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Foodie Tour of Seoul

From street food to more fanciful fare, Seoul offers a cornucopia of taste experiences to fit all budgets and palates.
Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 14.9 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  There is so much more to Korea than the ubiquitous kimchi. Taste-seeking travelers will be rewarded with delicious seafood markets,... more »

Tips:  This is a city where food choices of all shapes and sizes (live, raw and cooked) abound. Be adventurous and your taste buds will be... more »

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Points of Interest

Take subway line 1 to Jongno 5-ga station and take exit 8.

Though widely regarded as a market for fabrics and clothing, for those in the know, Gwangjang Market (Korea's oldest covered market) is actually a frugal food-lovers paradise. This is where you can get an array of traditional (and at times very adventurous street and "peasant" foods,... More

Go back to the subway station and take line 1 four stops to Jedi-dong, take exit 2.

Just when you thought you knew everything about food, along comes Seoul's Gyeongdong market. The country's largest medicinal herb market, it is also home to one of the widest arrays of herbs, ginseng, roots, edible flowers and mushrooms known to man. Who knew... More

3. Insadong (Yetchatjip's teahouse)

Return to the subway and go five stops until you get to Jongno-3 station. Transfer here to line 3 and go one stop north to Anguk station. Take exit 6. After you exit the station walk about 75 meters and turn left on Insadong street. About 150 meters on your right (past Toto's Nostalgia Museum and Gift Shop) down a small alley is Yetchatjip... More

Return to the subway and go back to Jongno 3 transfer station. Transfer to line 1 and go 6 stops to Noryangjin station. Take exit 1. Walk about 100 metres over a pedestrian bridge to come to the market.

A sushi lover’s dream, this is Seoul’s oldest and biggest fish market. You’ll see octopus, squid, crabs, prawns, oysters and fish of all shapes ... More

Take line 1 to Jongno 3 station and take exit 6. Walk north about 300 meters toward Changdeokgung palace and on your left will be the Institute.

Part of the Institute of Traditional Korean Foods, the Tteok museum is wholly dedicated to the celebration of that quintessential, unassuming Korean dessert: the rice cake. Celebrating the sweet in all ... More