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Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter

Highlights
  • 3-hour evening food walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Sample authentic Vietnamese dishes and dessert
  • Enjoy juice, beer, coffee or tea at local cafes and bars
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Hanoi Food on Foot: Walking Tour of Hanoi Old Quarter
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Food Tour 18:00 Join In GroupMost Popular
Discover the 36 streets of Hanois Old Quarter. Join the locals as they shop the local markets. Sample the many forms of local cuisine at any of the numerous food shops. Meet at our office.
From US$20.00
Food Tour Small Group Max 6pax
Take a Small group for better care and explanation from Local Tour Guide. Discover the 36 streets of Hanoi Old Quarter. See the real life of Hanoian. Food options more flexible. Meet at our office
From US$25.00
Private Food on Foot Tour
Enjoy the tour with your private tour guide who can care you more about the services, foods or more tips from culture, customs, real local life of Hanoian. Free pick up/drop in Hotel Center
From US$32.00
Overview
Shop at local markets and food shops to sample Vietnamese cuisine on this 3-hour walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, aka 36 Old Streets, known for its craft guilds. Set out on foot with an informative guide who provides insightful commentary on Hanoi’s culinary culture. Enjoy an authentic Vietnamese meal including dessert plus drinks at abundant cafes and bars.
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the Hoan Kiem district in the evening to start your stroll through the districts of Hanoi’s Old Quarter, each known for their historic trades including blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers, silk traders, and jewelers. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of products from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices.

Your English-speaking expert local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Eat as you go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter will tempt your taste-buds with the famed Hanoi dishes such as Bun Cha Ta, Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together.

Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. 

The next two snack stops are at outdoor barbecue stalls. Sit down with the locals and sample various meats, vegetables, and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor.  It’s then time for dessert as you venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk. This specialty is one not to be missed.

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant, to taste some of the top street foods in Hanoi such as Banh my Hanoi, Vietnamese rice wine and the famous egg coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits.

At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions, or a taxi back to your hotel (at own expense).
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Reviews (32)
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile
The best pho I’ve ever had

Linh our guide is amazing, very knowledgeable and lots of fun. We started with delicious rice rolls, then to a traditional home restaurant where we had the best beef pho I have ever experienced, very fun night and interesting food history and local information. Egg...More

Thank 693annelised
Reviewed 1 week ago
An enjoyable and useful experience

Brian our guide was excellent. He provided informed and entertaining guidance on the Hanoi Street Food trip at the end of which we felt confident crossing the roads in the Old City and eating at the food stalls. No mean feat. Frank &Liz Cormack

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lmc592016
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent tour!

Amazing tour! Linh was excellent. Awesome personality, very informative and very funny! We went to all kinds of hidden gems we would have never found. Amazing local type experience.

Thank BazarTravels
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
Amazing and so delicious!

Nguyen (Brian) was a great tour guide and very friendly! He took us on an enjoyable tour around the local street food cafes and restaurants around the old quarter area which were hidden gems.The food was so delicious! We shared great stories and received a...More

1  Thank 909jennas
Reviewed 1 October 2018
Great way to experience a taste of Hanoi

We're a family of four (two teenagers) visiting Hanoi for the first time. We were fortunate to have Mia as our guide for the evening. She was delightful and friendly. We sampled four different places (including the famous egg coffee at 'Giang'). One of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Cresno
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