Seoul Food Tour Details:

  • Price: $60 per person (for 2+)
    or $70 for 1 person

  • Duration: approx. 3 hours

  • Small Group Size (Max 6 people)

  • Available 7 days of the week. Year round incl. Korean holidays

  • Offered in English

  • Tours starts at 10am to 1pm

  • VEGETARIAN & GLUTEN-FREE accommodated on this tour. Note all allergies when booking.

  • Meeting point:

    • Twosome Place (coffee shop) in Jongno 5ga, 201-1 Jongno, Jongno-gu, Seoul

    • Via Subway stop (Metro Line 1), Exit Gate 13


  • Three-hour food tour through heart of Dongdaemun Market

  • Taste popular savory and sweet snacks and dishes

  • Sample traditional Korean liquors like makgeolli and soju

  • Learn about Korean customs and holidays

Not Included:

  • Gratuities (optional)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


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Seoul Food Tour

You will enjoy a perfect combination of a small-group sightseeing guided tour and authentic local food tasting through one of Seoul's most popular areas.


One of the most authentic ways to learn about Korean food culture is to immerse yourself in a shijang (traditional Korean flea market). On this three-hour food tour, you’ll learn all about Korea’s culinary customs by exploring one of the city’s most bustling food and shopping districts, Dongdaemun Market. Journey through authentic pojangmachas, or street vendors, to taste a varity of sweet and savory street foods. Walk among locals through Mukja Golmok, which translates to “Let’s Eat Alley” and sample wide variety of local fare including Tteokbokki (rice cakes), Korean BBQ, Pajeon (savory pancakes),  and Korean alchohol such as Soju (distilled liquor) and Makgeolli (rice wine.) We’ll make our way through authentic food outlets and stalls including the area’s best-kept secrets and popular hot-spots in this ultimate foodie paradise!

My food tours are kept small so that I can provide the best personalized attention to my guests. I spend most of my time teaching cooking classes at my studio kitchen, showing small groups around Seoul has been a passion of mine for a long time! I look forward to meeting you!

Additional Info

  • Small group tour operates with max 6 people

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved: comfortable walking shoes are recommended

  • Please note that the legal drinking age in South Korea is 19


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About Your Guide

cooking at the un food festival

cooking at the un food festival

As a Seoul-native, Janet spent much of her childhood watching and aiding her mother and aunts prepare traditional dishes and cherished family recipes, the very memories that anchored her love for Korean cuisine.
Janet moved to the United States in her her early twenties, committing thirty years to promoting Korean cuisine and further perfecting her culinary expertise. She worked with world-wide organizations including the UN to promote Korean food and culture and attended the Natural Gourmet Institute For Health and Culinary Arts in New York City in 2005.
Janet returned to Seoul in 2011 to open a cooking studio and food tour company with the mission to help visitors from all over the world explore the best flavors of the city and local hot-spots.