I met with my friend at Cafe Slobbie whom I met originally at college, but had moved back to Korea after final exams. Cafe Slobbie is a small cafe located in Hongdae. They believe in using only wholesome, healthy ingredients for their menu.
This cafe definitely has a “wholesome/hippie” feel to it. On their menu they also try to stick to it being traditional Korean food. They are not a 100% vegan or vegetarian restaurant however. But don’t worry, they do have a section inside of their menu for vegans/vegetarians.
This was my friend’s non-vegan meal (pictured above). But it’s a good example of how you can see it is pretty balanced out with lots of vegetables and wholesome food from scratch. Perhaps it’s good to come here with a friend who is not a vegan to make a happy medium for everyone to enjoy, or even with a family.
This was my awesome vegan meal (pictured above). I ordered the soybean curry with brown rice. The two banchans (side dishes) at the top were lotus root and acorn jelly, and their homemade kimchi! Honestly I think their kimchi was the freshest kimchi I have ever tasted. Reasonable prices for both dishes around 8,000-9,000 won per dish. ($8-10CDN/USD)
After our lunch we walked around for a bit and checked out a bookstore, then we went to Loving Hut for PATBINGSU!!!!!!
Their Loving Hut Rainbow website has an English option at the top if it doesn’t automatically translate.
Sooooooo good. I seriously recommend going to this Loving Hut for patbingsu. Patbingsu is a Korean dessert that is usually eaten in the summer time only. It consists of shaved ice, red beans (adzuki), fresh fruits, sometimes ice cream and usually there would be condensed milk in it. This patbingsu had everything in there except of course the ice cream and “milk” was dairy free.
I apologize some of the locations are written in Korean. If you have questions regarding the restaurant name & address in Korean or the dish, feel free to leave a comment.