Plant is a 100% plant-based, vegan restaurant and bakery located in the heart of Seoul.
As one of the fore-running vegan establishments in Seoul, we are passionate about making the plant-based lifestyle more easily adopted in Korea by providing high-quality, accessible vegan meals and baked goods. Our team of staff are wholly dedicated to serving and nurturing our community.
Mipa Lee was born in Busan, South Korea, but lived a very international childhood, growing up in Ghana, the Ivory Coast, the UK, and the USA. After returning to Korea in 2006 with a degree in design, she began wrestling with the environmental impact of consuming animals, which eventually led to her personal conviction to live and eat more compassionately.
Upon adopting a plant-based lifestyle in 2009 and also struggling to settle into her new life in Korea, Mipa recognized a lack of resources for fellow English-speaking vegetarians and vegans. While working as a full-time editor for an English hakwon, Mipa began spending her free time writing a blog for expats in Korea entitled ‘Alien’s Day Out’ which chronicled her life as a new vegan in Seoul, sharing restaurant reviews and resources for other vegans.
As the blog grew in readership and popularity, Mipa began experimenting more with vegan baking and cooking, sharing recipes on her blog, baking for and organizing fundraisers for animal shelters, and even launching an online shop where she was baking out of her tiny studio apartment and shipping vegan muffins, cookies, and poundcakes all over the country.
She also began baking vegan cakes for several coffee shops and even a gourmet supermarket, further proving that there was a growing demand for cruelty-free treats in Korea.