eslite & Good Eye´s Little One-day Taipei Walking Tour ─ Eastern Route撰文 郭佩怜
With three distinct eslite stores as its cornerstone, this route takes you from songyan store via xin yi to the non-closing 24-hour dun nan store. Spanning across the Taipei′s most trendy eastern districts, the department-store-infused Xinyi district and the Liuzhangli area with its characteristic streets, it is safe to say that this is a spot-on dosage of eastern Taipei for one day. Not much time is needed for catching everything in one fell swoop: the Japanese style monuments, traditional communities, modern areas and other uncommon features that intrigue the travelers.
《诚品挑剔小旅行，一日散步台北城！》 城东篇Eastern Route免费下载连结
║ 城东散步地图 Map of the Eastern Route ║
1│光复市场 Guangfu Market
2│光复市场素食包子 Guangfu Market Vegetarian Buns
3│周家豆腐卷 Zhou Family’s Tofu Roll
4│松山文创园区 Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
5│诚品生活松菸店 eslite spectrum songyan store
6│家．温度 汤专门店 Soup Stock Store
7│北平都一处 Beiping Do It True
8│诚品信义店 eslite xin yi store
9│好丘 Good Cho’s
12│古道具 Delicate antique
13│礼拜文房具 TOOLS to LIVEBY
16│珠宝盒 Bote de Bijou
18│通化夜市 Tonghua Night Market
19│诚品敦南店 eslite dun nan store
20│MOD Public Bar
21│东区粉圆 Eastern District Tapioca
For breakfast let’s explore the quaint Guangfu Market: get a bun at Guangfu Market Vegetarian Buns, then get a tofu roll or fried leek dumplings at Zhou Family’s Tofu Roll.
Stroll to Songshan Cultural and Creative Park for their exhibitions and historical buildings.
For those intrigued by the latest Taiwanese cultural, creative, and fashion trends, go to eslite spectrum songyan store, which is right by the park.
Solo fliers can pop in at Soup Stock Store outside to eat delicious soups and dishes cooked with tenderness. For a group of people, go to Beiping Do It True for authentic mainland Chinese cuisine.
After lunch, make your way towards the eslite xin yi store where one can stroll around many peculiar shops. Also, art-lovers can′t go wrong with the good old eslite Gallery.
Visit South Village #44 for selected goods shop, Good Cho’s. If you happen to be there on the weekend, also check out the farmers’ market, arts and crafts market, and live performances. Visit Taiwanese retro eyewear brand Classico and menswear select shop Ne.sense too.
Head to Liuzhangli.this area hosts a cluster of wonderful little shops. Friends who enjoy design please head to Delicate antique and stationery heaven TOOLS to LIVEBY, leather goods brand LLAGUT, as well as custom-made leather shoe brand, Chenjingkai Office. As for dessert fanatics, you can’t miss out on French patisserie Bote de Bijou.
For dinner I highly recommend an American restaurant that uses Taiwanese ingredients, Gēn Creative. Or visit the nearby Tonghua Night Market for eatery food.
After a slow walk to eslite dun nan store favored by night-owls, the digestion is aided by reading (or watching people read), or listening to vinyl records, pop-music from different countries or independent publications for free in the eslite Music on the second underground floor.
吃完散步到卤花生台北第一的「MOD Public Bar」小酌几杯；想吃甜点推荐老店「东区粉圆」，用调酒或粉圆冰慰劳自己今日竟然走完这条行军般的路线吧！
After dinner, one can pop in at MOD Public Bar for drinks – it is Taipei′s number one in roasted peanuts. For the sweet tooth, an old shop, Eastern District Tapioca, is recommended. Whether with a cocktail or a tapioca ice in hand, one can feel comfort over finishing the tour for the day.
8:00 光复市场 Guangfu Market
Refreshing and authentic mainland Chinese food for breakfast
Located in the former military dependents’ village, No.44 West Village, Guangfu Market is a hub for mainland Chinese cuisines. Guangfu Market Vegetarian Buns serves buns with various vegetable and sweet fillings that oftentimes sell out before noon. Zhou Family’s Tofu Rolls serves a traditional northeastern Chinese pastry stuffed with cabbage, mung bean vermicelli, and crispy tofu; order a cup of soy milk with the roll and you have yourself a delicious and substantial meal!
9:00 松山文创园区 Songshan Cultural and Creative Park
An exhibition and performance space surrounded by ponds and trees
A once-tobacco factory reborn into a cultural and creative space hosting exhibitions and events, Songshan Cultural and Creative Park is also home to Yue Yue & Co., design-oriented library, Not Just Library, Taiwan Design Museum, and the world’s third Red Dot Museum. You could also enjoy coffee at Songyan Gallery or take a leisurely stroll around the baroque garden.
11:00 诚品生活松菸店 eslite spectrum songyan store
A platform that celebrates the style and spirit of Taiwanese design
以台湾文创为主题，集结或成熟或新兴的设计、生活品牌进驻，在台北若想阅览台湾当代服装设计师作品，一楼的「AXES」不能错过。另外来到松菸也特别推荐参加当地手作体验，如「草山金工」跟「Hsu & Daughter」的银饰与皮件课程，更多有趣的课程资讯可参考下面网页。(https://meet.eslite.com/tw/tc/artshow/201909060002)
Themed around Taiwanese cultural creativity, eslite spectrum songyan store assembles well-established as well as up-and-coming design and lifestyle brands. If you’d like to appreciate the designs of cutting-edge Taiwanese fashion designers you can’t miss out on eslite’s curation of store AXES. Here in songyan, it is also recommended for one to try out local handcrafting like, for instance, silverware and leather-working courses arranged by KINJO together with Hsu & Daughter. More information about interesting courses can be found on the following website. (https://meet.eslite.com/tw/tc/artshow/201909060002)
12:00 午餐时间 Lunch time
Comforting soup and feasts that befit Qing Dynasty royalty
If you are traveling alone, have lunch at songyan’s B1 food court, or step outside to have an aptly cooked Soup Stock Store′s soup, each of which will soothe the soul and body.. Beiping Do It True, founded by a chef who learned the culinary arts of Qing Dynasty court gourmet, serves authentic Northern Chinese cuisine, including dishes such as dalian huoshao (a satchel-shape fried dumpling) and scallion pancakes. I recommend going there with a group in order to sample as many dishes as possible.
13:30 诚品信义店eslite xin yi store
Xinyi District′s calm and elegant corner
在百货公司林立的信义区当中，陈列书本文具、艺术品与各式风格选物的诚品信义店一直是独树一格的存在。这边有华人艺术家重要推手的「诚品艺廊」，时常有精采展览外，也有如日本三大选货集团开设的「JOURNAL STANDARD TAIWAN」、「宽庭 K'space & Café」等时尚生活选品店值得一逛。
In the department store rich Xinyi District, eslite xin yi store showcases books, stationary and artworks with a distinct selection, being constantly unique in presence. Here is also the eslite Gallery which is important to many traditional artists. Alongside brilliant exhibitions, it also has the JOURNAL STANDARD TAIWAN set up by Baycrews Group Japan, K'space & Café and other fashion and lifestyle stores deserve a visit.
15:00 好，丘 Good Cho’s
lifestyle shops located around South Village #44, a former military dependents’ village
好，丘的英文《GOOD CHO’S》是从Good Choice的谐音而来，这里假日固定举办农夫与二手市集，搭配现场音乐表演；室内则有展览和台湾精选食材与好物；在好丘附近还有由两位同样爱好老机车的夥伴共同创立的手工眼镜品牌「Classico」，与传递店家心中Necessity Sense的男装选品店「Ne.Sense」值得逛逛。
Good Cho’s, a word play on ‘good choice,’ holds weekend farmers’ markets and second hand markets along with live music performances. The shop itself is a curation of select goods and local produce.Classico is a handmade eyewear brand founded by two friends who share a love for vintage bikes. Ne.Sense is a men’s select clothing shop that wishes to convey the “necessity sense” of men’s fashion.
16:30 六张犁散策 Liuzhangli area
Taipei′s Nouveau lifestyle district
Arrive first at TOOLS to LIVEBY and Delicate antique to seek treasures. With the two shops stationed here, it can be said that Liuzhangli area is gradually forming its unique flavor of the present day. After visiting Bote de Bijou (delicious cakes and breads), Llagut leather goods vendor (reservation required) and hand-made leather shoes store Chenjingkai Office, one can enjoy the late afternoon tranquility of this unique part of the city.
18:30 Gēn Creative
A Neo-American restaurant that you’ll fall in love with
I must admit that I typically prefer Chinese food to Western food; therefore, falling completely in love with a Western restaurant’s food, decor, and service is quite a unique thing. Gēn Creative is run by a team of young professionals who come from diverse backgrounds. They serve Western food — with a hint of Korean influence — but use a great deal of local ingredients...even their dessert is outstanding!
20:00 诚品敦南店 eslite dun nan store
Read books, read people, read Taipei
曾经被CNN列为全球最酷书店之一的台北诚品敦南店，从 1999 年开始首创 24 小时营业，也许是夜晚比较能静下心来阅读，晚上的诚品敦南仍聚集了一群爱书人，或站或坐，成就台北一隅风景。这里藏书丰富，有着各种语言的书籍，如果晚上睡不着或还受时差所苦，不如来看看书吧。
eslite dun nan store was once ranked as one of the coolest bookstores on Earth by CNN. Open 24/7 since 1999, perhaps the night is ideal for quieting the mind and indulging in a bit of reading. Gathering together a nighttime crowd of book-lovers standing and sitting about, eslite dun nan has evolved into a special corner in the Taipei landscape. With a copious amount of books on display in many languages, whether suffering from insomnia or jet lag, why not stop by for a look, and to read a book
22:00 吃饱喝一杯 A post-feast drink
Visit the old-school bars or stop by for icy treats
台北有许多新潮的酒吧，但个人最爱有着台北最好吃卤花生的老派酒吧「MOD Public Bar」，那是不需要精心打扮，能轻松跟三五好友前往的自在天地。若想吃甜点，「东区粉圆」久负盛名，本地人和观光客都喜爱，来一碗塞满香Ｑ粉圆与甜蜜馅料的仙草或剉冰，绝对是人生一大乐事。
Taipei has many trendy bars, but the one which has arguably the tastiest roasted peanuts is the MOD Public Bar. One needs not to dress up fancy and can casually enter the soothing comfort together with few friends. For sweet picks, Dong qu fen yuan is a shop of long standing that attracts locals and tourists alike. It is certainly enjoyable to dig into a big bowl of Chinese grass jelly or shaved ice filled with sweet condiments and chewy tapioca pearls.
《诚品挑剔小旅行，一日散步台北城！》 城东篇Eastern Route免费下载连结