Korean cuisine usually incorporates a variety of vegetables. At the same time, a typical main dish will also have one type of meat (beef, pork, fish, poultry or shellfish). Many Korean dishes are also made using animal-derived ingredients such as beef powder or fish sauce. This applies also to kimchi.
Enjoying Korean cuisine can be a bit difficult for strict vegetarians and vegans. Vegetarians are a minority in Korea. However, vegetarian restaurants are becoming increasingly popular as health concerns and animal rights movements are growing.Campus Restaurants with Vegetarian Options
|Lounge'O||Dongwon Dining Hall(Bldg. 113)||Vegan: Mushroom Plaff |
Lacto (includes dairy): Gorgonzola Pizza, Sweet Corn Pizza, Mushroom Risotto, Mushroom and Sweet Pumpkin Salad
|Quiznos||College of Engineering (Bldg. 301) |
Global Resience Hall (Bldg. 917)
|Topping and fillings can be added or omitted |
Italian Salad (Vegan), Flex Steak Sandwich (Vegetable Steak), Ricotta Veggi & Avocado Sandwish (cheese can be omitted)
|Pho Pho In||Daelim International House (Bldg. 137-2)||Fried Rice (seafood can be omitted)|
|Lotteria||Kwanjeong Library (Bldg. 62-1)||Ria Miracle Burger (Alternative meal burger)|
|Rakkujeong||Global Education Center for Engineers (Bldg. 38)||Hot Stone Pot Bibimbap (Meat can be omitted)|
|J Gimbap||Kwanjeong Library (Bldg. 62-1)||Kimchi Riceball, Kimchi Gimbap|
|10 inch Sandwich & Coffee||Gwanaksa Dormitory (Bldg. 900)||Veggie Sandwich|
|BeLePi||College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (Bldg. 200)||Mini Stramed Rice and Barely Cake, Sweet Price Donghnut|
|Gamgol Cafeteria||Asia Center (Bldg. 101)||Daily vegeterian buffet, Halal meals|
|Lounge Snack||Campus Center (Bldg. 63)||Toast Sandwich (some fllings can be omiited)|
|Neutinamu||College of Music (Bldg. 54), Central Library (Bldg. 62), Jahayeon Cafeteria (Bldg. 109), Dongwon Dining Hall (Bldg. 113), Language Education Institute (Bldg. 137-1)||Cow's Milk > Soy Milk (substitution possible) |
Waffles and other baked goods edible for lacto-ovo vegetarians
|The Roaster 59||Business School (Bldg. 59-1)||Cow's Milk > Soy Milk, Almond Milk (substitution possible)|
|Pascucci||College of Education (Bldg. 11), Kwanjeong Library (Bldg. 62-1)||Coconut Cold Brew Latte (coffee based coconut milk), Strawerry Granita (without ice-cream)|
|Blue Pot||Global Residence Hall (Bldg. 917)||Cow's Milk > Soy Milk (substitution possible)|
|Cafe Gran||Gwanaksa Domitory (Bldg. 901)||Cow's Milk > Soy Milk (substitution possible) |
Nature Valley (oats crunchy bar)
Plain & Onion Bagel
|Eyagi||College of Law (Bldg. 72)||Cow's Milk > Soy Milk (substitution possible)|
|A Twosome Place||College of Natural Sciences (Bldg. 500)||Cow's Milk > Soy Milk, Oat Milk (substitution possible)|
|THE LAB 24/7||Bldg. 12, Bldg. 32-1||Cow's Milk > Soy Milk (substitution possible)|
Adjusting to new and unfamiliar food can be difficult and make you feel homesick. SNU provides a variety of restaurants on campus. The restaurant inside the Hoam Faculty House is managed by a hotel. The menus incorporate western-style dishes but they can be a bit pricey in comparison to the school cafeterias. Each week, the school provides a list of menus by restaurants and cafeterias on the SNU newspaper in Korean. The same information can be found on the website in both Korean and in English.
SNU Gwanak campus has more than 30 cafeterias and restaurants located throughout the campus, as well as cafes and snack places.
Many of the cafeterias are operated by the SNU Cooperative, a non-profit corporation committed to provide good service at moderate prices. SNU members can receive partial discount at some of these cafeterias. In order to receive this discount, you should purchase your meal ticket at the ticket booth (cash allowed, S-Card required), or register your debit/credit card for the discount function so that you can simply tap the card to purchase a meal each time.
Please note that depending on the COVID-19 situation, operation hours of cafeterias are subject to change with short notice.