Your One-stop Guide to Vegan Bingsu in Seoul

Now that we've established my borderline pathetic dedication to Korea's bingsu, we can get to the good stuff. Oh yeah baby, the vegan bingsu guide is FINALLY here! For the newcomers who still think that bingsu is literally just shaved ice and are baffled by the need for a vegan version, let me catch you… Continue reading Your One-stop Guide to Vegan Bingsu in Seoul

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Your Guide to Zero-Waste Shopping at Mangwon Market 망원시장

Almost every newcomer to Seoul has Namdaemun market or Gwangjang market on their "must-see" list. When I first got here I also thought that these would be the best places to go if I wanted to have the most authentic traditional Korean market experience. They're both massive gatherings of stalls selling everything from popular street… Continue reading Your Guide to Zero-Waste Shopping at Mangwon Market 망원시장

Where to Find Dairy-free Lattes in Seoul

The sudden summer-like weather in Seoul has me craving more cold drinks. Teas. Smoothies. Iced caramel macchiatos.  Iced matcha lattes. Getting my latte fix can be tricky because most cafes in Seoul exclusively use cow's milk. The good news is, there are some cafes that offer alternative milk options, and their numbers are steadily growing.… Continue reading Where to Find Dairy-free Lattes in Seoul

Eating My Way Through Seoul’s Vegan Festival

Seoul's 6th annual vegan festival was held this past Saturday, May 18th at Seoul Innovation Park near Bulgwang Station. I've been in Seoul for two years, but this was my first time in attendance. Because I was still flirting with a plant-based diet in 2018, the festival didn't seem as appealing as a free concert… Continue reading Eating My Way Through Seoul’s Vegan Festival

A Tea Party at Kew & Leaves

When asked if I'm a coffee person or a tea person, I'll usually say both, but the contents of my cupboard tell a different story. I only have two coffee blends (one of which is herbal "coffee") but at least ten kinds of tea, including but not limited to: Yogi's honey and lavender tea, blueberry… Continue reading A Tea Party at Kew & Leaves

Mountainberry Chia Seed Jam (산딸기치아씨드잼)

Raspberry jam is my favorite thing to spread on toast, hands down. While you can find buy a ton of imported and exotic jams in Korea, I can't deny that there's a special sense of accomplishment that comes from standing over the stove yourself with a wooden spoon in hand, watching a berry medley simmer… Continue reading Mountainberry Chia Seed Jam (산딸기치아씨드잼)

15 Vegan-Friendly Cafes in Seoul

In Going Vegetarian in South Korea, I discussed some of the difficulties I've faced since adopting a plant-based vegetarian diet abroad. Another unfortunate result of my decision was losing out on Korea's famed cafe culture, as many of the hippest, most unique cafes in Seoul exclusively use cow's milk in their beverages. So, while my… Continue reading 15 Vegan-Friendly Cafes in Seoul

Zero-Waste Shopping at The Picker

The reading I've been doing recently about climate change and eco-living has made me hyper-aware of the ridiculous amount of plastic-wrapped produce in Seoul's grocery stores and supermarkets. While it may be aesthetically pleasing and useful for maintaining a certain level of freshness for vegetables like leafy greens, it adds bulk to my modest grocery… Continue reading Zero-Waste Shopping at The Picker