Nowhere in China, or probably the world, develops quicker than the special economic zones, and TEDA in Tianjin is definitely no exception. Since our last article, a whole range of new stuff has opened, especially for foreigners, as numbers of foreign workers employed and living in the area are steadily increasing.
1) Times Grocery Store (泰晤士)
A good foreign supermarket that stocks both fresh and packaged produce from around the entire world, including a bunch of different types of cheeses, a good selection of fresh and decently priced herbs, a lot of coffee, tea and other breakfast items.
Add: Second Avenue, S-018 Royal Palace, TEDA, Tianjin
Tel: 8622 6539 1208
Home Delivery Hotline: 0186 0211 1046
Opening Times: 09:00-21:00, daily
2) Nick’s Mart (尼克超市)
A good stop for any things you may miss from home, whether it be cereals or coffee. Stocks vary depending on imports.
Add: 8 Yujingyuan, Second Avenue, Huanghailu, TEDA, Tianjin
Tel: 022 6621 7339
Opening Times: 09:00-22:00, daily
Food and Drink
1) Jacky’s Pub
A real expat favourite, Jacky’s Pub is popular for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the drinks are good, and there is a lot of choice. Secondly, the food is good, arguably it is some of the best Western food in TEDA. There are also TVs for your favourite sports games, and there is a pool table. Jacky’s Pub is also children friendly, and a lot of families come here, especially around lunch time.
Add: Near Wanli Taida Hotel, Huanghai Lu, Binhai District, Tianjin
Tel: 022 6629 9197
2) Soho Bar 苏荷酒吧
Also called ‘Happy Soho Music and Dance Bar’, this bar is a favourite in TEDA, with live music, no extravagant decoration, and good drinks, it is a great place to meet people, both local and foreign.
Add: 16 Third Avenue, TEDA, Tianjin
Tel: 022 2532 2078
Opening Times: 19:00-03:00, daily
3) Tous Les Jours 多乐之日
This Korean bakery chain is popular throughout the entire country, and is a good option for those who are missing bread. Especially good are the bagels, the muffins, the croissants and the doughnuts.
Add: B1 Binhai Department Store, MSD-B, 62 Second Avenue, TEDA, Tianjin
Tel: 022 6554 1041
Opening Times: 11:00-21:00, daily
4) Parrot Restaurant and Bar
A good option for food and drinks, Parrot is located centrally within TEDA and is good for going with friends, or even with families.
Add: 88 Huanghailu, TEDA, Tianjin
Tel: 022 6620 1663
Opening Times: 11:30-23:00, daily
Getting There and Away
Instead of getting the train to Tianjin Station, TEDA is actually closer to Tanggu Station
(塘沽火车站) which is about an hour from Beijing South Station (北京南火车站) and less
than 20 minutes from Tianjin Station (天津火车站). Make sure you do book a few days in
advance, as weekends are busy and popular train times may be booked up.
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