Hanoi street food tour: #1 Best way to know local culinary

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Hanoi street food experience day tour is great chance to try most of the famous specialities of Hanoi. You will be closer to local people and learn more their daily life.

Itinerary of Hanoi street food day tour

Pick up

  • Morning: from 8:30 at your hotel
  • Afternoon: From 17:00 at your hotel

Morning tour

After pick up, we will walk through streets in Hanoi Old Quarter with tour guide who will introduce the culture and the daily life in the evening of the locals.

Banh Cuon

Walking through some old streets there, you have a chance to see with your eyes the beauty of history and culture of this city: visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral to see the architectural style of this place which is described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris and enjoy “Banh Cuon” (Steamed rice rolls), a dish originating from northern Vietnam. This delicious food is steamed “Crepes” made from rice flour and filled with a savory ground pork and wood ear mushroom mixture.


Then, keep walking to enjoy a bowl of “Pho” – a taste of heaven that you could not anywhere better than Hanoi. After that, widen your knowledge of the culture and the Buddhism history while walking on Buddhism Street and exploring to traditional handicrafts of the Hanoian. On the way, our expert English-speaking tour guide will give you a deep insight of Vietnamese traditional medicines when walking through Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street.

Visit Bach Ma Temple to learn about the culture and history of the Vietnamese before discovering traditional market which features the unique beauty of a peaceful countryside market left in the heart of the Hanoi Old Quarter Area.

Beer and Nom

Then you will savor the real taste of the Hanoian at a small corner of Hanoi by drinking a cup of “Bia Hoi” (Fresh beer) to enjoy the daily life’s flavor of the local before coming to Ma May Street to visit a traditional Vietnamese house – the “Heritage House” and enjoy “Nom Bo Kho” (Dried beef salad), a very tasty and popular food of the Hanoian.

Che, bun cha and coffee

Then stop off at a small but traditional space and atmosphere of a restaurant to enjoy “Che” (Sweet gruel) – a very special and famous sweet soup in the Hanoi Old Quarter. Enjoy one more dish – “Bun Cha” (Vermicelli with grilled pork), an absolute highlight of authentic local culinary you must try like Obama President at the first visit to Hanoi. Originated from the north of Vietnam, Bun Cha remains as one of the oldest traditional dishes in Hanoi. Finally, get the chance to enjoy a very special flavor of the Vietnamese – “Ca Phe Trung” (Egg coffee)

Afternoon tour

After pick up, we will walk through streets in Hanoi Old Quarter with tour guide who will introduce the culture and the daily life in the evening of the locals.

Nom Bo Kho and Nem Ran

The first dish is “Nom Bo Kho” (dry beef salad), a very tasty and favorite food of the Hanoian before you take some steps to tasting “Nem Ran” (Spring Roll) It’s one of Top Ten greatest street foods in Hanoi for tourist to enjoy. During the tour, you not only have a chance to enjoy wonderful local foods but also get the instruction from our tour guide about the ingredients and the process to make this local tasty dishes.

Pho Cuon and more

Continue to explore the street culinary world in Hanoi by walking to Ma May to enjoy “Pho Cuon” (Stuffed pancake), one of Top Ten local foods of Hanoi which any tourist should try once when visiting this city. Get the chance to visit Hai Thuong Lan Ong Street and learn how traditional medicine was made and used.

Try Pho

We will have a short walking discovery Hanoi life by night and enjoy “Pho”– the most famous food of the Vietnamese before visiting “Nha Tho Lon” (St. Joseph’s Cathedral) to see the architectural style of this place which is described as resembling Notre Dame de Paris.

Banh My and coffee

One more local food you will taste during the tour is “Banh My“ (Vietnamese Sandwich), the pride of Vietnamese cuisine that has recently surged in popularity worldwide.

The last taste of Hanoi local food tour we would like to offer you is a famous Vietnamese coffee – “Ca Phe Trung” (egg coffee).

Drop off

  • Morning tour: 12:30 at your hotel
  • Afternoon tour: 21:00 at your hotel

Tour included

  • English-speaking guide
  • A bottle of Mineral water
  • The best of Hanoi local food (5 dishes)
  • Pick-up and drop off at hotel in the old quarter (local transportation with round trip)
  • Free drinks (beer, coffee)

Tour excluded

  • Pick up outside of the old quarter
  • All services and items are not mentioned specifically in the list above
  • Tips

People say on Tripadvisor

keeley68 Avatar
Christchurch, New Zealand
5 star rating
09 Apr 2024
Easy communication and great driving ! We booked a driver to collect us from our Halong Bay Cruise and deliver us to the airport in Ha Noi . It's about a 2.5 hour journey.We communicated pre trip via whatsapp - the quote was better than our hotel could offer and payment was easy . Our driver was very professional , careful and our ride was so smooth . Newish car , comfortable and roomy and with working seatbelts. Hurrah! Communication was excellent pre and post trip. I would definitely recommend this company and would love to book them again one day . Thanks - you were great !
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sarahlmr Avatar
Sutton Benger, United Kingdom
5 star rating
09 Apr 2024
Great service reliable and efficient Easy to communicate on what’s app, very friendly and answers very promptly. We arranged a car to pick us up from our hotel in Hanoi and drive us to Tam Coc. The car arrived promptly and we were sent details to ensure we got in the correct car. The car was comfortable and the journey smooth and on time in fact arrived a little earlier than expected. Would recommend
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AlexanderS028 Avatar
St. Petersburg, Russia
5 star rating
23 Mar 2024
Accuracy and reliability Car transfer from Hai Phong airport to Ha Long was excellent! Nice communication, meeting at the airport, and drive - all very well!
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nicholasf560 Avatar
5 star rating
23 Mar 2024
Efficient communication Very helpful, fast response and will give you several options when choosing the type of bookings. I recommend 🙂, thank you
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