Top 7 Xiamen Snack Streets
Gourmet food can be seen in every corner in Xiamen. An inconspicuous stall on any street or lane may in fact be a renowned restaurant that has been running for many years; a small coffee house at a crossing can offer extremely exquisite coffee and delicacies. A tour of gourmet food streets in Xiamen is well worth your time.
1. Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street
Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street was built in 1925. It is the oldest commercial street in Xiamen. The whole pedestrian street features South Fujian style verandahs on the buildings along both sides. In addition to all sorts of time-honored food stores, and restaurants, and souvenirs that go viral online, the shopping malls gathered here have formed one of the best business areas around here.
Recommendation: Huang Ze He Food, Yuehua Sate Noodle, Lianhuan Oyster Omelet, Miss Zhao's and Zhang Sanfeng European Milk Tea Shop
Address: No. 56, Zhongshan Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
How to get there: take the bus No. 8, No. 20 or No. 32 and get off at China City, or take the bus No. 86 or No. 941 and get off at the Zhenhai Campus of Shuangshi Middle School Bus Station/Xiamen Eye Centre of Xiamen University and the gourmet food street is within walking distance.
Attractions nearby:Anding Scenic Area, Jiangxia Hall and the site of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Bank in Xiamen.
2. Miaoxiang Wisdom Food Street
This gourmet food street got its name from Miaoxiang Road. It is definitely a street where tourists can get a sense of the South Fujian life style, in which various local delicacies and creative new cuisine can be found. Exquisite ingredients and delicate workmanship are the magic here to produce tasty food.
Recommendation: local snacks and Xin Aqiang Jiangmu Duck & Seafood stall
Address: 121, 1F, No.39, South Siming Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China How to get there: take the bus No. 8 and get off at Sidong Station, or take the bus No. 86 and get off at Zhenhai Campus of Shuangshi Middle School Bus Station, or take the bus No. 941 at Xiamen Eye Centre of Xiamen University Bus Station and the gourmet food street is within walking distance.
How to get there:
Attractions nearby:Anding, Jiangxia Hall, Xinjie Tang (New Street Church, the first Christian church in China) and the site of Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation (OCBC) Bank in Xiamen.
3. Xiamen 8th Market
Xiamen's eighth market, commonly known as the "Ba Shi", keeps countless “Xiamen memories” and is the gathering place of old nostalgic Xiamen ancient taste (guzao wei). Tourists will find various Xiamen snacks, delicious yet cheap seafood, vegetables and desserts. Do come to have a taste of Xiamen. Prosperity and simplicity are both demonstrated here.
Recommendation: Yubaowang Tea House, Zhu's Shredded Chicken, Yaben Wheat Gruel (maybe too sweet, please refer to relevant information on TripAdvisor) and Ah Jie Five Scents (try not to miss this food store!)
Address: the 8th market, Kaihe Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China
How to get there: Take the bus No. 941, No. 954, No. 25, No. 116 or No. 31 and get off at Kaihe Road Crossing. It is within walking distance.
Attractions nearby: Zhongshan Road Pedestrian Street, Gulang Island, Haoyue Garden (in memory of hero Zheng Chenggong who ousted the Dutch who ruled over Taiwan Island in Ming Dynasty) and Sunlight Rock
4. Taiwan Gourmet Food Street
Here is the earliest street where food stalls gathered – Renhe Road, and it is now known as the Taiwan Gourmet Food Street. It offers scenery that resembles the national civil servant examination hall and the charm of Gulang Island. It is probably the first Taiwan snack street set on the other side of the strait. Almost all South Fujian & Tainwan style snacks can be found on this street. All tourists have a deep affection for these delicacies.
Recommendation:Shangqing South Fujian Seafood Stalls, Northwest Noodles and Meet South Fujian Cuisine Old Xiamen Specialties
Address: No. 55-1, Dazhong Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
How to get there:Take the bus No. 941, No. 116, No. 25 or No. 97 and get off at Xiamen Ferry Post Office. It is within walking distance.
Attractions nearby:Daqing Xiamen Yideng Post Office Relic Site, Site of Xiamen New General Administration of Customs and Fushou (Fortune & Longevity) Palace.
5. Xiamen Niuzhuang Cultural & Creative Industries
Xiamen Niuzhuang is made up of a variety of calf images, allowing tourists to experience the unprecedented classic "cattle" culture. No one should miss the food here. Coffee bars, European cuisine, Japanese and Korean cuisine, Taiwan snacks and stylish cabins offer both a tour of the culture and a feast of beef.
Recommendation: Niu Taro, 202 Stall, Sanshi Yuxiang Resto, Lan's and Fish Resto
Address: No. 20, Honglian Road, Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
How to get there: Take the bus No. 101, No. 126, No. 855 or No. 115 and get off at Jingrui Commercial Plaza. It is within walking distance.
Attractions nearby:Xiamen Conference Hall, Three Kingdoms' Square and Hong Ancestral Mausoleum
6. Gulangyu (Island) and Longtou (literally Dragon Head) Road
Longtou Road is the main shopping and gourmet food street on Gulangyu. Cultural and creative products can be found in many featured stores. The Four Restaurants and other dishes are offered. But the goods sold on Gulangyu are quite inexpensive.
Recommendation: Wang's Pie, Ye's Fried Glutinous Paste (Maci), Huang Sheng Meat Shop, Yuan Xiangkou Fish Ball, Zhang Sanfeng European Milk Tea Shop and Pan Xiaolian Mango Lassi.
Address: Siming District, Xiamen, Fujian Province, China.
How to get there:Take the Xiamen-Gulangyu Citizen Line and get off at Piano Wharf Station. The above are all within walking distance.
Attractions nearby:Gulang Island and Xiamen Undersea World
7. Xiada (Xiamen University) Street
The gourmet foods can all be found on “Xiada Street” outside the old campus. The streets are always crowded with people all year round and the restaurants never close. Many restaurant owners love the booming business.
Recommendation:South Putuo Vegetarian Restaurant and Nanguang Canteen (the much-favored canteen on campus, which is open to tourists)
Address: Between Xiamen University and South Putuo Temple
How to get there:Take the bus No. 1, No. 20, No. 86 or No. 857 and get off at Xiada Bus Stop, Xiada Hospital Bus Stop or Xiada West Village Bus Stop separately. The restaurants are within walking distance.
Attractions nearby:Ludao Mingshan Mountain, Ruyi Hut, Xiamen Town God's Temple and South Putuo Temple