OWL Magazine Korea

Seoul Mangwon-dong, “Mangwon Market” with Diverse Culinary Options

“Mangwon Market” is a local market located in western Seoul. Positioned not far from the well-known hotspot, Hongdae, it has gained increasing attention recently. Situated near “Hapjeong Station,” an extension of the commercial area in front of Hongdae, it has garnered even more recognition, featuring on various broadcasts with celebrities.

“Well-Connected Location of Mangwon Market”

Mangwon Market boasts convenient transportation, particularly with the presence of “Mangwon Station” on Subway Line 6, providing easy access. With its favorable location, it’s easily reachable from Hongdae via subway or bus, making it a great spot to visit alongside Hongdae for shopping or a meal.

“In addition to Hongdae, the market is surrounded by landmarks like the ‘World Cup Stadium’ and ‘Han River Park,’ creating a safe and pleasant neighborhood.”

“Diverse Culinary Options at Mangwon Market”

Mangwon Market is renowned for its diverse food offerings, making it a well-known culinary destination. Traditionally, markets were associated with places where elders shopped, but in recent years, they have evolved to cater to younger trends. Mangwon Market exemplifies this transformation, offering a variety of foods that appeal to a younger audience.

As mentioned earlier, its proximity to Hongdae and the easy accessibility by public transportation have attracted a lot of young students. The market is filled with foods that young people enjoy, such as tteokbokki (spicy rice cakes) and fried chicken, making it an excellent destination for a food adventure.

“Café M: A Café to Enjoy Food Purchased at Mangwon Market”

Inside Mangwon Market, there is a cafe called “Café M,” where you can enjoy the foods purchased at Mangwon Market. Here, by purchasing just one drink per person, you can savor the food bought at the market within the cozy atmosphere of the café. This offers a convenient solution for post-market dining and cleanup.

“Mangwon Market, unlike traditional markets, captivates the younger generation with its charming atmosphere. If you’re looking to taste delicious food at affordable prices, it’s a great place to visit.”

“Seoul Mangwon-dong, Mangwon Market”