Vegan Options at Bibibop (Updated 2023) – VeganTail

Bibibop is a fast-casual restaurant that offers delicious Korean-inspired cuisine with a Chipotle-like assembly line. This article explores Bibibop’s history, vegan options, and frequently asked questions.

1. History of Bibibop

Founded in 2013, Bibibop has nearly 50 locations in eight different states. Half of their locations are in Ohio, with 13 locations in Columbus alone. The name Bibibop is inspired by the popular Korean dish bibimbap.

2. Vegan Options at Bibibop

Bibibop offers a range of vegan options, from chef-curated bowls to the option to create your own bowl.

Vegan Options at Bibibop – VeganTail

All of their bowls come with your choice of base (rice, salad, or noodles), toppings, and sauces. Bibibop also offers free miso soup on their condiment bar.

2.1 Chef Curated Bowl

The Plant-Based Power Bowl is a vegetable-based, protein-packed bowl that gives you the plant power to get through your day.

This bowl includes tofu, potatoes, black beans, sprouts, kale, and corn over cauliflower rice, finished with teriyaki sauce. Additionally, you can try the Bibibop Bowl with Tofu, Japchae Noodles, Spicy Sriracha, and veggies.

2.2 Create Your Own Bowl

  • Bibibop offers the option to create your own bowl.
  • Choose between a regular or small (1/2 portion) bowl.
  • Pick your base from purple rice, white rice, super-green salad, japchae sweet potato noodles, or cauliflower rice.
  • Add your choice of protein, either tofu or veggie bowl.
  • Top your bowl with hot and cold toppings such as bean sprouts, black beans, carrots, corn, cucumber, sesame kale, pickled red cabbage, and daikon radish.
  • Finish it off with your choice of sauce such as teriyaki, gochujang, spicy sriracha, or sesame ginger.

Cross-contamination can occur at any restaurant that does not offer a designated cooking space for vegan options or is not 100% vegan, and may share fryers/grills with animal products. You must decide your level of comfort with these potential issues.

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3. Bibibop Vegan FAQ

Is Bibibop yum yum sauce vegan?

The yum yum sauce at Bibibop has dairy and eggs, making it non-vegan. But, the teriyaki, gochujang, spicy siracha, and sesame ginger sauces are vegan.

Is Bibibop Gochujang vegan?

Bibibop’s Gochujang sauce is vegan-friendly. However, the Yum Yum sauce contains dairy and eggs, making it non-vegan.

Is Bibibop Kimchi vegan?

Yes, the kimchi at Bibibop is 100% vegan.

Is Bibibop tofu gluten-free?

Bibibop does offer gluten-free options, but not all of its items are gluten-free. As for the tofu, it is gluten-free.

Pro Tip:

According to my Experience: Bibibop is an excellent spot for vegans looking for a quick, tasty meal. To avoid cross-contamination, you can ask the staff to change gloves and utensils when making your vegan bowl.
Our Favorites Options: Bibibop

Usman's Pick: Japchae noodles with tofu, bean sprouts, potatoes, carrots, corn, kale, and Gochujang sauce. Miso soup is a must-try.

Faizan's Pick: Romaine base with tofu, bean sprouts, kale, pickled red cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, and Sesame Ginger sauce. Don't forget to try the miso soup!

4. Summary

Bibibop is a fast-casual Korean-inspired spot with close to 50 locations across 8 states, offering plenty of vegan options. Customers can choose a Chef Curated Bowl or create their own bowl with a range of bases, proteins, toppings, and sauces.

Miso Soup, Kimchi, and Coconut Milk Pudding with Mango are available as sides.

Bibibop is not a 100% vegan restaurant, but their kimchi is vegan while the yum yum sauce contains dairy and eggs. Bibibop is a great option for a quick and healthy meal with a Korean twist.

Disclaimer: At, we strive to keep our Vegan Guides updated, but menu items may change without notice. We are not liable for any inaccurate or outdated information. Please confirm your location and server before ordering. If you spot something that needs to be updated, Please inform us.