Palm Tree Vegan Cafe – The Best Vegan Cafe in Busan

Korea is not the most vegan-friendly country in the world. In fact, it’s the least vegan-friendly country we’ve visited. Vegetarian? No problem. Flexitarian? No problem there too. Don’t mind a tiny bit of fish paste? Yup, you’ll be fine. But strictly on a 100% plant-based diet without excuses? Then you’d have a hard time. In the biggest cities such as Seoul and Busan, there are a few Vegan restaurants and cafes. This is the best we’ve found so far.

Oh, one other reason why being vegan is difficult in Korea is that online information is not often updated.

My husband and I spent days in Busan wandering around looking for vegan cafes and restaurants.

I was stunned to see how full this place was. It has an amazing vibe and very friendly stafl.

Eating vegan spicy zoodles

The price of food was reasonable for the type of place and the drinks were amazing. Quite often we find tourists in vegan establishments in Korea. It was good to see that this place is popular amongst locals too (although they seem to be here mostly for the Instagram-worthy decor and delicious drinks). 

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Vegan menu

The sausage was very tasty but the burger was just okay. The presentation was beautiful and the drinks were delicious.

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Vegan steak and beyondmeat sausages

We went on a Sunday afternoon after surfing at the beach nearby. It’s a bit of a journey from the heart of Busan, but we’d gladly do it again, it’s totally worth it.

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182-4 Songjeong-dong, Haeundae-gu, Busan, South Korea

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Inga became vegan in March 2018. After a series of documentaries that hit hard, she and her husband switched to a plant-based diet within a week and vegan soon after. Inga has a UK Level 5 Advanced Diploma in Diet and Nutrition.


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1 Comment

  1. Mikhaela Alyssa Adarve

    Vegan restaurants are really not popular in South Korea. But, I’m glad they are things changes in Korean food culture. I’m also into flexitarian lifestyle. I would definitely visit this soon.


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