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South Korea: Tips for Vegetarian Travelers

Luckily for you, vegetarian fare can be found all over South Korea, though with difficulty if you don't speak the language. Vegetarian cuisine is historically linked to Buddhism, but a new wave of Korean vegetarianism is growing in popularity. All Buddhist restaurants are vegetarian, and temple stays ( offer vegetarian meals. Korean tea ceremonies are vegan. For more info on vegetarian options, visit

Happy Cow's Vegetarian Guide to Restaurants & Health Food Stores ( and list veg restaurants around the world. Vegetarian Vacations ( offers vegetarian tours and itineraries.

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