Take a trip through the culinary landscape of Hanoi with this evening food tour. You'll be guided to local vendors through the Old and French Quarter, where you'll see how the history and culture of the city has influenced it's food.
What to Expect
The purpose of this tour is to provide you with a unique opportunity to experience and learn about exciting history, exceptional culture, and the distinctive architecture of Hanoi by following its unique cuisine trail.
Your English speaking guide will pick you up from the tour office around 6 pm. Throughout the tour, your guide will give you great insight into the traditions of Vietnamese food culture. You'll start the tour walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, first visiting the colorful local markets where you'll meet stall holders and talk about their food. The walk then continues along both high streets and back streets exploring many corners in Hanoi’s tranquil French Old Quarter.
You will try local meat, vegetarian dishes, and try some of the local beverages, whilst chatting with the many street vendors. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how their tasty dishes are put together and listen to their views on Vietnam's culture through traditional food.
The final stop will take you to one of Hanoi's best 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 you will sample whilst admiring the bustle of the city center. That concludes the tour, and you will return to your hotel around 9pm.
What's Not Included
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- Gratuities (optional)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Know Before You Go
• The tour operator will ensure that the food is hygienically handled, as well as provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors as the group will buy directly from them.
• Confirmation will be received at time of booking
• Adult pricing applies to all travelers
• A moderate amount of walking is involved