We all know, being on a balanced and nutritious diet is essential in order to live a healthy life. But while travelling, working or living abroad in a foreign country, the language barrier, a different environment and unfamiliar local food can make it hard to adapt to a healthy lifestyle. Sinchon and Edae, two buzzling university areas in Seoul, may online seem to offer barbecue restaurants, fried chicken places, fast food chains like Burger King and many more not exactly nutritious food choices. But after living in this area for quite a long time, I found there are actually some decent options to get all the nutritions you need and here I collected my Top 5 Healthy Restaurants in Sinchon and Edae to help you guys find the right places. 

We Salad You

As the name says, We Salad You offers a broad variety of salads such as a Chicken Salad, Salmon Salad or also an all vegan Hummus Salad. Besides Salads, they also sell vegetable stews and vegetable curries. All of their dishes have a very unique and delicious taste, and the restaurant has a very chic and cozy atmosphere making it overall a very nice and comfortable healthy dining option.

Quick Info

  • Address: ์„œ์šธ ์„œ๋Œ€๋ฌธ๊ตฌ ์ดํ™”์—ฌ๋Œ€๊ธธ 52-31
  • Naver: http://naver.me/xH2CV89p
  • Location: Edae
  • Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Price: KRW 10,000-14,000

Vege Bear

Vege Bear is one of the many small shops located in the Sinchon Box Square Food Complex. It is easy to overlook this tiny store, but once you find this hidden gem you will find yourself in love with their delicious and healthy Tofu Fermented Soy Bean Paste Curry. Also the Chilli Paste Curry and Vegan Tofu Bulgogi are tasty, affordable and will fill you with all the nutritions you need.

Quick Info

  • Address: ์„œ์šธ ์„œ๋Œ€๋ฌธ๊ตฌ ์‹ ์ดŒ์—ญ๋กœ 22-5 ๋ฐ•์Šคํ€˜์–ด 2์ธต 49ํ˜ธ
  • Naver: http://naver.me/FcatrKWt
  • Location: Sinchon
  • Hours: 12:00 – 18:00
  • Price: KRW 6,000-8,000

Togo Salad Sinchon Branch

Togo Salad Sinchon, located near the Sinchon main street, is another one of my favorite salad places in the area. They have an almost endless selection of different healthy salad options and the prices are also very affordable. As the name suggests, it is a very good place if you are looking for take-out or delivery food, since the restaurant space is rather small.

Quick Info

  • Address: ์„œ์šธ ์„œ๋Œ€๋ฌธ๊ตฌ ์—ฐ์„ธ๋กœ12๊ธธ 30
  • Naver: http://naver.me/GQwIjBdo
  • Location: Sinchon
  • Hours: 11:00 – 21:00
  • Price: KRW 7,000-9,000

Salmon Sushi

As a big fan of sushi, I have tried numerous places in Seoul and Salmon Sushi in Sinchon is by far my favorite. Every sushi set comes with a small salad and Miso Soup and the always fresh ingredients make the food super delicious and nutritious. The small store might look unimpressive from the outside, but it is really a secret tip for good sushi and there is always a queue of people waiting for their food, so you might want to call first and order in advance to avoid unnecessary waiting time. 

Quick Info

  • Address: ์„œ์šธ ์„œ๋Œ€๋ฌธ๊ตฌ ์—ฐ์„ธ๋กœ2๊ธธ 94 1์ธต 3ํ˜ธ
  • Naver: http://naver.me/FDDF5Isr
  • Location: Sinchon
  • Hours:  11:30 – 21:00 Monday rest day
  • Price: KRW 6,000-10,00

Poke Poke

Poke is a traditional Hawaiian dish with a base of rice and salad, topped with vegetables and raw fish, tofu or chicken. This store always uses very fresh ingredients and a very special thing is that all the sauces are handmade by the owner and only contain natural ingredients. If you are looking for an overall fresh, nutritious and tasty food choice, this is the place to go!

Quick Info

  • Address: ์„œ์šธ ์„œ๋Œ€๋ฌธ๊ตฌ ์ดํ™”์—ฌ๋Œ€5๊ธธ 15
  • Naver: http://naver.me/FCHnHo2c
  • Location: Edae
  • Hours: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Price: KRW 7,000-10,000
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