Restaurants, Bakeries, and Cafés in Seoul for Vegetarians

Have you ever suffered from finding a place to have vegetarian meals in Seoul? Don’t worry about it anymore! Here is the ultimate list of the restaurants, bakeries, and cafés in Seoul by the district where you can have vegetarian food.

*Please make sure to check each store’s opening hours beforehand due to their variability.


Central Seoul

1. Itaewon

  A. Vegan Kitchen (Restaurant)

 

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Vegan Kitchen is in Itaewon which is a popular neighborhood in Seoul where many visitors from diverse countries gather. This restaurant is small but provides you with Korean vegetarian dishes such as brown rice, noodles in cold bean soup, and so on! Thus, having a meal here will grant you a feeling of healthiness.

Signature Menu: Spicy Vege-noodle, a bowl of rice served with toppings

Address: 81, Usadan-ro 10-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12:00~21:00 (Last Order: 20:00, Break Time: 15:00~17:00)


  B. Monk’s Butcher (Restaurant)

If you would like to try diversified vegetarian menus, visit this restaurant-cum-rooftop bar with a cool and luxurious mood. The master labors at developing new menus and the moods of the restaurant vary slightly from season to season.

Signature Menu: cauliflower steak, pasta

Address: 3rd & 4th floor, 228-1, Itaewon-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day except Monday

Sunday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday: 18:00~22:30, Friday & Saturday: 18:00~23:30


  C. Plant (Restaurant/Cafe)

The mission of this restaurant is to serve delicious plant-based food that supports health and sustainability for our community. Because all the menu is prepared for the vegans, the most strict vegetarians, you don’t need to worry about being confused about which dish to choose.

Signature Menu: veggie burger, lentil veggie bowl, tempeh rainbow wrap

Address: 2nd floor, 117, Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day except Sunday, 11:00~22:00 (Last Order: 21:00)

 

Things to do around Itaewon: 

Dragon Hill Spa Seoul Ticket (Jjimjilbang)

Seoul Nightlife Tour: Pub Crawl

Make Traditional Korean Pottery

Seoul by Foot: Namsan Park & N Seoul Tower Evening Hiking Tour

N Seoul Tower Observatory Ticket


2. Insadong

  A. Sanchon (Restaurant)

Here we introduce a high-quality temple food restaurant where you can have around 20 main menus and vegetarian side dishes along with traditional alcoholic drinks or teas. Besides, a traditional art performance will be held at the restaurant every day from 8:00pm to 8:40pm. Though the price is quite expensive, you will have a unique culinary experience enjoying a full-course Korean temple food.

Signature Menu: Sanchon table d’hôte

Address: 30-13, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Open year-round, 11:30~22:00


  B. Osegyehyang (Restaurant)

Given that a place to try both western-style and east Asian-style vegetarian dishes, this restaurant is a good choice. Though it mainly offers east Asian-styled meals, it presents both East Asian and Western dishes for visitors to experience a variety of vegetarian dishes.

Signature Menu: sesame noodles, premium western style meal cooked with mushrooms and soy protein

Address: 14-5 Insadong 12-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: 11:30~21:00 (Last Order: 20:20)

-Weekdays Break Time 15:30~17:00

Weekends Break Time 16:00~17:00

 

Things to do around Insadong: 

Korean Martial Arts Takkyeon Experience

Korean Rice Wine (Makgeolli) Tasting Tour

Make Your Own Stamp

Traditional Korean Calligraphy Class

Seoul Palace Guided Tour


Northwest of Seoul

1. Hongdae

  A. Around Green (Restaurant/café)

 

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Around green is a restaurant/café, meaning you can have a decent meal as well as desserts. Enjoy the master’s plant-based dishes.

Signature Menu: tofu teriyaki table d’hôte, soybean milk cream pasta, desserts

Address: 47, Poeun-ro 5-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day except Sunday, 12:00~21:00 (Break Time: 15:00~17:00)

 

Things to do around Hongdae: 

Make Your Own Leather Goods

Trick Eye & Love Museum Discount Ticket

Room Escape Game

Make Your Own Neon Light


2. Sinchon

  A. The Bread Blue (Bakery & Desserts)

Vegan Bakeries do not use eggs, butter, milk at all and use rice powder, bean curd, coconut oil, soy milk, etc instead when breadmaking. If you’re a vegetarian or have atopy or allergy, you can eat it in relief. The Bread Blue is a vegan bakery brand with 5 branches throughout Seoul, which are in the neighborhood of Jamsil, Seocho, Gongdeok, and two in the Sinchon. They are baking many types of desserts such as cookies, tarts, Dojima rolls, cakes, and so forth. So, why not indulge in healthy desserts?

Signature Menu: whole-wheat bread, scone, muffin

Address: 1st floor, 3, Sinchon-ro 12da-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul (Sinchon head shop)

Opening Hours:

-Weekdays: 09:30~22:00, Weekends: 09:00~21:00


Northeast of Seoul

1.Dongdaemun

  A. Vegeang (Bakery & Desserts)

 

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Although this bakery is a 100% takeout store and has no seats available, it is worth to visit due to its varied collection of vegetarian desserts. The patissier majored in food & nutrition and she makes sustainable organic desserts with vegetables and whole grains.

Signature Menu: pound cake, scone, cookies

Address: 16, Hoegi-ro 25-gil, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day except Sunday & Monday, 13:00~21:00

 

Things to do around Dongdaemun: 

Dongdaemun Market Street Food Tour

Seoul City Wall & Ihwa Mural Village Evening Walking Tour


Southeast of Seoul

1. Garosu-gil

  A. Chick Peace (Restaurant)

 

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There is an all-day Mediterranean deli & pub where you can have various dishes served with pitta bread, rice, or salad. You can find the vegan and the vegetarian dishes easily because they are separately marked on the menu in Korean and English. Do not miss a chance to taste the Mediterranean ingredient, chickpeas too!

Signature Menu: the vegan burger, original hummus, falafel salad

Address: 69, Gangnam-daero 152-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day, 11:30~22:00 (Last Order: 21:30)

 

Things to do around Garosu-gil: 

K-Beauty: 1 Day Makeup Class/Professional Makeup Service

BTS (Bangtan Boys) Tour with the Best Fan ARMY in Seoul


2. Gangnam

  A. Loving Hut Café (Restaurant/café)

Loving hut café is also a restaurant/café. The brand ‘Loving hut’ is a franchise, with 16 stores throughout Korea and 3 stores in Seoul. Other branches in Seoul are located in the neighborhood of Gaepo and Sangwolgok.

Signature Menu: soy steak burger, vegan pizza, soy latte

Address: 35, Gaepo-ro 22-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day, 11:00~21:00

 

Things to do around Gangnam: 

AT Center Yangjae Flower Market Experience

VR Station Gangnam Discount Ticket

Club Octagon Promotion Package


Southwest of Seoul

1. Yeouido

 A. Pan Honesta (Bakery & Desserts)

 

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This bakery is also a franchise, locating in the neighborhood of Yeouido, Yeonnam, and Apgujeong. Not to mention the vegan, these bakeries use gluten-free rice flour and coconut sugar as substitutes.

Signature Menu: Choco tart, brownie, matcha ice flakes

Address: B129, 16, Gukjegeumyung-ro 8-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Open year-round, 12:00~20:00

 

Things to do around Yeouido: 

Yeouido Han River Park Tent Rental

Han River E-land Ferry Cruise (Day & Night)


2. Seoul National University

  A. Wonde Raw (Bakery & Desserts)

 

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Have you wandered to find fresh, healthy desserts to satisfy your appetites? Then, this café is the place you can have vegan & gluten-free desserts with exclusive drink, kombucha. Also, you can participate in a one-day cooking class that the master runs.

Signature Menu: vegan tiramisu, homemade kombucha (fermented black or green tea)

Address: 105, Gwanak-ro 12-gil, Gwanak-gu, Seoul,

Opening Hours: Thursday / Friday / Saturday /Sunday, 12:00~19:00


  B. Seoul National University Gamgol Cafeteria: Vegetarian Buffet

If you find a vegetarian buffet where you can serve the food yourself as much as you want, and at the same time if you plan to visit a Korean university, here can be your option.

The vegetarian buffet is located at Seoul National University, on Gwanak campus.

Menus: Vary from soybean sauce stir-fry, sweet pumpkin & sweet potato wedges, tofu tomato Caprese, diced bean paste soup, to white kimchi.

Address: Asia Center(Block 101), 1, Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Weekdays, 11:30~13:30

 

Things to do around Seoul National University: 

[Trazy Local Host] Seoul Hiking & Rock Climbing Tour – Mt. Bukhansan/Gwanaksan


Temple Stay

Templestay is a unique cultural program where you can experience the life of Buddhist practitioners to better understand Buddhism and Korean traditional culture. Because participating temple stays include chanting, meditation, conversation over tea, and Buddhist meals, you will observe one of the Buddhist lifestyles, going on a vegetarian diet.

Even it is for a temporary period, you can practice a vegetarian diet at traditional temples which preserved the around 1700-year-old history of Korean Buddhism. Plus, the experience will grant you a new perspective and emotions in your life.

Consider these temple stay programs below where you can have plant-based meals while training your mind and body:

Book Templestay Korea: Geumsunsa (Mountain Temple in Seoul)

Book Templestay Korea: Hwagyesa Temple

Book Templestay Korea: Jogyesa Temple


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Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism Official

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