South Korea is often ranked as one of the worst country when it comes to vegan food and one of the country with the highest ratio of meat consumption per capita. However, Vegan food is becoming more and more popular (check out the best vegan restaurants in Jeju also). We found a few hidden gems in Seoul. So here is our list of favorite vegan restaurants in Seoul.
1. Osegye Hyang in Insadong
Osegye Hyang, can be hard to find, as it is located at the end of a small alley from the main street of Insadong. The restaurant is very traditional, being in a Hanok. Once you arrive you must remove your shoes, and find a seat on a pillow on the floor. The food at Osegye Hyang is really delicious, having all sorts of Vegan dishes with Korean flavors.
This restaurant is one of our favorite vegan place in Seoul.
ADDRESS: 서울 종로구 인사동12길 14-5
OPENING HOURS: 11:30am to 9:00pm every day (break time 3:30- 5pm)
2. Style Vegan in Gangnam
Are you craving for a delicious Vegan Burger? Or rather a vegan pizza! Then search no longer, Style Vegan in Gangnam is the pace for you. They offer delicious vegan food available for delivery as well.
And if you aren’t into Vegan food yet, but want to slowly reduce your meat intake, this is the perfect place to start your vegan journey. We absolutely love it and the food is delicious. Check it out 🙂
ADDRESS: 서울시 강남구 학동로 43길 38 지하2층 주방29호
3. Vegetus in Itaewon
Vegetus is located in Haebangchon. With a decent size, you can actually seat indoor and outdoor. Vegetus has a great selection of items on the menu with yummy looking cakes as well. We recommend the Burrito Bowl, their Burgers, or Bulgogi Panini.
The staff is really nice. We had a great time at Vegetus and put it on the list of best Vegan restaurants in Seoul.
ADDRESS: 서울 용산구 신흥로 59
OPENING HOURS: 12:00pm – 9:30pm every day (break time 3:00pm – 5:00pm)
4. Sukkara Seoul in Hongdae
Sukkara is delicious, organic and entirely Vegan! The interior of the restaurant is also super beautiful, with lots of different woods, plants, books and other stylish decorations.
There are many choices on the menu and everything is delicious! Curry, salads, sandwiches, pasta, pies or other dishes, even desserts!
We also recommend the homemade Ginger Ale, a real delight of freshness!
ADDRESS: 서울 마포구 와우산로 157
OPENING HOURSE: 10:00am – 9:00pm every day
5. Soiroum in Seochon
Soiroum is a very cute restaurant, located in a great neighborhood, Seochon, not yet well known in Seoul, but worth a visit.
Soiroum do not have a wide menu, but every items are really delicious. It is worth going to Soiroum one of the best Vegan restaurants in Seoul and spending some times wandering through Socheon.
ADDRESS: 서울 종로구 필운대로 41 1층
OPENING HOURS: 12:00pm – 8:00pm (3pm – 5pm break time)
6. Plant Cafe Seoul in Itaewon
Plant cafe is probably the most well known vegetarian cafe in Korea, having won multiple awards. Plant cafe greets every customers with a big smile and positive energy. Eating at Plant cafe is not only delicious but also rejuvenating.
Plant cafe has a wide range of selection on their menu. Although not 100% Vegan, they do have some great options on the menu. This restaurant is certainly one of our favorite place to eat in Seoul.
ADDRESS: 서울 용산구 보광로 117 2층
7. Grain in Hongdae
Grain is located in one of our favorite neighborhood in Seoul, Hongdae. This is restaurant is not 100% Vegan or vegetarian, but do offer great Vegan choices on the menu.
The atmosphere inside Grain is really cool and visiting Grain on a weekend is a relaxing and a great thing to do.
ADDRESS: 서울 마포구 동교로46길 23
8. Sanchon in Insadong
If you are visiting Seoul, dining at Sanchon is a unique experience, which we recommend to everyone. Sanchon combines traditional Korean culture and Buddhist Temple food in a beautiful setting. If you want to experience Korean culture, Sanchon is a great place to visit.
The food comes in 20 small dishes. An absolute beauty.
ADDRESS: 서울 종로구 인사동길 30-13
9. Around Green in Hongdae
Vintage decor, great vegan dishes and cosy cafe, this is what Around Green is all about. Around Green can be defined as home-style, simple and hearty cooking. Every dishes are delicious and a wide array of coffees are available on the menu.
The staff is super friendly and the whole restaurant has a positive vibe. We recommend Around Green, and definitely put it on the list of best Vegan restaurants in Seoul.
ADDRESS: 서울 성동구 아차산로9길 8
OPENING HOURS: 11:30am – 10:00pm every day
10. Monks Butcher in Itaewon
Monks Butcher is one of our favorite restaurant in Seoul. This place is rather upscale. The food is simply the best and service top notch. The menu has both western and Asian dishes. Most items on the menu are vegan.
Their Beyond Burger is quite famous, and really delicious with so much flavors. We highly recommend Monks Butcher in Seoul.
Monks Butcher gets quite full especially on weekends. so expect some waiting time.
ADDRESS: 서울 용산구 이태원로 228-1 3층 4층
11. Veganz in Gangnam
We found Veganz so randomly by walking around Gangnam in Rodeo Street. There is a big sign in front of the restaurant with the name “VEGANZ”. You can’t miss it. The restaurant is rather small, with only a few seats. Veganz is a great place if you are craving for a burger. The avocado Burger is really yummy!
On top of that, we quite like this part of Gangnam, with great cafes around and cool shops.
OPENING HOURS: Open every day for lunch and dinner except on Sunday!
ADDRESS: 강남구 압구정로 336 1F
12. Chick Peace in Gangnam
Although Chick Peace also serves meat, they have a huge variety of Vegan option. If you like Mediterranean food, such as falafel, hummus, pita bread, and plenty of veggies, Chick Peace is the place to go. Just by looking at the colorful plate it looks yummy. We love Chick Peace and highly recommend you give it a try. Chick Peace is located in Garosu-gil, our favorite street in Gangnam.
OPENING HOURS: open every day until 9pm
ADDRESS: 서울 강남구 강남대로152길 69 1층
13. Vegan Space (grocery store)
If you would rather cook at home some delicious vegan dishes, here is the place for you: Vegan Space in Itaewon! They most certainly have everything you need when it comes to Vegan food. We particularly enjoy buying those Beyond Meat Burger Patty 🙂 They do have lots of choices though. Vegan Space also serves coffee which you can drink onsite. Vegan Space also do home delivery, check out their website here.
OPENING HOURS: 11am – 8pm, Mon – Sun
ADDRESS: 서울 용산구 신흥로2길 7
14. Mahina Vegan Table in Gangnam
If you are looking for a classy Vegan restaurants, with delicious wine, beautiful settings, modern and stunning paintings on the wall, Mahina Vegan Table is for you!
We actually really loved this place. The restaurant itself is stunning. The service is equivalent to a Michellin star restaurants. On top of that, the restaurant is located in Garuso-Gil, one of our favorite area to hang-out in Seoul. (For more info about Gangnam, you can check our post here).
The menu at Mahina Vegan Table is quite extensive with lots of different choices, more oriented to Italian style. We opted for the burger and mushroom vegan pasta. Simply delicious!
Vegan or not, we would highly recommend to check out this place.
OPENING HOURS: 12:00 – 16:00 and then 17:30 – 21:30 (closed on Monday)
ADDRESS: 2F 75 Nonhyeon-ro 175-gil Gangnam-gu
ADDRESS: 서울 용산구 신흥로2길 7
15. Grocery Cafe Qyun
Grocery Cafe Qyun is perhpas one of the cutest Vegan Restaurant in Seoul. Located near Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, Qyun is set a cute and very quiet little neighborhood. It is the perfect spot if you want to enjoy a relaxing lunch in Seoul.
We ordered the curry dish with Tempeh, which was out of this world! Delicious. We also had the nato bean sandwich, which was really good, yet a little small to order by itself. We recommend ordering a sandwich + a soup if you want to have enough food.
Overall, we had an excellent time in Grocery Cafe Qyun. We went there after a short hike at the Bukhansan, it was e perfect for us!
OPENING HOURS: 11:00 – 16:00 and then 17:30 – 21:30 (closed on Monday)
ADDRESS: 서울 종로구 궁정동 3-18
We hope that this post was useful if you are looking for great Vegan food in Korea. The vegan industry is growing in Seoul and more and more vegan restaurants are opening up.
We would love to hear from you, if you find new Vegan places in Seoul. Feel free to leave a comment below.
Keep checking out this post, as we are continuously adding new places based on our discoveries in Seoul 🙂 Bon appetit!
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FULL GUIDE FOR HONGDAE: here