Best Food To Order In Seoul When On A Diet

Written by Marie for Shuttle

On a diet or in the mood for healthy food but just can’t bring yourself to start chopping veggies and prepare a meal from scratch. Then delivery is the way to go. Most of us think of delivery food as being fastfood and less healthy than the average home cooked meal, but nothing is less true as Shuttle has loads of healthy food options ready to be delivered to your doorstep. Below, we’ve listed the best healthy delivery food options in Seoul, now available on shuttle.

Bari (Iteawon)

At Bari’s in Itaewon, you can have a healthy bowl filled with rice, salad and a wide array of healthy toppings like quinoa, almonds, shrimp and avocado. Another great bowl that is served at Bari is the açai bowls which are served with seasonal fruits, honey, nuts and optionally yoghurt. The all time best bowl is the Citron Salmon Rice Bowl! See full menu here.

Salad Brothers (Mapo)

Affordable and fun healthy food, that’s what the Salad Brothers are aiming to serve. All dishes prepared with fresh greens and all-natural ingredients are both healthy and tasty. The restaurant is located in the Hongdae area, which is a vibrant student area, but has delivery options to many places in Seoul. See full menu here.

Sprout (Itaewon)

Sprout is a little different than the other places on this list as it is not a restaurant, it only sells food on delivery or pick up. It was created back in 2015 and is a Natural Healthy Whole Food meal service that only sells vegan and vegetarian friendly food. See full menu here

Spoon Me

Similar to Sprout, Spoon Me is a premium-plant based meal service that sells healthy and yummy vegan or vegetarian food bowls. Their goal is to deliver affordable meals that are unique, well-balanced and prepared with the freshest ingredients. See full menu here

La Ferme (Itaewon)

Cleanse smoothies and fresh daily made superfoods are sold by La Ferme in Itaewon. The dishes made with quinoa, oats, lentils and avocado are the perfect detox or reboot. Getting a dessert made with chia seed is highly recommended. See full menu here.

Pick & Carry (Hongdae)

A wonderful restaurant in the Hongdae area that serves yummy healthy lunch boxes and drinks. The options on the menu are limited but all super delicious. A must try is the chicken tender salad or the basil pesto pasta. All drinks sold at the restaurant are from Sassy drinks, a company from France specialized in ciders. See full menu here

Puro Juice (Gangnam)

The best juices in town! Puro Juice has a wide array of options to choose from including all sorts of fruit juices and green smoothies. With the best juices being Mango Magic, Super Kale and CoCo Kale. Each drink only costs 3500 won and can be delivered to your doorstep. See full menu here

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The Best of Seoul’s Asian Eateries

Written by Marie for Shuttle

If you are living in Seoul and love eating, there must be at least one Asian, non-Korean, restaurant you are in love with. Not a surprise, as the many cultures in Asia have their own wonderful cuisine and flavors. Many of these have found their way to Seoul, and made the restaurant scene even more elaborate.

Apart from the many Korean restaurants spread around the city now you can find everything from traditional dim sum to yummy Japanese sushi, spicy Indian curries or even home cooked Vietnamese dishes. There is almost no Asian cuisine you can’t find in the Korean capital, Seoul. With a lot to live up to, restaurants keep trying to bring new exciting flavours, use authentic cooking skills and add the freshest ingredients. So what is there not to love? Read on for our top pick of Seoul’s Asian eateries, now also available through our Shuttle app.  

PHO 88 (Itaewon)

Love pho? Then PHO 88 is a must try restaurant as it offers a wide array of authentic Vietnamese dishes. The most popular dish at the family-owned restaurant is Pho Gau, a beef brisket noodle soup. Apart from pho, the restaurant also sells rice stir-fries, rice vermicelli, noodles and vegetarian dishes. See full menu here

Amazing Thai (Gangnam)

Who doesn’t love Thai food? Amazing Thai is an authentic Thai restaurant which has all the best dishes the country has to offer. Yummy Pad Thai, Yum Woon Sen, Satay and curries. Not only can you visit the restaurant in person, but delivery is also possible. Special delivery combos for one or two people are available. See full menu here

Hard To Forget (Itaewon)

The yummy Bahn Mis from Hard To Forget in the Itaewon area are a must try! They are made with fresh vegetables, fresh baked bread and meat or seafood. The Beef Banh Mi, rice baguette sandwich with beef, is the best selling sandwich and it will help you understand real Vietnamese food! See full menu here

Taj Palace (Itaewon)

Another amazing restaurant in Itaewon, Taj Palace, serves yummy Indian dishes. All the food is prepared by Indian chefs. Not only do they sell a wide array of curries, but also tandoori, paneers, dal, biryani and various naans. Set meals are available both for vegetarians and meat lovers. See full menu here

Kiki Chanting (Itaewon)

If you like Chinese food and meat, then this is the perfect place to go! Kiki Chanting serves tender meat dishes like they make it back in China. Dishes include different kinds of roasted chicken and pork belly, with the best selling dish being Char Siu Over Rice, a Cantonese BBQ dish. See full menu here

Nori Table (Itaewon)

The Nori Table restaurant in Itaewon sells a wide variety of yummy rolls and other types of Japanese food, including all sorts of appetizer, maki and nori rolls, Teriyaki and bento. Specialty rolls like Mount Halla, Philadelphia and Swaggy G kicks are must tries in this Japanese style restaurant. See full menu here

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셔틀의 고객님들은 지난 5개월동안 35,000개의 일회용품을 절약했습니다

2019년 2월 18일 플로리안 웰밍거에 의해 작성됨.

지난 5개월동안 #셔틀세이브 발의안은 35,000개의 일회용품을 절약할 수 있었습니다.

저는 플로리안입니다. 셔틀의 최고기술경영자이며 일주일에 5일을 셔틀 사무실에서 근무합니다. 겨울철 우리 팀은 함께 식사를 하기 위하여 사무실로 음식을 주문합니다. 사무실에는 사용 후 설거지가 가능한 접시와 수저가 비치되어 있습니다. 주문한 음식이 배달되어 올때마다 우리는 항상 나무젓가락, 플라스틱 칼, 또는 플라스틱 포크 등이 함께 오는 것을 볼 수 있었습니다. 저는 제가 일회용품을 사용하지 않는다는 것을 알기때문에 음식을 배달시킬때마다 함께 오는 일회용품을 보며 늘 마음이 불편했습니다. 몇 번의 배달 후 사무실의 서랍은 일회용품들로 가득 찼고 사용하지 않는 것들을 버려지기 시작했습니다.

The remains of a delicious office lunch
맛있는 점식식사 후 셔틀 사무실에 남은 것들

2018년 여름, 우리 팀은 환경보호에 대해 조금씩 더 생각하기 시작했습니다. 우리는 생각했습니다. “만약 셔틀의 고객들에게 일회용품 사용여부의 선택권 을 주면 어떨까?” 이전에 최소한의 포장을 부탁하는 몇 번의 요청을 받았었기 때문에 일부 고객들께는 흥미로울 것이라는 사실을 우리는 알고 있었습니다. 그러나 대략 2개월에 한번정도로 요청건수는 매우 적었고 우리는 이것이 인기있는 옵션이 될 것이라고 생각하지 않았습니다. 팀 주간회의에서 저는 #셔틀세이브에 대한 의견을 내놓았습니다. 놀랍게도 C-Level팀의 모든 사람들은 이 의견이 우리가 회사로서 해야 할 일이라고 동의했습니다.
우리의 개발팀은 바로 앱과 웹사이트에서 일회용품 사용여부를 선택할 수 있도록 설정 작업을 시작하였습니다. 우리는 또한 고객센터팀에서 고객들의 선택을 볼 수 있고 레스토랑이 사용하는 대쉬보드에서도 정확한 설정이 표시되어 주문 준비과정시 쉽게 알 수 있도록 하여야 했습니다. 고객들께 일회용품 사용여부 선택 설정을 허용한 #셔틀세이브 발의안은 2018년 9월에 조용히 시작되었습니다. 놀랍게도 우리의 고객들은 새 기능을 바로 사용하기 시작하였습니다. 첫 달에는 주문의 4%가 “일회용품 미사용”을 선택하였습니다. 11월에는 7%까지 상승, 12월에는 12%, 2019년 1월에는 최고 22%까지 상승했습니다.

People who ordered without cutlery
일회용품없이 주문한 사람들

저의 경험으로 말하건대 당신이 정말로 일회용품을 필요로 할 때 얻지 못한다면 그것은 당신의 배달 경험 전체를 망칠 수도 있습니다.
(일회용품없이 쌀국수를 먹으려고 한 적이 있나요? 저는 권하지 않습니다.)

이번달, (2019년 2월) 우리는 한국 정부가 발표한 배달음식 포장용기와 일회용품 사용 축소에 대한 계획 에 대하여 읽었습니다. 한국 정부가 이 문제에 대하여 진지하게 고려하는 것을 알게 됨과 동시에 우리가 앞서가고 있다는 사실에 기뻤습니다. 현재 셔틀은 한국에서 운영되는 배달업체로서는 처음으로 일회용품 폐기문제를 해결하기 위한 노력을 시작했습니다. 정부가 엄격한 규제를 시행하기 전에 배달산업의 다른 업체들도 함께 문제를 해결 해 나갈 수 있기를 바랍니다. #셔틀세이브 발의안에서 알 수 있듯이 우리의 고객들은 환경문제에 신경을 쓰며 낭비를 줄이기 위해 적극적으로 조치를 취할 용의가 있습니다.

셔틀팀은 사람들에게 환경을 위해 무엇인가를 할 수 있는 선택권을 주면 함께 할 것이라고 믿습니다!
배달은 때때로 불필요한 일회용품을 많이 사용합니다. 우리는 “일회용품 미사용”을 선택하신 여러분께 진심으로 감사드립니다.
당신은 우리가 살고있는 지구를 보호하는데 도움을 주고 있습니다.

In 5 Months, Shuttle Customers saved 35,000 units of disposable cutlery

In 5 Months, the #ShuttleSaves initiative has saved 35,000 units of disposable cutlery

My name is Florian, I’m the CTO at Shuttle and I work at our office 5 days a week. During the winter our team orders food to the office so we can eat together. At the office, we have plates and cutlery we eat lunch with and wash afterwards. Each time I saw our food arrive with wooden chopsticks, plastic knives, or forks and spoons; it made me feel a little bit guilty about my delivery experience because I knew I wasn’t using the cutlery. After a month or so, our drawers became full of disposable utensils, so we began throwing the unused ones in the trash.

The remains of a delicious office lunch
The remains of a delicious  team lunch at Shuttle’s office

In the summer of 2018,  our team started thinking a little bit more about taking care of the Earth; we thought, “What if we could give Shuttle customers the option to opt-out of plastic cutlery?” We already knew some customers would be interested because we received a few requests asking for an option to receive less disposable packaging. The requests were very few, approximately about one every two months, so we really didn’t think that it would be a very popular option. During one of our weekly team meetings I brought up the initiative, #ShuttleSaves; and to my surprise, everyone on our C-Level team agreed that the initiative was something we should do as a company.
Our development team immediately started working on the “No Cutlery” option in the app and on the website. We had to make sure that our customer service team would see the customer’s choice, and that the option would display properly on the restaurant dashboard to easily inform them when they prepare the order. The #ShuttleSaves initiative that allowed customers the “No Cutlery” option was quietly launched in September 2018. To my surprise, our customers began using the new feature immediately. By the first month, 4% of all orders chose the “No Cutlery” option. Then it went up to 7% in November, 12% in December, and by January 2019 it was at an all-time high of 22%.

 

People who ordered without cutlery
People who ordered without cutlery

I can tell you from my own experience; it can absolutely ruin your whole delivery experience when you really need the cutlery and you don’t get it. (Have you tried to eat a bowl of Pho without cutlery? I don’t advise you try)

 

This month, (February 2019) we read an announcement from the Korean government about plans to reduce plastic cutlery and containers for delivery companies. It’s nice to see the Korean government taking the issue seriously and we were happy to see that we were ahead of the curve! At present, Shuttle is the ONLY Korea based delivery company that has began tackling the problem with cutlery waste; we hope that others in our industry address the issue before the government has to step in with bulky and rigid regulations. As we can see from the #ShuttleSaves initiative, our customers care about the issue and are willing are willing to take a proactive steps towards creating less waste as long as it’s good for the environment.

Shuttle’s team believes that if we give people the choice to do something for the environment, they will use it! Delivery sometimes uses a lot of unnecessary plastic materials; we’d like to give a big and sincere THANK YOU to those of you who chose the “No Cutlery” option, you are all helping preserve the planet we live on.  

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