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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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Well organised, on time, small group of 7 people. Great tips from the tour Guide Cuong . Great street food , safe to eat . We were a bit sceptical about street food but Cuong knew all the best kept secret places. Highly recommended . Nanda, Anil and Shale from Perth, Australia

David M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful, enlightening experience in Hanoi. Lovely guide who introduced us to typical street food all of which was delicious. Lots of information was provided as well as the plentiful delicious food. Highly recommended.

Steven P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We enjoyed this tour and the food was delicious. Definitely recommend if you want to eat what the locals eat.

Bernd W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Nice guide telling about food, restaurants and scams. Nice selection of food and drinks. Pleasant tour visiting Hanoi at night.

Anna M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour covering snacks, meals, fruit, desert and local drinks! Good variety of seeing the area and enjoying some food. Would definitely recommend to anyone new to Hanoi!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Great guide. Great time. Great food. Would gladly do again with another first-timer in Hanoi.

Gabriela W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

The best way to experience the street food in Hanoi, especially in old quarter area. Our guide, Nguoc was really funny and informative. He even treated us free beer! One of the best experience. Really recommended!

Sandrajw Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Absolutely Brilliant!
I booked this just before leaving Australia, being our first night in Hanoi, it was wonderful introduction in experiencing the Vietnamese food and culture
Our guide Anh was amazing, and as well as the food tour she should us extra sights and shared information along the way
A definate do

Tyrone G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent tour! Our guide, Anh, was very knowledgeable, friendly and funky. She was able to answer all our questions really well.

Great way to eat a bucketload of good, local food and see what the locals do.

Whyhaveone United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed this walking/eating tour of Old Hanoi.

Lee our guide spoke pretty good English and was knowledgeable and informative. We tried more than we would have on our own - Vietnam's street food is more 'street' than Thailand's where we were happy to eat. We were also given the opportunity to try some unusual food but all bar one we declined much to the amusement of all. :-

We ended up at a coffee shop with a rooftop terrace overlooking Lake Ho Hoan Kiem. We would not have found this on our own and it was a treat.

All in all this was a great intro to the old quarter of Hanoi and some of the Vietnamese street culture.

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