[This post will be updated if new information about places around the station comes available. 🙂 ]

Daqiaotou is the closest station to the northern end of Dihua Street, a popular old street with heritage houses and many old shops.

Wooo Cafe (窩窩)

Info added on July 22, 2021

Wooo Cafe (窩窩)
Add: No. 276, Sec. 1, Dihua St, Datong Dist., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2555-2056

U Cha (遊茶)

Info added on March 12, 2020

In the center of Taipei’s old Dadaocheng neighborhood lies Taipei’s historic Dihua Street. In recent years this street, best known for long-established shops selling tea, fabrics, Chinese medicines, and sun-dried goods, has taken on new character as home to boutiques, restaurants, and teahouses – one of which is U Cha. This teahouse is well known for a one-of-a-kind fusion tea, which the proprietor blends by hand. It is a perfect companion to the tea-infused cuisine served. Oolong tea beef noodles, a twist on a traditional favorite, is a spicy dish enjoyed alongside an oolong/coffee-blend drink. The oolong tea used in the sauce is a great complement to the spiciness, creating a taste that’s both familiar and novel.

U Cha tea shop
Oolong/coffee-blend drink

After noshing on noodles, make sure to order the shop’s specialty: old-tea jelly. Lighter than pudding but just as tasty, the jelly can be eaten with or without a unique sugar and tea mixture poured on top. The mixture itself, with a honey-like sweetness, enhances the flavor of the tea, taking it to another level of taste. U Cha prides itself on offering exclusively Taiwanese tea in its family-run shop, believing homegrown to be the top of the crop. If you like what you’ve tasted, their Alishan-grown tea leaf choices are available for purchase right in the shop.

Enjoying a bowl of oolung tea beef noodles
Beef noodles and oolung tea

U Cha (遊茶)
Add: No. 276, Sec. 1, Dihua St, Datong Dist., Taipei City
Tel: 0931-124-888
Website: tinyurl.com/rjcoagz

Lin Mao Sen Tea Co. (林茂森茶行)

Lin Mao Sen Tea Co.
Inside the tea shop
Cute tea utensils

Lin Mao Sen Tea Co.
Tel: (02) 2557-9887
Add: No. 195-3, Sec. 2, Chongqing N. Rd., Taipei City
Website: www.linmaosen.com

Shih Chia Big Rice Ball
Tel: (02) 2585-7655
Add: No. 58, Sec. 3, Yanping N. Rd., Taipei City (Yansan Night Market)
Websites: www.facebook.com/pages/鮮肉湯圓/1750031901971569

Da Qiao Tou Tube Rice Pudding
Tel: (02) 2594-4685
Add: No. 41, Yanping N. Rd., Sec. 3, Taipei City (Yansan Night Market)
Website: www.facebook.com/dqtfood/

Cabbage Rice and Pork Rib Soup
(灶頂 原汁排骨湯,高麗菜飯)
Add: No. 2, Ln. 17, Yanping N. Rd., Taipei City (Yansan Night Market)
Website: www.facebook.com/pages/高麗菜飯/342721415778643

Shi Lian Dong

Located at the end of Section 1, Dihua Street, 10 Baroque-style red-brick buildings have been interconnected. Standing parallel to a modernized building an interesting old/new fusion style scene has been created. The façades of the century-old buildings, once housing businesses such as a rice mill and a sewing factory, still sport their original business plaques. The site is now home to Bloom, a cultural-creative outfit that displays/sells artworks and stages cultural-arts exhibits.

Add: No. 348 ~ 366, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City

Mai Mien Yen Tsai

This venerable noodles eatery is today run by the third generation. Oil noodles paired with a carefully prepared broth, decorated with crispy boiled bean sprouts and chives, constitute the signature qiezai noodles, each aromatic bowlful containing 80 years of tradition. The tasty old-time side dishes are also very popular – soy-braised pork, “white chop” (cold poached) chicken, squid, etc.

Oil-noodle soup

Mai Mien Yen Tsai
Tel: (02) 2557-7087
Add: No. 106, Anxi St., Taipei City
Website: www.facebook.com/noodleyeh/

Cisheng Temple (慈聖宮)

The street before Cisheng Temple, a temple dedicated to Mazu, seems filled up with food vendors. Perhaps best loved of the many foodie favorites here are the pork-rib soup, salty-meat congee, soy-braised meats, “four spirits” soup, “A-zi’s Smoked Shark,” “Xu’s Pork Knuckle Thin Noodles,” “Biao’s Squid,” “A-Fa’s Seafood ‘Buddha Jumps Over the Wall,’” and “A-Wan’s Mitten Crab.” Food-loving travelers come from far and wide to sample the terrific tastes.

Cisheng Temple
A-zi’s Smoked Shark
Eating in the temple courtyard

Location: No. 17, Ln. 49, Bao’an St., Datong Dist. Taipei City

Further reading on other sites:
Taiwan Scene: The Faithful Gourmand: Enjoying Taiwanese Brunch at Dadaocheng Cisheng Temple

Lin’s Wagashi Confectionery

Lin’s Wagashi Confectionery specializes in Japanese-style treats called wagashi. Its signature treats are dorayaki, monaka (glutinous-rice cake skin with bean-paste filling), and seasonal limited-availability strawberry daifuku.

Add: No. 247, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2553-9553
Website: wagashi.com.tw

Ho Hsing 1947

Family-run Ho Hsing 1947, founded in 1947, makes old-style Chinese steamed cakes. The third generation established the family’s new Dadaocheng shop, introducing chic minimalist packaging and other modern elements to its traditional rice-based treats, improving while preserving delicious old-time tastes.

Ho Hsing 1947

Add: No. 223, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City (closed on Monday)
Tel: (02) 2557-8060

museum207 (207博物館)

At museum207, housed in what was originally a pharmacy built in 1962, the exhibits showcase the Taiwan of the past, such as the widespread use of terrazzo flooring and the complex art of Taiwanese gift-giving, with items ranging from lucky red envelopes to mirrors adorned with auspicious messages on display.

Exhibition inside the museum

Add: No. 207, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Datong Dist., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2557-3680
Website: www.museum207.org

Twine (繭裹子)

Promotes eco-friendliness and fair trade, selling products such as handmade clothing, backpacks, decorations, and lovable small animal-shaped items made with vegetable dyes, organic cotton, recycled glass and metal, etc.

Entrance of Twine
Inside Twine

Add: 195, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2557-8690
Website: www.facebook.com/pg/twinestudio/

Lin Feng Yi Shop

The Lin Feng Yi Shop, opened in 1906, is bursting with traditional handmade bamboo products. There’s also chopping boards, bamboo steamers, cooking utensils, etc., creating rich old-time flavors

Lin Feng Yi Shop

Add: No. 214, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2557-8734

Gao Jian Bucket Shop (高建桶店)

At the Gao Jian Bucket Shop, in business for 60-plus years, bamboo-woven appliances hang in the doorway. There’s also various wooden barrels piled neatly, plus bamboo containers, wood-made items, and other miscellaneous goods, all sold at friendly prices.

Gao Jian Bucket Shop

Add: No. 204, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2557-3604

MOGU (蘑菇)

In the spirit of “making everything from scratch,” designs unique-style canvas bags, natural-dye clothing, paper-crafted products, and other daily-use goods.

Entrance of MOGU
MOGU clothing

Add: 187, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2557-0155
Website: www.mogu.com.tw

Simple Pleasure (簡單喜悅)

Focused on the simple pleasures of good living, recapturing the warm feelings of things made by hand, through the design of elegant, refined clothing, scarves, handmade soaps, etc., that people find irresistible.

Entrance of Simple Pleasure
Products of Simple Pleasure

Add: 184, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
( 台北市大同區迪化街一段184號 )
Tel: (02) 2552-8611 (closed on Sundays)
Website: www.facebook.com/SP.Taiwan/

Zhumu Zaoka Shop (竹木造咖)

The 150-year-old Zhumu Zaoka Shop resembles an old-time mom-and-pop sundries shop, filled with retro Taiwanese-style shopping bags, bamboo-woven bags, kitchen items, primarily bamboo or wood, such as steamers, and even bamboo-woven toys. The mixing of old-style goods with new cultural-creativity attracts many treasure-hunting tourists.

Zhumu Zaoka Shop

Add: No. 161, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2553-0482

Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop (新芳春茶行)

Learn about Dadaocheng’s prowess in the tea trade at the Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop, a shop-cum-museum. Its home is a 1934-built building that was originally home to the community’s largest tea-processing workshop. The museum presents the tea trade of yesteryear, antique tea-processing machines, and the original owner-family’s living quarters.

Learn about Dadaocheng’s prowess in the tea trade at the Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop, a shop-cum-museum. Its home is a 1934-built building that was originally home to the community’s largest tea-processing workshop. The museum presents the tea trade of yesteryear, antique tea-processing machines, and the original owner-family’s living quarters.

Sin Hong Choon Tea Shop
Old tea posters

Add: No. 309, Minsheng W. Rd., Datong Dist., Taipei City
Tel: 0923-613-316
Website: goo.gl/2i6Xaih

URS127 Art Factory

Located in a heritage red-brick Western-style mansion, this art space fosters the interaction between traditional Dadaocheng industries and international interchange. The first-floor front room has books and magazines on art and design for free reading by visitors. Pass by the open-sky inner courtyard to enjoy the old building’s lovely architecture. The first-floor rear hall and second floor are used for cultural-arts exhibits, and there are also DIY workshops.

Add: 127, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2550-6775 ext. 2003 (closed on Mondays)
Website: www.facebook.com/urs127artfactory/

Hakka Blue (台客藍)
(inside ArtYard/民藝埕)

Crafts myriad creative ceramic products decorated with Taiwan, and specifically Hakka, cultural imagery. Examples include spice jars shaped like Chinese dumplings and ceramic jars with tung tree blossom as design inspiration.

Hakka Blue
Hakka Blue products

Add: No. 67, Sec. 1, Dihua St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2552-1338
Website: click here (it’s in Chinese only)

Xia Er Zui

A heritage shop opened 60-plus years ago, famed for mitaimu (thick rice noodles), Xia Er Zui sells ice treats in summer and hot foods in winter. In summer choose your own toppings for the shaved-ice mitaimu, and in winter try such delicacies as curry mitaimu, mitaimu with soybean paste, and rice cakes are available.

Add: No. 34, Ganzhou St., Taipei City
Tel: (02) 2557-0780

Taipei Bike Tours is located close to MRT Daqiaotou Station

Also read: DADAOCHENG, a Fascinating Neighborhood in Taipei