Without a doubt, the best Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes are made by the award winning Chia Te Bakery (佳德糕餅). The bakery is well known for its use of fresh ingredients and is one the first recommendations you get from local Taiwanese about what to bring back to your family.
The owner of Chia Te Bakery is Chen Tang-peng. She grew up in a poor fishing family before deciding to enter the bakery business. She took an apprenticeship at a bakery to learn how to make bread, pineapple cakes, wife cakes, sun cakes, and mung bean moon cakes. At the age of 18, she moved to Taipei to began her career as a baker. After developing her skills, she opened Chia Te Bakery in 1975.
Her bakery has become known as one of Taiwan’s best bakery’s. And it offers some of the best Taiwanese pineapple cakes.
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Where to Purchase Taiwanese Pineapple Cakes?
Visit the Chia Te Bakery (佳德糕餅)
If you want to purchase the famous Taiwanese pineapple cakes, there are a couple options available. If you live in Taipei or are visiting for a few days you can go directly to the Chia Te Barkery. It’s located in the Songshan Disctrict near the MRT Green Line Nanjing Sanmin (南京三民站) exit.
- Monday: 8AM–9:30PM
- Tuesday: 8AM–9:30PM
- Wednesday: 8AM–9:30PM
- Thursday: 8AM–9:30PM
- Friday: 8AM–9:30PM
- Saturday: 8AM–9:30PM
- Sunday: 8AM–9:30PM
If you have a layover or just want to buy some at one of Taiwan’s airports, you can pre-purchase the Chia Te Pineapple Cakes online. They are available for pick-up at the Taipei Taoyuan Airport (TPE) or Songshan Airport (TSA).
You can choose from three different flavors, Original Pineapple, Pineapple & Cranberry and Pineapple & Egg Yolk.
Klook offers a convenient online purchasing option that has been used by thousands of Taiwan visitors. You can pre-purchase your Taiwanese Pineapple Cake here.
Purchase on Amazon
If you are not able to visit Taiwan then you can still enjoy one of Taiwan’s most famous snacks. The Chia Te Bakery offers its Pineapple Cakes on Amazon. The price is much more expensive than if they were purchased in Taiwan, but there are some cheaper Pineapple Cakes available.