Guided tour

Hanoi: Small-Group Street Food Walking Tour

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

Hanoi: Small-Group Street Food Walking Tour

Activity provider: Crossing Vietnam Tour

From US$ 25 per person

Take a walk through Hanoi’s old quarter with a local guide and discover the city's exotic flavors. Sample fruit, street food, and local favorites.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup optional
Pickup at your hotel in Hanoi's old quarter is provided.

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an evening tour of Hanoi's food hotspots
  • Take a guided walk through the historic and lively old quarter
  • Sample traditional Vietnamese cuisine and delicacies
Full description

Take a walk through Hanoi's old quarter on a tour with a local guide. Learn about the traditions of Vietnam’s food culture while tasting local specialties like Vietnamese sandwiches, traditional desserts, and the iconic egg coffee. First, stop at a local restaurant to try a combination of spring rolls, Pho rolls, pillow cake, shrimp cake, sweet donuts, or deep-fried fermented pork, served with a dish of raw vegetables and fish sauce.

Next, continue the walk to try Vietnam's signature dish known as pho, a soup consisting of broth, noodles, herbs, and meat. Taste test a specialty pho mixed with a special sauce. The soup can definitely bring you a whole new outlook on taste. Visit a restaurant to taste bánh mi (Vietnamese sandwich) with its signature pate filling. And you can’t miss out on the traditional dessert chè (any variety of sweet beverages or pudding), which can vary depending on the season.

Last but not least, try the infamous egg coffee. This is a must-try when you come to Vietnam. Finish your tour having discovered the taste of about five different dishes of Vietnam.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from selected hotels in the old quarter (if option is selected)
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Street food tasting
  • 1 Beer or 1 coffee
  • Additional drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the office named Crossing Vietnam Tour which is located at No 47 P. Hàng Bông, Hàng Gai, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Special menus for vegetarians or those with food allergies are available on request
  • The dishes may change according to the tour guide, the weather, or the places visited, but tours will usually include a total of five dishes to taste
  • The departure time is flexible
  • A surcharge of 20 percent applies during the Lunar New Year holiday and other special occasions. Detailed information will be sent to you by email after booking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 367 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Sarah was very friendly and told us a lot about her culture and the city. She took us to several streetfood spots. Although all the food was delicious, we'd have liked more surprising dishes that tourists normally wouldn't try. We're vegetarians and except for one dish, they could offer us alternatives.

January 18, 2023

Our guide was Rosie who was extremely nice, answered all the additional questions, took longer time with us as a group! Also all the places to eat were great. As a tourist alone, you would be able to navigate and explore that well. It is perfect for the first days in Hanoi.

December 28, 2022

Had an amazing experience doing the street food walking with the guide Mia. She was very thorough with telling, explaining and guiding us to the streets. We went on this trip on Christmas Day and she helped us to find a nice restaurant to celebrate Christmas in the evening. Very nice food. Now we are so much more prepared and understanding about that Vietnamese food and culture is. Thank you so much Mia

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December 26, 2022

Product ID: 127937