Nanluoguxiang – a old style street with bars, restaurants, great t’shirt shop called Plastered T’s. (http://www.plasteredtshirts.com/)
Din Tai Fung – great, dumplings and buns, possibly our favorite restaurant in the city, has US locations though so not local, local. (http://www.thebeijinger.com/directory/Din-Tai-Fung)
Little Sheep – restaurant, hotpot, get the beef and the frozen tofu. (http://www.thebeijinger.com/directory/Little-Sheep)
Pure Lotus – vegetarian, amazing veggies that look and taste like meat, get the sausages! (http://www.thebeijinger.com/directory/Pure-Lotus-Vegetarian)
Da Dong – roast duck, famous, long lines, duck chop stick holders. (http://www.thebeijinger.com/directory/Da-Dong-Roast-Duck)
Bellagio – Taiwanese food, good selection, get the Kung Pao tofu (or chicken) and bubble tea.