Taipei is home to a veritable wealth of cheap restaurants, and no matter what you find yourself craving, you can probably find it for a great price. From tasty little taco stands to small local Taiwanese joints, the city is full of little places that may be easy to miss. These ten cheap restaurants represent some of the best value for money you can get in Taipei when it comes to food.
The Diner, first on the list, is a favorite of expats and locals alike for its all-day brunch menu. You'll get tons of food plus unlimited coffee or tea, all for less than NT$300. In addition to the breakfast options, the Diner serves up hamburgers, sandwiches, and other western-style comfort foods.
Once upon a time, a Mexican food craving in Taipei had no cure, but today, you can satisfy your south-of-the-border longings with cheap tacos, burritos, and quesadillas from Taco2Go or Macho Tacos. Both tiny hole-in-the-wall taco stands give you plenty of food for very little money. It's nothing fancy, but it gets the job done.
For a taste of local flavor, head to Yong Kang Beef Noodles for a huge, piping hot bowl of noodle soup, or sample the cheap steamed buns from Chao Zhou Bao Zi. Be sure to try the bacon and cheese buns...they'll have you coming back for more.
Pizza has long been the broke college students' food of choice, and Maryjane Pizza has a fun menu of choices at great prices. Unlike some Asian pizza places, Maryjanes doesn't add the strange ingredients like corn to their pies.
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