Hanoi Street Food by Night

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5.0 Based on 4 Reviews
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ends Hanoi, Vietnam
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Discover a hidden cafe where the owner has been turning plastic bottles into beautiful decorations at his local coffee shop
  • Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do — on the street
  • Stroll through hidden alleyways and bustling markets of Hanoi’s charming old quarter
  • Learn more about Hanoi’s unique food culture and try local specialties.
The Hanoi Street Food by Night tour starts and ends in Hanoi. The Hanoi Street Food by Night is a walking tour that takes 3 hours.

Travel is all about the street food these days, and why not? It's fresh, fast, cheap and a great way to crack into the local scene. Join this Hanoi tour to source the best street eats from markets, food carts, street cafes and other hard-to-find-but-totally-worth-the-effort secret spots.  
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Sally G.
  • On Jul 29 2016
“A great tour with a great tour guide. Le obviously has a good knowledge of the area and of what we were looking at. His English is excellent and he was very helpful in giving us other hints and tips about getting on in Hanoi, which I really appreciated.”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Michelle K.
  • On Jun 30 2016
“I've done a couple of these Urban Adventure tours this year and each has been fantastic. Our guide for the Hanoi Street Food by Night tour led us to all sorts of places I never would have ventured on my own. An awesome insight into the local culture and made me feel comfortable to try things on my own from that point forward.”
Very Good
4.5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Marissa Jade W.
  • On Apr 02 2016
“This was a great tour! Our guide Ching was amazing and knowledgable. Food was fantastic and I would've enjoyed to eat more selection. Met amazing people and would highly recommend this trip”
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Ms. Emma C.
  • On Mar 22 2016
“This is the second time that I have taken this tour - it's that good. Round 2 didn't disappoint - the food was absolutely delicious.”
ITINERARY

We start our evening Hanoi street food tour at a hidden coffee shop with a welcome drink and the chance to fill up your reusable water bottle. Walking into this cafe you will see plastic bottles, turned into flowers and dragonflies, hanging from the ceiling. These decorations create pops of color throughout the cafe. What a good way to start your evening tour!

Stroll through hidden alleyways and visit the city’s local market, Hang Be. 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 local 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 fruits and sampling a tasty local doughnut where you have the chance to learn the process of how the local family makes their doughnuts, including sweet and savory varieties.

The next stop on our Hanoi street food tour is a food stall selling bun dau met (noodles with fried tofu and shrimp paste) or bun cha (a grilled pork and noodle dish). We sit down with the Hanoi locals and also have a chance to sample mam tom (shrimp paste) or nuoc mam (fish sauce).

Next, we will head over to Lo Ren street where we will stop for some banh mi, a tasty Vietnamese baguette sandwich with many different choices of fillings.  

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds 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 1,000 years ago. 

Now, it's time for a cup of Bia hoi (light Vietnamese draft beer) while we sit down and mingle with locals. This local beer-drinking tradition is one not to be missed.

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a hidden café with stunning views over the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. This hard-to-find café 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. 

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Guide
  • Local English speaking guide
Others
  • All food samples as per itinerary and 3 drink items such as fruit juice
  • Bia hoi with a local snack
  • One Vietnamese coffee
  •   drinking water to refill your bottle at the first meeting point.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Items of a personal nature
  • additional food and drinks
  • tips / gratuities for local guide
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CANCELLATION

Cancellation for this Hanoi Street Food by Night tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.

Payment

Full payment of 29 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Hanoi Street Food by Night tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Hanoi Street Food by Night tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

3B Hàng Tre street, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi at Hidden Gem Coffee shop (in the alley).  

Meeting end point :

Café Pho Co – 11 Hang Gai St, Hoan Kiem

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour follows established guidelines that are in line with the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ framework against COVID-19.
  • This tour follows the local government(s) recommendations for gatherings and group sizes.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing is highly encouraged on this tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected.
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