Private Taipei Food Tour: 10 Local Tastings With Cultural Insights
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Zhongzheng District
Embark on a private food tour in Taipei and indulge in 10 local tastings while gaining cultural insights. Savor the best dishes loved by locals and explore city highlights along the way!
Duration: 3 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
Highlights
  • Dongmen Market - Start your day at a street stall selling scallion pancakes, voted the best in all of Asia by CNN

  • Tamsui Zhongzheng Market - Discover the taste of Japan in Taiwan with a choice of different sushi’s

  • Dongmen Market - Check out Taiwans famous wet market, taste fresh pineapple from a family run stall

  • Tamsui Zhongzheng Market - See how fishballs are made by the locals as you enjoy them in a hot soup

  • Taipei 101 - No Taiwanese food tour would be complete without a sweet potato from the street

  • Stroll through an indoor market and enjoy a Chinese pie, beef or veggie? Whatever your prefer!

  • Quench your thirst with a delicious local drink where you will hear about the amazing history of the stall

  • Taipei Yong Kang Park - Get to know more of the local history and discover who Chiang Kei Shek is and why it’s such a controversial character in front of his statue

  • Longshan Temple - - Move towards one of Taiwans most famous chain restaurants and try melt in your mouth braised pork

  • Leave enough room for a Japanese classic, a tempura bowl of fish and tofu

  • Fish Pottery Studio - Take a bite of a soft rice ball for the perfect dessert and ending to your food tour in Taipei near the studio. Don’t forget to ask for recommendations from your local host for the rest of your stay!

  • Tianhou Temple - Pass by the historic temple dedicated to the sea goddess, Mazu, with an ornate interior & a colorful exterior.

  • Remains of Taipei Prison Wall - Pass by the Remains of Taipei Prison Wall are located in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan at the end of Aiguo East Road and Jinshan South Road adjacent to the Southern Taipei operations center for Chunghwa Telecom.

What's Included
  • 10 Food & Drinks Tastings
  • Vegetarian alternatives available
  • Exclusive Private Tour
  • Expert Local Guide
What's Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entrance tickets to the attractions - we will visit them from the outside
Additional Information

Embark on a private culinary journey through Taipei’s food scene. Experience 10 of the greatest culinary delights loved by the locals, ranging from savory to sweet and including native beverages; this tour guarantees to gratify every gastronome!

Indulge in traditional local flavor samples curated by a local expert who is passionate about food like Taiwanese scallion pancake from Tianjin and braised pork or its vegetarian equivalent. But it’s not just about food! This tour offers a cultural exploration as well! Apart from food tasting, city’s major attractions also find a spot, making this a comprehensive tour meeting every food enthusiast’s expectation.

The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour™ is a trademark tour of Withlocals, offered in key cities globally. We collaborate with enthusiastic local guides who receive a just fee. We aid local economies by featuring strictly local products and prevent over-tourism through maintaining small unobtrusive groups. Our tours are carbon neutral and plotted away from generic tourist trails.

  • PRIVATE TOUR: only you & your local guide
  • Includes city highlights in between food stops
  • Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions
Location
Dongmen Station (Xinyi)
MRT Dongmen Station exit 5 - Outside Giordano shop
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

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Etiennet666
Mar 31, 2024
AMAZING!!! - My tour with Garen has been the highlight of my trip. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Taipei who wants a fun authentic experience :)
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Kaelen
Mar 31, 2024
A highlight of my Taiwan trip - I met June shortly after arriving in Taipei. This tour was a great introduction to Taiwanese culture, history, and food. June is very personable. She seems to know everyone in the Dongmen area. I felt like I was visiting with a longtime friend. All of the tastings were delicious. I highly recommend this tour with June.
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Mariavictoria_i
Mar 27, 2024
I highly recommend getting June Hsieh! - June Hsieh, our guide, is amazing at what she does. Very knowledgeable and wise. Her insights gave us a better perspective of Taiwan, its culture, and the food, among others.
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270alelil
Mar 27, 2024
Great Walking Food Tour - My daughter, her boyfriend and I booked this tour. The directions for meeting our tour guide June were excellent and we met up with no problem. June has been doing this for about 7 years, lives in the area, knows many of the local business owners and gave us some quick history and facts about Taipei during our tour. We walked through Dongmen Marketplace and sampled some fruit, stopped at several restaurants, food booths and a tea house and tried lots of local foods….soups, vegetables, wraps, pastries, noodles, meats and teas. We were so full afterwards! We also stopped in at a couple of businesses but were never pressured to purchase. June even gave us some recommendations on other things to see and do while we were in Taipei, she spoke very good english and we had great conversations. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend booking with her.
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Benjamingoshko_g
Mar 26, 2024
Top Notch Tour - Jones was my guide and he made this tour an excellent experience. Happy to answer questions, full of local knowledge, and very easy going. Tea tasting and braised pork rice were my favorites. Could not recommend enough!
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Matt_k
Mar 26, 2024
Taste of Taiwan - Nicolas was an excellent tour guide. He showed us some great eats and shared a lot of information about Taiwan to help make our trip more memorable as well as fun. Thanks for the tour and experiences Nicolas. We look forward to our next trip!
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Kaufmto
Mar 26, 2024
Lots of tasty food in this tour - My wife and I scheduled this tour for 10AM on the first full day in Taipei. We schedule them early in our visit in most cities we visit. Although we often share these tours with other visitors, we ended up getting a private tour for just the two of us. Some food tours are primarily walking tours with just a few food stops. This one definitely focused on food primarily and, in fact, there was so much food that we filled up and felt the need to turn down items because there was just so much food in the first hour of the tour (we probably should have had a lighter breakfast in hindsight). The tour guide, Jones, spoke English well and had a very can do attitude. We started at the market near the metro stop where the tour began and within half an hour we had already sampled half a dozen items that included a rice ball, multiple fresh fruits, soup dumplings and fried chicken. But I think this counted as only 1 or 2 of the ten tastings built into the trip When Jones saw we were getting full he granted our request to take a side trip to see the school my wife’s father had attended in the 1950s that was still operating and he showed us various other sites in the area that were not part of the normal ten tastings. He also found some lighter items such as a shaved ice place and a tea house when he saw that we could not eat any more of the standard items which would have included more noodle or dumpling dishes. We appreciated his flexibility. So my advice to others taking this tour is don’t eat anything for at least two hours before the tour starts and pace yourself because Taipei offers a large number of food options without a ton of long walks in between them.
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Alma_c
Mar 26, 2024
Amazing Food Tour by Local! - Walking through the Dongmen Market and being taken to all the food stalls with the best bites was amazing! We loved every single stop, and Judy was a pleasure to talk to and work with.
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Wings415
Mar 25, 2024
Best Taipei Food Tour and More! - This tour was the absolute best introduction to Taipei. We tried many delicious foods and got to see a portion of the city and learn where to go to see much more. June not only fed us interesting and delicious food, but she also gave so much more of her time. It was fascinating talking with her about Taiwanese history. Ask her anything and she will be glad to have the discussion. She helped us make reservations for massages at a local spa, she helped us identify the must-see places for our three days here and she showed us some incredibly cute gift shops where we can get unique souvenirs for our families. Sign up for this tour! It is highly worthwhile!
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Larry_p
Mar 30, 2024
Great sampling of foods - Great tour. The food we sampled was awesome. We received full portions of everything, so came home full and even had some leftovers. We sampled many local foods we wouldn’t have found in our own. The time that we spent looking at buildings and architecture was not very worthwhile, as the explanations weren’t very clear. But the food portion was great, and we sampled more than the 10 foods promised
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