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. Visit Dong Xuan market to sample some local treats Banh Goi (Pillow Dumpling). Your guide will explain the routine of Vietnam meal times and indigenous/unusual ingredients eaten. You will dip your fingers and wash your senses in the extraordinary Vietnam cuisine and experience Vietnam tradition through food. Try out the famous Vietnamese Banh Mi sandwich and go to one of the best Pho Bo (Rice noodle soup with beef) in Hanoi to eat like local. If you are not full you could go to a tiny restaurant to try specialty Banh Cuon (Steamed Rolled Rice pancake).
The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants/ families as we buy directly from them. Enjoy the special egg coffee at one of the traditional family run coffee shop at the end of the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Your hotel
End location: Your hotel
Duration: 3 hours
Public transport included in 4 districts in Hanoi as Hoan Kiem, Ba Dinh, Dong Da and Hai Ba Trung district. If you stay out of the city please contact me for a meeting place in the old quarters of Hanoi to start the tour.
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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Anh is the kind of guide you hope to find but never expect. He is considerate of your needs and focused on your interests. He understands not only the landscape of Hanoi, but also its food, culture, and people. Drawing on a vast base of experience to create a unique experience just for you. He connects you to Hanoi in a way you likely could not otherwise experience without living here.