Summer is officially here in Seoul, and it’s hot and sweaty as hell. I don’t know about you, but the only thing I want to eat on those long summer days are salads, salads, and more salads. This generally ties in quite well with the fact that I am on a diet for an upcoming vacation. So whether you are trying to be a little healthier or don’t have the energy to eat anything more robust, these are my favourite place to eat in the city.
What a Salad (Itaweon) – What a Salad was the original make your own salad restaurant in Itaewon. They have a selection of pre designed salads on the menu board if you don’t know what to get, or you can pick and choose to make your own. If you are feeling super lazy you can even get it delivered by Shuttle.
Bad Farmers (Sinsa) – Bad Farmers has probably become the most commercially successful of all the places on this list, as their juices are available for sale in the GS stores. They also serve a hell of a salad and have outdoor seating, what more could you want after a spot of shopping on Garosugil?
Again Refresh (Sangsu) – If you are in Sangsu, then you should check out this natural styled restaurant. The menu is quite varied and has a selection of fresh juices, salads, sandwiches, and rice bowls. There are eight salads to choose from, plus you can add in extras if you want to make it your own.
Le Ferme (Hannam) – La Ferme is one of the most beautifully decorated healthy eating joints in the city. The whole place is adorned with greenery, making it feel like you are in a rain forest. The salads are also as lovely as the decor, they are served with the most amazing hummus and bread too.
The Royal Food and Drink (HBC) – This is one of my favourite spots. Up by the Ogeori in HBC it is clean eating at its finest. The menu recently received an update and now includes this super yummy salmon salad, and a chicken salad along with their other items. They also have an amazing rooftop and cocktails!
Salad Brothers (Yeonnam-dong) – Yeonnam-dong is one of the hottest neighbourhoods in the city. And whilst it is filled with cafes and dessert shops, they still have their fair share of healthy spots. Salad Brothers has a really nice selection of made to order salads, all of which you can tailor to suit your own tastes.
Root (Hannam) – One of the original salad joints in our neighbourhood. They not only serve a variety of salads but also extras like soup and avocado toast. The red bowl is my favourite if you are going for salad. They also have a small amount of outdoor seating.
Montungee (Ikseon-dong) – Ikseon-dong is another very trendy spot. I came across Montungee when exploring the traditional Korean alleyways. The Caprese and the Cobb salads were pretty good if you are looking for something light and healthy to eat whilst you explore.