Private street food tour
The food available in Hanoi's narrow alleys and tree-lined boulevards is just as much a part of the city as its lakes and old world architecture. In fact, all of these elements combine with the indomitable spirit of the Vietnamese people to produce a lively culinary scene that is both diverse and confronting.
It is very difficult to find some local food stalls and mini restaurants on your own in hidden alleys and sidewalks, certainly the best way to make it easy is joining with Tour Guide Hanoi, taking part in this special tour to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language.
Start walking around 4 km in old quarter "36 streets" to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business every day, certainly you will watch and taste around 6- 8 particular dishes. Visit Dong Xuan market to sample some local treats such as Banh Xeo (Crispy pancake) and Banh Goi (Pillow Dumpling). I will explain the routine of Vietnam meal times and indigenous/unusual ingredients eaten. See dried goods and aromatics, the essentials of Vietnamese cuisine. Stroll up 'food alley' to see other dishes on offer. You will dip your fingers and wash your senses in the extraordinary Vietnam cuisine and experience Vietnam tradition through food. This street food tour will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people, we ensure the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants/ families as we buy directly from them.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel
End location: Your hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Public transport (4 districts in Hanoi as Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da and Hai Ba Trung district)
All food tastings
Hygiene food handling
Pick up and drop off at your hotel
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150000 VND - Drinks
I am not a driver. I can arrange private air conditioned car with driver for 2 persons and minibus as Ford Transit for up from 3 persons.
I also could customize tours upon your requests.
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We very much enjoyed our 'foodie tour' with Anh in Hanoi's old quarter. He is extremely knowledgeable about the area and its history. He spent 4 hours guiding us through the market stopping for 5 tasty meals/drinks. It was great to feel that we were eating and drinking like locals. Anh also shared some history of Hanoi and was very personable. Thank you Anh.