Hanoi Food On Foot: Walking Tour Of Hanoi Old Quarter

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Discover the 36 streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Join the locals as they shop the local markets. Sample the many forms of local cuisine at any of the numerous food shops. Sip on a juice, beer, coffee, or tea at one of the abundant cafes and bars.


  • Enjoy a romantic night including dinner
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • All-inclusive tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide

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Meet your guide in the Hoan Kiem district in the evening to start your stroll through the districts of Hanois Old Quarter, each known for their historic trades including blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers, silk traders, and jewelers. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of products from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices.

Your English-speaking expert 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. Eat as you go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanois Old Quarter will tempt your taste-buds with the famed Hanoi dishes such as Bun Cha Ta, 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, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

The next two snack stops are at outdoor barbecue stalls. Sit down with the locals and sample various meats, vegetables, and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. Its then time for dessert as you venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk. This specialty is one not to be missed.

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanois best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant, to taste some of the top street foods in Hanoi such as Banh my Hanoi, Vietnamese rice wine and the famous egg coffee.This hard-to-find caf is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits.

At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions, or a taxi back to your hotel (at own expense).

Inclusions for Hanoi Food On Foot: Walking Tour Of Hanoi Old Quarter

  • English-speaking guide
  • Authentic Vietnamese meal, dessert, and drinks

Exclusions for Hanoi Food On Foot: Walking Tour Of Hanoi Old Quarter

  • Personal expenses for shopping
  • Gratuities
  • Additional drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking

If you would like to have seafood, please inform the local guide and they can organize that for you or if you are allergic to some food. Please inform in advance for best arrangement

Please meet your tour guide at the booking office: 03 Gia Ngu street, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi (In the centre of Old Quater of Hanoi)

For the group more than 6 people. We would organize a private group.

For private group bookings. We would offer the Pick up customers who staying in Old Quater only.

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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8 Traveler Reviews

  • There were 15 people in our group which I felt was too many. The guide was quite personable but the tour seemed disorganised. The 1st course was Bahn Mi, this is the Vietnamese bread roll, it was very good. The next dish was chicken noodle soup, it was OK but I had better a better flavoured soup in a roadside street stall. The 3rd dish was meant to be a bbq pork rolled in rice paper. Unfortunately the restaurant providing this dish had run out of food and were having a family meal, so we did not have this dish. Next was tropical fruit in coconut milk, well I could get most of that fruit in any country so a bit of a fail. The final dish was egg coffee. The café that was meant to serve us was too busy so we went to another one nearby. We had had egg coffee at another place the previous day but this coffee was far superior and we wanted to go back there again. So 2 good dishes and 2 average dishes out of 5 with 1 no show. Still waiting for the group photo that was meant to be emailed to us.

  • Our guide was great and we had a variety of foods

  • Not too bad. Mia was friendly, but could not seem to manage the pace or let it slow down enough for my mother in law a senior citizen to catch up. Some food was good, some was not, and the food we tried was not the same food listed in the Viator website, so they the tour company must have made some changes on their own. Mia was helpful though and got us a Grab car at the end to get back to the hotel. Overall ok, nothing to shout about I'd say.

  • The food tour was excellent. Mia, our tour guide, made us try different types of food, which were all good. I would recommend this if you want to experience the walking tour of Hanoi Old Quarter.

  • Probably a good tour for first timers to Hanoi and Vietnam. Our tour guide, mike, was informative and pleasant.

  • This tour was great - our guide Long was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed this tour and had some amazing food!

  • Once again a great tour. Michael our guide was very good and took us to some great restaurants where we tried their food in the streets. It was a bit sad that we had only arrived that day and were pretty tired and having trouble with the heat so finished early at our request which was great to be able to do on a small group tour. We had more food than we could cope with even finishing early. We even did some cooking ourselves. All in all a great way to see the city and meet the locals.

  • Arrived in Hanoi and the Hanoi Street Food on Foot Tour was our first experience, and what a way to start! We met our tour guide Lisa and she proceeded with our first step of the tour and that is how to cross Hanoi streets weaving between cars and motor scooters. There were four of us and when we crossed the busy streets filled with scooters she yelled sticky rice and we all stuck together and crossed the maze of scooters.
    The highlight of our walking tour was the stop where we had buon cuon a dumpling type dish that I had never had. The second famous is Banh Mee - Best sandwich In town - Freshly-baked French baguette with pate, roasted pork or chicken, pickled veggies, cilantro, hot chilis, the whole thing.
    The places we stopped were very local and delicious. Definitely lots of delicious food.
    We met wonderful people on the tour and stopped and had beer with everyone afterwards. What a great experience with people from all over the world.
    I definitely recommend this company and especially Vi our tour guide. She was fun, so nice, and had such an upbeat attitude.
    Good job Lisa!!!!!!

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