A Taste of Hanoi - Food Adventure by Foot


The Foreign Vagabond

A Taste of Hanoi - Food Adventure by Foot

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( 40 reviews ) star Food tour Hanoi 1 - 10 watch_later 3.5 hour
  • Explore Hanoi with your private guide
  • Hear awesome stories of old Hanoi
  • Walking down some of the old original 36 trading streets of Hanoi
  • Get to try the most famous egg coffee only found in Hanoi
  • Plenty of Photo Opportunities
  • Enjoy some of the famous dishes of Hanoi and not so famous dishes of Hanoi
  • Get to try some Unique food items that you would not be able to on your own
  • Visit the busiest market in Hanoi, Dong Xuan Market

You will meet here: Dong Xuan market

What you can expect

My walking food tour starts at Dong Xuan Market and we will help you explore the market. Than we go around after the market tour to start to explore around around a selection of the original 36 trading streets of old Hanoi. With charming French architectures as a back drop and the sound of the bustle of the local markets, indulge in this special local atmosphere whilst tasting Hanoi Old Quarter's best authentic local foods. You also have a chance to explore the high streets, alleyways, get off the busy path the path, or the smallest house in Hanoi. You will taste about 30 famous and unique dishes along the way on our walking food tour. Are you ready to make something special?

This is the plan

1-meeting point
Meet at the Dong Xuan Market- meeting point and tasting 1, get a chance to try the banh mi from the banh mi king in Hanoi. Please note evening menu we try banh mi Cay.
2- Tasting
Get a chance to try Articoke tea, pared with Banh Bao chien.
3- See the spice market
Walk through the spice market side of Dong Xuan Market, than see the veg and fruit sellers.
4- Tasting
Get a chance to try the famous breakfast rice dish called Xoi Yen as we finish up the market tour.
5- Old remaining gate of old town
See the last remaining gate of the old town of Hanoi. Hear the stories of what happened here in the not so distant past.
6- Walk down Hang Chieu
walk down one of the famous trading streets of Hanoi's old town. This is where you would find the traditional mattress that the locals sleep on still.
7- tasting
Stop off at one of the best spots in Hanoi to try the Oi Mai. This is the traditional candied fruits of Vietnam.
8- Tasting
Walk down the famous street corner of Cha Ca and Hang Ma, there you hear about the oldest restaurant in all of Vietnam and how it got to be 147 years old. After that we get to change to try a special tea with some candied ginger.
9- Tasting
We have our sit down food stop to try the famous Hanoi Banh Cuon dish.
10- Tasting
We try the awesome and very refreshing sugar kane juice with kumquat. Soo good on a very hot day.
11- Walk down Phung Hung
hear some of the stories that made this part of Hanoi very famous, and see one of the most well preserved French Indochina buildings in the old town.
12- Tasting
We sit down to try Bun Bo nam Bo, after we try the famous sticky rice whisky.
13- Tasting
We walk our way to try some of the best of the best fried items in town. At this shop they have all of the best friend small items from all around Hanoi's old town all in one place. So very tasty and fresh.
14- Tasting
After walking past the famous St. Joseph church. We make our way to try Banh Trang Tron
15- Final tasting stop
Here we finish the tour with some sweet items of Vietnam. Here we get to try the awesome Egg coffee while overlooking the famous Hoan Kiem lake. The tour is over at this final stop and we can help give you directions and get you back to your hotel.

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Food tour details

Private Food tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
3.5 hour
Nr. of guests
1 - 10 persons
Meeting point
Dong Xuan market
Guest pick-up
possible (extra charges)
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
check5 alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks
Not included
closeExtra drinks


The Foreign Vagabond

40 reviews

I have been working as a tour leader for a travel company for the past 4 years now in South East Asia. I had my contact finish up and than decided to come and live full time up here in Hanoi. So I hope to show foreign travellers some really awesome parts of Hanoi. Both famous and off the beaten path."

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