Updated: Jan 21
Here's a list of all the night markets we visited in Taipei, Taiwan.
Taiwan is our top pick for most delicious street food, and best night markets. Also, Yelp works in Taiwan if you ever need a suggestion for where to eat or drink. To visit any of the markets, we recommend taking the public rail, MRT.
Shilin Night Market (士林夜市)
Open Monday through Sunday 03:00pm to 01:00am
How to get there - Take the Tamsui-xinyi (red line) 2 to Jiantan Station (劍潭), not Shilin Station. Leave exit 1.
Shilin is one of the most popular and "touristy" night markets.
Don't forget to explore the Shilin night market food court in B1 (basement area), look for the arrows.
Popular eats here -Oyster Omelet (蚵仔煎)
Raohe Street Night Market (饒河街觀光夜市)
Open Monday through Sunday 04:00pm to 12:00am
Getting there- Take the Green Line to the terminal station Songshan (松山), exit 5. The night market entrance is just to the right across the street next to the temple.
One of our favorite night markets we visited. This market is not as touristy as Shilin, yet still has a good variety of street foods and goods.
Huaxi Street Night Market (華西街觀光夜市) "Snake Alley"
Open Monday through Sunday 04:00pm to 12:00am
Getting there - Take the Blue Line 5 to Longshan Temple (龍山寺), Exit 1. The market is located just west of Longshan Temple.
Huaxi night market consist of many "old shops" 老店. Stop by to visit these traditional shops and see Longshan temple which is located close by. If you are up for it, try snake soup which is what this night market is well known for. There are some other snake remedies that are offered, snake blood, snake venom drinks, and snake meat. We passed on all of them.
*Huaxi night market and Guanzhou street night market are just a 4 minute walk from each other.
Guangzhou Street Night Market (艋舺夜市)
Open Monday through Sunday 06:00pm to 12:00am
Getting there - Take the Blue Line 5 to Longshan Temple (龍山寺), the temple is located just north of the station plaza, Exit 1.
A very local night market with a mix of authentic Taiwanese food and massage parlors.
Gongguan Night Market (旅遊王)
Open Monday through Sunday 03:00pm to 11:45am
Getting there - Take Taipei MRT-Xindian Line (捷運新店線) to MRT Gongguan Station (捷運公館站).
Gongguan night market is located very close to NTU (National Taiwan University), which means plenty of tasty and affordable foods. There are plenty of food vendors, cafes, and stores selling clothing and electronics.
Linjiang Street Night Market (Tonhgua Night Market 通化夜市)
Monday through Saturday 06:00pm to 02:00am
Sunday 06:00 pm to 12:00am
Getting there - Take the Red Line to Xinyi Anhe (信義安和) station. Use Exit 3, continue walking straight until Tonghua Street (通化街) and take a right. Continue walking until the night market becomes visible on the left side.
Another favorite market of ours, with plenty of local food vendors! We visited this market three times!
Ningxia Night Market (寧夏夜市)
Ningxia Road, Datong District, Taipei City, Taiwan 103
Monday through Sunday 05:00pm to 02:00 am
Getting there - Take the (Tamsui-xinyi) Red Line 2 to Xinyi Anhe (信義安和) station, Exit 3.
Ningxia night market had a great variety of street foods. From this one market we bought a big bowl of beef and noodles, braised beef and braised chicken rice bowls, chicken skin wrapped sausage on a stick, milk boba tea, and deep fried custard puffs.
For all night markets, hours may differ for the mid autumn festival and other major holidays.
Explore all the streets of a night market. After going to a handful of night markets we noticed some food vendors could be found repeatedly while some could only be found at specific night markets. We saw many blow torched beef cubes and foods on a stick. Even if the food looks the same if may not taste the same. Bao buns could be found at every night market, but we realized not all bao are made the same!
Our favorite food vendors!
Bao buns at Linjiang Street Market.
Our absolute favorite bao buns that we miss! 10 piece bao are 120NT$ (~$3.91). We tried the gyoza but the real deal are those bao buns, and don't forget the spicy sauce.
藍家割包 Lan Jia Traditional Taiwanese Snack (found at Gongguan night market)
Another one of our favorite foods we had in Taiwan! Follow the queue and you will always find great foods. The staff are very helpful, they have an english menu that make choosing your stuffing easy. You can choose the amount of pork fat on the meat, which also affects the cost. The bao bun is moist, fluffy and sweet.
方家雞肉飯(Braised pork and chicken rice at Ningxia night market)
Very flavorful braised pork rice! We also tried the chicken rice which was well seasoned and not dry. Who knew just pork and rice or chicken and rice could be so satisfying?
Deep fried custard balls (and other flavors)
This vendor is also located at Ningxia night market. We highly recommend the custard flavor! This dessert was heavenly, the outside is crunchy and the inside is rich melted custard. The price is 100NT$ (~$3.25) a bag.
Black Pepper Buns at Raohe Market
These hand rolled buns are stuffed with pork, black pepper, spring onions and other seasonings. Black pepper buns can be found around Taiwan, but the ones at Raohe night market are famously delicious. The buns are stuck to the insides of a canister type oven and left to cook with the lid on. The line at this vendor can take around 15 minutes to get through, but the wait is worth it. The buns end up being crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, and the meat is very flavorful.
Happy night market exploring!