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A guide to eating while biking in Korea.

Riding a bike can rustle up a mighty appetite. Come noontime, you might scramble to find something, anything to fill the black hole in your stomach. But you’re deep in the back roads of Korea. What’s to eat?

Not too long ago, old-school, sit-on-the-floor restaurants were the only game in town. Over the past few decades, along with Korea’s GDP, your options have tripled.

Burger and pizza joints hang out at the corner of every city block. Chinese takeout exists at the most distant of outposts. Gimbap shops (김밥) and convenience stores serve picnic-ready meals for those on the go.

Let’s dig in!

How to eat tradition dishes.

Learn about traditional Korean meals and how to eat them.

Fast dishes from Korean and abroad.

Learn about quick domestic and foreign dishes, from black to spicy noodles.

Burgers, pizza, and more.

Longing for home? See which western-style restaurants Korea offers.

24/7 convenient selections.

A guide to the 24/7, 365 oasis of sugary and salty delights.