As Korean catches on the superfood craze it seems that trendy juice shops, salad boutiques, and yogurt stands have popped up on every corner. While we still aren’t sure if daily consumption of an avocado or beet-root smoothie will extend our life span a couple of years, these salad restaurants offer a damn delicious meal that leaves you full and proud of your healthy life decisions.
Undeniably the most popular salad joint in Seoul, its Instagram tag #badfarmers features over 16,000 posts of aesthetically pleasing Salmon-Cobb bowls and beet root-based juices.
This trendy Garosugil cafe has about 15 tables inside and outside, which are sure to packed during peak lunchtime hours and right after work.
The salads themselves are generous with their portions of avocado, greens, and protein ,but due to the popularity of the restaurant the bread is often served cold and dressing/ rice soup side pours are done hastily.
Most popular orders are the Bad Farmers Salad with quinoa, roast chicken, broccoli, tomato, cheese, millet, and corn as well as the Avocado Cobb with smoked salmon, roast chicken, boiled egg, corn, tomato, olives, and romaine lettuce.
To-go bowls and a selection of cold-pressed juices available as well.
The choice brunch cafe of Naver bloggers across Seoul, this trendy Parisian bistro themed restaurant serves up yummy drinks, cakes, pressed paninis, and salads. It’s delicious, fresh and reliable much like a Panera Bread in the U.S.
Breads are brought in fresh daily and salads are made to order with a generous amount of chopped dried fruit and nut toppings.
They offer a seasonal salad menu of autumn pumpkin salads, roasted chicken salads, but the stand-out selection is their ricotta cheese salad.
Served with a side of bread and topped with a generous amount of fresh ricotta cheese and a sweet balsamic vinaigrette, this salad is sure to satisfy
Cheesy pressed paninis, fresh juices, and cakes available as well.
Branding itself as a super food central, this beautiful Hannam-dong restaurant serves hot and cold dishes with quinoa, avocado, goji berries and more with gorgeous plating, making it the perfect spot for a nice lunch or weekend date spot.
While the couscous and quinoa chicken were tempting and the squid-ink infused soups certainly peaked our interest, the best item here is the Avocado Salad.
Half a ripened avocado is sliced up alongside a big greens salad with capers, red onion, and thinly sliced salmon. Additionally, you receive a thick slice of homemade bread with creamy avocado schmear.
Other superfood meals and hot dishes available, as well as takeout for salads.
A all vegan-restaurant in the backstreets of Itaewon, Plant knows how to make a beautifully balanced and vegetable-packed meal that doesn’t leave you hungry.
Their avocado and hummus salad is packed with carbs and healthy fats and a plethora of colorful vegetables that tastes great and look great on the gram.
Although there’s only one salad on the menu as of now , their meal selection rotates seasonally and includes all the veggie goodness your body needs. Their rainbow tempeh burrito wrap, for example, packs all the vitamins from A-Z
A daily selection of vegan baked goods, green smoothie, and other vegan meal options available as well.
Large wooden bowl salads served with warm fresh bread, a cup of rice porridge, and pour-it-yourself dressing makes lunch a very dynamic meal for students in the tri-university area.
Salads start at 7,500 for a summer fruit or ricotta salad, and avocado or protein options like salmon and chicken can be added on for +2,500-3,000W. The cafe boasts more seating than most salad boutiques, but does not yet offer to-go or delivery options.
Cold-pressed juices and sandwiches+french fries available as well.
Ever had that salad moment when the leaf is just too big and you’re stuck feeling like a socially awkward cow?
Enter chopped salads, the answer to all your salad troubles. Every salad at What A Salad is made to order as either customized or one of their popular preset salads.
From there, What A Salad workers, use long, sharp knife panels to slice, dice, and mix your salad to perfection. The salad is so finely cut you can eat it with a spoon with no problem.
The salad comes in a massive wooden bowl and certainly fills you until dinner. Instead of fresh bread, a bit of pita bread is offered on the side.
A lovely second-floor cafe and terrace overlooking Hannam-dong and Itaewon-ro, Root is an airy cafe offering deliciously healthy salad power bowls and few creative veggie options like vegan sushi and toast with toppings.
For those who aren’t a fan of the raw or smoked salmon frequent in the Korean salads, Root has a wholesome cooked salmon steak salad bowl that comes with a healthy portion of fish and three different types of greens and cabbage to add textural dimension.
This cade is also very popular with those who dietary restrictions or special diets, the staff happily swap out one of the set bowls many toppings for a different ingredient!
Cold pressed juices and super food sides available as well.
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All salads only 8,500W? No wonder Salad Seller is one of the highest rated restaurants in the Hongdae area and the go-to lunch spot for students and company workers alike.
Yummy thick slices of fresh bread accompany every farm-to-table salad at this restaurant. There are several set salad sets to choose from, but each one is extraordinarily balanced, keeping to the restaurant’s concept of “5.7” (the 5 essential vitamins and 7 essential minerals your body should take in on a daily basis).
Most popular is the “VIP Superfood” salad bowl with red grapes, avocado, quinoa, banana chips, chia seeds, and basil pesto as well as the “Sanchez” with tortilla chips, corn, salsa, black beans, ground beef, and a sour cream based dressing.
Take out salads, pumpkin soup, and cold-pressed juice also available.
A salad hot-spot in the streets of Sinsa-dong, 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.
The motto of this restaurant is to transform salads from”rabbit food” to a successfully filling and delicious meal. For example, the popular vegan salad called “Happy Vegan” contains fresh greens, lentils, hummus, tofu, olives, tomatoes, and croutons; a stunning variety of textures, temperatures ,and flavors for a simple salad.
Their menu is definitely the largest of this list, with sixteen set salads to choose from as well a make-your-own-salad option.
Also available are cafe drinks, waffle sandwiches, soups, and ample seating!
Traversing the backstreets of Hannam-dong, you’ll be lucky to come across this quaint one-room cafe. Serving only hearty home-made soups, salads, and sandwiches, Salad Seller is a gourmet lunch boutique with options to satisfy any hunger level.
For a light lunch, choose the rainbow salad that comes with a variety of spring greens, arugula, dried nuts and fruits, and several types of hand-peeled soup. If looking for something more filling, a warmed avocado with a seared bacon vinaigrette is a perfect medley of healthy fats and comfort food.
The cafe itself smells of bacon and butter with a large communal table to sit at. If crowded ,however, there is a small bar area and the option to take food to go as well.
Pressed sandwiches, fresh smoothies, and homemade soups available as well.
Additionally, half-sandwich and half-salad/ half-soup lunch specials are available Tue-Friday 11:30-2:30pm.
Salad craving but on a budget? Find 10,000W too much to pay for “rabbit food”?
Larger convenience stores such as 7/11, Lotte Market, and GS25 will typically carry small chicken or ricotta salads for a 3,900-5,000W healthy lunch on the go. Paris Baguette, another ubiquitous shop, has beautiful salad boxes from 6,000-7,000W as well.
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