Being vegan who likes to eat raw whenever possible, I eat a lot of fruit.
Of course, Taipei doesn’t have too many raw food cafes (any?), but it does have a lot of fruit to offer. tropical fruits and the same “regular” fruits that we get at home (my favorite is dragonfruit — 火龍果).
But I can get expensive to eat a lot of fruit, and even in Taipei, fruits aren’t exactly cheap (not like in Thailand anyway). So I started to make a mental note of all the least-expensive places to buy fruit in Taipei. I don’t like to use the word “cheap”, because of connotations of low-quality, and the fruit is the same quality pretty much wherever you buy it here.
Here’s one just next to Longshan Temple:
No. 1, Lane 224, Xichang St, Wanhua District
Taipei City, Taiwan 108
This one was the 2nd-lowest prices I’ve found. The lowest? Here, by the Dalongdong & Confucius temples:
Lane 259, Dalong St, Datong District
Taipei City, Taiwan 103
To determine the expenses, I’ve used a simple test: the red dragonfruit test. The lower the price of red dragonfruit, the lower the price. Most of the fruit prices follow suit I believe, but the red dragon fruits (aka pitayas) I know for sure.