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Hanoi Food Streets - Itinerary for Foodies in Hanoi

Hanoi-food-streets Luong Ngoc Quyen - Ta Hien Junction, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

Hanoi has always been a paradise for food lovers thanks to its diverse culinary scene, offering from local specialties to international cuisines. It is the diversity that serves the desires of both Hanoians and tourists seeking to explore the city's identity. Should you ever find it confusing to make decisions about where to eat Hanoi’s authentic food, check out our take on six Hanoi food streets and some tips to get the best experience!

Where Are Hanoi Food Streets

Tong Duy Tan Street

Location on Google Maps

Recommended visit hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM

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Tong Duy Tan Street is also known as Food Street

Tong Duy Tan Street is a name that cannot be missed when it comes to Hanoi food streets. It is a small valley located near Ba Dinh Square and Hanoi Old Quarter, made familiar with low tables and plastic chairs under stalls standing next to each other.

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Braised chicken with Chinese traditional medicine at 29 Tong Duy Tan is one of the popular dishes on the street

The later the day is, the busier Tong Duy Tan Street gets. People streaming down to have dinner with their friends or families. And the common choices are often Hotpot, BBQ or seafood. Moreover, a lot of coffee shops and pubs that embrace Western vibe have been opened on the street to serve the rising demands of both locals and tourists.

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Aroi Coffee at 9 Tong Duy Tan is perfect for a little break

Recommended Locations

Oc Ba Cam - 5 Tong Duy Tan

Pork Gruel - 1 Tong Duy Tan

“Banh Cuon” (Vietnamese rice pancake) - 11 Tong Duy Tan

Dinh Liet - Ta Hien Streets

Location on Google Map

Recommended visit hours: 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM

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Locals enjoying refreshing beer

This street is popular with young Hanoi locals. It consists of two small roads, always full of vendors and actions. Besides food, you can find all kinds of goods being sold here such as clothing, souvenirs, books,... While Dinh Liet is more on the foodie side with a lot of popular street food like pandan jelly yogurt, “My Van than”, “Banh Mi”, snails,...; Ta Hien is more of a place for drinking and chilling out.

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Locals refer to these streets as “Pho Tay” (Foreigners’ street)

*Tips: Ask for the parking fee before deciding to park your vehicles!

Recommended Locations:

Huyen My - Pandan jelly yogurt - 5 Dinh Liet 

My Van Than -  9A Dinh Liet

Dao Duy Tu Street

Location of Google Maps

Recommended visit hours: 5:00 PM - 7:00 AM

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It's safe to say that Dao Duy Tu Street is always full of fun things to do

Dao Duy Tu is also a very famous gathering spot for Hanoians. All the seats are placed right on the road so it creates such an open and approachable atmosphere. The most famous dish to come out of this street is grilled pork chops with fried rice, but you should also try "Che" (Vietnamese dessert soup).

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In the evenings, there may be street performances, too!

Recommended Locations:

Rice with grilled pork chops - 47 Dao Duy Tu

Bun Moc - 10C, Dao Duy Tu Valley

Bun Ngan - 5 Dao Duy Tu

Che Khoai Mon - Taro sweet soup - 31 Dao Duy Tu

Nguyen Huu Huan Street

Location on Google Maps

Recommended visit hours: All-day

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Try the legendary Egg Coffee!

Nguyen Huu Huan is one of the most famous Hanoi food streets for tourists. It is the birthplace of Hanoi Egg Coffee. The street is wide, ventilate and has kind of a touristy vibe that gives out a very chilling ambiance. Nguyen Huu Huan Street is also known for its tropical desserts such as yogurt and a very Hanoian classic: “Xoi Yen” (sticky rice) at number 35B.

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Stop by and taste the coffee at Nguyen Huu Huan Street

Dong Xuan Market

Location on Google Maps

Recommended visit hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM or at the weekends

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Dong Xuan market is one of the must-visit attractions for tourists in Hanoi

Dong Xuan is one of the oldest yet most diverse markets in Hanoi with more than 100 years of existence and renovation. In addition to being the biggest wholesaler in the Northern of Vietnam, the market is also home to vendors offering all kinds of local treats. You can find them all here: from noodles, fried cakes, dried beef salad, to Che.

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“Pho Tiu” is one of the most unique food when coming to this market. 

*Tips: Be careful when going into the market since the security here is very complicated and pickpockets usually happen! 

For more information, check out our Local Guide to Dong Xuan Market!

St.Joseph’s Cathedral And The Surrounding Streets

Location on Google Maps

Recommended visit hours: All-day

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St.Joseph’s Cathedral is a popular gathering spot for locals

St.Joseph’s Cathedral is already famous for the gorgeous architecture and cultural value. However, the cuisine around it is not to be underestimated. The “Cathedral’s lime-tea culture” has been a popular trend for young locals, and the grilled fermented pork rolls at 10 Au Trieu Street will knock your socks off. You can also try some authentic Hanoi’s pho at 10 Ly Quoc Su Street, and eel vermicelli noodles at 1 Chan Cam Street.

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Blackbird Coffee - 5 Chan Cam Street (7:30 AM - 10:00 PM)

Local Tips to Enjoy Hanoi Food Streets

  • You should prepare cash to pay for the foods, small notes (VND 5,000 - 50,000) are preferred.
  • We recommend researching beforehand and asking for the price to avoid being overcharged.
  • Parking lots are hard to find, so we suggest you venture on foot.
  • Ta Hien, Tong Duy Tan, and Dao Duy Tu are the best locations to go drinking.
  • Don't drink then drive! Protect yourself and others.
  • Steer away from any potential scams and annoyances

Have Fun on Hanoi Food Streets

We hope that six Hanoi food streets that we suggest above can help you fulfill your trip with great excitement and "sa-taste-faction". If you like our article or have any comments, please comment down below for us to know. Stay tuned for more insightful local guides into Vietnam Travel!

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