Hanoi Street Food Experience

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5.0 Based on 4 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Walking tour
  • Food tour
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  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Small group
  • age requirement 6+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Starts Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Ends Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do — on the street
  • Stroll through the hidden alleyways and bustling markets of Hanoi’s charming old quarter
  • Learn more about Hanoi’s unique food culture and try local specialties
  • Take in a spectacular view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret café
The Hanoi Street Food Experience tour starts and ends in Hanoi. The Hanoi Street Food Experience 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.  
5 - Excellent
Based on 4 reviews
  • Ms. Sally G.
  • On Jul 29 2016
5 - Excellent
“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.”
  • Ms. Michelle K.
  • On Jun 30 2016
5 - Excellent
“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.”
  • Ms. Marissa Jade W.
  • On Apr 02 2016
4.5 - Excellent
Very Good
“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”
  • Ms. Emma C.
  • On Mar 22 2016
5 - Excellent
“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.”

Meet up with your local guide, then dive straight into Hanoi’s culinary scene with a visit to Dong Xuan, the largest covered market in the city. 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 banh mi, a famous Vietnamese baguette, with your choice of fillings – one of the most beloved combos is pate, ham, sliced cucumber and chili sauce.

After exploring the market, walk through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tempting your 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 1000 years ago. 

Your next stop is a stall selling bun cha, a classic Vietnamese dish served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodles (bún) and herbs with a flavoursome dipping sauce. Be sure to save some room as you’ll soon be tucking into grilled nem chua, a fermented pork roll, and a fresh fruit salad, two of the most well-known snacks in the city.

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 centre 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.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • All food samples as per itinerary
  • And one Vietnamese coffee/drink
  • Items of a personal nature
  • additional food and drinks
  • tips / gratuities for local guide
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Cancellation for this Hanoi Street Food Experience 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.


For any tour departures within 20 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 20 January 2022, a deposit of 100% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 0 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Hanoi Street Food Experience 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.


For this Hanoi Street Food Experience 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 traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

In front of Memorial Statue by the right side of Dong Xuan market – 15 Cau Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

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.
  • Hygiene and safety guidelines will be followed to ensure your well being is looked after during travels.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated.
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