Seoul Vegan Flea Market + CARE Coexistence Cafe Revisited

UPDATE [September 19, 2015]: Mimi & Kelly’s has closed, and CARE Coexistence Cafe has changed their menu (for the better!)  Check out my updated post here ^^

I can’t believe how often we eat out nowadays!  It’s nice cuz there are so many sweet spots for vegan food in Seoul, but it’s not really helping my efforts to save money…  I guess that was the one pro about living in Ulsan: we ate in just about every day, and I was definitely cooking a lot more…like, A LOT more.  Oh well.

Last weekend, we attended our first Vegan Flea Market, hosted by VOTU (Vegan Community) and held in the cute vegan cafe Mimi & Kelly’s in Insadong!

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♥ Wit Wa Comma: Rilakkuma Heaven in Hongdae! ♥

Y’know when you’re having one of those days when you just need to be completely smothered by wall-to-wall cute stuff?  No?  Well, I get that kinda sensation all the time (hence why my apartment is a bubblegum pink Hello Kitty explosion…)  When I get that sorta feeling, and a holiday to Tokyo is nowhere to be seen, I like to skip on over to Hongdae for the next best thing…

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Table A Cat Cafe in Sinchon

Are cat cafes even quirky anymore?  They’re so standard in Seoul now that I hardly ever bat an eyelash at ’em.  Anyhoo, when we first moved to Korea, I was so excited by the thought of feline-filled cafes, but after my first visit to one in Busan I left with a wounded thumb and vowed NEVER AGAIN!  (You can revisit my catastrophic experience here.)  However, Table A cat cafe in Sinchon recently lured me into its cat-covered confines and totally changed my mind.  I mean, could you resist this face?!

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A New Start in Seoul + New Vegan Eats!

Welp, we’ve been living in our new place in Seoul for about a month now, so this post is way overdue!  There have been hard times, happy times, and lots and lots of nommy food.  Luckily (sort of?) our hagwon director felt guilty about selling his school and prematurely cancelling our contracts, so he helped us find our new place in Seoul, set up our internet, and organized our moving truck.  So, settling in was easy enough.  It is SO nice living on the Green Line, like, holy shmoly, no more two hour journeys to Hongdae!  Our new neighborhood is pretty darn funky, too.

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Festive Fall in Seoul

Well, fall is nearly over, and though I’ve greatly enjoyed it, I’m already eager to unpack my tiny Christmas tree and start blasting Christmas tunes!  Last year in Ulsan, autumn was pretty lame and uneventful; luckily, this year, we were able to visit two of Seoul’s most colorful fall festivals: the Jogyesa Temple Chrysanthemum Festival and the Cheonggyecheon Lantern Festival!

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Cafe Sukara: Vegan-Friendly Cafe in Seoul

I’ve mentioned Cafe Sukara in multiple posts on this blog, and even though I’ve enjoyed their scrumptious meals, drinks, and desserts on countless occasions, I don’t think I’ve ever actually done a review with directions and menu photos.  So, here we go!

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