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Small Group Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Real Foodie provided by Ha Food Tours

Small Group Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Real Foodie

Small Group Hanoi Street Food Tour with a Real Foodie
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Tour snapshot
Discover the street food of Hanoi Old Quarter on a guided walking tour
Duration:
3h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Discovering Hanoi’s Old Quarter street foods can be a leap of faith without a guide to steer you to the must-eats and prevent you getting lost. With this small-group tour, you’ll visit tried-and-trusted food spots to sample classics, such as steamed pancakes, noodle soup, and more, all with a guide to describe each dish and help you navigate.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Eat like a local, with a guide for added insight and to avoid getting lost
  • Learn about Hanoi’s food and try dishes, such as noodle soup and pancakes
  • Personalized feel: tour size limited to six people
What to expect
Meet in central Hanoi and follow your guide on foot into the bustling streets. The Old Quarter is brimming with simple family-run restaurants and street-food stalls, many with tables on the sidewalks. In between walking and talking, stop to taste up to 10 specialties. Your tastings will amount to lunch or dinner (depending on your selected option), and vegetarian and other dietary options are available. Samples may vary, but expect to try dishes, such as rice noodle soup with beef, chicken or pork; plus sticky rice, snail, steamed pancake, doughnuts, and Vietnamese baguettes. As you eat, learn about the ingredients and history of the dishes from your guide, and soak up the enticing food aromas and vibrant street scenes.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Eat like a local, with a guide for added insight and to avoid getting lost
  • Learn about Hanoi’s food and try dishes, such as noodle soup and pancakes
  • Personalized feel: tour size limited to six people
What to expect
Meet in central Hanoi and follow your guide on foot into the bustling streets. The Old Quarter is brimming with simple family-run restaurants and street-food stalls, many with tables on the sidewalks. In between walking and talking, stop to taste up to 10 specialties. Your tastings will amount to lunch or dinner (depending on your selected option), and vegetarian and other dietary options are available. Samples may vary, but expect to try dishes, such as rice noodle soup with beef, chicken or pork; plus sticky rice, snail, steamed pancake, doughnuts, and Vietnamese baguettes. As you eat, learn about the ingredients and history of the dishes from your guide, and soak up the enticing food aromas and vibrant street scenes.
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Call the number below and use the product code: 57189P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • A bottle of water, coffee, or beer
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your hotel/stay (Within Hanoi Old Quarter only) or our meeting point.
  • 1B P. Cửa Đông, Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Please give advise any kind of food allergy/special request.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Food tasting
  • A bottle of water, coffee, or beer
  • Snacks
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Your hotel/stay (Within Hanoi Old Quarter only) or our meeting point.
  • 1B P. Cửa Đông, Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian, Vegan, Kosher, and Gluten-Free option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Please give advise any kind of food allergy/special request.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1B P. Cửa Đông
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    HA Food Tours
  • 1
    Old Quarter
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
    On a 3 hours walking tour, you’ll explore the culture and history of Hanoi as you step into a world full of street food vendors. Unlike big cities all around the world, street food in Hanoi are not just hot dog carts and pretzel stands, we offer an opportunity to try out many different dishes at local food stand as well as local family restaurants. A rotating menu from day-to-day to represent the variety of delicious options, but tastings might include, but are subject to change: rice noodle soup with beef, rice noodle with chicken, rice noodle with grilled pork, snail, or dry noodle, sticky rice, along with various kinds of donut, steamed pancake or Vietnamese sandwiches.
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    Pass by
    Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street
    Lake of the Restored Sword (Hoan Kiem Lake)
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Peter P
4 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This was a really great walking food tour of Hanoi. It was a great way of trying a variety of meals, as well as trying out foods that might have otherwise been very intimidating to try out as a tourist whilst also talking about the history of the city and the notable streets. Mr Ha clearly has good rapport with all of the stop points we made and he added a few impromptu stops along the way that meant we were totally stuffed full at the end! It’s hard to pick a favourite but I really liked ça cuon, a fried fish roll with port and mushroom bits in as well as Bun cha
Written 11 May 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

superjane
Irvine, CA228 contributions
If you’re on the fence, do it. I had a great food tour with Minh. It felt like an enthusiastic, upbeat cousin/friend was showing us around. Ask for Minh. He seems to mainly do night tours, but check before you book.

I’ve done different food tours on vacations and sometimes they charge heaps more than what the food costs, but this one had excellent value. Try doing this food tour on your first day to get a feel for the food in Hanoi, and you can return to the places you like.

Minh shared lots of stuff about Vietnam, not only food. Minh taught us how not to be a chicken crossing the road, he taught us about the school system in Vietnam, he taught us how expensive houses in the Old Quarter can be (in the millions—USD!), etc. He knows great spots for pictures. Minh mumbled to himself that he loves portrait mode, told us where to stand, and snapped pictures of my mom and me. As a Millennial or Gen Z, he’s a pro at taking cell phone pics.

Now onto the food. We had bun cha, sugar cane juice (tastes better than coconut water, ours had a squeeze of kumquat), some other noodle dish that wasn’t pho, papaya and meat salad, egg coffee, kumquat juice, dessert (my mom had yogurt with fruits and I had coconut ice cream with green colored sweet rice), and chicken curry banh mi. Yes, I could’ve had these food items on my own, but I wouldn’t haven known some of the stuff I ate nor how to eat them (even though I live next to Little Saigon in Orange County, California).

MINH: mil gracias por un food tour increíble. Stay fabulous!
Written 17 May 2022
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Becky G
22 contributions
May 2022
Thank you so much to Chris for showing us around your "hood" and helping to fill our bellies! We were initially intimidated by all the street food options in just the Old Quarters alone and we did not have time for trial and error during our short stay. Chris' picks were wonderful and we had the perfect mixture of sweet and savory. He did not pressure anyone into eating anything they were not comfortable with and he always offered alternatives. However, he gave great recommendations which we stuck with and enjoyed immensely. He also entertained our questions about what life was like living in Vietnam as we sat and ate. A nice touch was that when is started pouring down rain, the guides kindly bought us ponchos so that we could continue the tour without interruption. We had nine stops on our tour and my husband, who is a bottomless pit most days, was stuffed by the end. We received an email the next day with the names of the food and the places we stopped. Also, there were several other recommendations in that email that we tried the next day with a second DIY food tour!
Written 30 May 2022
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Donna S
Winnipeg, Canada4 contributions
Our food tour guide Lucky is very knowledgeable and charming . He has a great sense of humour and brought us to so many wonderful family owned spots to try Vietnamese food. He educated us on the specialities of Hanoi. The 7 places we stopped had such delicious food and we were so full we could only eat small amounts. However Lucky very kindly provided follow up in the form an email so we can continue to try these new foods on our own. I highly recommend taking this tour !
Written 3 May 2022
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Ally M
Chuo, Japan6 contributions
Feb 2020
First of all, I really had a great experience on this tour and I believe this was in very large part due to our amazing guide, Andy. He was very knowledgeable about the food and the city and taught us a bit about the history of Vietnam.

I've traveled around Asia quite a bit and have lived in Mexico, so while some people may be slightly turned off by the standards of cleanliness or seating options in some of the restaurants, what I experienced on the tour seemed mostly pretty standard. I think the places that were chosen were great and probably well-known for what they serve and I never felt anything was unclean or a health hazard.

Some other posts have pointed out a couple things that I'll repeat as they're worth the organizer considering in order to improve the tour in the future.

1. There are a number of tour restaurants the guide chooses from but it wouldn't be too hard to provide a list of food that will be sampled (take pictures and show those particular places to be visited on that day's tour). It'll definitely help those on the tour to budget their appetites and maybe ask for a bit more if there's something they really love.

2. Someone wrote in a previous review: "For the price of this tour, I would have appreciated the option of not splitting almost everything with my partner. Street food is really cheap in Vietnam. We ate about $5 US worth of food on this tour." I would tend to agree with this comment. We were presented with reasonable portions for a food tour and although I'm sure we could have requested more it would have made me feel a bit awkward to do so in front of the other customers. We were not told by the guide that this may have been an option until dessert time when someone in the group jokingly said "I want another" and Andy, our guide immediately said" ok...I'll go get another for you" but she said "no no I'm fine, just joking".

I definitely could have eaten more of the delicious banh cuon and a whole banh mi sandwich as opposed to the half I was given (and another glass of beer!) Street food is cheap and the price doesn't really add up for what we ate. On my food tour in Phuket a few weeks back there was always more food than we could finish so no awkwardness in helping yourself. With the coronavirus scare happening these days people may be reluctant to share from a common plate but let us know from the start if it's an option to ask for a bit more or not.

Apart from that, I left with a pretty full belly and was very satisfied overall. Thanks again Andy, you were great!
Written 1 February 2020
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jamiesmess
4 contributions
Jan 2020
We had a wonderful time on the food tour with Minnie. She accommodated a group change when we let her know that friends we intended to meet had ended up with a different guide, and also accommodated my no-cilantro and my friend's no-beef/pork restrictions. Everything that we had was delicious. Minnie did a great job of explaining everything to us and even bought us each two beers when we explained we would prefer that to one beer and one soft drink. I would absolutely recommend this tour, and Minnie to anyone who wants to learn about core Vietnamese foods and try some delicious ones!
Written 3 January 2020
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Paul L
London, UK22 contributions
May 2022
Very good tour with Lucky, who was a very fun and engaging guide. We ate a lot of food, and the portion sizes were manageable. I particularly appreciated Lucky explaining parts of Vietnamese culture and some Hanoi food history, which really helped me get a feel for Hanoi on my first full day in the city.
The only thing I wish is that there had been a few more unconventional dishes. It felt a little like the food tour was checking off all the dishes tourists might want to eat, rather than showing some truly unique or unusual food.
Written 16 May 2022
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Matthew K
Kansas City, MO19 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Our food tour with Minh was fabulous! He really tailored the tour to our interests, and provided great insight into Hanoi food and culture. He even put up with my corny jokes. Minh really infused his own personality into the tour and was humorous and accommodating. Would highly recommend! Oh yeah, the food was unbelievable too!
Written 9 June 2022
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wongkmatthew
Santa Clara, CA10 contributions
Jan 2020
Hands down I would recommend this tour as a way to easily explore the food scene in Hanoi. If you are intimidated by the language barrier and apprehensive about trying the local food then this tour will be perfect for you. Not only did we learn about the local cuisine but our guide Kelly helped us get settled and comfortable with Hanoi in general and how to navigate the city.

Kelly was awesome and very helpful when we asked questions about the food and helped out with our non-food related questions as well. There was even a point where we told her we had previously tried food that was planned for the tour and she took us to try different things on the fly which was really appreciated!

Food tried below:
1. Bánh cuốn: steamed rice pancake (14 Bao Khanh)
2. Nộm đu đủ: green papaya salad with beef (23 Ho Hoan Kiem)
3. Phở gà trộn: dried chicken noodle (9 Ly Thai To)
4. Nem rán: fried spring roll (21 Hang Be)
5. Bún chả: rice noodle and grilled pork (12 Dinh Liet)
6. Bánh mì: Vietnamese sandwich (14 Hang Buom)
7. Nem lụi: grilled pork with lemon grass (Net Hue, 72 Nguyen Huu Huan)
8. Kem xôi: sticky rice with coconut ice cream (95 Hang Bac)\

Don't skip on this if you have a free evening or afternoon and want to eat some awesome food!
Written 31 January 2020
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Winnie
3 contributions
This tour was well worth the money, both the food and the tour guide were amazing. Andy was very knowledgeable about the country and city’s history and culture. The food was fantastic and I plan to go back for more! I would recommend this tour to anyone coming to Hanoi who wants to experience authentic cuisine and learn more about the city from a local. I can’t think of anything I would change, thanks Andy!
Written 2 March 2020
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darragho120
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So much food and so much information!
Amazing tour. We had a great tour with chung. He gave great insight into the history of Vietnam and ha noi as well
Cocea M
Cocea M
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Great tour!
Amazing city sightseeing on motorbike along with food tour! 4 hours well spend! I truly believe this a "must do" in
lethal777
lethal777
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Awesome Food & Motorbike Tour with Lee & Kenny
The best way to experience the real Hanoi is on the back of a motorbike. Kenny and Lee were awesome tour guides and
feelslikehomefarmgoa
feelslikehomefarmgoa
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A Must See and Do Adventure in 2022
Tony was amazing. Riding on the back of his motorcycle, Tony showed me a great overview of Hanoi. Interesting t
davidbJ1538OE
davidbJ1538OE
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Nice session
Great experience and a nice range of different foods. The tour guide was very pleasant and had a lot of good inform
karenhC1494GP
karenhC1494GP
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Delicious food and wonderful engaging guide
Our guide, Tony, was great! He took us to some wonderful eateries and explained the food to us really well. He also
803mikaylas
803mikaylas
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Incredible food tour with fabulous company
Today’s street food tour with Minh was absolutely fabulous! We were shown the small eateries of Hanoi and they did
Journey09794125617
Journey09794125617
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Best tour with the best guide!
We had a wonderful time with Ha. He is so passionate about food we tried lots of different stuff and he could tell
RitchieTJ
RitchieTJ
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Eating with the locals.
This was a great tour. Ha has great knowledge of Vietnamese food and the area. He is really friendly and is clearly
B2788GZmagnuss
B2788GZmagnuss
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Excellent street food tour
Excellent street food tour to all the best places that you wouldnt know yourself. The guide and his trainee were bo
SGardner1205
SGardner1205
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Fabulous Food-tour!
This was a brilliant tour with the perfect balance of historical/interesting information along with delicious food
AJ W
AJ W
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Tony - Comedian/Foodie
Tony led me on the private street food tour through the Old Quarter. He was careful to explain each course, where i
weiyangm2015
weiyangm2015
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Good!
Minh was very amicable and comical. Throughout the tour, not only he recommended authentic Hanoi food from various
michelgR7269CG
michelgR7269CG
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Amazing
An outstanding way to be introduced to Vietnamese cuisine and discover Hanoi at the same time. Dzuy is very friendl
rockwilder88
rockwilder88
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Amazing introduction to Vietnam food culture
My man Minh was very friendly, professional and welcoming. We had a really nice experience of the Hanoi street food
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