Seoul is a metropolis of eclectic vibrance and cosmopolitan charm. It’s a culture brimming with lively street food stalls waiting to be uncovered. From local beloved markets to busy shopping districts, one visit is simply never enough for these hot spots. To indulge in the culinary opulence and hidden alleys of this South Korean capital, we consult with Sojung Park, the Chief Concierge of the esteemed Four Seasons Seoul. Here are the top street food spots in Seoul:
Gwangjang Market is one of the oldest continually functioning markets in all of South Korea. It is located on the center of the city, near Euljiro and Jongno where is a hot place for both foreigners and locals. Gwangjang Market is famous for bindaetteok (a savoury pancake), yukhoe (beef tartar) and kimbap.
Myeongdong Street Food Alley
Myeongdong is one of Seoul’s most popular shopping districts, but it’s also a go-to for foodies looking to try the most unique and innovative street food in Seoul. Food trucks and carts are located in the alley, with diverse dishes you can imagine.
Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market
Seoul Bamdokkaebi Night Market is held on Friday and Saturday evenings from March to October at the Yeouido and Banpo Hangang Park along the Han River. Tourists can shop unique handmade accessories, watch a concert and delve into the city’s budding food truck culture.
Dongdemun is not only Seoul’s oldest market, but is also its largest with more than 10,000 stalls, vendors and restaurants that line countless blocks of car-free streets. Tourists can seek from jewellery, luggage, stationery, hiking gear, camera parts to traditional handicrafts. At market’s Food Alley, a Korean food street where a variety of Korean classics is on offer.
Mangwon Market is located at Mangwon-dong in Mapo-gu, just a stone’s throw from the Gen Z generation’s hot places like Sinchon, Hongdae and Han river. Market is famous for delicious street foods. Throughout the market, there are many fried chicken shops, traditional donuts, and torched marsh mellow ice-cream which gone viral these days.