Get ready, because Hoi An is about to charm the pants off you. Its secret weapon? Food. Unlock the flavors of the Old Town bite by bite, digging in everywhere you look and discover unforgettable tastes at every turn. Let’s go!
Discover hidden local food spots off the tourist trail | Venture into the Old Town’s maze of alleys and bustling markets in search of tasty treats | Explore local specialities | Enjoy the spectacular night view of the Japanese covered bridge while enjoying a local drink at a riverfront cafe
Starting around sunset this Hoi An food tour walks you through local cafes, food stalls, markets, and restaurants, providing a delectable and filling food adventure.
First up – a local bakery that has been making the tastiest banh mi in town for over 20 years. They use the freshest local ingredients and are famous for their banh mi, a scrumptious sandwich that will fire up your taste buds and get them ready for the flavors ahead!
From one local fave to another, next you’ll join locals at a small eatery, taking a seat on the ubiquitous small plastic chairs and sampling tasty BBQ pork rolled with rice paper and fresh herbs. Served with typical soya dipping sauce, this dish is one of the highlights of the local food scene and an absolute must-devour.
The food tour of Hoi An continues into the atmospheric heart of the city as you head straight for the central market. What awaits are hundreds of street hawkers and food stalls selling a staggering array of local produce, including fresh noodles, sweet jelly, seasonal fruits, and live seafood. Your knowledgeable local guide will walk you through the colorful array of ingredients, filling you in on the most popular dishes in Hoi An and the significance of these foods to the traditional culture of central Vietnam.
From here, you dig even deeper into the local food scene, passing through a maze of tiny alleys to emerge at one of our fave (secret) restaurants in Hoi An, where you’ll sample two of Hoi An’s specialties: deep-fried wonton and white rose dumplings.
Believe it or not, there’s more food to come! This Hoi An food tour continues to a street vendor where a plate of chicken rice awaits. Be sure to save space though, as you still have yet another treat in store for dessert and a local beer.
You’ll finish your Hoi An food adventure at a local café near the iconic Japanese covered bridge, which is the perfect spot to conclude this culinary escapade. Top off the tour with a Vietnamese coffee or tea, take in the gentle pace of much-beloved Hoi An, and reflect on your fave dishes of the evening (if you can pick!).
Local English-speaking guide, all food and drink items indicated in the itinerary such as banh mi, banh xeo, fried shrimp wonton, white rose dumpling, chicken rice, local snack, one Vietnamese coffee and one local beer.
Items of a personal nature, additional food and drinks, tips/gratuities for local guide, Hoi An Ancient Town Ticket 120,000 VND (6 USD) per person. (The Hoi An Centre for Cultural Heritage Management and Preservation requires visitors to purchase an entrance ticket for Hoi An’s Old Quarter. You will need to have this entrance ticket before joining the tour, and we request that you bring it with you on your Hoi An Food Adventure Tour in case local authorities check.)
Light and comfortable clothing is recommended.
For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
Confirmation of booking:
If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Closure of sites:
Please note that this tour visits independent, family-owned businesses whose operating schedules and menus may change. Therefore, street food venues and local dishes often vary; your local guide will make any final adjustments on the spot.
Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed. Please select ‘child’ when booking. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.
NB: Not suitable for vegetarians and vegans.