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Ho Chi Minh City: Hidden Flavors Private Walking Food Tour

Ho Chi Minh City: Hidden Flavors Private Walking Food Tour

From US$ 24 per person

Walk with local students and discover some of the culinary gems of Saigon hidden in back alleys, try out some of the best local eateries where only locals know and Anthony Bourdain only wish to come.

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Duration 4 hours
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Pickup included
Free pickup from hotels in Ho Chi Minh City District 1 and District 3. For address outside these areas, an additional fee of VND 150,000 is payable on pickup.


  • Nothing's fancy, everything real. Eat with locals, talk with locals
  • Try the best street food in town, guided by passionate local student foodie
  • See the old apartments built in 1968 for the Tet Offensive
  • Flexible and customizable, all dietary types are accommodated
  • Stroll the maze-like back alleys, Visit the biggest night flower market
Full description
Warning: We will not take you to tourist places. You may be the only tourist there. Following pickup from your accommodation, travel by taxi to experience the buzz of the nightlife and the city's most exciting street food scenes. Walking through 4 districts of Saigon while learn about how a live is in Saigon by our passionate local students. Let's do the 8 must-do to immerse yourself to local culture hidden in the back alleys: The menu could be slightly changed depending on the day and time and availability of local food stalls. Tasting 1: Bun bo hue: Start your appetite with the famous beef noodle soup. Tasting 2: Have a bit of walk and try some grilled pork with rice noodle on the way. Tasting 3: Try out the famous Vietnamese banh mi sandwich at a place with tradition. Tasting 4: Get refreshed with sugar cane drink! Tasting 5: Go to the best culinary hidden gem: Chuoi nuong: Grilled banana with coconut milk: a bit sweet and salty of of tropical fruits and coconut milk sauce. Tasting 6: Enjoy a Saigon beer on the terrace of a local restaurant. Tasting 7: Banh xeo: Vietnamese savory crispy pancake: crispy pancake with a lot of flavors from herbs and sauce: Sit back and relax while watching your sizzling cake being done in front of your eyes. Tasting 8: It's time for dessert! call it sweet soup dessert and you are in for a treat.
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • 5-6 street food dishes
  • Beer and sugar cane juice
  • Food costs
  • Gratuities are not included

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • Vegetarian options are available
  • Food allergies can be accommodated if advised on booking
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4.9 /5

based on 26 reviews

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A very interesting trip around the district and streets of Saigon, which a normal tourist from Europe would not discover, my guide told interestingly about places and food of South Vietnam, although the English language needed a bit of improvement, fortunately I understood almost everything. I recommend using this type of excursion.

February 15, 2020

The food experience is one of the most beautiful i have ever had. I could never imagine that these places are real and that exist in Vietnam. Casey our tour guide explained everything we tasted, all of them were tasty and delicious. This tour was special because of the guide, she was so friendly and happy person like being a friend of mine. Thank you Casey, hope to see you soon.

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November 26, 2019

The tour was just perfect from start to finish. I would recommend her 100%. You have to assume that you drive to the individual places with a scooter/motorcycle. Our two guides drove very well, so it was a great experience for us. The entire meal tasted very good and we had no problems afterwards. Hygiene was observed at all times. You should definitely be hungry when doing the tour. There's plenty to eat. In addition, drinks are provided at all times. The evening was like going out with friends. It was great fun and we learned a lot of new things about Vietnam. The guides were very young. Nevertheless, the tour was very professional. It was the absolute highlight of our Vietnam trip and I would book the tour again at any time, because you rarely get such great insights!

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October 23, 2019

Product ID: 175698