Hoi An Walking Food Tour Through Laneways

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In this walking food tour, visitors will have an off-the-beaten-track experience in Hoi An, the Vietnamese heritage city. From mid-afternoon to evening, a variety of foods are sold in the streets, laneways and eateries. Thanks to that, visitors have the chance to see and taste different dishes, and also learn about them from a local guide. Some unique dishes are introduced, including ones which you have never seen before. Instead of busy and touristy roads, small and quiet laneways are our choices to allow “foodies” to watch the daily life of local residents, instead of borning shophouses. In workshops where makers make the foods, the guide tells stories about the family and steps to produce. After the walking tour, all members of the group will discover Hoi An in the evening, at their own leisure.

4 hours Walking English 2 Minimum (Private available)


  • Try many local foods, local beverages and specialties while wandering around Hoi An old town, a melting pot where people from different parts of the world exchange their culinary cultures.
  • Learn about Hoi An local cuisine from a citizen guide who grew up in the city, from name, meaning of the name, ingredients, how to make, and how to eat.
  • Meet and talk with local people, and even visit their house (“workshop”) where they make the foods daily to sell for markets and restaurants in town.
  • Have the chance to get a lantern boat and release the candle lanterns to the river. Many photo opportunities also.

What's Included

Departure & Return

Tour guide will see visitors in the meeting point, at 3 pm and then show all the foods. After the tour, visitors have time to explore Hoi An old town at your own leisure. He/she will assist to call a taxi or shuttle bus to bring you back the hotel if requested. 


Pick up
Tour guide will be in Banh Mi Phuong at 2B Phan Chu Trinh St to meet visitors, at 3 pm
Hoi An old town walking food tour through laneways
Visitors have the chance to try these foods: (1) clear dumplings, (2) cao lau noodle, (3) banh mi sandwich, (4) black sesame soup, (5) iced herbal tea, (6) traditional coffee, (7) it cake, (8) banh su se (cake), balut (optional), (9) water fern cakes.

Food options may be changed on 1st and 15th lunar days of the month, and for vegetarians/vegans.

Read also: Hoi An Food Specialties
Night Maket & Lantern Streets
Two highlights in Hoi An Old Town at night, providing so much opportunities to take pictures and buy souvenirs to bring home. Lantern boat ride to see the sparking scene of lanterns from the river, is optional.

See details in Hoi An Night Market and Hoi An Lanterns
Explore Hoi An by yourself
Travelers have free time after the tour ends (around 7 pm) to explore the town or go back to hotel.

Additional Info

  • This experience is run with 2 travelers minimum but private one is still available. Chat with us via whatsapp number +84968009827 for the best price.
  • Confirmation may be received at time of booking.
  • If traveling with kids, an announcement in advance is necessary.
  • Free for childrens under 5 years old and 50% off for childrens from 5 to 10 years old, full fee for older ages.
  • A small extra fee will be surcharged to pick up in the Son Tra peninsula (Da Nang) and South Hoi An area (Hoi An)
  • Most travelers can participate, LGBT-friendly
  • No wheelchair accessible.

How to Book & Pay

Text in whatsapp +84968009827
A reply will be made within a few hours
Meet up & Pay (in Day of departure)
Cash only, USD & VND accepted
On Tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

No temples and other holy places in the tour, so visitors don’t need to follow any dress regulations, just wear what they love. If you’re allergic of something, please advise us to change the food samples to make the best experience.

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