Taiwan’s third largest city, Taichung is a bustling city centre filled with art, heritage and is also a gateway to the best of the island’s most scenic nature areas.
There are many things to eat, do and see in Taichung.
Beef noodles are almost like a staple and must-eat in Taiwan. Hugely raved by the locals, beef-lieve us when we say this piping hot bowl of succulent beef noodle is one of the best and will make you crave for more.
寶島口福牛肉麵 No. 133, Gongzheng Road, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403 Opening hours / Information: Monday to Sunday: 11am to 9pm +886 4 2301 0560 Facebook Price: ●●●●●
More famous for its Insta-worthy ice-cream pool than its ice-cream. But don’t be fooled, take a dive in and try out some of their more interesting flavours such as Roasted Rice and Black Sesame.
愛台灣的義大利冰淇淋－I'm Talato No. 451, Yingcai Road, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403 Opening hours / Information: Sunday to Thursday: 11.30am to 7.30pm Friday to Saturday: 11.30am to 8.30pm 04 2305 8908 Facebook | Website Price: ●●●●●
Woof woof! And yes, this delicious paw-shaped puff can be found almost anywhere in Taichung. Just imagine the taste of the famous Taiwanese egg waffle but infused with lemon essence giving you a refreshing bite with every mouthful.
陳乘成 雷檬雞蛋糕 No. 105, Gongzheng Road, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403 Opening hours / Information: Saturday to Sunday: 2pm to 7pm Facebook Price: ●●●●●
(Kaoshiung Rice Noodle)
Stuck in a sticky situation and can’t decide what to eat? This street side food vendor might just be solution for your hunger pangs. Enjoy a bowl of this sticky and chewy noodle with ingredients of your picking served in a clear broth.
陳乘成 雷檬雞蛋糕 No. 206, Zhongmei Street, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403 +886 4 2305 3819 Price: ●●●●●
Laura Pastry Bakery
With a best-seller like their bite-size Pumpkin Cake. Laura Pastry Bakery also have a variety of decadent tarts and pastries.
Laura Pastry Bakery No. 179, Zhongxing St., West Dist, Taichung, Taiwan +886 4 2305 9080 Price: ●●●●●
Manni Cafe 很多咖啡
Located within 審計368新創聚落, this quaint little cafe is the perfect spot to provide some respite after a day of shopping and walking.
Manni Cafe 很多咖啡 No. 3, Alley 2, Lane 368, Minsheng Road, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403 Opening hours / Information: Wednesday to Sunday: 10.30am to 7pm +886 4 2358 1728 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook Price: ●●●●●
Solidbean Coffee Roasters
Intrigued by its name and drawn in by its white interior and clean lines. Other than serving a mean cuppa, Solidbean Coffee Roasters also offers some really interesting dessert such as their Grilled Pineapples with Ice-Cream.
Solidbean Coffee Roasters No. 403, Taiwan, Taichung City, West District, 精誠三街28號 Opening hours / Information: Daily except on Wednesday: 8.30am to 6.30pm 04 2310 2272 email@example.com Facebook | Instagram | Website Price: ●●●●●
Most famous for its Sesame-Oil Rice, every meal comes with a complimentary side dish and soup. An affordable choice for any meal of the day!
資豐美食 No. 408, Taiwan, Taichung City, Nantun District, Section 2, Nantun Road, 593號南屯市 Opening hours / Information: Monday to Sunday: 7am to 7pm Price: ●●●●●
Recharge yourself in the cosy interior of this cafe with a cup of artisan coffee, perhaps?
窩柢咖啡公寓 No. 27, Xinglin Rd, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407 Opening hours / Information: Tueday to Sunday: 11am to 9pm Facebook Price: ●●●●●
You will find many of these tiny food stalls selling noodles along the streets of Taichung. This one is famous for their meatballs and wantons, which are sure to satisfy your bellies before you go off frolicking in the park.
豐原肉丸 No.403, Taiwan, Taichung City, West District, 台中市西區中興街173號 Opening hours / Information: Tueday to Sunday: 11am to 8pm Price: ●●●●●
Taichung City Park
A recreational park where people gather, to play ball, walk their cute dogs or even just chill-out and get a tan.
Taichung City Park Gongyi Road, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403
Perfect locale for your next #ootd picture for Instagram. Other than its beautiful exterior, do check out some of the interesting exhibition within.
Zero Space No. 31台灣大道三段308號, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407 Facebook
If you are a fan of art and design, you will be able to spend hours in this bookstore without even blinking. Filled with a wholesome collection of art and design related books, bookworms should definitely bookmark this place as a must-go.
佔空間 Artqpie No. 135, Zhongmei Street, West District, Taichung City, Taiwan 403 Opening hours / Information: Monday to Sunday: 2pm to 9pm
There are no lack of concept stores in Taichung and most have a well-curated selection of little knick knacks that’s out to make you spend your every dime.
森林燦燦 No.403, Taiwan, Taichung City, West District, Minsheng Rd, 358號 Opening hours / Information: Tuesday to Sunday: 11am to 7pm +886 4 2301 0993
National Taichung Theater
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If you are a fan of modern architecture, the National Taichung Theater boast one of the best in the city. Admire its grandeur for hours or break a quick pose for that picture perfect Instagram moment.
National Taichung Theater No. 101, Section 2, Huilai Rd, Xitun District, Taichung City, Taiwan 407 Opening hours / Information: Sunday to Thursday: 11.30am to 9pm Friday to Saturday: 11.30am to 10pm 04 2251 1777 firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook | Instagram | Website
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