// TAIPEI 台北 // DONGMEN 東門, XIN YI信義, SONGSHAN松山 // 

soypresso
二吉軒豆乳

soymilk, but make it real cute & artisanal 

In the U.S., a lot of (uninformed) people may dismiss soy milk as a trend that was sooo 10 years ago. But for many Asian countries, soy milk is a part of their food culture, as ingrained to culinary traditions as dairy milk is to the western world. A staple at breakfast joints, soy milk has been given a makeover in recent years, popping up in artisanal specialty stores that truly let soy-based products shine. Exhibit A: Soypresso.

Soypresso gave a traditional breakfast drink a makeover and added a host of other artisanal soy-based products perfect for any time of the day. From tofu pudding to soy yogurt to soy soft-serve, with flavors like matcha and black sesame and cocoa and cucumber, Soypresso has given soy milk a new life and a solid place in the trendy lifestyles of young Taiwanese. The neutral aesthetic, simple and nostalgic branding and the photogenic storefront draw consumers in while the modern interpretation of traditional foods and their commitment to all natural ingredients keep people coming back.

good to know

Go here for: flavored soy milk, snacks, dessert

Order this: oolong soy milk, black sesame soy milk, soy milk soft serve

Amount of time to spend: good for to-go, or for a short break (they have some roadside “bar” seating and the Jinhua location has a small seating area upstairs)

When to come: early in the morning, late at night, any time is the right time

Getting here: 

  • Dongmen + Yong Kang: both locations are pretty close to each other. Take the red or orange line to Dongmen and use exit 4 or 5.
  • Xin Yi: located in Uni-Style basement, use Taipei City Hall exit 2 (blue)
  • Ren Ai: take the blue line to SYS Memorial Hall, exit 2 or 3.
  • Tong Hua: take the red line to Xinyi Anhe station, exit 3 or 4.
  • Fu Bei: located about halfway between Nanjing Fuxing (brown, green) and Zhongshan Junior High School (brown) stations.
  • Min Quan: a short walk from Zhongshan Junior High School station (brown)
 

Other things to note: 

  • You can also order for local delivery via their website. 

Last visited: October 2019

Last updated: September 2020

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