Food Tours In Hanoi - Street Food Vendor

You can explore the city’s hidden culinary gems by joining a Hanoi Food Tour.

In addition, you can gain valuable insights into the culture and way of life by interacting with the locals. 

Plus, with your local guide leading the way, it’s a fun way to explore the city, make new friends, and pin all the delicious places you can return to later.

This is Why Food Tours in Hanoi Are a Must-Try Experience:

1. Taste the Local Flavours

Food Tours In Hanoi - Bún riêu cua (minced crab)
Food Tours in Hanoi – My Hanoi Food Tour included this dish – Bún riêu cua.

One of the most obvious reasons to go on a Hanoi Street Food Tour is to taste the local cuisine.

Hanoi is famous for its street food, and the best food tour in Hanoi will take you to the local secret spots to sample dishes like pho, banh mi, bun cha, and egg coffee. 

You’ll be able to try things you might not have otherwise ordered, and you’ll get to taste different versions of classic dishes to see how they vary from place to place.

2. Learn About the Ingredients

Vietnamese cuisine is known for its fresh and healthy ingredients, and the best thing about many of the food tours in Hanoi is that you will learn about what goes into each dish. 

Depending on which food tour in Hanoi you choose to book, your guide may take you to markets where you can see the ingredients being sold and explain what they are and how they are used in Vietnamese cuisine.

You’ll also learn about the different herbs (such as mint, coriander, lemongrass, and garlic chives), spices, and sauces essential to Vietnamese cuisine.

3. Meet the Locals

What I love most about joining food tours in Hanoi is that you can experience Vietnamese hospitality firsthand.

You’ll see the chefs in action, and usually, you get to sit in some prime locations to watch this exciting city move rapidly around you. 

One moment you’re sitting on a balcony, sipping egg coffee, and munching on Pho rolls, the next minute you’re balancing on tiny plastic chairs, street-side, and elbow to elbow with locals dining out with friends and family. 

My Tip: Watch how the locals eat many Vietnamese dishes and snacks. See what sauces and herbs they add to dishes, and then you can mirror their actions.

You’ll be eating like a local Hanoian in no time!

Food tours in Hanoi and worldwide are a great addition to any adventure.

Better yet, you can also learn how to cook Vietnamese cuisine and recreate all the great dishes you’re tasting back home.

Check out this Street Food & Cooking Class Tour in Hanoi to learn some new skills and no doubt, enjoy many laughs and great memories. 

4. Experience the Culture

Food Tours In Hanoi - Bun Cha
Food Tours In Hanoi – Bun Cha is a popular dish in Hanoi

Food is an integral part of Vietnamese culture, and a Hanoi Steet food tour is a great way to learn about the customs and traditions that surround it. 

You’ll learn about the different meals of the day, the importance of family meals, and the significance of certain dishes for special occasions.

You’ll also get to experience the bustling energy of the street food scene and see how it’s a part of everyday life in Hanoi.

Hanoi Street Food Tours are great value and you’ll eat and experience hidden spots that only the locals know about.

5. Food Tour Hanoi – They’re So Much Fun!

Above all, joining a street food tour in Hanoi will be a good time. From my food tour experience with Hanoi Street Food Tour, the food tours in Hanoi are loads of fun.

You’ll get to try new foods, meet new people, and learn about a different culture. And Vietnamese people are very easy-going, with a great sense of humour. 

In conclusion, food tours in Hanoi are a great way to break out of your comfort zone and try something new. Plus, you’ll be able to take home new recipes, ideas and food memories that will last a lifetime.

So, grab your appetite and come hungry – a world of flavours is waiting for you in Hanoi! 

Recommended Foods Tours in Hanoi

There are many great food tours in Hanoi to choose from, but if you want to follow my food steps, check out the range of experiences offered by Hanoi Street Food Tour.

I booked the Train Street & Nightlife Street Food Tour By Scooter.

It was the perfect length of time, the food, snacks and drinks included were great, and my guide, Tina (pictured with me below) was fantastic!

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