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Hanoi is one of the world’s greatest street food cities and there’s no better way to unlock the hidden secrets of the Old Quarter and its cuisines than through this unique walking tour. Sample authentic local dishes away from the tourist trails, getting to know the local lifestyles on the street at various amazing food stalls at add up to your real experience of the city.

Enjoy a view of the water puppet show: Traditional content of water puppet performance like daily life of Vietnamese farmers (cultivating, tending buffalo, catching fishes), communal entertainment (swimming contest, dragon dancing), or historical legends (Le Loi returns precious sword), with modest performance way have appealed audiences for centuries. Tourists can directly watch these shows in Thang Long Water Puppets Theater after walking food tour Old Quarter.

Our tour guide will welcome you at your hotel lobby, then start walking tour in old quarter "36 streets" to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business everyday, certainly you will watch and taste some particular dishes (We can customize vegetarian food or special requirement)

The old quarter in Hanoi is over one thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times, each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more. Originally there were just 36 streets in the old quarter but today there are more than 50 streets. Although many of the streets are short, and the area is rather compact.

It is very difficult to find some local food on your own in hidden alleys or sidewalks, certainly the best way to make it easy is joining with Streetfoodtourshanoi, taking part in this special tour to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language.

After all, we will give you an unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people, We ensure the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants/ families as we buy directly from them.

The tour will finish at Water Puppet Show Theater, at the end of the trip you’ll be received a free handicraft gift instead of thanks for joining our service.
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Old Quarter
Crossing Vietnam - Day Tours
Explore Hanoi’s Old Quarter on foot with a foodie guide who introduces you to local cuisine. This 3.5-hour street food tour takes you off the beaten path to food stalls and local eateries in the capital city. You’ll sample authentic dishes and learn about Vietnamese cuisine as you discover the traditional guilds of ‘36 Old Streets.’ Handcrafted souvenir included.
  • Food walking tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
  • Stroll the ‘36 Old Streets' of Hanoi in search of authentic tastes
  • Taste dishes from street stalls and local eateries
  • Hear expert commentary on Vietnamese cuisine
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Nice old quarter

Love walking along the streets early in the morning 7am where not many traffic. Can slowly stroll along the streets to look at local lifestyles. Hop into small stall to try local delicacies. Will be back as didn't have enough time to visit all the...More

Thank Christine C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Amazing Street Food Walking Tour

Our walking tour guide Rosie, was incredibly attentive and very personal. We enjoyed the Bahn Mi (Vietnamese Sandwich) before the water puppet show. On the way walking to the water puppet show, we were so happy to know a lot about Hanoi through Rosie’s guidance....More

1  Thank PJ L
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great food

We had a great tour through the old town of Hanoi with our guide Trang finding many off the beat and track eateries, places we could never ever have found. Food was delicious and plentiful both savoury and sweat. Trang talked to us about the...More

Thank GrahamH1964
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Foods and Amazing Tour Guide

Me and my friends booked a walking tour along Old Quarter Street during our stay. We experience the taste of Vietnam. Our tour guide Alice is very familiar with the street and the food. she was also very accommodating and fun to be with. she...More

1  Thank Melodica S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Excellent Street Food Walking Tour at the Old Quarter

I booked a Street Food Walking Tour during my visit to Hanoi so that I can get familiar with the popular Vietnamese food. During the tour, I was able to try Banh Xeo, Bun Cha, Banh Mi and of course, egg coffee. I absolutely loved...More

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