Lehua Night Market is a street food market in New Taipei City that focuses on locals. It doesn’t have any special dishes, but it’s worth visiting if you’re in the area.
Until I moved far away from Lehua, I used to go there all the time. That’s because it’s a non-touristy night market. Thus, there’s a more authentic feel to it. And I want to help you determine whether it’s worth visiting when you’re in the area.
I’ll cover the following points throughout this piece:
Keep reading and learn more.
Quick Facts: Yonghe Lehua Night Market
|Hours||4 PM–12 AM every day|
|Number of Stalls||Unknown|
|Closest Rail Station||Dingxi Station (Taipei MRT)|
|City Located||New Taipei City|
|Address||Yongping Rd, Yonghe District, New Taipei City, Taiwan 234|
|Chinese Name||樂華夜市 (Lèhuá Yèshì)|
Foods To Try at Lehua Night Market
Here are all the foods to try at Lehua market:
|Sweet soy milk||Nowhere specific||NA|
|Oyster omelet||Nowhere specific||NA|
|Stinky tofu||Nowhere specific||NA|
|Yolk filled taro balls||Nowhere specific||NA|
|Pigs blood cakes||Nowhere specific||NA|
I also had these cheese-filled corn dogs once. But I don’t want to recommend them since they’re not really “Taiwanese.” If you’re an American longing for diabetes-inducing foods, then sure, go for them.
I can’t remember the stand’s name, but it was close to the entrance. And the staff there spoke English.
Other than food, visit the clothing shops. You’ll find a lot of affordable clothes.
How To Get To Lehua Night Market
Take Taipei Metro’s Orange Line to Dingxi Station and leave from Exit 1. From there, turn left on Yonghe Road and walk southbound for around 10 minutes until you see the massive sign in the image below.
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What’s There To Do Nearby Lehua Night Market
If you’re bored at the night market, here are nearby things to do:
|Attraction||Walking Time||To Do|
|Museum of World Religions||6 min.||Exhibits on various world religions|
|Yonghe Ren’ai Park||8 min.||Walk, visit the concert hall, & explore nearby shops|
You won’t find the most things to do. But if you’re bored, you could take the Taipei MRT at Dingxi Station and go to Guting Station (4 min.). It’s home to the Shida student night market.
Or take the metro for another 4 minutes and depart at Dongmen Station. You’ll find the first Din Tai Fung store in this area, along with various other attractions and stores.
Lehua Night Market isn’t the most amusing night market, nor does it have Michelin Star restaurants, but the food tastes great. And it’s a great way for you to peek into a local night market.
And not pay hiked up rates for tourists.
But that comes at the price of not finding as many English-speaking stall operators. However, a translation app will become your best friend in this scenario. It has served me well and can do the same for you.
While planning your Taipei itinerary, explore my other guides for inspiration.
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