Hanoi Street Food Tour $18

For its unique street food, Hanoi has been ranked as the No. 2 tourist attraction in the world by the Travel category of The Telegraph.

About Hanoi’s cuisine, The Telegraph introduced that visitors would have many food options about the unique dishes along the streets, such as bread with noodles, egg coffee, kebab rice noodles,  stuffed pancake …all of these amazing street foods are included in Hanoi Street Food Tour.

A video about having the local feelings on Foods made by Hanoi Free Local Tours

Hanoi Street Food Tour information:

  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Time: 8.30Am – 11.30Am or 11.30 – 1.30Pm or 17.30Pm – 21.30Pm.
  • Transfer: Walking, or taxi
  • Language: English
  • Price: $18 ( Maximum 5 People)
  • Pick-up, Drop off: Your hotel


Street Foods , Drinks and English speaking guide
Plus Hanoi Free Walking Tour if required 

1Banh Mi (Best Vietnamese Sandwich)
2Pho (Noodle Soup)
3Bun Cha (Rice Noodle with Barbecued Pork)
4Egg Coffee
5Banh Xeo (Vietnamese pancake)
6Bun Rieu Cua (Crab Soup Noodle)
7Sua Chua Mit (Fruit Yogurt)
8Nem (Spring Rolls)
9Xoi (Sticky Rice)
10Banh Cuon (Rice Spring Rolls)

– Step 1We pick you up at your hotel or hostel punctually
– Step 2We spend 5 minutes discussing about food allergies, vegetarian and tour’s itinerary
– Step 3

Discover Hanoi Street Foods

  • Special traditional foods that only locals know
  • Tell mysterious stories about food’s recipe
  • Introduce Vietnamese traditions and customs
– Step 4Wander around Hoan Kiem Lake
– Step 5We take you come back to your hotel or hostel

Hanoi Food Description by Hanoi Street Food Tour
Hanoi noodle soup:
Noodle soup is one of the main dishes in the Hanoi food tour. With steaming hot noodle soup, sipping its delicious soup to feel the rich flavor which brings emotional experiences to people when they come to Hanoi. The rice noodle is thin, tough, soft and beef is cut into thin slices then cooked to be medium-rare, then finishing by adding a little of lime, a peace of lemon and chili. How tasty smell is ! A bowl of noodle depends on each restaurant . You will have chance to enjoy street food at some famous noodle restaurants such as “Sướng noodle” at Dinh Liet street, “Lý Quốc Sư noodle” at Nhà Chung Street, Bát Đàn noodle, Thìn noodle.

Banh Mi ( Vietnamese sanwich)
In the last few years, Vietnamese bread has become a popular snack. The bread is loved by many foreigners. Like Pho ( Vietnamese noodle), it is known as “Banh mi” by Vietnamese people, such an admirable name! its not Vietnamese baguette or Vietnamese sandwich. This is a sign that has made foreigners to keep Vietnamese name of the bread in their mind when they want to eat Vietnamese bread. With three basic characteristics: good-cheap-convenient, which made Vietnamese bread can be outstanding compared with other kinds of burgers in the world like Tacos (Mexico), Sandwiches (England) or Baguettes (France) .

This also one of the things that make Hanoi street food tour popular.

Banh Mi one of the dishes in Hanoi Street Food tour

“Obama’s Vietnam noodle”:
Kebab rice noodles, this excellent dish was praised by US President Brack Obama when he visited Vietnam on 23/5/2016. At Huong Lien kebab rice noodle restaurant (Le Van Huu street, Hai Ba Trung district). A bowl of the noodle consists of grilled pork in bright yellow, some pieces of papaya pickle along with rice noodles and fresh vegetables. The dish is really good with the taste of sour, hot, savory or sweet of the sauce and the fresh taste of vegetables. Just only 40,000 VND for a bowl of kebab rice noodle.

Obama eating Bun Cha in Hanoi

Obama eating Bun Cha in Hanoi

Steamed sticky rice:
Sticky rice is a common dessert for Hanoian, it also became a special snack nationwide. By dawn when you walk in the streets, you will catch some women serving sticky rice easily, they are usually at the same  age with your mother or grandmother. You should decide to stop at a pavement to taste a bowl of warm and tasty sticky rice with a little yellow fried onions that makes someone feel heart-warming. There are many kinds of steamed sticky rices for you to choose such as  steamed glutinous rice , sticky rice made with Chinese sausage, meat floss and boiled quail egg, sticky rice made with peanuts, sticky rice made with mung beans…

Crab rice noodles:
In Hanoi, crab rice noodles is made with fresh water crab soup, along with dark orange crab-roe and fried tofu, pork pie, tomato…the crab noodle is served with  shredded lettuce, lemon fruite, garlic, chili and  shrimp paste. In Sai Gon ( the south of Viet Nam) crab rice noodles is often made with less crab, or cooked from ground meats only. The bowl of noodles is more completely for adding pig blood pudding, fried tofu. There maybe some restaurants using water spinach that creates a new better flavor than Hanoi’s.

Egg coffee
to continue the street food tour Hanoi, here is the introduction of egg coffee”How can that fresh egg be put in a cup of coffee,  how sickly it is !” a guest from Germany wrinkled his nose. The owner of the egg coffee shop laughed, “if its sickly i will give you this cup of coffee for free, oppositely, he will pay 10 times much than it’s price.”

The above sentences showed the remarkableness of Hanoi egg coffee. It is one of the most distinctive coffee in the world and always being on top 1 things to eat in Hanoi…


Egg Coffee is a must in Hanoi

Pancake (  a rice pancake filled with sliced shrimp , sprouts , carrots and herbs )
A delicious pancake must look crunchy, bulging with shrimp dumpling, pork, bean sprouts and decorated with fresh herbs. It is characteristic of most authentic Vietnamese dishes. To enjoy as a local, cut the cake into bite-sized small slices , roll it in lettuce leaves and dip it into a special sauce made by the chef.

Above is the description of Hanoi street food tour, before reading the reviews you can see Hanoi Motorbike Tour or Hanoi Free Walking Tour

Hanoi Street Food Tour Tripadvisor Reviews

Hanoi Street Food – YUM! (Thanks Hannah 😋)

On our first night in Hanoi, we booked a Street Food Tour with Hanoi Free Local Tours…and it was AWESOME!!!

The online booking process was very good and smooth. We paid US$18 pp in advance for the food which as an easy process via PayPal.

Our guide, Hannah, showed as at our hotel on time. Hannah is a local Hanoi University student studying marketing, and working at Hanoi street food tour as a main guide. Before we started, she discussed our food preferences / allergies and gave has an ideas of the food we were going to be tasting. We walked all over the Old Quarter experiencing both Hanoi street culture, traffic management skills and amazing food! Hannah was fantastic at explaining everything to us and introducing us to Vietnamese Street Food. We even paid a visit to the Bun Cha restaurant that President Barack Obama visited in 2016! We finished the tour with an amazing coconut coffee from Cong Caphe and an Egg Coffee!


Highly recommend Hanoi street food tour to see the sights and taste the food of Hanoi’s amazing Old Quarter!

Awesome experience of Vietnamese food & culture

We spend a nice evening with Ngoc on a local street food tour. She picked us up at our Hotel right on time and showed us several great places to eat traditional Vietnamese food. She introduced us to different Vietnamese dishes, answered all our questions and was very keen on us getting a good impression of Vietnamese culture. In turn she was also very interested in our culture and experience of Vietnam. All in all this tour is highly recommendable, especially with Ngoc as a tour guide, who was very friendly. It is a great way to get an introduction into Vietnamese culture.

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