Hanoi What To Eat

7 Best Banh mi Hanoi – TripAdvisor highly recommended

One of 41 things to do in Hanoi is to taste banh mi Hanoi – a symbol of Vietnamese street food and a signal of modern Vietnam lifestyle. It promises to turn your Hanoi Local Experience into the TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY Vietnamese taste adventure.

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Banh mi with beef, salad and sauce

 I. What is BANH MI?

Banh mi has been recognized as TOP 10 most delicious sandwiches in the world by Traveller. Not only Vietnamese, a lot of celebrities could not resist the mouthful taste of banh mi.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull enjoyed Banh mi

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull or famous Chef Gordon Ramsay and Anthony Bourdain all highly recommend banh mi as must-try food in Hanoi.

And now is your turn, enjoy your own special banh mi and start your Hanoi Local Experience with us!

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Fried-egg banh mi – popular flavor

Banh mi is Vietnamese words for baguette. Unlike French baguette, Vietnamese banh mi is made with wheat flour with thinner crust. By reason of the fusion between Vietnamese cuisine and French cuisine, BBC – Travel ranked banh mi as the best world’s sandwich.

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Banh mi with plenty of combination

The popularity of Banh mi in Vietnam marks a unique way of living and convenient, exciting lifestyle of Vietnamese after the war.

While America has fast-food such as KFC, Vietnam serves the people banh mi as the riche amount of protein in such a tiny package. If you travel Vietnam, banh mi must be on the top of your must-try food and will never let you down by its mouthwatering taste.

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The very mouthwatering banh mi for breakfast

II. Where to eat “best banh mi Hanoi”?

 No matter where you are in Hanoi, you can easily capture a view of banh mi vendors or banh mi stores. Near the old quarter, you may get the best banh mi for your breakfast or near other destinations, banh mi is readily served for your tasty meals.

We, local tour guide in Hanoi, will provide a detailed and prestigious place to enjoy the truly tasteful Hanoi banh mi.

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A banh mi stall on Hanoi street
  1. Banh mi Nguyen Sinh

 Banh mi Nguyen Sinh is one of the first banh mi store in Hanoi. It is known for the special home-recipe and the goose pate banh mi. However, due to the famous brand and prestige, banh mi in Banh mi Nguyen Sinh is quite expensive.

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Banh mi chao at Banh mi Nguyen Sinh

Address: No. 17 Ly Quoc Su, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hours Opening: 7: 30 – 21: 30

Price: from 40.000 VND to 80.000 VND

TripAdvisor rate: 3.5

  1. Banh mi Minh Nhat – Banh mi MasterChef

 Different from Banh mi Nguyen Sinh, Banh mi Minh Nhat is highly recommended because of reasonable price and high-quality banh mi.

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Banh mi Minh Nhat

Interestingly, Minh Nhat is the Vietnam Master Chef 2014. After winning the Master Chef Competition in Vietnam, she quited her job in a bank and started her dream in food industry.

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Queuing to buy banh mi Minh Nhat

Address: No. 13 Hang Khay

Hours Opening: 6:30 – 22:00

Price: 20.000 VND – 40.000 VND

TripAdvisor rate: 4.0

  1. Banh mi Tram, Dinh Ngang

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Fast “banh mi” – fast living style of Hanoians

For the banh mi lover in Hanoi, nobody does not know about banh mi Tram due to their diverse menu and special home-made sauce. The guests might have many options with sausage, fried egg, beef wine sauce…with fresh and delicious salad.

Address: No. 252 Cửa Nam Street, Hoàn Kiếm District, Hanoi

Opening Hours:

Price: from 30.000 VND to 45.000 VND

TripAdvisor rate: 4.5

  1. Banh mi bit tet Hoe Nhai

If you want to taste the combination of Western culture and Vietnamese culture, you must try the steak Banh mi in Hoa Ma Street. The steak here is made in Vietnamese style with marinated beef, small slicing salad, fried eggs and fried potatoes.

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banh mi bit tet (beef steak) Hoe Nhai

Address: No.3 Hoe Nhai, Nguyen Trung Truc ward, Ba Dinh Dist.

Opening Hours: 9: 00 – 22:00

Price: 100.000 VND

TripAdvisor rate: 5.0

  1. Banh Mi Doner Kebap Anh Nguyen

Near the Goethe Institute, banh mi was made in Turkey Doner Kebap form for the researchers and scholars in their lunch time. Eventually, Vietnamese chefs learn how to make a banh mi for not only Vietnamese but also foreigners.

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Banh mi Doner Kebap

Banh mi here is delicious, mouth fully rich in protein with salty marinated pork, high-quality sauce and salad.

Address: 2 Hang Bac Street, Hoan Kiem District

Opening Hours: 10:00 – 24:00

Price: 25.000 VND to 40.000 VND

TripAdvisor rate: 4.0

  1. Banh mi Pho Hue (Banh mi Hue Street)

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Banh mi pho Hue

On the Hue Street, you may find the banh mi store that received the compliments from the famed chef: Geoffrey Deetz about their appetizing banh mi.

BBC also gives their comments on banh mi here: banh mi is not complicated. Each ingredient has its own role in creating delicious one.

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Delicious dish (pork, pate, salad and sauce) to eat with banh mi

Address:  No. 118 Huế Street,  Hai Bà Trưng District

Opening Hours: from 6:00  to 19:00

Price: 20.000 VND – 50.000 VND

TripAdvisor rate: 4.5

  1. Banh mi 25 Hanoi

Banh mi 25 Hanoi is the most famous and popular brand for travelers. It was high rated 5-star food on TripAdvisor because of the tasty and diverse types of banh mi, very friendly and good service.

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Travelers enjoyed banh mi 25 in Hanoian style

Address: 25 Hàng Cá, Hàng Bồ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội

Opening Hours: 7:00 – 21:00

Price: from 15.000 VND to 25.000 VND

TripAdvisor rate: 5.0

III. When to eat banh mi?

Due to its convenience and ubiquity, you can have your delicious banh mi for breakfast, for lunch and even for dinner if you want.

In the past, banh mi is particularly served for breakfast with combination of simple ingredients including pork, vegetables and sauce. Now, banh mi is a part of busy lifestyle of every Vietnamese people, from office workers to students.

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A banh mi vendor at night market

You can wander the old quarter, stop in front of banh mi store, then order and enjoy your real Vietnamese cuisine every time you feel hungry.


If you want to try the most local banh mi, do not hesitate to check out Hanoi free local tours, then enjoy your Hanoi journey with us.

We believe that you might get your most delicious banh mi in Hanoi with our local, knowledgeable and friendly tour guide!

Why don’t we take Hanoi scooter tour to enjoy banh mi on the way? We can both sightsee and taste the cuisine of Hanoi. It must be fun!

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