A street food tour is a must-do experience in Hanoi. It is very difficult to find the best food stalls on the Vietnam holiday packages while exploring hidden sidewalks and alleys in and around the ancient Old Quarter. Taking part in a guided street food tour makes it so much easier to learn not about only the Vietnamese cuisine, but also about the amazing local atmosphere, language, people and culture.
Experience the local daily life
Sample the delicious Vietnamese dishes on the street like the locals
Learn about the city's unique food culture
Enjoy special and unique drinks
Walk the bustling markets and hidden alleyways of Hanoi’s fascinating old quarter
Taste local specialties that have taken influence from Chinese and French cuisine
With literally hundred of food places to visit on the streets of Hanoi, there should be no shortage of local dishes to try, such as dim sum and Bun Cha to Pho to egg coffee. A half-day street food tou in Hanoi can take up to 3-hours to complete and is easily joined first thing in the morning, in the afternoon or late in the evening.
A guided tour makes it possible to visit the best parts of Hanoi for the food tasting experience, such as the old quarter. This gives a perfect opportunity to walk through the narrow streets while trying out a varied range of snacks and dishes.
A Hanoi food tour is best experienced when able to let your curiosity get the best of you. The dishes will vary, but a knowledgeable guide has the ability to advice on the most distinctive and delicious options local to Hanoi. Be prepared to eat quite a lot. Also, try to eat a balanced combination of sweet snacks, savoury food and drinks. Plus, the street food stalls that are visited are the type of places that are regularly frequented by the locals, which means you get access to the best possible choices and dishes in Hanoi.
A Hanoi street food tour is great for the adventurous foodies looking to get an introduction to the local cuisine. For the travellers that have recently arrived in the country, this type of tour is great to put you in a useful position for the rest of your time in the country. For instance, by tasting the dishes early on you have a better idea of what you like and dislike. This makes it easier to decide on what to eat while travelling through the country. Alternatively, a food tour can be left until the end of the Vietnam holiday to get a reminder of authentic Vietnam before flying home.
This type of food tour is entirely focused on the street stalls in the popular destinations throughout Hanoi. The street food tour is easily organized by a local Vietnam travel agent and costs vary with the places visited and duration of the tour. An idea of the costs is $35 per person for 2 tourists, $30 per person for 4 tourists, or $25 per person for 6 tourists.