With a 3-hour street food tour, experience a great way to explore a side of Old Quarter life with local cuisines as well as historical cultures.
What to Expect
Start your excellent street food walking tour at 74 & 76 Hang Bac Street at Kim Tours’s Building in 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 ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. You eat as you go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.
Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, you tempt your taste buds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, you 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.
Next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. 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 you 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!
Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept 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 hustle and bustle of the city center below. 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.
- English-speaking guide
- Pick-up and drop off
- All Authentic Vietnamese meal, dessert, and drinks
What's Not Included
- Personal expenses for shopping
- Additional drinks
- Pick-up from hotels located outside the the center of Hanoi: Sheraton, Intercontinential, Crown Plaza, Grand Plaza, Sofitel Plaza, Deawoo, Danly, Lotte, Sunway, Marriotte, and Kangnam
Know Before You Go
If you would like to have seafood, please inform the local guide and they can organize that for you.
Please let the local guide know about any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking.
A free pick-up service is available from hotels in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Pick-ups outside of this area will be charged.