Lonely Planet Experiences: Street Food Seoul

3 hr

You’ll start your Seoul food tour with a bit of royal history at Gwanghwamun Gate, the largest gate leading into the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace. From there, we’ll walk to the colourful Jogyesa Temple, the centre of Zen Buddhism, and along the way, hear stories from the historical streets of Pimatgol Alley. From there, you’ll head to the neighbourhood of Insa-dong, which is filled with not only with plenty of art and culture, but also lots...
You’ll start your Seoul food tour with a bit of royal history at Gwanghwamun Gate, the largest gate leading into the historic Gyeongbokgung Palace. From there, we’ll walk to the colourful Jogyesa Temple, the centre of Zen Buddhism, and along the way, hear stories from the historical streets of Pimatgol Alley. From there, you’ll head to the neighbourhood of Insa-dong, which is filled with not only with plenty of art and culture, but also lots of delicious street food. With your local guide by your side, you’ll navigate through some of the best stands, finding out what locals love to eat. Next up on this Seoul food tour, we’ll take a simple stroll along the Chenggyecheon, shining in the soft evening light. Some might find this walk to be incredibly romantic, and we wouldn’t disagree, but our heart belongs to what you’ll find at the end of the way: an alley of marinated grilled ribs! Here you’ll dig into your main dish for the tour: delicious Korean-style BBQ ribs with fresh vegetables. We’ll then head to Bukchang-dong, a famed alley of beloved eateries. We’ll get to experience Korean drinking culture, rubbing shoulders with locals who flock here at the end of the workday. There are plenty of pubs to choose from, so your guide will lead you through the options. We’ll sample some makgeolli (Korean rice wine) with a side snack of pajeon (green onion pancake). At this point you might think you’re too full for one more bite, but everyone knows there’s always room for dessert! We’ll finish off our tour at a local spot where you can taste a traditional Korean treat before heading our separate ways to uncover more nightlife in Seoul.
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Important Details

Highlights
  • Sample traditional korean street foods like barbecued ribs and green onion pancakes
  • Join locals for a night out in the bustling insa-dong neighbourhood
  • Have a nightcap of korean rice wine and dessert
  • Walk along the chyenggyecheon waterway for a romantic view of seoul
  • Visit historic sites like jogyesa temple and the alleyways of pimatgol
  • Each lonely planet experience comes with six-months free access to lonely planet’s guides app which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to lonely planet guidebooks
Included
  • Local english-speaking guide
  • Samples of korean street food and ribs (main dish)
  • Dessert of korean-style pancake
  • Rice wine or soft drink.
Not Included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for your guide.
Departure Point
Gwanghwamun Station – Seoul Metro Subway Line 5, Exit 6 (outside). Address: 149, Sejong-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
Voucher Requirements

Please present this voucher to your guide at the beginning of your tour. Save this email on your phone or tablet, or print a copy, as you will need to show this to join the trip.

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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.