The Best Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour 

Joining a small group Hanoi street food tour is to let an expert guide you to the best eateries or local restaurants in Hanoi's Old Quarter. While enjoying the flavors that make Hanoi one of the world's top destinations for hungry travelers,

 Joining a small group Hanoi street food tour is to let an expert guide you to the best eateries or local restaurants in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. While enjoying the flavors that make Hanoi one of the world’s top destinations for hungry travelers, you’ll also learn more about the culture, and history and observe local life in the city. This millennial town.

Hanoi Street Food Walking Tour 

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For all regions of the world, food is an important part of culture. In Vietnam, especially in Hanoi, locals here are also very picky eaters, they eat very simply and never get bored. Food is an integral part of life in Hanoi, so focusing on food is the best way to experience a day in the city like a local.

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Meeting point: your hotel/accommodation
  • Start time: Optional Lunch 11.15-11.30 or Optional Dinner 18.00-18.15

(Pick-up time may be earlier if your accommodation is further away from the old city. For private tours, pick-up time should be 11:30 am for the lunch option and 6:30 pm for the dinner option, or optional depending on your requirement)

On a 3-hour walking tour, you’ll discover Hanoi’s culture and history, entering a world filled with street food stalls. Unlike the big cities in the world, street food in Hanoi is not just about sausage carts and biscuit stalls, we also offer the chance to taste a variety of dishes at local eateries. family restaurant…

The daily rotating menu presents a variety of delicious options, but tastes may include – but may vary: beef noodle soup, chicken noodle soup, roast beef noodle soup, snail or dry noodle soup, sticky rice, and rice noodles. variety of donuts, pancakes, or Vietnamese bread.

Sample menu:

Pho (beef/chicken noodles), Bun Cha (grilled meat noodles), Banh mi (Vietnamese bread), Banh cuon (steamed rice cake), Banh xeo (fried rice cake), Nom Bo Kho ( green papaya salad with fried rice cake) Beef jerky), Grilled skewers (street barbecue), Sweet Donuts (sweet donuts), Che (Vietnamese desserts), Trung Coffee (egg coffee)…

Travel included

  • travel on foot
  • local guide
  • Tasting food
  • A bottle of water, coffee, and beer


  • Food and beverage, unless otherwise stated
  • tips (recommended)

Policies and other information

Hanoi Street Food Tour

Customer cancels

  • More than 7 days before arrival date: 10% of total tour value.
  • Before arrival date from 1 day to 7 days: 30% of total tour value.
  • From 12 hours to 24 hours before departure date: 50% of total tour value.
  • Within 12 hours before departure date: 75% of total tour value.

Child price

  • Infants (0-3 years old) are free of charge
  • Children from 4 to under 8 years old: 75% of adult price
  • Children over 9 years old must pay the full adult price

Pick-up service

  • Group tour: pick up time can be flexibly arranged within 15 minutes (for example, during dinner time, pick-up time is 17h45-18h15). Since we have to handle pickups at multiple pick-up locations, we appreciate your patience.
  • Private Tour: Pick-up time depends on the guest and can be customized
  • Hotel pick-up service must be in the downtown area, please let us know if your hotel is not in this area.


  • Expert Local Guides – English-speaking guides

Hanoi street food guide: Must-try dishes

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  • Nom Thit Bo Kho – papaya, spicy beef, basil, and Vietnamese balsamic.
  • Filter cake – pork, shrimp, and herbs wrapped in galangal.
  • Nem – spring rolls and vegetables.
  • Pho – green onions, rice noodles, chicken, and rich broth.
  • Pho Chong – bean sprouts, herbs, fried shallots, and chicken.
  • Banh cuon – thin rice paper rolls with pork in rice paper.
  • Banh Mi – Baguette with Vietnamese filling of your choice.
  • Vietnamese Egg Coffee

Nom Thit Bo Kho

We started our Hanoi street food tour at Nom Thit Bo Kho in Hanoi’s Old Quarter.

Now, it seems to be basic AF, but trust me, this is one of the best places to try Nom Thit Bo Kho (surprise, surprise – guess the name has leaked) and a dumpling place Vietnamese special called Banh Bo.

Banh Bot Loc

Shrimp paste

Papaya, spicy beef, basil, and Vietnamese balsamic (two herbs I only see in Asia) are topped with a pile of peanuts. It’s up to you to pick up your chopsticks.

Make sure you have a little herb in every bite – this dish will delight you and bring this dish to life.

The plates are small and you’re bound to have some on the table, but that’s part of the fun. Wash it down with a cool and refreshing Hanoi beer and you’re good to go.

Pho Bat Dan

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This Vietnamese noodle soup is popular around the world. It’s always better to taste straight from the source – no surprises there.

But did you know there is more than one type of Pho? This is the place to show you…

I’m not just talking about changing ingredients like beef pho and chicken pho, I’m talking about a completely different kind of Hanoi pho Bat Dan Of course, it took my breath away.

Green onions, noodle soup, chicken, and rich broth. Pho is food for the soul—warm, light, and full of flavor, it’s one of Hanoi’s most famous street foods, and for good reason.

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“This is a treasure,” Khanh said as the pho was laid out in front of us. No broth – bean sprouts, herbs, fried shallots, 

Then again, it’s the herbs that make this dish – amazing. If you only have one dish when you are in Hanoi, I think it should be this one.

Important Tip: Squeeze the lemon into the flat-bottomed spoon that comes with the pho before pouring it onto a plate. This way you will prevent the beans from entering the pho as they are very bitter.

Spring rolls shop on Hang Be Street

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This is a real street food stop. There are no seats, only one thing to call: Nem.

Nem are spring rolls with pork and vegetables wrapped in rice paper and fried until hot and crispy. Sounds good doesn’t it? This is.

Vegetables are just as important as the pork – a mix of mushrooms, shallots, and carrots – plus whatever the chef likes at the time.

Nem is truly one of my favorite dishes, but no matter how many times I try them at home, they are nothing compared to them. Khanh best said “It’s one of the best things we’ve ever had “, damn it.

Banh Cuon Nong

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One of the best things about taking a Hanoi street food tour is seeing the food being prepared right in front of you.

Watching and learning the ingredients and methods of preparing delicious food is the perfect way to introduce you to a taste of a country. 

Ingenious chefs create paper-thin rolls from scratch, cook burritos on a special hot flat plate, then add the filling and serve on your plate.

It’s a traditional Vietnamese breakfast, but we’re rebels and we don’t care, so we’ll eat it in the evening.

If looking at rice paper rolls is an experience, eating rice paper rolls is an experience. There are two options: vegetarian meat and eggs.

Pork is topped with a few slices of pork and a slice of marinated pork – definitely, a carnivore-friendly dish, though they also add a little wood ear for balance.

Either way, dip them in a dipping sauce of fish sauce, sugar, and water (with a dash of chili and lime) and serve.

The only way to find out which was better was to try both…so I did. The truth is that the eggs are not that good, but they are good enough.

Banh Mi

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What is best saved for last? Banh mi is another famous street food in Hanoi and a great dish to end your city food exploration journey.

I was never convinced by the Bread I had in London, but this is a completely different ball game.

First, the baguette is fresh and crispy, filled with optional fillings, and always leaves you wanting more.

Lots of different fillings to choose from – roast beef, pork balls, bolognese (Vietnamese bolognese, unlike the bolognese we eat in the UK, is about a million times better)

Vietnamese egg coffee at Cafe Giang

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Egg coffee? I heard you ask what? Well… just as it says on the can – Vietnamese strong coffee is whisked with eggs and condensed milk until thick and creamy.

Cafe Giang is a traditional Vietnamese cafe – full of character and no frills. It is also the place to get egg coffee.

You may not be sure about this idea – I certainly am not. But, you know what, it was a nice surprise.

Honestly, it tastes like a cross between custard and coffee, which makes perfect sense when you think about it. I love it – keep going. give it a try…

Here we are – an interesting street food tour of Hanoi. Want to follow in my footsteps? That’s it.

Hanoi street food guide

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  • A Vietnamese meal usually consists of several starters, a main course, and then dessert. You should wash it down with Vietnamese coffee, which comes in many forms, including the rather unique egg coffee.
  • On weekends, the Hanoi Night Market (sometimes called the Hanoi Street Food Market) on the Waterway Pedestrian Street is also a great place to buy street food. Some people are very funny about eating at the market. I like to believe I can see exactly what they’re doing and where they’d like to eat in the market, but that’s up to you. If you go, try the grilled pork skewers. They cost about 10,000 VND (30p/40c) and are delicious.
  • Other street foods that you really should try in Hanoi include vermicelli soup, Vietnamese grilled sausage, and sticky rice with Vietnamese bolognese sauce. Trust me, they’re great.

This tour focuses on Hanoi street food in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, as the area is easily walkable and can be completed in one night. If you have more time, you should go to other parts of the city – there is always good food everywhere in this city.


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