Seoul is one of the hip cities in the world and it’s becoming increasingly more accommodating for vegans than ever. Check out the 9 best vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free restaurants and cafes in Seoul below!
Part I. Restaurants
1. Sukkara (Hongdae)
157 Wausan-ro, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hongik University subway station exit 7)
Sukkura offers homemade food like butter curry chicken. Try their seasonal Jeju lemon oil pasta with wild herbs.
2. Bad Farmers (Gangnam)
523-21 Sinsa-dong (4-31 Apgujung-ro), Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinsa subway station exit 8, off of Garosu-gil)
Bad Farmers’ salads come in huge portions, and their detox juices are delicious. Bad Farmer has non-vegan options with salmon and chicken breast for your non-vegan, non-vegetarian friends!
3. Hi Miso (Eungam)
55 Eunpyung-ro, Eunpyung-dong, Eunpyung-gu, Seoul (Eungam subway station exit 1)
Who said veggie burgers aren’t as good as real burgers? Try Hi Miso burger with brown rice buns and rice patties!
4. March Rabbit (Gangnam)
153-45 Nonhyun-ro, Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinsa subway station exit 8, off of Garosu-gil)
Hit up this hot salad and detox juice spot on Garosugil. Their juices are popular among Seoul’s athletics.
5. Babi Onae (Express Bus Terminal)
194 Sinbanpo-ro, Banpo 4(sa)-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul (Express Bus Terminal subway station)
Conveniently located in Gangnam’s Express Bus Terminal, Babi Onae offers real Korean food made with vegan ingredients. Their popular dishes are the veggie noodle soup and spicy tofu stew pictured above, as well as the white mushroom strew and bibimbap.
Part II. Cafes
6. Plant (Itaewon)
16-20 Itaewon-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (Itaewon subway station exit 4)
From power green smoothie to kale and basil pesto, Plant has your vegan appetite covered. Also try their vegan and gluten free desserts guilt free! Browse their complete menu in English here.
7. Cook and Book (Hapjung)
361-26 Hapjeong-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Hapjung subway station exit 7)
At Cook and Book, you can eat vegan food as well as learn to cook vegan desserts. Check out their Instagram above and website for more beautiful photos of the cakes and information on special orders.
8. The Blue Bread (Hongdae)
3 Sinchon-ro 12da-gil, Seogyo-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Sinchon subway station exit 8)
The Blue Bread sells traditional Korean bakery items like soboru-pang to French desserts like the strawberry and cream mille-feuille. It’s amazing how their dairy-free breads taste just as good as those made with eggs and milk!
536-3 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul (Sinsa subway station exit 8, close to Garosu-gil)
If you happen to be in Gangnam in the summer, check out Amorino’s rose-shaped vegan ice cream! They’re as delicious as they are pretty!
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Many of you probably know this already, but you can browse vegan and vegetarian options near you on HappyCow.
Jack’s Bean, a popular vegan restaurant in Hongdae, closed as of February 2017 to focus on falafel-making.
Did we forget to mention your favorite vegan restaurant in Seoul? Tell us in the comments below!