Hanoi street food Tour
Sample authentic local dishes away from the tourist trail, hunkering down with the locals on the street at a variety of atmospheric food stalls on this 2.5-hour food walking tour of Hanoi. Eat traditional Vietnamese food with French and Chinese influence.
Take a food-themed walking tour of Hanoi! You will begin your 2.5-hour evening walking tour at Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture, including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. You will eat as you go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.
Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tempt your taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded more than 1,000 years ago.
Your next 2 snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. Sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable, and bread specialties that are flame-grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. It’s then time for dessert as you venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk. This specialty is not to be missed!
Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden café with stunning views over the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that you will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
All food items as per itinerary
1 bottle of water
1 coffee or beer
Meals: 1 dinner
What's Not Included
All other drinks
Extra food portions
Tips for local guide
Good to Know
Please inform your local guide about any food allergies you may have. Vegetarians can be catered to. Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour. It is very important to please email us to confirm your pick-up hotel at least 24 hours prior to departure. This confirmation helps to avoid delays in our departure.
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Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine on the street, just like the locals do, stroll through hidden alleyways and bustling markets of Hanoi’s charming old quarter, learn more about Hanoi’s unique food culture, try local specialties with influences from French and Chinese cuisine, take in a spectacular night view of Hoan Kiem Lake from a secret cafe
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