Hanoi at Night: Street Food Small Group Walking Tour

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Hanoi at Night: Street Food Small Group Walking Tour
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Take a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter street markets with a local guide who’s passionate about food, and discover the exotic flavors of Vietnam with fellow food-lovers. Sample fruit, hawker street food and local specialties like pork crepes, and visit Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. With a maximum of 12 participants, you’ll have a personalized experience on this walking tour of Hanoi’s best street food areas.
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In Brief

Hoàn Kiếm, Vietnam
3 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Hidden Gem Coffee - Quán Cà Phê Tái Chế, 3B Hàng Tre (in the alley - trong ngõ Hà Nội Hanoi City, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

We will meet our guide and have a welcome drink there.

Then stroll through hidden alleyways and visit the city’s local market, Hang Be. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Old Quarter, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty local doughnut where you have chance to learn the process how the local family make doughnut including sweet and savory ones.

Our next two snack stops on our Hanoi street food tour are at food stalls of Bun Dau Met/Bun Cha. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample a real experience of local eating “mam tom” – shrimp paste. We can have “nuoc mam” – fish source instead. 

Next street is Lo Ren which like many others in Hanoi’s old quarter and its name also represents the trade craft of iron, from here we will stop for sampling Banh Mi, a tasty Vietnamese baguette  with many different choices  

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish 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, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1,000 years ago. 

Now, it's time for a cup of Bia Hoi while we sit down and mingle with locals. This specialty is one not to be missed. 

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street, Around Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi 100000 Vietnam

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 we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city centre below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!

Duration: 20 minutes


  • Local English speaking guide
  • All food samples as per itinerary
  • 3 drink items such as fruit juice, Bia hoi (local light beer)
  • Drinking water to refill your bottle at the first meeting point
  • Entry/Admission - Hidden Gem Coffee - Quán Cà Phê Tái Chế
  • Entry/Admission - Old Quarter
  • Entry/Admission - Hoan Kiem Lake Walking Street


  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Time

5:00 PM

Departure Point

Hidden Gem Coffee - Quán Cà Phê Tái Chế, 3B Hàng Tre (in the alley - trong ngõ Hà Nội Hanoi City, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Returns To

Old Town Garden Café, 11 Hàng Gai, Hàng Trống, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội 100000, Vietnam

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Unfortunately, this tour cannot accommodate vegetarians and vegans
  • Small-group tour a maximum of 12 people per tour
  • We highly recommend you bring a resuable bottle of water on this walking tour as we are on the way to reducing single plastic. The chance to fill up your water bottle is provided at the first meeting point, and 3 local drinks are included in the itinerary.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

My tour guide, Kim, was friendly and knowledgeable. She made sure our big group felt comfortable, and talked with us very easily. Would definitely recommend this tour if you want to learn more about the classic Hanoi food!
• Submitted 21 Jan 2020
We did this tour the first day we arrived. Well worth it. We did 7 stops leisurely evening with a group of 8 people. Chin very knowledgeable. Make a note of what you liked and where it was located because you will never remember where it was.
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
My husband and I really enjoyed the tour. We stayed at a hotel only for one night in Hanoi. The guide was informative and helpful, and so we have known about Hanoi much better in a couple of hours.
• Submitted 04 Jan 2019
We had a wonderful guide on 11/20/18 unfortunately we can’t remember his name. He shared lots of information about Hanoi and was full of energy. He even showed us how to use grab instead of using a taxi. Thank you for a great tour.
• Submitted 23 Nov 2018
Excellent guide. Tour was about 3 hours and food was very tasty. Really enjoyed the experience. Wear comfortable walking shoes
• Submitted 25 Sep 2018
Highly recommend this tour! First the good....then the ok:) Our guide Faizan was amazing. He spoke English extremely well and was very knowledgeable. He tailored the tour to exactly what we wanted and stayed friendly the entire time. He never hesitated to show us exactly where the good photo spots were or to hold our bags while our photographer at the Taj Mahal took our photographs. Always polite, a true gentleman. We had signed up for the train tour; however, we ended up receiving a driver and drove to Agra from New Delhi. Due to this, we did not receive the breakfast meal on the train so our guide took us to a nice restaurant and we could choose our meal and drink of choice. After we finished the Taj Mahal, we went to a shop where they demonstrated how marble inlay was made. It was interesting. I will warn you, you will be invited to tea and a look at the pieces they sell in the basement. They do not pressure you, it the pieces are so beautiful that I did choose to purchase a piece. After that we went to the Red Fort, again Faizan our guide was amazing! Great photo opportunities and great history. The lunch location is very nice. We chose our meal and drink. During that time Faizan sat with us and discussed anything we wanted. We were asked to provide a review at this location because there was Wifi access. Unfortunately, I can’t state anything else about the rest of the tour at the moment because it is not completed yet:) At the Taj Mahal, Faizan negotiated a photographer for us. We chose to purchase the photos for memories as the photographer new exactly what to photograph and how we should pose. Our driver Bunty arrived to our hotel 10min prior to meet up time and welcomed us kindly. When we passed places along the highway he told us what they were. He welcomed questions. The roads and traffic in India are crazy, but Bunty kept us safe. We chose to skip the last place in the tour because of the additional distance, 1-hour drive from Taj Mahal. This would have added two additional hours to our tour and we were exhausted. We were given an option to adjust the tour and proceed to other locations that were closer, but we chose to receive a “tour” via pictures. Our guide was great at giving us a commentary at the comfort of our table:) Before returning via car to New Delhi, we stopped at a small souvenair shop while our vehicle underwent an inspection to ensure we were safe to return without car problems. We were given an opportunity to shop. We bought a few things there to commemorate our time in Agra. The only negative thing I have to say is the communication with Maria Tours was difficult prior to the tour. The evening prior to the tour I had not been contacted by anyone and our meet up window was between 4am and 7am. Fortunately, I had an iPhone and Wifi and the agency contact was able to receive iMessage. We discussed the change in itinerary from Train to Cab and ensured we would not be disappointed with our tour.
• Submitted 22 Apr 2018
Our tour guide was very good, unfortunately a massive rain storm came in and we decided to take our children back to our hotel as we walked past it as we were all wet through. Other than the weather, it was excellent.
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
Amazing tour of Hanoi's street food scene. Our guide Lucky not only helped us navigate the hectic streets but also brought us to hidden gems that we would have otherwise missed. The food was delicious and we had a fantastic overall experience. Would definitely recommend doing this tour if you are in Hanoi!
• Submitted 10 Apr 2018
wonderful food. Nice walking tour of unique aspects of Hanoi's Old City. The food was great!
• Submitted 06 Apr 2018
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 31 Mar 2018
Wonderful food tour! Would recommend
• Submitted 30 Mar 2018
This was a very fun way to get to sample several local dishes that we wouldnt even had known about.
• Submitted 26 Mar 2018
It was great to have a guide lead us through the streets of Old Town and to expedite the food at the shops. It was a fun group of fellow travelers and a fun evening.
• Submitted 24 Mar 2018
This was really cool and we definitely saw stuff and ate stuff we wouldn't have known about without the tour. The guide was a tad bit hard to understand but she was very enthusiastic and funny so that made up for it. I'd recommend doing the first night or two in Hanoi so you can get your bearings to explore on your own.
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
Amazing tour with our guide Than. Thanks Had lot of great dishes and saw much if the old centre of Hanoi. Lots of places where you would not go or would never find. One of the places where the entry was behind some shops. I never would have guesed. It was great with egg coffee. I recomend it highly.
• Submitted 09 Mar 2018
We were pleasantly surprised. The guide was great, the food was really good and the group was fun. It was a great experience all together. We highly recommend it.
• Submitted 01 Mar 2018
When I visit a country for the first time, I like to try the local foods, and this tour was the way to go. By the end of the evening, we were all sated, and the range of foods offered for sampling was quite extensive. The good part about a walking tour is you get to work off some of the calories you've ingested while your guide explains some of the idiosyncrasies encountered along the way, such as why people's houses are built so close to the railway tracks. The leader of the pack on this particular night was named Lucky, and he did a great job of entertaining us, while at the same time keeping us safe as we crossed many streets together, avoiding automobiles, buses, and the ubiquitous motorbikes. This was an evening well spent, with good food, good company, and a great guide. Thank you, Lucky.
• Submitted 28 Jan 2018
Wonderfu experience. Tham was our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable about the local cuisine and local area. She made sure we navigated Hanoi’s busy street’s safely! I would certainly recommended Tham and Urban Adventure Tours! Thanks Tham! Awesome tour guide!!
• Submitted 26 Jan 2018
Ching was so great and sweet. He took us to some delicious spots that i would have never ventured to on my own. We also walked down the railroad tracks which i found really interesting.
• Submitted 17 Dec 2017
Guide was amazing and he took us to places that we would never have found on our own. Food was fantastic. This one is a must do. Just watch out for all the motorbikes when crossing the streets.
• Submitted 30 Nov 2017
Fun tour. Not only was the food good but the walk through Hanoi itself was interesting. Our guide, Lucky, was both knowledgeable and entertaining.
• Submitted 21 Nov 2017
We had a fantastic time on this tour! Lots of delicious street food and small restaurants. We met up with our tour guide, Handsome haha, at the market, and then got started on our Vietnamese food adventure. We enjoyed mini Banh Mi sandwiches, Bun Cha soup, spring rolls, egg coffee, fruit/coconut dessert, and sausages just to name a few. We would have never found some of these places that were literally hidden in nooks and crannies on side streets. Our tour guide was funny, and informative throughout the tour. Would highly recommend!
• Submitted 20 Nov 2017
Loved it! Got to check out local markets and other sites to try food, met other travellers, had a great time. Our guide and group were fun, the weather was sooooo hot! Tried different food was all really good. The afternoon/night ended up on a rooftop cafe, overlooking the city, drinking Vietnamese coffee, what a great ending to a fab tour.
• Submitted 06 Oct 2017
Highlight of our trip! Tony was an amazing local guide and took us around to the best local food hot spots. Great value for money and would highly recommend to others!
• Submitted 07 Sep 2017