Hanoi Street Food Tour : the 10 Tastings

Hanoi Street Food Tour : the 10 Tastings

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( 62 reviews ) star Food tour Hanoi 1 - 8 watch_later 3 hours
  • Discover Vietnamese culture through food
  • Taste the best Pho ever!
  • Stroll through Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Enjoy a French colonial dish: Bánh mì
  • Take home secret recipes
  • 100% private, just for you

You will meet here: 44 Hàng Vải

What you can expect

Get ready to discover Hanoi’s Old Quarter bite by bite as you eat your way through an amazing selection of 10 tastings! This is like no other food tour because it’s not only about the tastings. Throughout the whole trip, your local guide can show you main highlights, as well as hidden gems. Every place has an interesting story and your private guide can tell you all about it!

Always wanted to try the most famous dish of Vietnam? You’re in for a treat! Hanoi is THE place to enjoy the most authentic, steamy bowl of Pho! As soon as you step into this Pho joint you know this is going to be good. Your host can help you select the best Pho you’ve ever slurped on!

Hit the streets of the Old Quarter and stroll through the cultural heart of Hanoi. Home to a maze of narrow streets and tiny, twisting alleyways, you can get a glimpse of local life. Did you know that streets are named after the crafts once made there? After a few steps, you can try and guess what it is! Wander around the endless flow of sights and stunning colonial buildings!

The must-try Bánh Mì awaits! Your private guide can take you to one of the best street food places where you can enjoy the most delicious of Vietnamese sandwiches! Step in line at the dessert shop for a yummy Rainbow Cake! Still feeling peckish? The sticky rice vendors can’t wait to serve you some Xoi. This hugely popular breakfast food is sure to satisfy.

The Vietnamese eat with all their senses! You’ll understand this when you sit down for some Bun Cha or shrimp Nem at this 50-year-old food place. First, you smell the mouth-watering soups, then you hear the sizzling meat and finally, you’re amazed by the dish being cooked right in front of you. Share a table with the locals and dip salad into your soup just like they do!

Standing beyond several alleys lies the St. Joseph Cathedral that can’t be missed! Admire the stunning architecture while your guide can tell you about its history.

Who doesn't love anything that's battered and fried? It’s time for some Banh tom! Yet another Vietnamese favorite dish that originated in Hanoi! Pair it with a cold glass of Bia Ha Noi beer. To get a real feel for the lively atmosphere at the Old Quarter, take a seat on one of the infamous plastic chairs, before making your way to the local market.

Selling everything you need to make a Vietnamese dish, the Hang Be market is the local go to for anything fresh! Depending on the season you can taste some fruits that have never tasted so juicy! Why don’t you top off all this freshness with a famous green papaya salad!

Time to get egg-cited and finish up your food tour with a Hanoi specialty egg coffee. This is where the traditional egg coffee was invented! Sit down with your local guide to summarize your amazing experience and get incredible tips for your following days in Hanoi. Remember, this food tour is 100% personalized to fit your needs. All you have to do is pick your favorite guide and let them know your wishes!


This is the plan

Meeting Point
Đình Tân Khai (Đình Thái Cam) Buddhist Temple
Stop 1
Discover the edge of the old quarter where once the locals favourite Phở establishment lies by the train tracks
Stop 2
One of the best things France braught to Vietnam? The Bánh mi of course! Try it from a lovely lady selling them from a small alleyway
Stop 4
Try a traditional breakfast food at a popular joint, not quite muesli, but this sticky rice and crunchy onion dish is very welcoming!
Stop 3
Swing around the corner to a Vietnamese version of a candy shop. Although this one lies on the street and is filled with sugared bean and rice based deserts, we recommend the Chè
Stop 5
Time for a bit of a feast, get all of your nutritional needs with Bún chả, a concoction of soup, meat, salad and rice noodles. Basically a big (sharing) bowl of goodness!
Stop 7
Nestled between two other shops is one of the most famous and oldest places for Green Papaya Salad (Nộm Thịt Bò Khô). The only dish that isn’t traditionally Vietnamese but it is a favourite amongst the locals
Stop 8
Head to a wet market and take in the smells and sounds. Enjoy some seasonal fruit from a local vendor
Stop 9
No food tour is complete without a Vietnamese egg coffee. We will go the the place where egg coffee was first invented so you know for sure it will be a great cup of coffee!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Food tour details

Type
Private Food tour
Mode of transport
Walking tour
Duration
3 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 8 persons
Meeting point
44 Hàng Vải
Guest pick-up
no
Confirmation
instant confirmation
Cancellation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkMeals
check2 alcoholic & non alcoholic drinks

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How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.

Done

Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.