Evening Group Tour of Hanoi's Street Food
What to Expect
This 3-hour Hanoi street food tour departs in the evening with your own private guide, who introduces you to the city’s fantastic cuisine and culinary culture. Meander through a maze of street stalls in the Old Quarter, and learn about notable architecture in the French Quarter. You'll sample tasty dishes from local street vendors and sip egg coffee at a cafe tucked away near Hoan Kiem Lake.
The purpose of this tour is to provide you with a unique opportunity to experience and learn about exciting history, exceptional culture and the distinctive architecture of Hanoi by following its unique cuisine trail. The tour operator will ensure that the food is hygienically handled, as well as provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors as the group will buy directly from them. Your English-speaking guide will pick you up from the tour office around 18:00. Throughout the tour, your guide will give you great insight into the traditions of Vietnamese food culture. You'll start the tour walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, first visiting the colorful local markets where you'll meet stall holders and talk about their food. The walk then continues along both high streets and back streets exploring many corners in Hanoi’s tranquil French Old Quarter. You will try local meat, vegetarian dishes and some of the local beverages, while chatting with the many street vendors. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate how their tasty dishes are put together, and listen to their views on Vietnam's culture through traditional food.
The final stop will take you to one of Hanoi's best 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 you will sample whilst admiring the bustle of the city center. That concludes the tour, and you will return to your hotel around 21:00.
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off