Hanoi Street Food by Night

3 hr

We start our evening Hanoi street food tour at a hidden coffee shop with a welcome drink and the chance to fill up your reusable water bottle. Walking into this cafe you will see plastic bottles, turned into flowers and dragonflies, hanging from the ceiling. These decorations create pops of color throughout the cafe. What a good way to start your evening tour! Stroll through hidden alleyways and visit the city’s local market, Hang Be....
We start our evening Hanoi street food tour at a hidden coffee shop with a welcome drink and the chance to fill up your reusable water bottle. Walking into this cafe you will see plastic bottles, turned into flowers and dragonflies, hanging from the ceiling. These decorations create pops of color throughout the cafe. What a good way to start your evening tour! Stroll through hidden alleyways and visit the city’s local market, Hang Be. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking 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. We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty local doughnut where you have the chance to learn the process of how the local family makes their doughnuts, including sweet and savory varieties. The next stop on our Hanoi street food tour is a food stall selling bun dau met (noodles with fried tofu and shrimp paste) or bun cha (a grilled pork and noodle dish). We sit down with the Hanoi locals and also have a chance to sample mam tom (shrimp paste) or nuoc mam (fish sauce). Next, we will head over to Lo Ren street where we will stop for some banh mi, a tasty Vietnamese baguette sandwich with many different choices of fillings.   Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our 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 1,000 years ago.  Now, it's time for a cup of Bia hoi (light Vietnamese draft beer) while we sit down and mingle with locals. This local beer-drinking tradition is one not to be missed. 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 center 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. 
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Highlights
  • Discover a hidden cafe where the owner has been turning plastic bottles into beautiful decorations at his local coffee shop
  • 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 cafe
Included
  • Local english speaking guide
  • All food samples as per itinerary and 3 drink items such as fruit juice
  • Bia hoi (local light beer) with a local snack
  • One vietnamese coffee,  drinking water to refill your bottle at the first meeting point.
Not Included
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips / gratuities for local guide
Departure Point
3B Hàng Tre street, Ly Thai To, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi at Hidden Gem Coffee shop (in the alley).   Google Maps  
Additional Info
  • We highly recommend you to bring a reusable bottle of water to refill on this walking tour as we are on the way to reduce single-use plastic bottles. The chance to fill up your water bottle is provided at the first meeting point and 3 local drinks are included in the itinerary.

Voucher Requirements

Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the tour.

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Cancellation Policy

You can cancel for a full refund up to 72 hours before the start of your experience. If you do not show up for the experience or fail to cancel at least 72 hours in advance, you will not receive a refund.