In a country like South Korea where being on diet, and looking healthy is vital to the culture, it is no surprise that there are quite a number of restaurants that provide healthy food in Seoul and other parts of the country specific to help you meet your healthy body goals.
The irresistible holiday sweets and snowy weekends might have tempted us to give into our guilty pleasures here and there the past winter, but it’s never too late to turn around and recharge that green positivity. If you are on a weight loss journey for the upcoming summer or you just want to stay healthy, Seoul offers a variety of restaurants and brunch spots that will leave your body feeling healthy, strong, and satisfied all year round.
Located close to Yongsan’s famous Itaewon neighborhood, Root is famous for having excellent brunch menus catering to those who prioritize health. Although it is a small restaurant on the second floor, it is easy to find by looking for a huge avocado at the entrance, hinting at the ingredient used in most of their menu options. Root is an airy café offering deliciously healthy salad power bowls and a few creative veggie options like vegan sushi and toast with toppings.
Root focuses on fresh, healthy salad bowls and uses the freshest avocados which are expensive and hard to find in Korea, but they also offer other options such as granola with yogurt and juices. If you’re not a fan of certain ingredients or you have dietary restrictions, this is the right place for you, as their friendly and flexible staff will be willing to replace any ingredients or toppings that you cannot or do not want to eat. So, anytime you crave for a healthy food in Seoul, check it out!
Many know of Garosu-gil, but not many know of Sharosu-gil. Not too far from Seoul National University lies a hidden gem of cute cafes and eateries. Sweet Balance is well-recognized as a great salad restaurant with relatively cheap prices. Because the prices are affordable and the portions are large, this place is well-known among college students.
This place is particularly special because of its “sweet balance” of variety on the menu. While many salad or healthy restaurants in Seoul serve raw vegetables, open sandwiches, and soups, Sweet Balance provides a larger range of choices such as hot dishes, baked vegetables, and other sides that will satiate your hunger.
One of the best menu items to try here is the “Soy Man” salad, which consists of salmon, chicken breast, loads of avocado, and plenty of fresh vegetables topped with a sesame-seed and fermented soy-bean paste (된장) dressing. It may seem strange, but if you are looking for a healthy food in Seoul, the rich, creamy, and healthy taste of this superfood dressing that compliments the salad, will leave you feeling healthier than ever before.
A salad hot-spot in the streets of Sinsadong, March Rabbit has been serving up beautiful salads with side scoops of house-made hummus and ripened avocado with great success the past few years. Many people make a joke that salad is “rabbit food”, but March Rabbit is set to change that perception by offering filling and delicious, but healthy meals!
They have quite an extensive list of options in their menu, including a make-your-own-salad option. If you’re not feeling “salad-y”, but still want to find a healthy food in Seoul to indulge in, then you can stop by for coffee, waffles, sandwiches or soups.
Looking for healthy desserts for your sweet tooth or on your cheat day? Sunny bread provides gluten-free, vegan cakes, tarts, cookies and other healthy dessert options for a guilt-free dessert eating experience. Our personal favorite is their choco pie cake, carrot cake, peanut butter chocolate bar and brownies but you can also check out their banana bread, sweet potato pie, pumpkin spice cake, chocolate chip cookies and others. They also offer seasonal options and you can order via Instagram or Coupang from the comfort of your home.
Located in Seokchon-dong, Blend lab offers fresh smoothies and bagels carefully prepared with only fresh ingredients. With a focus to be a healthy fast food in Korea, Blend Lab offers different blends of smoothies such as chia seeds, basil, apple mint and others. You can find more information on our directory here.
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