Ultimate Seoul Street Food Experience

Banana milk, tteokbokki and deep-fried goodness in the food ‘towns’ of Seoul.

  • Private &
    personalized

  • 3 hours

  • From
    $82.50  USD per person based on 8 adults

  • Walking

  • Multiple languages available (including English)

What you’ll do

You’ll join one of our Seoul hosts as they lead you to food ‘towns’ (entire streets dedicated to a single dish), street vendors and night markets, all in the pursuit of giving you the fullest belly and happiest heart as you munch away on Seoul’s street eats!

In a city with such a strong street food culture, you’ll be glad you have your friendly host on hand to decipher unusual dishes with you and get to grips with some more, shall we say, acquired tastes.

If you’re new to Korean food, we guarantee there will be a few ingredients you’ve never heard of, and that’s okay because your host will be there to fill in the gaps as well as recommend some of their favorite snacks.

Try dishes that have been perfected in this city like kimbap (seaweed rice rolls), odeng (skewered and stewed fish pancakes), tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and twikim (Korean tempura).

Wash it all down with some refreshing banana milk (a Korean favorite) and start calculating exactly how you’re going to fit the contents of an entire market into your suitcase to take back home with you. Yep, it’s that good.

Experience highlights

  • Taste some of the most popular street foods in the city as you explore markets and food ‘towns’

  • Discover new foods, ingredients and flavors that you’ve never tasted before - we guarantee it

  • Sample 6 - 8 street foods recommended by your host - they know what they’re talking about

  • Learn about the origin and culture of many of the street food dishes you try, many of which were created and perfected here in Seoul

  • Explore a food “town” and discover what their signature dish is

Good to know

What’s included

  • Private and personalized experience
  • 3 hours with a host
  • 6-8 tasting of Korean specialties and 2 soft drinks per person
  • Walking experience (if required, your host can suggest public transport or private taxi options)
  • Hotel meet-up (available on request for central location)

What’s not included

  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tickets to any attractions
  • Transportation costs
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meet-up point

  • Your hotel/apartment or any other central location

Cancellation policy

  • Cancel 14 days before the experience for a full refund

How it works

  • Tell us your preferences and book

    See an experience you like and book it. We will ask a few questions to build the right experience with you.

  • Just right for you

    We’ll pair you with the right host based on your personality and interests. Trust us, we know all our hosts personally.

  • The fun bit

    Spend time in the city with your carefullyselected host. You have an itinerary but it’s unscripted so it’s up to you and your host where you go and what you do.

Hello curious traveler! If you’re unsure about what experience to book or would like more information on how it all works, just email me with any questions or plans you may have. I or someone from our Customer Experience Team will get in touch so we can suggest the perfect personalized experience for you.

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Reviews for this experience

SEOUL, ULTIMATE SEOUL STREET FOOD EXPERIENCEBen

5 average | 29 reviews

August 2019

Food tour

Ben was very attentive and took us several places to gain appreciation for a span of Korean food, which we really enjoyed.

Review by Bob W

SEOUL, ULTIMATE SEOUL STREET FOOD EXPERIENCEBen

5 average | 29 reviews

July 2019

If you get Ben - you're in for a treat

Ben was an amazing host - introducing me to both Seoul and Korean BBQ. He went above and beyond what I was expecting in championing his city and country. Not only we have the most amazing Korean BBQ as well as some street food....

Review by Elizabeth W

SEOUL, ULTIMATE SEOUL STREET FOOD EXPERIENCEBen

5 average | 29 reviews

July 2018

Had an amazing time!!!

Very informative!!!

Review by Elena V

SEOUL, ULTIMATE SEOUL STREET FOOD EXPERIENCEYujin

4.8 average | 8 reviews

June 2019

A tasty look into Korean food

Our guide from City Unscripted, Yujin, met us at the lobby of our hotel and whisked us off to the subterranean maze that is the COEX mall. It took us about 45 minutes to reach our stop, the Gwangjang market. I myself didn't notice the passage of time as we asked our guide questions and when the train went aboveground over the bridge, the view of the river was quite nice on both sides. We took a look around first and then my friend and I had a photo op with Mrs. Yoon of Netflix Street Food fame (wish we could have tried her noodles, but her stall was full, so that was okay). We ate rice rolls (like sushi but with pickled vegetables inside dipped in a honey mustard soy mix) and tteokbokki (sweet and spicy rice cake tubes, chewy and soft and hot). We tasted kat kimchi (made of mustard greens among other things) in its various ages and agreed that the 3 month-aged one was the best. We also had mung bean pancakes, so good doused in a soy sauce/vinegar/pickled onion dressing. She took us to a nice viewing deck of the city, where you could see contrasts of the modern buildings with the old rundown parts that haven't been gentrified yet, including the old electrical market. We got a brown sugar milk tea in the area leading to Ikseondong (Teruwa was the name of the stall, local and costs way less than the chain stores). We then went on to Insa-dong (antique alley) and had our dinner there at a nice restaurant. We were able to buy a few boxes of dragon's beard floss there too! Yujin knows where you can shop and what's the happening places in the city. All in all a great trip, but it does involve a lot of walking, up and down stairs in the subway, etc. You will need comfortable shoes.

Review by Mira M

Reviews for Seoul

SEOUL, MUST SEE SEOUL WITH A LOCAL

August 2019

Seoul

My family and I had a wonderful day with Ben in Seoul. We saw so many places and had so many experiences, we could not possibly have done so well on our own or in a large group. Ben was fun, informative, helpful and obliging. What a great day!

Review by Robyn A

SEOUL, ULTIMATE KOREAN FOOD EXPERIENCE

August 2019

Great Experience with Great Food

Ben took us to a fantastic restaurant in Gangnam and ordered a huge meal for us. He showed us how to eat the meals and different combinations. He was very nice about taking pictures and showing us around different places and finally took us out to dessert which was amazing. Overall it was a unique experience that I wont forget.

Review by Munkhbayan T

SEOUL, EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN SEOUL

August 2019

Great Experience

This was a wonderful experience. Our host Ben was excellent and very attentive to our needs. Before the trip the company asked us what we wanted to do and Ben tailored our tour to what we wanted to see. He took us to a local market with no tourists in sight. We had a very local meal which was really nice and then Ben showed us the different things sold at the food market. We then tried several teas and herbal drinks at the K-medicine institute. We finished our tour with a nice relaxing foot bath. It was great and definitely something I would not have been able to do myself. Thanks Ben.

Review by Nicolas G

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