Get to know the Hanoi the locals know as you uncover the vibrant street food and market scene on this small-group tour. Duck into vibrant arcades and tuck into a variety of dishes and delicacies from food stalls, street vendors, and local cafés as you soak up the city's culinary culture.
Begin at Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan. Marvel at the astonishing range of produce and savor the tantalizing and exotic aromas that fill the air. Follow your expert guide as they lead you through the complex of stalls, and grab a bite of something novel or perhaps a French-inspired snack as you go.
In the labyrinthine streets of the Old Quarter, tuck into a _banh cuon—this rice noodle-wrapped delicacy is typically filled with seasoned pork with minced mushroom and shallots. The Vietnamese are big on barbecue—watch as skilled chefs chargrill meat, fish, and vegetables over hot coals, working up an appetite before you join locals in devouring the fruits of their labor.
Finally, satisfy your sweet tooth over a refreshing dessert of fruit, condensed milk, and crushed ice. Follow your guide to a tucked away café overlooking beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake. Sip a frothy egg coffee—really!—or a cold beer and spend the rest of your time picking up more culinary ideas and recommendations from your guide.