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Hanoi Walking Tour: Small Group Street Food Experience

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Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
Hanoi Walking Tour: Small Group Street Food Experience

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Discover the historical sights and delectable bites of Hanoi’s Old Quarter on a food walking tour of the city. Accompanied by a passionate gastronomic guide, feast your senses on the exotic flavors of Vietnam; sample fresh fruit, sumptuous street food, and local delicacies as you stroll amid the antique charm of the Old Quarter. Explore hidden alleyways and visit the city's local market, Hang Be. Enjoy an intimate experience on this small-group tour, which operates with a maximum of 12 food-lovers.
  • Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine just like the locals do — on the street
  • Stroll through hidden alleyways and bustling markets of Hanoi’s charming old quarter
  • Learn more about Hanoi’s unique food culture and try local specialties.
  • Take in a spectacular night view of Hoan Kiem lake from a secret café
  • Small-group tour of 12 participants ensures more personalized service
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Local English speaking guide
All food samples as per itinerary
Vietnamese coffee/drink
Additional food and drinks
Gratuities

Departure Point

Chợ Đồng Xuân, Đồng Xuân, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

In front of Memorial Statue by the right side of Dong Xuan market – 15 Cau Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Return Details

11 Hàng Gai, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 10000, Vietnam
Start your culinary tour in front of Memorial Statue by the right side of Dong Xuan market – 15 Cau Dong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.

Inhale the aromatic scents exuding from street hawker stalls and follow your nose to stands replete with exotic fruits and fresh seafood. Listen as you guide explains the culinary context of the city and hear about the cultural significance of local specialties.  

Eat as you go sampling delicious seasonal fruits and a tasty Banh My Hai Phong, learning about the local family that makes them. Then head to a food stall to taste bun dau met noodles and bun cha, a grilled pork and noodle dish.

Continue on to Lo Ren Street where you can sample the famous banh mi sandwiches, a Vietnamese baguette with a variety of fillings.

Walk through the winding streets of the Old Quater and enjoy the famous banh cuon dish the originates in Hanoi. Watch chefs put together this tasty dish and then continue through the maze of streets to observe local life.

Our next stop is the Bun cha, a Vietnamese dish of grilled pork and noodle.

Grab a seat in a secret café famed for its spectacular views over Hoan Kiem Lake. Sip the local specialty of egg coffee and bid your guide and group farewell in this ambient establishment.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Dong Xuan Market
Meet up with your local guide, then dive straight into Hanoi’s culinary scene with a visit to Dong Xuan, the largest covered market in the city. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce, from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Old Quarter
After exploring the market, walk through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tempting your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish 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, we 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. Your next stop is a stall selling bun cha, a classic Vietnamese dish served with grilled fatty pork (chả) over a plate of white rice noodles (bún) and herbs with a flavoursome dipping sauce. Be sure to save some room as you’ll soon be tucking into grilled nem chua, a fermented pork roll, and a fresh fruit salad, two of the most well-known snacks in the city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street
Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best-kept secrets, a hidden café with stunning views over the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits! At the end of our Hanoi tour, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate vegetarians and vegans
  • Small-group tour a maximum of 12 people per tour
  • Effective Sept 1, 2021, travellers 18+ must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Children 6-17 must present a negative COVID-19 test (PCR or lateral flow) conducted maximum 72 hours prior, proof of recovery dated up to 9 months or proof of vaccination. View full policy on our website
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Urban Adventures - Indochina
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Hanoi Walking Tour: Small Group Street Food Experience?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Hanoi Walking Tour: Small Group Street Food Experience.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Hanoi Walking Tour: Small Group Street Food Experience?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Hanoi Walking Tour: Small Group Street Food Experience.

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  • "Make a note of what you liked and where it was located because you will never remember where it was." See review

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star-5
Highly recommended!
Susan_C
, Feb 2020
A great start to our holiday in VIetnam! Our guide, Lee, introduced us to a variety of Vietnamese food and beverages and we finished the tour totally satisfied with the experience. The walking was easy going and Lee showed us areas of the old quarter that we would never have ventured into ourselves.
star-5
Lovely tour of local foods!
Suma_C
, Jan 2020
My tour guide, Kim, was friendly and knowledgeable. She made sure our big group felt comfortable, and talked with us very easily. Would definitely recommend this tour if you want to learn more about the classic Hanoi food!
star-5
Street food tour a must
wenjonhar
, Oct 2019
We did this tour the first day we arrived. Well worth it. We did 7 stops leisurely evening with a group of 8 people. Chin very knowledgeable. Make a note of what you liked and where it was located because you will never remember where it was.
star-5
Great experience!
Taylor P
, Jul 2019
The food tour was excellent! A lot of walking but Daisy was very knowledgeable about the old quarter and Hanoi. We stopped at about 6 places. Great introduction to Vietnamese food!
star-4
Interesting and enjoyable
Kevin_F
, May 2019
A taster of typical Vietnamese food. Perhaps not the more unusual street food that we expected. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. He showed us interesting parts of Hanoi that we would not have found ourselves.
star-3
interesting downtown tour
Patrice_W
, Apr 2019
This walking tour is more a way to visit the downtown part of Hanoi than really culinary. I did not find any of the food "so" original if I compare it to something equivalent in either Singapore or Paris. We discover interesting back alleys and shops but no great culinary revolution.
star-3
It was okay
LADCEO
, Apr 2019
Decided to do the street food tour first day in Hanoi as the same tour in Saigon was so good . This one wasn’t as good , not so good food and guide okay .
star-5
wonderful!
Yuriko_K
, Jan 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. We stayed at a hotel only for one night in Hanoi. The guide was informative and helpful, and so we have known about Hanoi much better in a couple of hours.
star-4
Great tour guide
Robin B
, Dec 2018
Our guide was great, although there was too much walking and with a bigger group of people, often hard to hear him.
star-5
What a great experience!
audric_s
, Dec 2018
We started our trip with this food tour so that we could revisit foods we enjoyed. San was an amazing tour guide. Very clear, made sure we didn’t get left behind and made extra efforts to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Would strongly recommend! An amazing experience

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