Hanoi culinary has been known to captivate millions of gourmets around the world. Since it seems challenging to choose just some in maze of food, there is no more optimal way to get to know the city's best delicacies than joining with Whatsup Vietnam on our Hanoi Food Walking tour. The food introduced promises to achieve a reasonable balance of Hanoi Feast, French Influences and street food. An amazing trip to local market cannot be without and our knowledgeable guide is to tell you the hidden story of Hanoi’s characterful cuisine.
1. Meeting point at 16D Hang Ga Str. - Hanoi
2. Pho Real! - Discover the edge of the old quarter where once the locals favorite Phở establishment lies by the train tracks
3. French Influences - One of the best things France brought to Vietnam? The Banh mi of course! Try it from a lovely lady selling them from a small alleyway
4. Good Morning Vietnam - Try a traditional breakfast food at a popular joint, not quite muesli, but this sticky rice and crunchy onion dish is very welcoming!
5. Local Candy - Swing around the corner to a Vietnamese version of a candy shop. Although this one lies on the street and is filled with sugared bean and rice based deserts, we highly recommend sweet gruel.
6. Hanoi Feast - Time for a bit of a feast, get all of your nutritional needs with Bún chả, a concoction of soup, meat, salad and rice noodles. Basically a big (sharing) bowl of goodness!
7. Popular Dish - Nestled between two other shops is one of the most famous and oldest places for Green Papaya Salad with dried beef (Nộm Thịt Bò Khô). The only dish that isn’t traditionally Vietnamese but it is a favorite amongst the locals
8. Market & Fruits - Head to a wet market and take in the smells and sounds. Enjoy some seasonal fruit from a local vendor
9. Unique Coffee - No food tour is complete without a Vietnamese egg coffee. We will go the the place where egg coffee was first invented so you know for sure it will be a great cup of coffee!
Notes: Contact Whatsup Vietnam to customize this schedule according to your personal requirements.
What to bring & to know
Some cash in Vietnamese Dong/ USD for personal expenses.
Sun block or insect repellent, sport shoes, sun cream, raincoat and sun hat, etc.
Bring something warm clothes to wear (from Dec till Mar).
Should not wear short, mini skirt or shirt without sleeves
Any special request (diet or vegetarian,etc.) should be submitted before departure date.
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According to WhatsUp Vietnam Policies, you are supposed to bear all expenses during the tour.
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Days : 1 | Nights : 0 | Hours : 20
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Hotel pickup and drop off
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Michael Miller 10/12/2019 9.4 / 10
We decided to book the Old quarter street food tour in Hanoi on 13th September, on our first full day in Vietnam. We hoped this might give us a good introduction to Vietnamese food and culture. We were not wrong. I cannot remember the name of our tour guide but he was excellent, spoke good English and made the tour very interesting and informative. We booked to do the cyclo ride prior to the tour. The cyclo rider picked us up at our accommodation and we had a 45 minute cyclo tour of the old town (which was enjoyable as the roads in Hanoi seem quieter in the morning) before meeting our guide. The cyclo ride worked well for us as we did not need to negotiate prices with the cyclo rider ourselves. We were taken to several food outlets as part of the tour and were given the chance to try several types of Vietnamese food and an egg coffee which we enjoyed. We were also provided with a couple of bottles of water. During the tour we felt able to ask questions and our tour guide provided us with…
Jeremiah Bryant 10/12/2019 8.4 / 10
dan, our tour guide, whose face is very animated greeted us with a smile and he explained each and every dish we had. Every question was answered as well based on his experiences as a local in Hanoi. He's so fun to be with. All of the street food we ate tasted delicious especially the Banh Mi! Also, the Banh Xeo! And.. And the Bun Bo Nam Bo! Oooops and the Egg Coffee(my favorite)! He also took great pictures of us in almost every restaurant we visited. Oh, I almost forgot about the smoky, tender, and delicious Bun Cha!!! A-MA-ZING! I highly recommend this tour especially to people who want to be guided on great spots. It can be a hit and miss if you find the restaurants on your own. And the price you will pay will be worth it!
Anthony Rivera 10/12/2019 9 / 10
We were uncertain about doing a food tour but now we are so glad we did! We were taken on a our tour by Dan. He was very knowledgeable about the history of the City as he and his family had lived in the area for many generations. Amongst the hustle and bustle of Hanoi he was able to guide us effectively through the streets and alleyways to savour numerous delicious dishes. Our favourite dish was spring rolls with fish and pork (ca cuon thit). This was absolutely brilliant. We also enjoyed the restaurant Bun No Nam No which specialised in South Vietnamese food. There was a structure to the tour - learning about the different types of noodles and the differences between the North and South Vietnamese cuisine. This gave us a good under standing and appreciation of Hanoi and the Vietnamese people. We finished the evening by visiting another favourite place for locals - Huyen Vi which did great fruit and yogurt/milk cocktails. There was a buzz to the whole evening. Thanks a lot Highly recommend…
Vincie 02/12/2019 8.8 / 10
I did not know what to expect on this trip but it was brilliant!Tuan arrived on time to pick us up from our hotel. They took us to the lake and explained the history behind the temple. We also visited the Ancient house, bridge and indoor market. Besides, we tried a lot of nre food and imersed in Ha Noi cuisine .Whilst we were walking around the Old Quarter, Dat and Miranda asked us many questions and we had great conversations about their way of life and ours. I would highly recommend this trip....very good value for money.