BEST Local Foods You Must Try in Hanoi

Every foodie knows that there’s no better way to immerse yourself in Vietnamese culture than taking a street food tour. Hanoi, where the ultimate food trip begins, you get a taste of the freshest and most flavorful dishes from street vendor to luxury restaurant. 

Check out my below Hanoi street food guide to take on your list for Holiday in Vietnam

Where do we start for a Street food in Hanoi, Vietnam? Get go

Vietnamese beef noodle pho is an easy soup to fall in love with. Those chewy noodles, that savory broth, the tender slices of beef — all those crunchy, spicy, herby garnishes we get to toss on top. On a cold evening, after a rough day at work, when we’re sick, on a lazy weekend afternoon — a bowl of piping hot pho is pretty much always a good idea.

Where to eat: Bat Dan noodle or Pho 10 

Address: 37 Bat Dan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Address: 10 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hanoi, Vietnam


Bun Cha with spring rolls &  Crab Spring Rolls

These savory Vietnamese meatballs are worth a try in Hanoi. Originally from Northern Vietnam, this dish has made its way to the city as many tourists crave this outstanding dish. Bun cha is made with fresh vermicelli noodles, topped with juicy meatballs and sweet and sour dipping sauce. It’s topped with fresh herbs to complete the flavor. 

Where to eat: Bun Cha Huong Lien where the US President Obama and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain dined in here!

Address: 24 Lê Văn Hưu, Phan Chu Trinh, Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội, Vietnam

or Hung Lau, 6 Ngo Tram Street

Or Dac Kim, 1 Hang Manh street


Bun Rieu

Bun Rieu is another quintessential dish to taste when in Hanoi. This super tasty rice noodle soup dish is the perfect food to eat in the cold weather. Loaded with herbs and spices drowning in pork broth filled with tomatoes, crab, and pork, this comforting dish is a must-try especially when craving for mouthwatering noodle dish aside from pho. 

Where to eat: Bun Rieu Cua. It’s a small, unassuming eatery where you can get the best-tasting Bun Rieu you’ll ever have.

Address: 11 Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hanoi, Vietnam


Bun Ca or Bún Cả – Fish Noodles Soup

Fish soup is a common Vietnamese dish across Vietnam. The type of fish used is based on where you are in Vietnam.

Where to eat:  Bún Cá Sâm Cây Si

Address: 5 Ngõ Trung Yên, Hà Nội.


Banh Cuon - Special Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Not a noodle lover? Don’t fret, because you’ll surely enjoy Vietnamese rice rolls. These are savory, steamed soft rice rolls packed with ground pork, shrimp, different kinds of mushrooms, bean sprouts, and vegetables. You can eat the roll as it is, but you can also dip it in a signature sauce to add a little kick. 

Where to eat: Banh Cuon Ba Hanh or Banh Cuon Gia Truyền

Address: 16B Tho Xuong, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Vietnam

Address: 12 Hàng Gà, Hà Nội.


Ca Phe Trung - Egg Coffee

Coffee lovers’ first order of business should be to try the famous Vietnamese egg coffee called Ca phe trung. It’s a Hanoi specialty made with egg and coffee that’s a perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness. The brewed coffee is topped with steamed egg yolk and condensed milk, perfect for that drink and dessert combination.


Where to try: Giang Cafe.

Address: 39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân, Lý Thái Tổ, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam


Must Eat Hanoi Food: Banh Mi

Leaving the best till last? Banh mi is another famous street food in Hanoi and an awesome dish to finish your foodie exploration of the city.

57 C Dinh Tien Hoang Street (In front of the Hoan Kiem Lake)

61 E Hang Ma street

64 Hang Bong Street

30 Dinh Ngang street - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi

11 Hang Ga Street

20 Cha Ca street

25 Hang Ca street

49 Đường Thành, Ha Noi


Che or Chè – Vietnamese Sweet Soup

Che or Chè in Vietnamese, literally means desserts. It is the word for traditional Vietnamese desserts and also Vietnamese sweet soups. 

Address: 52 Hàng Điếu, Hanoi


So fantastic if we can enjoy all of the local food above or if you dont have time to enjoy by yourself. Please consider to book a foodie tour, you will not be stress in arranging where to enjoy or what should you eat? 

Immerse yourself in the colonial streets of Hanoi Old Quarter. Follow the smells of delectable Vietnamese cuisine as a local guide tours you. Refer this tour here: Hanoi Old Quarter Foodie Tour

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