The appeal of traditional markets is that it stands witness to a city’s vitality. Vicky loves East Gate Market, which is located near her studio. Her favourite thing to do in the morning is watching all the women with their grocery carts heading towards the market from every direction—a refreshing sight to see in the morning. East Gate Market is over a hundred years old and is one of Taipei’s most important traditional markets. Not only do they sell all sorts of fresh produce, it’s also a hidden gem when it comes to traditional, delicious street food that have been passed down for generations. Whether you’re here to buy groceries or to satisfy your appetite, or you’re just here to see Taipei’s exciting morning buzz, East Gate Market won’t let you down.
“A city’s vitality can be best sensed in its markets. The food and produce they sell change with the season, so you can always discover something new and interesting every time you go.”