Travelling to Hanoi city – Vietnam capital, you may be surprised by Hanoi street food – it is plentiful at everywhere that you look and is an integral part of the livelihoods of many locals. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, the Vietnam food is various about the taste, smell and the Vietnamese food can be considered as one of the healthiest cuisines in over the world.
Our walking food tour is started at Dong Xuan Market and will help you explore the market, around a selection of the original 36 trading streets of old Hanoi. Just as the sun is going down you can find the locals hurrying to buy their fresh ingredients to make their dinner for their families. With charming French architectures as a backdrop and the sound of the bustle of the local markets, indulge in this special local atmosphere whilst tasting Hanoi Old Quarter’s best authentic local foods. You also have a chance to explore the high streets, alleyways, deep off the path, or the smallest house in Hanoi.
You will taste about 25 famous and unique dishes along the way on our walking food tour. Are you ready to make something special?
Duration4+ Hours from 4.30pm to 9.00pm
Meeting PlaceSacombank ATM Machine - No 1 Dong Xuan street (front entrance of Dong Xuan Market, Corner of Dong Xuan St with Cau Dong St)
TransportAll done on foot
InclusionsEnglish speaking foodie guide, fun and informative walking tour, visits local landmarks, all drinks ordered by your guide, all snacks, treats and all food en route
OptionsWe advise not to have a big lunch before our Food walking tour - we will have a taste at over 25 items along our tour
Start Your Tour
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.
Hanoi’s 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 1000 years ago.
Dessert Over the Hoan Kiem 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 caffé 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!
At the end of our Hanoi tour you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
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