🇻🇳 Top authentic local food in Hanoi you wish you knew - Vietnam
Vietnamese food is definitely a big part of the culture. From coffee to salad to noodles, I am sure you will enjoy the fresh and simple food as much as I do. For example, food in the North, Hanoi is comparably lighter and less intense than the food in the South. If you are a food purist or big on tasting all the ingredients in its authentic flavor, you must not miss Hanoi's good local street food. *Guide will be updated whenever I have new recommendations!
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Vietnamese Coffee - Cà Phê

1. Cafe Dinh

Condensed milk coffee / Egg coffee

Cafe Dinh
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I love the condensed milk coffee and the vibe of the place! It's on the second floor.
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2. CaCaFeFe

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CaCaFeFe cafe
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It is a slightly fancier coffee shop than the street local coffee stalls but coffee 91 was absolutely delicious! I'm still dreaming about it...
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3. Cafe Giang

They are famous for their egg coffee but personally, I like their condensed milk coffee.

Cafe Giảng
@carrine
I love their condensed milk coffee! Honestly, you can't go wrong ordering this at any coffee shop. Not a big fan of the egg coffee but you should definitely try.
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Hanoi Grill Fish with Vermicelli - Chả Cá

4. Vua Chả Cá Lý Thường Kiệt

I knew this is my favorite Vietnamese food the moment I tried it. 

Vua Chả Cá Lý Thường Kiệt
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DELICIOUS. I won't explain the taste, you need to have it in one of your meals. It is the highlight of my Hanoi food tour.
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5. Chả Cá Thăng Long

Chả Cá Thăng Long
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6. Chả Cá Anh Vũ

Chả Cá Anh Vũ
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Vietnamese Beef Noodle - Phở

7. Phở Biên

Do yourself a favor and come early (before 9am). Things get sold out quickly. There is a whole range of pho from the menu.

- Beef noodles pho (classic): Phở bò 

- Beef stew pho: Phở bò sốt vang

- Tender beef pho: Phở nhừ 

- Deep fried wheat flour fluffy sticks: Quẩy Hà Nội Trứ Danh

Phở Biên
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If you want good food, you just have to get up early. One of the best I've had.
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Vietnamese Rice Rolls - Bánh Cuốn

8. Quán Bánh Cuốn Thanh Vân

It's a Vietnamese breakfast thing! Be sure to try other things on the menu too.

Quán Bánh Cuốn Thanh Vân
@carrine
Freshly made daily, as you will see them making it at the shop front before you enter.
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9. Bánh cuốn nóng

Bánh cuốn nóng
@carrine
Another option to consider
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Vietnamese Salad - Nộm

10. Nộm Mai Nga

I love the beef salad, nộm bò. I would also recommend their tapioca dumplings, bánh bột lọc.

Nộm Mai Nga
@carrine
Beef salad is so refreshing and tasty. Tapioca dumplings are very good too.
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Grill Pork Skewer with Vietnamese Baguette - Bánh Mì Thịt Xiên Nướng

11. Quán Bà Ngà

Great late-night supper or snack option. 

Quán Bà Ngà
@carrine
The pork skewers are so tender, full of flavor and banh mi is warm and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.
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Vietnam Itinerary: based on my personal solo trip

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I'm Carrine – A spirited female solo traveler with a passion for adventure, exquisite cuisine, and the thrill of exploration.

Fueling my love for travel, I'm sharing my itineraries for free where like-minded female travelers can enjoy exploring the beauty of our planet conveniently.

Here's what you can expect from me:

🔥 Local Street Food

🗺️ Authentic Travels

😴 Accomodation Tiers

I believe in offering free information and I hope you enjoy what you find on your travel journey.

If you'd like to thank me, show your support by saving this guide! 🫶🏼

IG: @carrine.travels

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🇻🇳 Top authentic local food in Hanoi you wish you knew - Vietnam
Vietnamese food is definitely a big part of the culture. From coffee to salad to noodles, I am sure you will enjoy the fresh and simple food as much as I do. For example, food in the North, Hanoi is comparably lighter and less intense than the food in the South. If you are a food purist or big on tasting all the ingredients in its authentic flavor, you must not miss Hanoi's good local street food. *Guide will be updated whenever I have new recommendations!
11 Places • 7 Saves • ago
Free

Vietnamese Coffee - Cà Phê

1. Cafe Dinh

Condensed milk coffee / Egg coffee

Cafe Dinh
@carrine
I love the condensed milk coffee and the vibe of the place! It's on the second floor.
Add to
Details

2. CaCaFeFe

91

CaCaFeFe cafe
@carrine
It is a slightly fancier coffee shop than the street local coffee stalls but coffee 91 was absolutely delicious! I'm still dreaming about it...
Add to
Details

3. Cafe Giang

They are famous for their egg coffee but personally, I like their condensed milk coffee.

Cafe Giảng
@carrine
I love their condensed milk coffee! Honestly, you can't go wrong ordering this at any coffee shop. Not a big fan of the egg coffee but you should definitely try.
Add to
Details

Hanoi Grill Fish with Vermicelli - Chả Cá

4. Vua Chả Cá Lý Thường Kiệt

I knew this is my favorite Vietnamese food the moment I tried it. 

Vua Chả Cá Lý Thường Kiệt
@carrine
DELICIOUS. I won't explain the taste, you need to have it in one of your meals. It is the highlight of my Hanoi food tour.
Add to
Details

5. Chả Cá Thăng Long

Chả Cá Thăng Long
@carrine
Adding this as an option so you can choose whichever place you prefer in terms of convenience / vibes.
Add to
Details

6. Chả Cá Anh Vũ

Chả Cá Anh Vũ
@carrine
Another option so you can choose whichever place you prefer in terms of convenience / vibes.
Add to
Details

Vietnamese Beef Noodle - Phở

7. Phở Biên

Do yourself a favor and come early (before 9am). Things get sold out quickly. There is a whole range of pho from the menu.

- Beef noodles pho (classic): Phở bò 

- Beef stew pho: Phở bò sốt vang

- Tender beef pho: Phở nhừ 

- Deep fried wheat flour fluffy sticks: Quẩy Hà Nội Trứ Danh

Phở Biên
@carrine
If you want good food, you just have to get up early. One of the best I've had.
Add to
Details

Vietnamese Rice Rolls - Bánh Cuốn

8. Quán Bánh Cuốn Thanh Vân

It's a Vietnamese breakfast thing! Be sure to try other things on the menu too.

Quán Bánh Cuốn Thanh Vân
@carrine
Freshly made daily, as you will see them making it at the shop front before you enter.
Add to
Details

9. Bánh cuốn nóng

Bánh cuốn nóng
@carrine
Another option to consider
Add to
Details

Vietnamese Salad - Nộm

10. Nộm Mai Nga

I love the beef salad, nộm bò. I would also recommend their tapioca dumplings, bánh bột lọc.

Nộm Mai Nga
@carrine
Beef salad is so refreshing and tasty. Tapioca dumplings are very good too.
Add to
Details

Grill Pork Skewer with Vietnamese Baguette - Bánh Mì Thịt Xiên Nướng

11. Quán Bà Ngà

Great late-night supper or snack option. 

Quán Bà Ngà
@carrine
The pork skewers are so tender, full of flavor and banh mi is warm and crispy on the outside, soft on the inside.
Add to
Details

Vietnam Itinerary: based on my personal solo trip

Other Local Food Guides

★彡[ᴄᴀʀʀɪɴᴇ.ᴀɴᴅ.ʜᴇʀ.ꜱᴏʟᴏ.ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟꜱ]彡★

Hey, fellow adventurers! 🌺

I'm Carrine – A spirited female solo traveler with a passion for adventure, exquisite cuisine, and the thrill of exploration.

Fueling my love for travel, I'm sharing my itineraries for free where like-minded female travelers can enjoy exploring the beauty of our planet conveniently.

Here's what you can expect from me:

🔥 Local Street Food

🗺️ Authentic Travels

😴 Accomodation Tiers

I believe in offering free information and I hope you enjoy what you find on your travel journey.

If you'd like to thank me, show your support by saving this guide! 🫶🏼

IG: @carrine.travels

* * *
CURATED BY
★彡[ᴄᴀʀʀɪɴᴇ.ᴀɴᴅ.ʜᴇʀ.ꜱᴏʟᴏ.ᴛʀᴀᴠᴇʟꜱ]彡★ Hey, fellow adventurers! 🌺 I'm Carrine – A spirited female solo traveler with a passion for adventure, exquisite cuisine, and the thrill of exploration. Fueling my love for travel, I'm sharing my itineraries for free where like-minded female travelers can enjoy exploring the beauty of our planet conveniently. Here's what you can expect from me: 🔥 Local Street Food 🗺️ Authentic Travels 😴 Accommodation Tiers I believe in offering free information and I hope you enjoy what you find on your travel journey. If you'd like to thank me, show your support by saving my guides! 🫶🏼 IG: @carrine.travels Booking.com: https://www.booking.com/index.html?aid=8081585
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