Get ready to explore Hanoi and experience it with your local host by night! Hanoi is unlike any other city — particularly after dark.
- Child (under 13)
Highlights of this experience
- Up to 25 – 30 different local tastings
- Hidden and famous landmarks
- Vietnamese Food culture and background history
- Lively Hanoi nightlife atmosphere
Enjoy Hanoi’s Authentic Local Food
Many of the popular Vietnamese dishes originated in Hanoi. Street food stalls are popular and make up for the vast majority of Hanoi food. Some of the best and surprising local food experiences in Hanoi are made on the sidewalks with locals and not in restaurants.
With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, the Vietnamese food is various about the taste, smell and the Vietnamese food can be considered as one of the healthiest cuisines in over the world.
On this experience, we will take you to discover all must try food, special and unique food and the best place to have them.
Duration: 4 hours
Time: 16:30 – 20:30
Group Size: 1-10 people
Meeting Place: No 1 Dong Xuan street
Private/Customized Tour: Available upon request
Vegetarian option: Available upon request
Tour Date: Daily and Year Round (except for Vietnamese lunar new year holiday from 10th Feb 2021 – 18th Feb 2021)
Inclusions: English-speaking foodie guide, fun and informative walking tour, all drinks ordered by your guide, all snacks, treats, and all food en route. (Over 25 plus items along our tour)
Exclusions: Personal expenses, tips and gratitude for tour guide.
Good to know: We advise not to have a big lunch before our Food walking tour
Meet your lovely local guide
We start our evening Hanoi street food tour at the city’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 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. We eat as we go, trying seasonal foods and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.
The infamous Old Quarter
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 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.
Dessert by the lake
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 caffé 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 we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!
Enjoy the rest of your evening exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.