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Hipster Seoul: West Side Food Tour provided by Delectable Travels

Hipster Seoul: West Side Food Tour

Hipster Seoul: West Side Food Tour
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About
Discover the cultural and culinary fusion of Seoul’s bustling Mangwon neighborhood on a private nighttime food and drink tour. Follow your guide to the local street food stalls of Mangwon Market that have defined the area for decades. Later, try Korean BBQ, savoy pancakes, dakgalbi (marinated chicken), and more. Wash all of it down with a rice beer, while you learn about the area’s metamorphosis into the city's hipster epicenter.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Try a variety of traditional Korean street foods
  • See traditional and modern Korean culture in one place
  • Get insider food suggestions for the rest of your trip
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3-4 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Try a variety of traditional Korean street foods
  • See traditional and modern Korean culture in one place
  • Get insider food suggestions for the rest of your trip
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 17522P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic drinks (within reason)
  • Entry/Admission - Mangwon Market
Exclusions
  • Gratuities or tips (optional but appreciated)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3–4 hours
Departure details
  • Hapjeong Station, Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea Departure Point: Hapjeong Station (Line 2 & 6) Exit 8 at 6pm. Wait downstairs below the up escalator for hapjeong exit 8 (green line 2, brown line 6). If you are taking a taxi show them to this: 합정역 8번출구 가주세요. 감사합니다.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic drinks (within reason)
  • Entry/Admission - Mangwon Market
Exclusions
  • Gratuities or tips (optional but appreciated)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Hapjeong Station, Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea Departure Point: Hapjeong Station (Line 2 & 6) Exit 8 at 6pm. Wait downstairs below the up escalator for hapjeong exit 8 (green line 2, brown line 6). If you are taking a taxi show them to this: 합정역 8번출구 가주세요. 감사합니다.
Duration
3–4 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hapjeong Station
    Seogyo-dong, Seoul, South Korea
    Departure Point: Hapjeong Station (Line 2 & 6) Exit 8 at 6pm. Wait downstairs below the up escalator for hapjeong exit 8 (green line 2, brown line 6). If you are taking a taxi show them to this: 합정역 8번출구 가주세요. 감사합니다.
    See address & details
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    Mangwon Market
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    We'll tour the market and learn about the essence of Korean food such as the fermented sauces. We'll see ingredients and food stalls as we try different snacks.
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    Pass by
    Hongik University Street
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Diane M
2 contributions
Fun evening
Nov 2019
Daniel's tour is great, and Daniel is a fun person to hang out with for a few hours. The BBQ restaurant was awesome, and after some street food, you will leave the tour full!
Written 6 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kimm Colarossi
5 contributions
Experience the BEST with the guru of Korean Food
Aug 2019
Daniel Gray, personable, articulate, knowledgeable and FUN! The tour was exceptional! We explored and tasted many different rounds of food, starting with Korean BBQ. It was delicious! Daniel was the perfect host! His associate, Yoon was very helpful as well! We ate lots at different places while Daniel gave us a tour of the area as well. He even handled my son's food allergy discreetly. I LOVED this walking, eating tour! Highly recommend! Highlight of our trip! Well worth the cost!
Written 15 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Diane M
Hong Kong, China1 contribution
Skip lunch and eat dinner like a local!
Jun 2019 • Couples
Although food is normally a big part of my trips, I've never explored the background of the food markets properly. Dan has a great sense of humour, is knowledge about not only what we were eating but the cultural significance behind everything too.

With his background in food (blog, bars, restaurants and TV) this was one of the most interesting part of my trip to Seoul. Don't fill up on lunch, I was so full after this tour! Highly recommended.
Written 10 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

scm148
New Hope, PA8 contributions
Excellent food and culture tour
Jun 2019 • Family
Daniel was a superb host. His choice of restaurants and stalls was excellent; this is very important in Seoul because there are so many options available. In addition, Daniel was both food historian and cultural guide. He went out of his way to engage both my 18-year-old and me in discussions about food as well as contemporary Korean culture, ranging from education to the arts. I am a less adventurous eater than I would like, but everything we ate was of the highest quality (and delicious). We highly recommend this tour for people who want to understand the Seoul food culture.
Written 10 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

rebeccawe195
1 contribution
So much fun! So much food!
Jun 2019 • Family
Daniel was an excellent host! Tried lots of different options and each one was delicious and better than anything we found on our own. Highly recommend this, but bring your appetite! My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed this.
Written 5 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Liatsmom
Canton, MA1 contribution
Fantastic food tour
May 2019 • Couples
This evening food tour is a must do for a visitor to Seoul. Our knowledgeable food guide Dan, brought us to various restaurants and food stalls throughout the Mullaedong district. I don’t eat meat but Dan was able to make excellent accommodations for me. There is So much unusual and yummy food that is to be had. Dan explained everything and encouraged us to try all types of food and drink. You must come hungry!! We had a small group so the tour felt like going out with friends. The meet up place was easy. I have a new appreciation for Korean cuisine. Thank you Dan!
Written 18 May 2019
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Traveler570754
5 contributions
Yum
May 2019 • Friends
Our guide was really cool and knowledgeable. The tour felt more like a really informative conversation than someone talking at us which was perfect. We got to try a bunch of different things; Korean BBQ, some sort of doughnut, chicken at a night market and some sort of egg battered meat and vegetables. Our one complaint is that, while the tour was a lot of fun, it was not at all what the description said.
Written 8 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DA2311
New York City, NY185 contributions
Amazing Food tour!!!!
Thank you Daniel for such an amazing experience in Seoul! I have done many food tours in various countries and this by far was the best experience I’ve ever had. My wife and I had an amazing time walking the streets of Seoul with Daniel going to different local establishments trying authentic Korean food. Daniel is very knowledgeable about food and he does an unbelievable job organizing his tours to cater to his clients needs. Thank you so much for the memories in Seoul, wonderful city and beautiful country. If you are looking for a food tour or cultural & food tour combination in Seoul, then this is the one. Cheers!
Written 7 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lucas H
Panama City Beach, FL3 contributions
Dan is the Man!
Jun 2018 • Couples
My wife and I loved this tour, but what made it ideal was Dan. We loved the Korean BBQ, Korean pancakes, Korean fried chicken, and the walk through the market. We shared our experience with a great couple from New York. We truly couldn't have asked for more for a couple of adventure seeking foodies. Top notch organization by Dan and a strong recommendation if you want to taste the local flavors while in Seoul...and why wouldn't you!?
Written 10 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

ktseon
Dallas, TX9 contributions
LOVED this food tour!
Apr 2017 • Couples
My husband and I did this food tour our first night in Seoul and it was incredible! We signed up for the "West Side Seoul Tour: Hipsters and Good Eats" and we were the only 2 people on the tour, which actually turned out to be great for us. We're wimps when it comes to spicy foods, so our tour guide Dan was really nice and made sure we didn't eat anything too spicy for us. We ate SO MUCH food, but it was all so good, I kept eating all of it. It was the best food we had on our entire trip! Can't speak highly enough about this tour.
Written 17 May 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Safari270032
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Amazing Intro to Seoul's Food Scene
Daniel was a fantastic host, my wife and I did the ultimate food tour which lasted for around 4.5 hours. We hit Nor
DarrellJ300
DarrellJ300
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Amazinglky Addictive
Daniel is incredibly passionate about food, culture and, most importantly, about everyone's experience. He's taken
calvinl953
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Best food tour I've ever had
Keep in mind I love doing food tours in any country I visit. Because I want to eat a bit of everything, so the best
thomaselvsaas
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Nice trip around the neighbourhood
Nice trip around the neighbourhood with a great food taste and good information and recommendations about the area
LoveToTravel408
LoveToTravel408
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Great tour guide - Mr. Yoon
If you want authentic Korean cuisine that's enjoyed by the "local Korean", this is the company and this is "The" to
Nikki K
Nikki K
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Hipster Food Tour in Hongdae
It was awesome! Yoon was a wonderful guide and took us to local places. Korean BBQ where the food was amazing I've
_momsbbs
_momsbbs
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Half Day Food Tour
We were picked up promptly. First visit to a special aged Kim-chi and hand-made noodle restaurant. Both Kim-chi an
Dan S
Dan S
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Amazing experience for foodies
My wife and I did the full day tour with Yong and it was the highlight of our time in Seoul. Yong is an incredible
raeisrandom
raeisrandom
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Cool areas and tasty morsels
Went on the West side food tour with Dan and as usual it was fab! Dan always picks restaurants with really great fo
Miriam K
Miriam K
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Fantastic tour
We went on the 'hipster food tour' and had an excellent time. A lot of delicious traditional food and drink and not
Joe L
Joe L
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rediscovering Korean food
It's been a few years now that I live in Seoul, tried a lot of restaurants and food... I should have start here! Go
FRPDS
FRPDS
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Best experience during my Seoul trip for sure!
Thanks to Yoon we were able to discover this wonderfull city, its atmosphere, genuine markets away from touristic r
Yerica Misong P
Yerica Misong P
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So Much Fun!!
My friends and I recently signed up for the Westside Food Tour with Delectable Travels and ended up having a great
Mcalpin50
Mcalpin50
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Best Food Tour
We did an evening food tour with Yoon as our guide. He took us to three different authentic Korean Restaurant's ov
Grazor
Grazor
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#SeoulFood - A Must Do if Visiting Seoul
We had 6 days to spend in Seoul and the food scene from what I understood offered quite a variety that i was keen t
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