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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 68 Reviews

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  • Location:Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

Discover the historical sights and delectable bites of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a 2.5-hour food tour of the city. Accompanied by a passionate gastronomic guide, feast your senses on the exotic flavors of Vietnam; sample fresh fruit, sumptuous street food and local delicacies like pork crepes as you stroll amid the antique charm of the Old Quarter. Immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of Dong Xuan, a large covered market, to browse stalls bursting with intriguing produce, and enjoy an intimate experience on this small-group tour, which operates with a maximum of 12 food-lovers.  


  • Discover the culture of Vietnam through local food
  • Visit the bustling Dong Xuan market
  • Sample local specialities
  • Watch twilight fall over Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Small-group tour of 12 participants ensures more personalized service

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What You Can Expect

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

Hanoi Street Food Waking Tour

Greet your gastronomic guide and group at Dong Xuan, the largest covered market in Hanoi, to begin your culinary tour. Inhale the aromatic scents exuding from street hawker stalls and follow your nose to stands replete with exotic fruits and fresh seafood. Listen as you guide explains the culinary context of the city and hear about the cultural significance of local specialties.  

After sampling a selection of snacks at the market, venture to Hanoi’s Old Qaurter to absorb the antique ambience of the area. Visit a local restaurant to watch expert chefs at work, then take a seat to dine on banh cuon, a delectable local dish of crispy pork crepes. Stroll down labyrinthine lanes to pleasure your palate with flame-grilled meat at barbecue stands and marvel at the color and charisma of the vibrant area. 

Conclude your feast with a sweet treat made from condensed milk, crushed ice and fresh fruit, then settle into a seat in a secret café famed for its spectacular views over Hoan Kiem Lake. Sip the local specialty of egg coffee and bid your guide and group farewell in this ambient establishment. 

Customer Reviews

Gregory L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

great food, great guide, great value!

Meghan A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was definitely a great experience and value. We got an incredible walking tour and so much delicious food and insight into the culture. I'd highly recommend!

Stacey D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

I am Vietnamese American and I really enjoyed this tour. I brought my New Zealand, American, and Taiwanese friend, and they all loved it. We had banh mi delicious, rambutan yummy, banh cuon BEST, BBQ so much fun! decent, lots of meat, fruitcondensed milk desert sweet, delicious, and egg coffee super sweet, too late in the night for coffee, but fun to try. Would recommend to any of my friends. Best way to get an intro to the city, especially if you're shy about going to street food stands on your own. The food is well-prepared so no need to be afraid!

Bengt J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide, good composition of the group. And the food was all the way through excellent. Took very good care of my spouse's dietary restrictions.

Maureen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. We got to eat in places we would not have tried on our own.

Jennifer S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a fantastic tour. Lee was a really generous and thoughtful guide. Really was a highlight of our tour.

Hani M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Thoa was an amazing guide.
His tour was much more beyond the food, he made us understand the culture, the people and the city. And most importantly, he show us how to cross the roads!

I recommend you to do this tour in your first day in Vietnam.


Raylee E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A true experience of Hanoi, eating with the locals and seeing the amazing way of life. This tour is a must do!!!

Andrew N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

An excellent taster of Vietnam. The tour started with a taste of street food in the form of a pork baguette and proceeded to take us through a variety of cuisine in places we would not have found ourselves. The guide had excellent english and took into account the fact that the group included people of all ages. The highlight for us was probably the bbq including pork, chicken, tofu and frog, though my daughter was a big fan of the egg coffee!

gerry United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Review Hanoi walking Tour

This was our first organised tour in Vietnam, we have several booked, they have a lot to live up to.
Our guide Thanh, a friendly young looking 28 year old, was an encyclopaedia of local information. What we discovered on our first night would have taken months to glean as tourists. The secret coffee house with the amazing view would never be found if you didn't know.
The street food BBQ 's bread, fruits and deserts were excellent, and if you are a tad more daring, that is catered for too. I tried silkworm larvae and frog for the first time, both were quite enjoyable. We also had barbecued meats and other local delicacies.
This is highly recommended, advise you to do it on you first night if possible. This set us up for 4 more nights of excellent cheap street food and good ridiculously cheap beer.

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