Hanoi Walking Street Food Tour & Cyclo

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32 reviews

Hanoi Walking Street Food Tour & Cyclo

From $52 per person

Food is an integral part of daily life in Hanoi and can be found everywhere on the city's streets. Explore the food scene by bike during this 3.5-hour tour of the city.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Learn about Hanoi life and culture and try local food
  • Sample delicious Vietnamese cuisine on the street
  • Try local specialties influenced by French and Chinese cuisine
  • Take in a spectacular night-time view of Hoan Kiem Lake from a secret cafe
Full description
This food tour includes half an hour cycling around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter, which is said to be a microcosm of the city. Dating back to the 11th century, the Old Quarter has 36 streets, each named after the commodity traditionally produced and sold on it, such as sugar, bamboo, leather or silver. Even though some of streets have had their name changed, many still retain their ancient attributes. Start walking though narrow streets to Dong Xuan. Along the edge of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell produce, from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your local English-speaking guide will give you an insight into traditional Vietnamese food culture, including details of ingredients and the historical background of popular northern dishes. Try seasonal fruits and sample a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart as you go. Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, tickle your taste buds with famous Hanoi dish "Banh Cuon" at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate how the tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter and wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe 1000 years of local life. Your next 2 snack stops are at outdoor barbecue stalls. Sit down with Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties, flame-grilled over hot coals for extra flavor. For dessert, venture down a small alley to feast on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk. This is not one 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 you will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. If coffee's not your thing, you can just as easily sample a cold beer! At the end, feel free to continue exploring the area on your own, or let your guide assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • All food items as per itinerary
  • 1 bottle of water, 1 coffee or beer
  • All other drinks
  • Extra food portions
  • Tips for local guide

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Meeting point

The local supplier's office (next to the Cathedral Church), 24 Ấu Triệu, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • The tour lasts 3.5 hours
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off is available from hotels in the Old Quarter area of Hanoi (to be arranged with the supplier). If your location is outside this area, you must make your own way to the meeting point.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    5/5
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Overall it was an amazing experience. Learning not only the food but the history of each place we passed by. I booked only the food tour but Andi, my guide had given me insights about everything I wanna know about Hanoi and Vietnam. He’s very kind and considerate! Try to ask for him as your guide if you want to have this tour. Thank you Dani and thank you Hanoi for the experience. I’ll comeback and next time I’ll make my stay longer! ❤️

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August 1, 2019

Fantastic way to experience great food .

Our host, Jenny, guided our small group walking through the streets of Hanoi old quarter to venues that we would never find on our own. Each dish was representative of the specific venue and their specialism. The evening culminated in a short cyclo tour around the local streets to experience the night life of the area, finishing in the area around lake Hoan Kiem. Agreat experience to be recommended.

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August 1, 2019

I enjoyed the food trip that Danie, my tour guide chose for me. In addition he was able to feed me with history of Vietnam to present. Intersting to know they have 4 seasons in the North of Vietnam while South has only 2 seasons. He took me where the best tasting food can be found and the authentic eggnog coffee is serve that only local people knows. I will surely recommend Danie to my friends who wants to visit Vietnam to be their tour guide. So happy I did the tour.

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May 22, 2019

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