With birthdays coming around and the holidays over, I started to think more and more about cake. To be completely honest, I indulged in some naughty (gluten-FULL, milky, and buttery) desserts over Christmas, and I was filled with regrets, pain, and gas. Yes, I said it. In order to avoid this situation in the future, I did some digging to find some gluten-free (and dairy-free) cakes I could opt for instead of the local tummy-angering temptations. Fortunately, I found three bakeries in Seoul that offer full-sized, gluten-free cakes for your next birthday, anniversary, or just because you love cake!

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Of course, this is not the end-all in terms of finding gluten-free sweets in Seoul, South Korea. If you’re looking for general recommendations on other gluten-free, dairy-free, and/or vegan bakeries in Seoul, head over to Gluten-Free Restaurants and Bakeries in Seoul 2021. And if you have anything to contribute, please feel free to let me know, so I can share the wealth of knowledge!

Plant Café

If you’re looking for vegan cakes in Seoul, Plant Cafe offers a sweet variety of vegan (and dairy-free for the lactose intolerant) cakes for pick-up — several of which are also gluten-free!

Available gluten-free cakes as of January 2021 include the Chocolate Hazelnut Cake, the Banana Chocolate Cake, the Lemon Raspberry Cake, Vanilla Berry Cake, and the Raspberry Crumble Cake. You can order the cakes in English and Korean directly from the Plant Cafe website.

Plant Café Address: 2 floor, 117 Bogwang-ro, Itaewon 1(il)-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea (서울 용산구 보광로 117 2층)

Vegan and Beyond Bakery

Vegan and Beyond Bakery also have a rotating selection of gluten-free, vegan cakes. You will probably want to DM the owner directly to see what’s available as there is no readily available online selection.

Vegan and Beyond Bakery Address: 41, Yeonhui-ro 11-gil, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul (서울 서대문구 연희로11길 41)

Sunny Bread Bakery

Sunny Bread Bakery in Itaewon is an expat favorite for being one of the only dedicated gluten-free bakeries in Seoul, South Korea. There is a rotation of gluten-free, keto, dairy-free, and/or vegan cakes on offer, and you can also purchase little treats via her Naver Store. You can message the owner to order whole cakes.

Sunny Bread Address: 33, Usadan-ro 14-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul (서울 용산구 우사단로14길 33)

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