One of the first vegan-related blogs I started following was Alien’s Day Out, which is a super cute, yummy recipe-filled day-to-day account of vegan life in Seoul. The blog’s creator, Mipa, is also an illustrator and professional baker who just recently opened her own cafe in Itaewon!
PLANT is located down a couple little side streets in Itaewon. Head down the little street next to the
Converse Sneak Soul store, and it’ll lead you right to it!
I’d been ogling the cakes, breads, and cookies on Alien’s Day Out for so long, well before we even knew we were moving to Korea, so seeing them in person, and getting to taste them, was a dream come true for me!
We visited PLANT twice during our Seoul trip; the first time we didn’t take any photos because the cafe was totally packed, with people even waiting outside! We grabbed a buttload of goodies to go, including vegan Philly cheesesteaks, Oreo brownies, Mexican chocolate snickerdoodles, chocolate chip pumpkin bread, carrot cake, and red velvet cake…and we pretty much ate all of it straight away. I don’t know HOW she does it, but her cake is seriously, not only the best vegan cake I’ve ever had, but the best cake I’ve ever had PERIOD. So light and fluffy with the perfect amount of sweetness and cake-to-frosting ratio.
The second time we visited, we got this drool-worthy slice of double chocolate caramel cake and a piece of lemon pound cake, plus pumpkin muffins and walnut brownies to take home. I’d seriously consider moving to Seoul JUST so I could eat this stuff everyday. Seriously.
We hung around Itaewon for the evening because there was a cocktail bar I wanted to go to; unfortunately, it was closed for the Chuseok holidays, but we met some puppy friends while looking for it!
Bulldog buddies! Oh my goodness, these guys were so squishy and friendly!
Big ol’ sleepy Chow Chow!
Itaewon at night.