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Food Tours in Hanoi

By Viator, September 2016

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Stroll through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, Vietnam's northern hub, and you'll quickly find yourself allured by aromas wafting from street food stalls and storefronts cooking up a variety of cheap and delicious eats. The cuisine in Hanoi tends to be slightly sweeter than in the rest of Vietnam, with a focus on abundant fresh herbs and freshwater seafood. Here are a few dishes and activities you won't want to miss.

Must-Try Dishes
You can't visit Hanoi without trying Vietnam's most iconic dish, pho. This classic noodle soup is often made from beef stock boiled for hours with star anise and cinnamon to bring out the rich meat flavors. Rice noodles are ubiquitous in Hanoi, often topped with grilled pork and fish sauce (bun cha). Pork also makes a mouthwatering appearance in bahn cuon, a rice flour crepe filled with pork and mushrooms and topped with crunchy fried shallots, chilies and fresh herbs. Thirsty? Breakfast often comes with egg coffee, a hot beverage made by mixing coffee with egg and sweetened condensed milk, while later in the day, locally brewed beer (bai hoi) offers a refreshing alternative.

Must-Do Experiences
  • Tour Hanoi's culinary scene on foot, by bike, or by motorbike
  • Sample all the best bites on a street food walking tour in the Old Quarter and at the sprawling night market
  • Take a cooking class to learn about the techniques and ingredients used in Northern Vietnamese cooking
  • Learn from the locals at a relaxing dinner in a family home
  • Dine at Snake Village, where you'll have a unique multi-course meal made from a famous local specialty: snakes!

Tours & Tickets

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Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour, Hanoi, null
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Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1167 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $26.00
Vietnamese Cooking Class at Hanoi's Cooking Centre, Hanoi, Food Tours
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Vietnamese Cooking Class at Hanoi's Cooking Centre

4.5 star rating: Recommended 392 Reviews

Learn the secrets to preparing a great Vietnamese dish on this half-day cooking tour in Hanoi. Your Hanoi cooking tour will begin with a quick walk to the ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.00
Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour, Hanoi, Cooking Classes
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Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour

A memorable street food tour in Hanoi. You will have the chance to experience the best of Hanoian's cuisine such as "Pho bo" (beef noodle soup), ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: Flexible

From USD $45.00
Street Food Walking Tour Including Water Puppet Show from Hanoi, Hanoi, Food Tours
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Street Food Walking Tour Including Water Puppet Show from Hanoi

If you are a little worried about eating food in the old Quarter in Hanoi, then this is a must do! With hundreds of food places in this area, it's difficult to ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $34.00
Half-Day Hanoi Food Tour, Hanoi, Food Tours
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Half-Day Hanoi Food Tour

This tour offers visitors a fun, entertaining and informative introduction into Hanoi through its food and food culture. This tour will last about 4-5-hours ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $40.00
Hanoi Cooking Class with Local People, Hanoi, Food Tours
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Hanoi Cooking Class with Local People

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 55 Reviews

Get away from the classical cooking classes and learn the Vietnamese cuisine at a local home. We will start our day with a short stop at a local market. Here ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: Flexible

From USD $56.00
Learn To Cook From a Local - Private Cooking Experience in a Local Hanoi Home, Hanoi, Cooking ... 
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Learn To Cook From a Local - Private Cooking Experience in a Local Hanoi Home

Enjoy a private meal and cooking demonstration in a local Hanoi home in the heart of the Old Quarter of the city. Experience authentic Vietnamese life and ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $62.00
Private Tour : Hanoi Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter, Hanoi, Cooking Classes
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Private Tour : Hanoi Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

3 hours excursion to explore the French quarter in Hanoi. Tourists will visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the State Bank of Vietnam, Government guesthouse, Sofitel ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.00
Private Street Food Tour Adventure in Hanoi, Hanoi, Walking Tours
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Private Street Food Tour Adventure in Hanoi

The food available in Hanoi’s narrow alleys and tree-lined boulevards is just as much a part of the city as its lakes and old world architecture. In fact, all ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $48.00
Hanoi Street Food Tour Including Seafood Hotpot Dinner, Hanoi, Food Tours
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Hanoi Street Food Tour Including Seafood Hotpot Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

In Hanoi the food is plentiful, it’s everywhere that you look and is an integral part of the livelihoods of many locals. More often than not, the street is the ...  Read more

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $50.00

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