The 10 Tastings Of Ho Chi Minh City With Locals: Private Street Food Tour

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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    Starting times: 10am, 1pm, or 3pm. Please choose your preferred starting time at the time of the booking.
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    Chợ Bến Thành, Bến Thành, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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    289 Hai Bà Trưng, Phường 8, Quận 3, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh, Vietnam
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    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Eat your way through Ho Chi Minh City's culinary scene on a private food tour. Go on a delicious journey as you try 10 of the best food items beloved by the locals: from savory to sweet and local drinks; this tour will leave every foodie satisfied!

Enjoy tastings typical of the local cuisine and hand-picked by a local guide passionate about food like Green Papaya Salad and Saigon Beer. But that's not it! This tour is more than just food; it's a cultural experience! In between food stops, you'll also find city highlights making this experience a well-rounded tour that will satisfy every foodie.

Withlocals The 10 Tastings Private Food Tour is one of Withlocals' signature tours available in major cities worldwide. We work with passionate local guides who earn a fair fee. We support local economies by only offering local produce and prevent over-tourism with only small non-intrusive groups. Our tours are carbon-neutral and away from the standard tourist routes.


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Make your way to Ben thanh market, where you'll meet a guide and start exploringthe local goodies that surround the bustling shopping area, among the oldest surviving markets in the world. Start big with a combo plate of steamed flour rice cakes with dried shrimp, or bnh bo, along withbnh bt lc, a shrimp and pork tapioca cake.

Throughout the whole trip,the guide will show you a number of city highlightsand hidden gems, and you'll learn the story behind each place you pass.Thenext stop is at a small family business that makes delicious banh mi hong hoa,a Vietnamese sandwich with a French colonial history.

Afterwards, enjoy a sugar cane drink with a hint of lime and jump on a "grabtaxi" to Turtle lake, a favorite hangout foryoung locals.Soak up the atmosphere and taste atraditional mixed rice paper dish, then try a green papaya salad combined with marinated beef and sweet and sour sauce.

The next tasting isbnh xo, or sizzling crepe filled with sliced pork, whole shrimp and bean sprouts,perfectwith a glass of locally-brewed Saigon beer. Follow up thebnh xowith a sweet treat, ch, a dessert made from fruit layers and sweet coconut cream, then finish thetour with a Ho chi minh city-style coffee break. This tour concludes at the original departure point.


Private Tour

Local Guide

10 Food & Drinks Tastings

Vegetarian alternatives


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Extra food & drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Private tour: only you & your local guide

Includes city highlights in between food stops

Alternatives offered for those with dietary restrictions

Post Covid-19 regulations are applied to this product with regards to the number of participants, delivery methods of the tour and content of the tour.

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Guides required to regularly wash hands

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  • 24-Dec-2020

    This was a fantastic tour! Ram introduced us to some amazingly tasty vegan dishes which we would never have found ourselves. The food stops took us through a variety of interesting neighbourhoods in the heart of the city giving us a much greater insight into the real Saigon than any standard tourist tour. Ram is a mine of information about Vietnamese history and culture and we really enjoyed finding out more about daily life in Saigon. Very good value and highly recommended!

  • 01-Dec-2020

    Being a big fans of Vietnamese cuisine already Anna showed us meals and places we wouldn't try ourselves. And, no surprise, these were awesome! Anna was also really nice and modified the planned route to allow us leave earlier (we had a flight to catch) but still enjoy all the tastes! Big thanks!

  • 30-Nov-2020

    " Great local food even if you're already in Vietnam for a couple of weeks, still lots of tastes to discover. Excellent and outgoing guide who was willing to tell some background stories about the food and places in Saigon "

  • 30-Nov-2020

    Elise took us on a gastronomic adventure through the streets of Ho Chi Minh City. We tasted food for the first time which was packed with so much flavour and texture. Not only was this a food adventure, we were also taught about the rich history and culture of Vietnam. Elise was very warm and funny. Going on tour with Elise was definitely one of the highlights during our visit to Vietnam and we absolutely would recommend Elise to all our friends and family.

  • 30-Nov-2020

    We had a great time on the street food tour with Kent in December 2018. Kent is a great communicator. He responds to messages immediately and is very friendly and easy to talk to. He introduced us to some delicious food and even helped us shop for a gift for our son. The content of the tour involves a lot of walking, so you get to see a lot of the city. But there were also relaxing stops in a park and the tour included a taxi back to our hotel, which we really appreciated. One minor complaint was that we did not get to enjoy any Vietnamese dessert, but all in all, I would not hesitate to recommend Kent or the tour itself. Thanks Kent!

  • 30-Nov-2020

    We LOVED the tour! Phoung was such a sweetheart. She took us to hidden places and we could get to know more about Saigon food and life. Hope to come back to Saigon and meet her again!

  • 30-Nov-2020

    " On booking our food tour Elise had got in touch to as about our preferences and where to meet, which was a good start. Our immediate impression was excellent as Elise's English was superb and she promised us an interesting tour. We started at Ben Thanh market and went to several different locations around the city, from conventional restaurant to pavements. We had a most interesting discussion generally about food and Vietnam and really enjoyed our day. We would definitely recommend a tour with Elise. "

  • 30-Nov-2020

    Last night we had an amazing experience with Kent doing the food tour of Saigon. We are a family of 4, with 2 boys aged 6 and 8 and it was a seriously good time. Our previous tour was 2 hours late getting back to HCMC but Kent was very patient waiting for us and his communication on WhatsApp was amazing. Then came the food. There was so much of it, but so good. Even our fussy boys enjoyed it, and they can be hard to please. Kent was amazing with the boys too - they loved him and were giving him hugs at the end. This morning they even said they feel a lot more comfortable here because Kent made them feel safer crossing the road. I can not recommend this highly enough. Kent is a real gentleman and such a good host.

  • 30-Nov-2020

    We had a great time with Ram. He showed us so many beautiful places and made us familiar with local food and traditions. We were visiting Vietnam in November 2019. If it would have been possible, I would have gone there again. I can really recommend the food tour.

  • 29-Nov-2020

    Went on a walking food tour with Susan in May 2018. Susan was a friendly and warm guide who was familiar with Saigon. Most importantly, her food recommendations/ points were on-point and exposed us to food we would otherwise not dare to/ be able to try. Would definitely go back to the places she introduced us to, especially the roadside papaya salad stall! Susan was also knowledgeable and able to explain/ introduce Saigon and Vietnam to us well. Would definitely recommend engaging Susan as a foodie guide.

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