UPDATE**** VEGGIE HOLIC bakery has closed *****
Remember Veggie Holic bakery (old post here and here)? Well, a few months ago, they relaunched at a new location and I finally got to check out their brand new sparkly space. I was hoping they would move to a more central location in Hongdae, but they moved to an equally obscure spot, hidden in the middle of residential villas and apartment complexes. But if you go once, you’ll be able to easily find it again.
The majority of their items are the same ones they had at their old location so you can check my older posts for more photos. They are more like a Korean-style bakery with things like chestnut and sweet potato poundcakes or crunchy cookies… things that you would find at Paris Baguette or Tour Les Jours, only veganized. But I did notice a few new goodies in stock, particularly these:
For realz. I honestly never thought I’d live to see the day when I’d eat vegan pain au chocolat in Korea. It seems like the holy grail of veganized pastries, and having it in Korea now feels like we’ve reached a milestone in this country’s vegan-evolution. So what’s next? Vegan doughnuts please. Real doughnuts (not the steamed kind).
This croissant was much larger than most others I’ve had and the dough was so soft and practically melted in the mouth. The buttery layers just peeled off beautifully. If I’m being picky though, the bottom of the croissant was a bit too oily and it could’ve had a little more crispiness on the very outer layer. But really, it’s a vegan pain au chocolat. I’m hardly going to complain.
Open: Every day 10am -10pm
Address: 서울시 마포구 연남동 257-7 1층
Free wifi and parking available