean a better understanding of the Taiwanese culinary tradition of 小吃 “xiao chi”. Literally translated as “small eats”, xiaochi are essentially substantial snacks – small bites that can be eaten throughout the day, or combined to form a full meal. Rarely found in home-cooking or in restaurants, the kingdom of xiao chi is the streets, where vendors boil, fry and sauce a variety of foods that are often served on-the-go.

The most common ingredients found in Taiwanese food are pork, seafood, chicken, rice, and soy. However, during the early 1900s, beef noodle soup was introduced into Taiwan from outside provinces of China. This dish has now become one of the more renowned dishes associated with Taiwan. Though this dish isn’t on the food tour, Taipei has a number of well-known places that serve this dish that we do recommend. Just ask us and we’d be happy to show you the way on your food tour in Taiwan.