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.

  1. Central Seoul
  2. Northwest of Seoul
  3. Southeast of Seoul
  4. Southwest of Seoul

Central Seoul

1. Itaewon

1) 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: 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 5PM-10.30PM / Fri-Sun 11AM-4PM & 5PM-11PM

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: Tue-Sun 11AM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)

3) Ssong Thai (Restaurant)


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A place where you can enjoy Thai food, Ssong Thai caters to a wider audience with its selection of vegan menus too. What’s more, in its effort to protect the environment, Ssong Thai does not use plastic either.

Signature Menu: Water Spinach, Pad Kra Pao Moo Sap (Stir-fried Minced Pork With Basil), Pad Thai

Address: 7-2, Itaewon-ro 20ga-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Sun-Thu 12PM-12AM/ Fri-Sat 12PM-1AM

4) Savage Garden (Cafe)


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From vegan desserts to vegan beverages, Savage Garden is an unmatched spot to enjoy some tasty treats. Enjoy a slice of some scrumptious slices of vegan cake in a two-story forest-themed cafe and bask in the chills vibes. Who said vegans can’t enjoy the sweet things in life?

Signature Menu: Lemon Meringue Tart, Strawberry Lassi, Triple Berry Yogurt Bowl, Earl Grey Peach Cake

Address: 228-4 Itaewon-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Sun-Fri 10.30AM-10PM/ Sat 10.30AM-10.30PM

5) Pan Honesta (Bakery & Desserts)

This bakery is also a franchise, located in the neighborhood of Itaewon 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: 3, Bogwang-ro 55-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 12PM-8PM/ Sat-Sun 12PM-9PM

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2. Insadong

1) 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 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: Wed-Sat 11AM-6PM / Closed on Mon-Sun

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2) Cafe Sun (Restaurant/Cafe)

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-3PM (Closed on Sundays)

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2. Sinchon

1) The Bread Blue (Bakery & Desserts)

Vegan bakeries do not use eggs, butter, or 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 one branch in Sinchon and the other in Yeouido. 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-Sat 10AM-9PM / Sun 9AM-9PM

Southeast of Seoul

1. Garosu-gil

1) Chick Peace (Restaurant)

There is an all-day Mediterranean deli & pub where you can have various dishes served with pitta bread, rice, or salad. You can find 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-8.30PM (Last Order: 8PM)

2) Mahina Vegan Table (Restaurant)

A place you can feast on delights such as pasta or burgers without any worries. Mahina Vegan Table offers a plethora of vegan options, all of which are animal cholesterol-free, for a healthy, clean meal.

Signature Menu: Tomato Basil Pasta, Grilled Pineapple Burger, Porcini Pasta, Truffle Cream Pasta, Tofu Mushroom Salad Rice Bowl

Address: 2F, 75, Nonhyeon-ro 175-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Tue-Sat 11.30AM-4PM & 5PM-10PM / Sun 11.30AM-4PM & 5PM-9PM (Closed on Mondays)

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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. 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:  Available only online now

2) Seoul National University Gamgol Cafeteria: Vegetarian Buffet


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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: Every day 11.30PM-1.30PM

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Northeast of Seoul

1. Seongsu

1) It Salad (Cafe)

It Salad is a popular salad restaurant located in Seongsu-dong. Offering a wide range of fresh and healthy salads, with customizable options for customers to create their own salads, it’s a trendy spot among health-conscious locals and visitors alike.

Signature Menu: Four Seaons (Spring), Energizer, Stress Release, Classic Chicken Caesar

Address: 1F, 28, Seongsuil-ro 8-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day 11AM-9PM

2) Green Chiangmai (Restaurant)

Green Chiangmai is a must-visit for anyone looking for authentic Thai cuisine with a vegan twist. Boasting a variety of flavorful dishes from the savory curries to the spicy salads, Green Chiangmai will transport your taste buds to the streets of Thailand with every bite.

Signature Menu: Vegan Pad Thai, Vegan Green Curry

Address: B1 ,11-12, Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day 11AM-9PM (Closed on Wednesdays, Break time: 3PM-5PM)

3) Chick Peace (Restaurant)

You can enjoy the Mediterranean deli & pub Chick Peace in Seongsu-dong as well. With a variety of vegan dishes available, you’ll be able to bask in the taste of the Mediterranean delights with no worries.

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

Address: 1F, 9-16, Yeonmujang 5-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day 11.30AM-8.30PM (Last Order: 8PM)

4) Sunny Bread (Bakery)

A charming bakery for anyone looking for delicious vegan baked goods. Boasting a variety of tasty vegan options, with cozy seating and a warm atmosphere, Sunny Bread is the perfect spot to enjoy a guilt-free pastry and a cup of coffee.

Signature Menu: Vegan cakes (subject to change)

Address: 24-8 Seoulsup 2-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Every day 11AM-7PM (Closed every Mondays)

5) Sobori Bakery (Bakery)

Sobori Bakery is a hidden gem for those seeking delicious vegan baked goods. Featuring a variety of vegan options, from savory bread to sweet pastries made with plant-based ingredients, it’s a great spot to indulge in tasty vegan treats.

Signature Menu: Sobori Bread, Rice Baguette, Vegan Ang Butter, Cinnamon Roll

Address: 1F, 18-1, Songjeong 14-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul

Opening Hours: Tue-Fri 12PM-8PM / Sat 11AM- 7PM (Closed every Sundays & Mondays)

6) Cosmos Grocery (Cafe)

Say no more to milk and meat at Cosmos Grocery. As a complex for people to enjoy wine, flowers and a selection of vegan bites, spend a relaxing day here munching on these healthy, vegan delights.

Signature Menu: Tofu Tempeh Wrap, Tofu Cream Cheese Cucumber Sand, Vegan Carrot Cake

Address: 1F, 27 Seongsui-ro 7-gil, Seongdong-gu, Seoul,

Opening Hours: Wed-Sat 11AM-10PM / Sun-Tue 11AM- 8PM

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 in temple stays includes chanting, meditation, conversation over tea, and Buddhist meals, you will observe one of the Buddhist lifestyles, going on a vegetarian diet.

Even if 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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