When travelling to a new country, you may find that the services and products that you take for granted at home may not be as widely available. This is where TRIS comes in. We understand that a travellers needs are diverse, and by connecting you with local experts we can help you to find exactly what you are looking for. Which is why we partnered with A Fat Girl’s Food Guide to help you find the best vegan restaurants that Seoul has to offer. After all a vegan lifestyle doesn’t stop just because you are on vacation.
1. Plant - Itaewon
117 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
Plant was the very first vegan western restaurant to open in Seoul, and is probably the most famous. Their menu has a really great mix of healthy dishes such as smoothies, salads, and wraps, as well as more comforting dishes like burgers, chili cheese fries, desserts and baked goods.
2. Vegetus - Haebangchon
22-12 Yongsan 2dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul
The trendy neighbourhood near Itaewon is one of the most Vegan friendly spots in Seoul. Not only do most of the restaurants have vegan options, but there is also a small vegan supermarket however the vegan jewel in the crown is Vegetus. The cute restaurant has a full menu, drinks and eve baked goods. If you are craving classic dishes such as burgers, mac and cheese, and carrot cake this place is not to be missed.
3. Yummy Yomil - Hapjeong
6-5, Yanghwa-ro 7-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul
This vegan bakery is located in hapjeong, just down the street from trendy neighbourhood Hongdae. This is a full serving bakery that has every imaginable baked good along with a selection of vegan burgers if you are in the mood for something a little more hearty.
4. Chickpeace - Sinsa
540-18 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam, Seoul
While this restaurant is not 100% vegan or even vegetarian, this middle eastern restaurant does serve some of the tastiest vegan dishes in Gangnam. The vegan salad is absolutely incredible, as is the whole roasted cauliflower. If you are still a bit peckish you can finish with a falafel pita sandwich.
5. Osegye Hyang - Jongro
14-5 Insadong 12-gil, Gwanhun-dong, Jongno-gu, Seoul
Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss out on eating some of Korea’s most famous dishes. At Osegye Hyang in Insadong, you can eat Kimchi Jiggae, Pork Cutlet and even Korean BBQ all thanks to their soy protein products which replace the meat in the dishes. So if you are travelling to Seoul, this traditional Korean restaurant is not to be missed.