Xuzhou has many local specialties including food, wine, fruit, and handicrafts. Peixian dog meat, great burdock products, children's crunchy candies, and sweet-scented osmanthus hawthorn cakes are well known local foods, while winter peaches and Fushi apples are widely planted local fruits. Peigong Family Wine, first produced over two thousands years ago, is always famous for its sweetness, purity, and long aftertaste. There are handicrafts of various kinds including paper-cuttings, peasant's paintings, children's paintings, wooden toys, cloth toys, embroideries, and straw-plaited articles. They all make good choices for you to buy as souvenirs. Stamp albums and postcards with paintings of Han Dynasty (260BC-220) stone sculptures are also worth buying.
The commercial center of the city is East Huihai Road and South Zhongshan Road where you can find nearly everything you want to buy. Another center is around Pengcheng Square, where you can visit many shopping malls, exclusive brand clothes stores, supermarkets, and book stores. The Central Fashion Street under the square is also a good choice.
Tip: The No.1, No.33, No.37, No.39, No.56, No.59, No.73 and No.75 city-buses will take you to the Pengcheng Square.
If you want to save money, you can go to the Xuanwu Market located on both sides of Xuanwu Road in the center of the city. This market sells a wide range of items ranging from daily necessities, clothes, and cosmetics to electrical appliances and various foods. You can bargain with the sellers while you decide whether to buy their goods.
Tip: City-buses that go to the Xuanwu Market are No.5, No.18, No.50, No.66, No.68 and No.101.
Xuzhou also has some antique markets. One is on Xuanwu Road and the other is the Flower and Bird Market on Jianguo Road. If you are interested in jade, ancient coins, potteries and books, you can go to these two places.
Addresses of Some Shopping Centers
Xuzhou Department Store: No.1, South Zhongshan Road
Xuzhou Shopping City: No.45, East Huanghe Road
Jinying (Golden Eagle) International Shopping Center: North of Pengcheng Square
Youyi (Friendship) Department Store: No.268, West Huaihai Road
Address: No.6, North Zhongshan Road
Business Hour: 08:30-22:00 (Monday to Sunday)
Bus Lines: No.2, No.9, No.17, No.21, No.33, No.38, No.48, No.56, No.57, No.69 and No.76