3 - 3½ hours
6 stops
Local food and culture
10 people maximum
English
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If you have any issues with payment, please email us at [email protected] with the city, date and time of tour, and how many adult and child's tickets you need so we can assist you.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

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What you'll do

On our Secret Food Tour: Seoul, we'll show you some of the most loved foods and beautiful landscapes our city has to offer. We' ll take you through hidden alleyways and quaint backstreets home to secret foodie gems, and share little tips and tricks along the way that you'll be able to use on the rest of your trip.

Enjoy hand-cut noodles, tasty Bibimbap, spicy rice cakes and mini rice rolls, desserts, dumplings and much more. And don't forget our Secret Dish!

All the food will be served with water and at times, a non-alcoholic beverage. Or if you prefer, a thoughtfully curated Upgraded Drinks Package is available.

  • We'll begin by walking through one of the oldest and biggest food markets in Seoul to sample a little bit of everything. We'll start with a hot bowl of freshly cut noodles in a tasty fish broth.
  • Next, we'll savor mung bean pancakes.
  • You'll sample fermented side dishes that Koreans refer to as 'banchan'.
  • We'll continue feasting with a bowl of bibimbap.
  • We'll take a sweet stop and enjoy a freshly made Korean donut with a refreshing sweet rice drink.
  • You'll taste a unique take on the original hotteok (a rice pastry filled with cinnamon sugar).
  • We'll take you to our first dumpling house, and dine on beef dumplings made fresh daily.
  • We'll finish the tour in a beautiful, serene hidden teahouse to sip tea made with fresh ingredients and flowers paired with rice cakes and crispy snacks.
  • As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.
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When you purchase our Upgraded Drinks Package, you'll enjoy the following in addition to the drinks already served on the tour:
  • Soju, a rice wine
  • Makkeoli, a rice beer


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*Please note: the itinerary and menu is subject to change, based on the locations' availability, weather, and other circumstances.


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What you'll taste
THE FOOD
  • Hand-cut noodles
  • Bibimbap
  • Spicy rice cakes & mini rice rolls
  • Fried cinnamon twist donut
  • Cinnamon sugar filled pastry
  • Beef dumplings
  • Traditional rice cakes
  • Our delicious Secret Dish
DRINKS
  • Sweet rice drink
  • Water
  • Traditional Korean tea
  • For more drinks see upgrade above


Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs.

Health & Safety Standards

At Secret Food Tours we take your health and the health of our staff very seriously. To be sure that you can enjoy our tours with the maximum protection we have put in place some strict measures.

  • We have been certified by We're Good To Go
  • We make sure that all our partners and our own places are disinfected after each tour
  • All our guide have been trained on health and safety measures
  • Masks and hand sanitizers should be used on all our tours by our guides
  • Guests must bring their own mask
  • We keep our group small and we offer private tours

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Contact Us


Meeting Spot
We'll meet outside Jongro 5-ga station (dark blue line, line 1) exit 8. Please email us.

Mon - Fri 9:30 a.m.

Sat - Sun 10:00 a.m.

Jongro 5-ga station

Your guide will be waiting with an orange umbrella so they are easy to spot.

If a tour is fully booked, or you are looking to book a *Group or Private Tour - please email us about Group & Private Tours options.

*Please note - Group & Private Tours are specifically organised for your group and therefore subject to a premium price.

WHY JONGRO AND EULJIRO?

These two areas are some of the most important areas in the history of Seoul. Euljiro is an area that dates back to the 1940s, and helped restructure the houses and landscape of Seoul after the Korean War. There are many amazing places to eat and see in this area that are steeped in Korea's unique culture and history.

The Jongro district is a large neighborhood with palaces, street food, and teahouses. You'll get to walk through a traditional area where you can buy souvenirs and sit in a serene teahouse while drinking some fresh Korean tea. Additionally, there are many free art galleries where you can view historical and modern paintings and sculptures.


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Frequently asked Questions
How do I order?

That is very easy! Go to our "Book Now" page, where we detail our tours. Select your tour and the time of your tour and book it! Are you looking for something special or are you organizing an event? Just email us at Group & Private Tours and we will do our best to arrange something that suits you. After your booking is made, we will send you an automatic email confirmation. If you have any questions before booking, feel free to contact us via email.

*Please note if you are using a special promo code then enter it in the "Voucher Code" section before you select the amount of tickets you would like to purchase*

What is included in the food tour?

All the delicious food and drinks mentioned above, but if you want more alcohol (and who doesn't?) We offer a upgraded drinks package that gives you 2 drinks.

Where is the meeting spot?

You can find the meeting spot here and if it's not clear you can always contact us.

The meeting spot is outside Jongno 5-ga station (dark blue line, line 1) exit 8. I will be standing there with an orange umbrella and a big smile!
*Closed on every last sunday of every month due to a few shops being closed.

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Where the tour will end?

The Seoul Tour ends in Insadong at a hidden teahouse. It is about 100 meters away from Anguk Station (subway station line 3, orange line).

Is your food tour suitable for a vegetarian or someone with other dietary requirements?

Most of our foods are made with pork seafood, however vegetarian options are available. Due to the nature of creating a well balanced and thoughtful gastronomy experience, many of our tours are unable to accommodate certain dietary restrictions. Please contact us prior to booking your tour to see if we are able to accommodate your dietary needs. If you have any doubt or concerns, feel free to email us at [email protected] before booking.

I am traveling with my family, is the tour ok for infants/children?

Children are more than welcome on our tour and it's free for any child 2 years or under! We have had many families attend from all over the world and everyone enjoyed the tour.

I don't drink alcohol. Can I book your tour?

This is not a problem. Just inform our guide before the tour starts. During the tasting you can select another beverage you like.!

Is there enough food during your tour?

Our tours provide our customers with a lot of food. Trust us, you will not need to eat a meal after our food tour!

Where do I add my discount voucher?
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I would like to take your tour but it is already fully booked. Is there a way I can do the tour?

Our tours are often sold out very quickly. If the date you requested is not available, please do not hesitate to email us and we can see if there is anything we can do.

Is there a lot of walking?

To join our food tour, you must wear comfortable shoes. There will be around 1 hour walking but it's not too difficult and there are no hills or stairs. If you walk slowly, then our guide will walk slowly as wel

How many people max are on this tour?

We take 10 people maximum. If you're more than 11 people, please do not hesitate to email us and will try to see if we can accommodate..

I cannot find a way to print the confirmation. Is it OK if I have it on my phone?

You do not have to print your voucher. A confirmation on your phone will be fine!

If I purchase a voucher as a gift, or am given a voucher how long is it valid for?

All of our vouchers expire one year from the date of purchase.

Can I choose my own cheese and meat?

Our guide will take care of everything. Should you wish to try something special, please inform our guide and they will do their best to make you happy.

Where does your food come from?

The food and drink we buy is top-quality, fresh and local!

What if it rains or I change my plans?

Unfortunately, the weather is unpredictable in Seoul. We do not issue refunds as per our terms and conditions. We also inform you that we never cancel a booking even if we have only 2 people! However we do reserve the right to cancel the tour if we feel the weather is extreme, and we cannot run the tour due to this for more info see our Terms and Conditions: https://www.secretfoodtours.com/terms-and-conditions/

Can I pay the tour in cash?

You must book directly on our website. We do not accept cash payments. Our online payment is safe, secured and SSL protected.

Why do we need to pay for booking fee?

The booking fee that you have to pay is up to our ticket provider and we can't change it. All our clients need to pay for it upon booking. The booking fee charged contributes to the cost of the ticketing system to provide an excellent service to our customers.

Foreign Transaction Fees

A few banks have charged their customer an extra fee while booking with us (this isn't the booking fee but another fee added by the bank). We think this is unfair, if this happens let us know by showing us in your bank statement and we will refund this fee as a gesture of good will.

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