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Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour - Small Group Tour

Hanoi is one of the world’s greatest street food cities and there’s no better way to unlock the hidden secrets of the Old Quarter and it’s cuisine than through this unique walking 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.

You start your evening walking tour at Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. Along the perimeter of this cacopany of noise and colour, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices.

Your expert English-speaking 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 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 tastebuds 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, you'll wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Your next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls where you will sit with the locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour.

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 speciality is one 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 spot is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre 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.

Experience Includes

  • Walking tour of the atmospheric Old Hanoi
  • Visit the bustling Dong Xuan market and take in a spectacular evening view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret cafe
  • Sample a variety of delicious Vietnamese food and learn more about Hanoi’s unique cuisine
  • Local guide
  • One bottle of water
  • One coffee or beer
  • Small-group tour of 12 participants ensures more personalised service

Experience Excludes

  • Additional refreshments other than those detailed
  • Optional gratuities

Departs

Daily, year round.

Departure location

Sacombank ATM Machine - No.1 Dong Xuan Street (front entrance of Dong Xuan Market, corner of Dong Xuan St with Cau Dong St).

Start times

5.00pm.

Duration

Around 2.5 hours.

Terms & Conditions

  • To ensure a personal experience group sizes are limited to 12 passengers.
  • There is a minimum age requirement of 6 years.
  • You will receive a voucher for this experience. Please read it thoroughly.
  • Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate vegetarians and vegans.
  • Please note that this tour visits independent, family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Therefore, street food venues and local dishes often vary; your local guide will make any final adjustments on the spot.