If you'd like to cook
1. Carrefour on Qinghai Road, opens 24-7
One stop hypermarket, you can get everything you want such as grocery, snack, bottled drinks, household goods altogether here. You can find several western products you might miss, but remember that it is more a Chinese Carrefour than the type you can find in your country. Credit cards are accepted.
2. PXmart on Liming Road, opens 08:00-23:00
A slightly smaller supermarket in compare with Carrefour, but price is mostly cheaper. Cash and only specific credit cards are accepted.
3. Farmer’s market on campus between Civil Engineering Building and Science building, every Wednesday 07:00-17:00
Buy fresh grocery with great quality directly from the farmers. Cash only.
4. Xitun traditional market, opens 06:30-13:30
5. Yinghua traditional market, opens after 14:00
4 and 5 are local markets where you would like to bring Chinese-speaking friends to go together.
If you prefer to eat out
1. Feng Chia night market
No Taiwanese experience is completed without savoring at a local night market. Night markets in Taiwan represent their very own special kind of dining culture. Upon entering a brightly-lit night market, visitors will see clusters of vendors and stalls selling all kinds of delicious snack and food. Most Asian flavors are combined where you can choose from a very large range of products. The first time you go there, it is going to be so hard to decide what to eat because there are a lot of little restaurants and stands with different food and smells. Between food shops, you can buy clothes, accessories, cell phone gadgets, and so on.
2. Shops and restaurants
Taiwan is a great melting pot for Chinese and foreign cuisines, all of which are served in a variety of restaurants around the island. Taiwanese cuisine emphasizes the natural features of the ingredients and adds soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil, fermented black beans, sweet basil, green onions, coriander, and other spices to produce its own characteristic colors, aromas, and flavors. Seafood is another major feature of the island’s diet. With new cuisines from Southeast Asia as well as from other international cuisines and cultures, Taiwan now has a range of food that can satisfy any palate.
Taiwanese regularly enjoys a night out with friends at the local watering hole, chatting and enjoying the music.
4. In department stores and shopping malls
Aside from shopping, you can also dine in departments and shopping malls. There is usually at least a whole floor of food court, where you can eat and enjoy after walking and shopping all day long.
5. Convenient stores
Opens 24-7. Hungry anytime, a convenient store is always at reach. There are four chains of convenient stores you can see in Taiwan, 7-eleven, Family Mart, Hi-Life, and OK. All of which could be seen around Feng Chia area. Besides food and drinks, freshly-brewed coffee, photocopying, bill-paying, ATM, everything you should need could be found in a convenient store.