Real Hanoi Street Food Experience | 3 Hours | HANOI, VIETNAM

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Friends Travel Vietnam


(33 Reviews)

(6 customer reviews)
93.33% of travellers said they loved this activity.
  • Try 15 local Vietnam delicacies on the best street food tour in Hanoi!
  • Learn about culture and history from fun, knowledgeable local guide.
  • Make friends as you eat and explore Hanoi through your stomach!
  • A must do experience in Vietnam. This tour has been reviewed by South East Asia Backpacker.


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We welcome you to join us on the most incredible street food experience in Hanoi – for an unforgettable, tongue-tantalising adventure!

This tour is a three-hour-long experience where you’ll sample at least 15 local Vietnamese street food varieties including savoury dishes, sweet snacks and unique beverages. Our advice? Have an early and light lunch or even skip lunch on the day that you join us as you’re about to get full, very full!

The tour includes a knowledgeable English-speaking local guide who will talk as you walk and eat. You’ll make friends along the way as you sample Vietnamese culinary delights and wash it down with refreshing Bia Hoi (Hanoi’s beloved street beer).

You’ll learn about Hanoi’s unique street food culture that’s been inspired by French and Chinese cuisine, and meet the friendly chefs and street food vendors along the way. It’s a great way to explore the city and delve deeper inside Hanoi’s history and culture – through its food!

Fast Facts

  • Small Groups: 4-6 people
  • Departure Times: 5.30pm, 6pm  or 6.30pm every day
  • Departure Location: Friends Travel Vietnam Office – No.15 Ly Nam De Str, Hanoi.
  • Vegetarian Options Available: We actually run a separate Real Hanoi Street Food Experience for our vegetarian friends. Please state that you want a vegetarian tour at the time of booking.
  • Children: Children under 9 years old are not advised to join the group tour. However, we do arrange private tours at $38 US per person.

What's Included?


  • English-speaking guide
  • 15 X local Vietnamese specialties
  • Drinks, bottled water
  • All transfers
  • All entry fees


  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips (optional)
  • Personal expenses

Refund Policy

  • In order to book this experience, you will need to pay a deposit online via South East Asia Backpacker.
  • This deposit is fully refundable if you wish to cancel up until 72 hours before the start of the activity. PLEASE NOTE: This policy refers to the payment made to South East Asia Backpacker at the time of booking. All subsequent payments to the operator of your chosen activity fall under their own refund policy
  • For cancellations made fewer than 72 hours before the start of the activity there is no refund available.
  • You can request a change of date at any time.
  • Date changes are entirely down to the availability of the operator and nothing to do with South East Asia Backpacker. 
  • If your date change is not agreed upon, as long as it is more than 72 hours before the start date you originally made your booking for, your deposit can be refunded in full if you wish to cancel.
  • The remaining payment for the experience is payable directly to the operator.
  • The operator can request the remaining payment via an online payment link OR upon arrival at the destination.
  • The refund of the second payment, which goes directly to the operator, is based on the terms and conditions of the operator, over which South East Asia Backpacker have no control.
  • Please see our customer terms and conditions for more information.

Why Book With Us?

Hi, I’m Nikki and I started South East Asia Backpacker in 2008 after my own first solo backpacking trip! My vision was to create a travel diary for everyone, a place for travellers to share their experiences from the road. After backpacking and writing about Southeast Asia for over 10 years, I saw the opportunity to provide backpackers with the kind of experiences that I’d treasured myself in the region! 

Today, there is so much choice, but there are a lot of poor-quality tours and companies that offer mediocre experiences with little care for the environment. I wanted to create a selection of the best tours and activities to help backpackers avoid scams and dodgy tour companies.

Today, I run this website with my partner, Dave, from Spain, where we live with our energetic two-year-old daughter, Evie. All of the bookable activities that you will find on this website have been vetted by a member of our team and we have a friendly relationship with the operator. There are real humans behind South East Asia Backpacker and we are passionate about sustainable travel and development in Southeast Asia.

We are committed to helping travellers at every stage of the journey and understand that plans can change which is why we offer a full discount on the deposit up to 48 hours before the start of your trip, no questions asked. We offer advice on flights, visas, itineraries, hostels, backpacks, packing and more!

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6 reviews for Real Hanoi Street Food Experience | 3 Hours | HANOI, VIETNAM

  1. Cicely

    Our guide was amazing and so lovely. We were shown good we otherwise would have had no idea about and all the best spots to get it from. Highly recommend this tour if you are unsure about which food you will like/want to try new things.

  2. Bethan

    We took the street food tour on the first night we arrived in Hanoi. It was a great way to be shown the local dishes and what to choose on the streets. Highly recommend

  3. Victoria Parker

    Barring food allergies there is little substitution on this tour. One of us didn’t eat fried foods and had to just sit out a few dishes. We were hoping to learn more about Vietnamese food and culture than we did. Our guide, while very nice, wasn’t good a disseminating this sort of information. With that said, we got to try many different dishes and went to many stalls we never would have found on our own or would have been brave enough to try without local help.

  4. Annika

    We really loved the tour. At the end we had a private tour and our guide was just great! She explained also a lot around the food and the Vietnamese culture and history. The places you go to are kind of picked through your likes and dislikes of food (food allergy…). We enjoyed really every food and went home really full. So if you start your trip in Hanoi this tour is a must do to get a feeling what kind of food they have and to which places you can go. Thanks a lot again.

  5. Kate

    We absolutely loved the food tour! Beyond tasting dishes that I had never heard of that were savory and refreshing at the same time, we were able to learn about Vietnamese culture through asking our guide questions. The tour was not rushed; rather, we were able to take our time and ended up going an hour over.

  6. Hannah Hale

    This tour was a great way to start our time in Vietnam. We weren’t too sure what a lot of the street food items were beforehand so it meant we could go out and order with confidence! Also, the banh mi we had on this tour was the best we had in all of Vietnam! Without the local guide, we never would have found the little place that served it. It’s definitley a good investment!

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