Hanoi Food Walking Tour

Duration: 03 hours 

Morning trip: From 11h00am to 14h00

Afternoon trip: From 17h00 to 20h00

Obama Bun Cha

Itinerary

We start our excellent street food walking tour at your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. 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 the ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes.

We eat as we go, trying different street food dishes and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart and local street food restaurants.

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi street food dishes such as Bun Cha ( The 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017- Obama’s dish in Hanoi), Nom Bo Kho, Banh Cuon, Viet Fried Spring Rolls”Spring roll is one of Viet Nam’s best-loved dishes.

These traditional Vietnamese spring rolls were originally made from shrimp, pork, carrot, crab, veggies within a roll”.., at a local eatery ( Small restaurants, some outside, some inside ). Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together.

Hanoi Lake

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.

Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor.

It’s then time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this specialty is one not to be missed!

Woman wearing the traditional Vietnamese hat cycling in a street of Hanoi's Old Quarter.
Woman wearing the traditional Vietnamese hat cycling in a street of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. // Photo by DrimaFilm / Shutterstock

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste the top ten street foods in Hanoi; Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine, and famous Egg Coffee in Hanoi.

This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!.

At the end of the trip, 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 per person:

  • Tour guide ( English Speaking )
  • 6 to 8 different street food vendors with 10 tastings
  • 01 Bottled Drinking Water
  • 01 Local Beer
  • Egg Coffee
  • Vietnamese Rice Wine
  • Local Dessert

What’s not included per person:

  • Gratitude/ Tips to Tour Guide (recommended)