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

1) Monk’s Butcher (Restaurant)

 

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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: Beyond Monk’s Burger, Coconut Curry, Cauliflower Steak with Romesco, Black Olive Mustard Leaf Oil Past

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

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 6PM-11PM / Fri-Sun 11AM-3PM & 5PM-12AM

2) Plant (Restaurant/Cafe)

 

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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: Hummus & Roasted Squash Salad, Mushroom Burger, Lentil Veggie Bowl, Thai Style Green Curry, Mango Coconut Smoothie

Address: 2F, 117 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Mon-Thu 11AM-9PM / Fri-Sat 11AM-10PM (Closed on Sundays)

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2. Insadong

1) Sanchon (Restaurant)

 

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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 Temple Cooking Full Course (Lunch & Dinner)

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

Opening Hours: Every day 12PM-8:30PM

2) 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, Vegetarian BBQ Rice, Vegan Spicy Rice Cake, Cirsium Setidents Bibimbab

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

Opening Hours: Every day 11:30AM-9PM (Break Time: Mon-Fri 3:30PM-5PM / Sat-Sun 4PM-5PM)

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Northwest of Seoul

1. Hongdae

1) Around Green (Restaurant/Cafe)

 

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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, Three Kinds of Mushroom Pizza, Soybean Milk Cream Pasta

Address: 79 Mangwon-ro, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 12PM-8PM (Break Time: 3PM-4:30PM / Closed on Mondays & Sundays)

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2) Cafe Sun (Restaurant/Cafe)

 

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Cafe Sun offers healthy and fresh vegan food and it has both Western and Asian style menus. Its best menu includes Vegetable Stew, Soy Milk Cream Pasta, Seasonal Vegetable Tomato Sauce Pasta, and Soybean Paste with Brown Rice.

Signature Menu: Vegetable Stew, Soy Milk Cream Pasta, Seasonal Vegetable Tomato Sauce Pasta, Soybean Paste with Brown Rice

Address: 51 Donggyo-ro 17-an-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day 11AM-8PM (Closed on Mondays)

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2. Sinchon

1) Vegan Kitchen

Vegan Kitchen is in Yeonhui-dong which is a popular neighborhood in Seoul, especially among young people. This restaurant is small but provides you with Korean vegetarian dishes such as pasta, brown rice, curry, and so on! Thus, having a meal here will grant you a feeling of healthiness.

Signature Menu: Ragu Pasta, Kungpao Tofu Rice, Mushrooms Cream Pasta, Vegan Taco Wrap, Creamy Chickpea Curry Rice

Address: 2F, Jangyoung Building, 15 Yeonhui-ro 26-ga-gil, Seodamun-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 11:30AM-9PM / Sun 11:30AM-8:30PM (Break Time: 3PM-5PM / Closed on Mondays)

2) The Bread Blue (Bakery & Desserts)

 

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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 an 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: 1F, 3 Sinchon-ro 12-da-gil, Mapo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30AM-9PM / Sat-Sun 9AM-9PM

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Southeast of Seoul

1. Garosu-gil

1) 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 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: Falafel Rice, The Vegan Salad, Vegan Shakshuka, Original Humus, Roasted Cauliflower, The Vegan In-a-Pita Sandwich

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

Opening Hours: Every day 11:30AM-9PM (Last Order: 8:30PM)

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2. Gangnam

1) Loving Hut Cafe (Restaurant/Cafe)

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 11AM-9PM

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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 Tofu Cake, Pumpkin Tofu Cake, Choco Tart, Brownie, Match Choco Scone, Match Bingsu (Shaved Ice)

Address: B129, B1F, 16 Gukjegeumyung-ro 8-gil, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day 12PM-8PM

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2. Seoul National University

1) 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 an 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: Fri-Sat 1PM-7PM

2) 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 the 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: Temporarily closed due to the pandemic

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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:


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