Hanoi Street Food

Travel is all about the street food these days, and why not? It's fresh, fast, cheap and a great way to crack into the local scene. Join this Hanoi tour to source the best street eats from markets, food carts, street cafes and other hard-to-find-but-totally-worth-the-effort secret spots. 
Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do — on the street
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 café
Our expert English-speaking local guide will meet you at hotel and give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we 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, we tempt our taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish banh cuon, banh my 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, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1,000 years ago.

Our next two snack stops on our Hanoi street food tour are Bun Cha. This simple dish is a great combination of savory and fresh, it has vibrant colors and the harmony of the meat and vegetables makes this dish special.

Now, it's time for dessert as we 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 one not to be missed!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden café serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!

At the end of our Hanoi tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will take you back to the hotel.