5 star rating: Highly Recommended 64 Reviews

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

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

Take a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter street markets with a local guide who’s passionate about food, and discover the exotic flavors of Vietnam with fellow food-lovers. Sample fruit, hawker street food and local specialties like pork crepes, and visit Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. With a maximum of 12 participants, you’ll have a personalized experience on this walking tour of Hanoi’s best street food areas.


  • 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

Your walking tour begins in Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. Breathe in the aromatic scents wafting from street hawker stalls selling everything from exotic fruit to seafood. Led by a local guide, hear stories about the ingredients and history of Hanoi’s food culture and northern Vietnamese specialties.

After sampling fruit and street snacks at the market, continue walking to Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Visit a local restaurant to watch the chefs at work, then dine on a famous local dish of pork crepes, called banh cuon. Then take a wander down Hanoi’s atmospheric lanes of houses, shops and street stalls, stopping to sample flame-grilled meat snacks at a local barbeque stall.

To add something sweet to the menu, try the local specialty of fresh fruit served in a cup with crushed ice and condensed milk. Your evening walk ends with a visit to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a tucked-away cafe with amazing views over Hoan Kiem Lake. Here you can try the local favorite, egg coffee, or perhaps a chilled beer. Your tour ends here, so you can either continue exploring on your own, take a taxi or ask your guide for directions and suggestions.

Customer Reviews

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.

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.

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.

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.


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!!!

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!

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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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

If you love to try and taste different food, than this is it. Friendly and relax people, good food and just an amazing experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Really enjoyed the Hanoi street food tour with Thanh. It was great to have the chance to try things you wouldn't think to ask for from street vendors you may be cautious to buy from on your own. He assured us with the food health and safety of everywhere they take you. We especially enjoyed the pancake and watching them make the rice paper. We were so full by the BBQ at the end but it was just so delicious we ate it all! Loved his own dipping sauce he makes too! Was great being shown the secret cafe to end the night overlooking the lake. Thanh made sure everyone got on their way home safe, calling taxis and taking photos of the cars for extra safety. We were really impressed. He recommended further bars for us to continue our night after the tour had finished. Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Such a great tour to do, I feel like you can't go to Hanoi/Vietnam for the first time without doing something like this. The food we tasted was incredible and our guide was great too. I spoke about this tour to a couple of my friends already. Thank you so much!

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