Seoul eateries with vegan options
This restaurant, steps away from Itaewon Station, subway line No. 6, is not only recommended by vegans but also by non-vegans as a spot to try plant-based options. Many plants are dangling from the ceiling and placed along the walls to create an arboretum-like vibe. It has a variety of options ranging from hummus to soba salad, with sauces and dressings that are packed with flavor. The portions are plentiful but make sure to leave room for dessert which are decadent and delicious.
117 Bogwang-ro, Yongsan District
While this restaurant is not exclusively vegan, vegetables are the stars of most of the dishes.
The wine bar calls itself a vegetable-centered spot that also serves beef or seafood. If you want to go vegan, you can make a request for a specially altered menu in advance. The restaurant opens only for dinner and produce is sourced from small farms all across Korea. Each dish is designed to be enjoyed with wine. Both a set menu and a la carte options are available.
Yangchul Seoul also runs a vegetable class to teach people how to bring out the best flavors of certain produce when cooking at home.
34 Eonju-ro 135-gil, Gangnam District
276-1 Hangangdae-ro, Yongsan District
79 Mangwon-ro, Mapo District
Food Does Matter
The burger here is a must-try. The chef tries to incorporate spicy mala flavors into new dishes. The restaurant also has an extensive selections of meringues, cakes and cookies that are all vegan.
Seorae-ro 1-gil, Seocho District
The restaurant located in Haebangchong offers vegan options of classic dishes. It offers lasagna with layers of flat tofu, and burgers with patties made using lentils. Overall flavors are mild and very clean. Fresh kombucha fermented in house is also available.
59 Sinheung-ro, Yongsan District