Alien's Day Out

Veg-Friendly Eateries

A google map of a bunch of veg-friendly eateries in Seoul
Happy Cow (Veg restaurants in Korea)

Best of 2010
Best of 2011

Here is a list of some places that I have personally eaten at. Click on the links to see my blog posts about them. Some are more veg-friendly than others, but all either have vegan options, or are willing to modify dishes to be vegan. Please note that some of the information in these posts may be outdated. It is often best to call the restaurant or cafe in advance to make sure they are still in business, or to see if their menu has changed.

**If any of the links are broken, you can search for it using the search toolbar on the right —>


Cafes with soy milk and/or vegan options

  • Beesket (Jongak)
    raw fruit & veg smoothies
  • Botton Cafe (Noksapyeong / Itaewon) (another post here)
    soy lattes, vegan cake, muffins, cookies (baked by Alien’s Day Out Bake Shop!)
  • Cafe Harunohee (Gunja/ Children’s Grand Park) (more posts here) CLOSED!
    soy lattes, smoothies
  • Cafe Mano (Hyehwa, Daehakro)  CLOSED! another post here and here
    soy lattes, smoothies, vegan cookies, patbingsu, light lunches
  • Cook and Book (Hongdae)
    soy lattes, vegan sandwiches, muffins, desserts
  • Energy Kitchen
    raw juices, snacks
  • High Street Market (Itaewon)
    soy & almond milk, vegan baked goods
  • Laksheme (Hongdae) ***CLOSED***
    vegan steamed donuts
  • Lazy Sue (Noksapyeong)
    soy lattes
  • My Juice (Haebangchon)raw juices and smoothies
  • Naya Cafe (Hapjeong/Sangsu area) ***CLOSED***
    vegan cookies
  • PLANT studio & cafe
    soy chai, vegan cake, cookies, vegan meals.
  • So True (Chungdam) (more posts here and here) ***CLOSED***
    soy lattes, pound cake (depends on the day), vegan pizza, pasta, sandwiches
  • Standing Coffee (Noksapyeong)
    soy lattes
  • Sukkara (Hongdae) (more posts here)
    soy lattes, chickpea salad, vegan soup & bread, sweet bean apple pie
  • Twosome Place (multiple locations)
    soy coffee
  • Vege Cafe (Cheonho)
    raw fruit & vegetable juices
  • Veggie Holic CLOSED!! (old posts here and here at old location)
    soy lattes, breads, muffins, cookies, ice cream

Bakeries with vegan bread

Vegan ice cream & sorbet


  1. Hi Mipa Lee,

    Your website was really really really fantastic and very very very good. It really help me and my wife about Korea Vegetarian Food. We are going to Seoul from 24 May 2012 till 09 June 2012. Hope we will bump into each other then. Keep up the good works Mipa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Hi Mipa again,

      It is Alex Say again. It is nice you revamp this section. Some of the links were broken but now I know I can just type the name of the restaurant in the SEARCH section. Your best of 2010 & 2011 were just awesome. Keep up the good work Mipa.

  2. Hi Mipa

    Glad everything is fixed and working well. Hope me & my wife will bump into you soon when we visit Seoul from 24 May till 9 June 2012. We can’t wait to try out Achasan & Garobee Buffet soon. Have you been to Malaysia? Well if you are around Penang Island, Malaysia we hope to bring you around for a eating tour of Penang Vegan Restaurants !!! Take care and continue the good works on the vegan happenings in Korea especially Seoul. We really love your blog….. :)

  3. I’m heading to Seoul on May 15 and am finding valuable information on where to get my vegetarian grub from your blog. Thanks much!

  4. Hi!

    I am glad to have found this site. My family and I will be going to Seoul in September. I’m a bit concern on the food available for us, especially the kids. We are Muslims and vegetarian is another option we could consider whenever there’s a lack of halal food.

    One question – when you said vegan / vegetarian, does it mean that there’s no alcohol used in the food either other than animal products? I would appreciate if you could explain. Thank you so much!

    • Hi Fiz,
      thanks for the comment! ‘Vegan’ only refers to food that does not include any animal derived products, so vegan food can still include alcohol. HOpe that helps!

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  6. My friends and I really like Kraze Burger which has some veg options that they are willing to make vegan if you ask. Plus side is since this is a chain, its everywhere! A good option if you’re out and about and realize you’re starving!

  7. Kraze Burger–great for when you’re starving cuz they’re everywhere. veg options that can easily be made vegan

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  9. I recommend ‘seven springs’!!

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  11. Just wanted to say thanks for your awesome blog and the list of resources. ^^

  12. Hello! I just wanted to say, I recommend going to Two Hands in Noksapyeong for their amazing veggie burger!! It isn’t vegan, as it has cheese, but it is hands-down the best veggie burger I’ve had in Korea, and even in the world!

    It’s across the street from Philles’ Bar.

  13. Hello I am living in Korea for 2 months and I am vegan and I love your blog it helps me so much finding the rare vegan friendly places in Korea. Would you happen to know if Mango6 ‘s juices are vegan?

    • I’ve had one of their drinks before, but I think I had to ask them to modify it, like leave out the dairy or something… sorry, i can’t remember. Definitely double check if they can make a dairy-free one for you, but there may be some other sneaky animal-derived ingredient in there.

  14. Definitely very much informative. I am from India and a vegetarian. So far, I was restricting myself to only Indian Restaurants. Now, I will try out the places mentioned here.

  15. Your website is great! I’m a vegetarian traveling to Korea in October and I plan on eating LOADS. Thanks for all the top suggestions!

  16. Oh Mipa you web page is such a great discover!! Well, thanks to EYK hehe this is soooooo helpful for me, argentinian vegetarian travelling to Korea in ten days.. I will visit your place and eat eat eat =D Lots of love.

  17. I just moved here for two years and Im SO thankful for this website! :D

  18. I am thrilled that there are many vegan eateries to try in Seoul, as my family and I transitioned to a vegan diet about four years ago. We will definitely stop by your bakery for some vegan baked goods and to meet you. I am impressed and encouraged by your website — what a loving contribution to the world! Thank you.

  19. Hi again! My husband and I are Korean American vegan foodies, living in San Francisco Bay Area, and we are looking forward to visiting Seoul next month with our two wonderful children (ages 12 and 10). Ever since we have adopted a plant based diet (for health, love, and integrity), all our travels have turned into exciting “Food Travels”. We can’t wait to meet you and to experience Seoul as vegans! Finding your website was a tremendous joy and inspiration for us. BTW, I love that you have a copy of Eckhart Tolle — it’s one of the two book I gave my Uncle (who is a Theology Professor in Korea) as a gift last time I visited Korea. = )

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  28. Hi Mipa,

    It is Alex & Vin again after more than 2 years. From Nov 17th till Dec 8th 2014, we will be visiting South Korea again. The last time we were in South Korea we managed to cover only Seoul in about 2 weeks enjoying Korea vegetarian food and sight seeing all of Seoul. We like Loving Hut Achasan & Garobee vegetarian buffet but this time around we hope you can recommend others buffet as Achasan no longer offer vegetarian buffet and Garobee have closed. We will be spending about a week each in Seoul, Jeju Island and Busan (your birth place). We sincerely hope you can suggest vegetarian buffet easily accessible by metro in Seoul & Busan. Not to forget Jeju Island too. Hopefully we can drop by at PLANT this time around. Thank you for your time and hope maybe we can meetup@PLANT soon to enjoy a cuppa coffee and bakery. Happy bakering Mipa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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