10 Best Food Tours In Hội An, Vietnam - Updated 2024

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Are you heading to the central part of Vietnam — or more precisely, the town of Hoi An? The average temperature of 29°C (84°F) all-year-round and only four months of wet season make it a popular choice among tourists. Apart from being recognized by UNESCO, it was also voted the “Top City in The World,” and capital of Vietnam’s cooking arts. It is famous for its water canals, yellow houses, picturesque narrow streets, and industrious tailors. They can tailor a suit or dress in a whim. And, local cuisine will fit you just as well. From famous soups, Vietnamese sandwiches, noodles, seafood, crunchy vegetables, snails, to a sweet soup called chè, the variety of dishes and vendors here can be overwhelming. Now, browse our list of the best food tours in Hoi An, Vietnam, that will introduce the best dishes and spots to you.

1. Bike around in an eco-friendly tour (from USD 49.0)

Vietnam is a two-wheel nation. But in this case, the two-wheel here does not mean a motorbike. Bicycles can be seen and rented everywhere in this city. This tour with food and drinks provides a hybrid one and a knowledgeable guide. With a maximum of eight people, you will not get a catalogue-like experience. Here, you will have the chance to visit some food stalls, restaurants and even a local family! Hoi An and this activity are eco-friendly, as well. The tour provider will provide an eco-friendly water bottle for you and take you to an organic farm. You might even spot a buffalo or smiling locals in the rice fields.

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Evening Hoi An Food Tour by Bike

Duration: 4 hours

143 reviews

2. Slurp on some delectable noodles (from USD 29.0)

This is a popular and budget-friendly walking tour. Taste up to 10 typical dishes, from pancakes to white thick Cao Lau noodles — the essence of Hoi An, Quảng Nam Province. Slurp on it like a local. A bottle of water is included, as well. This tour lasts for 2.5 hours. It is also vegetarian and kid-friendly. Discover the best dishes and the story behind them in off-the-radar locations. It is an afternoon tour, so you should skip lunch as much as possible. You will learn all the names of dishes — maybe even some basic Vietnamese phrases! As such, you can later head on to the night market on your own with confidence.

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Hoi An Cheap Walking Food Tour

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

39 reviews

3. Sample rose dumplings and sweet yummy snacks (from USD 44.0)

This two-and-a-half-hour evening tour of 12 people includes a beer or coffee, foods, and a night market tour. The night market of Hoi An is very popular. Here, you can buy all the staples of Hoi An cuisine, as well as fried banana, corn, fried sesame balls (bánh cam), and satay. You can also sample some octopus or frogs — if you’re adventurous. Staples of Hoi An include rice rolls, banh mi, or white rose dumplings. No, they do not contain a real rose; they just resemble one. The best place to eat these unique dumplings is definitely in Hoi An. Do not miss out on this tour.

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Hoi An Old Town Food Tour with Small Group at Night

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

296 reviews

4. Pay a visit to Madam Khanh, the Banh Mi Queen (from USD 37.0)

This lunch tour will offer you a bite of the best dishes, a sip of Vietnamese coffee with a kick, a view from a rooftop bar, and even a visit to an organic farm, followed by a foot massage! This is surely a true, off-the-beaten-path tour. Even your kids will be satisfied, and if you ever watched Anthony Bourdain’s show, this tour will take you to dining spots where you can eat banh mi — a dish that he adored and described the taste like a “symphony in a sandwich.” The banh mi stall where this tour will take you is iconic and historic, since it started operations in 1985.

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Hoi An City and Food Small Group Guided Tour

Duration: 4 hours

24 reviews

5. Embark on a tour that gives back to the community (from USD 44.0)

Do you want to eat like there’s no tomorrow, but still support a good cause? Profits and fees from this tour go to disadvantaged local people and minorities. Not only will you discover up to eight unique dishes that you should not miss on your visit, but also learn about Hoi An’s history and culture. And the dishes? Apart from the previously mentioned soups, sandwiches, and rice cakes, you also can try xí mà phù and black sesame/rice soup. Finish the tour with a cup of Vietnamese coffee, then take a lovely stroll through the city. Or, head back to your accommodation to relax.

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Hoi An Helping Hand Food Tour- HHELP

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

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6. Be mesmerized on an after-the-sunset tour (from USD 45.0)

Do you want to avoid the Vietnamese heat? This tour starts at 5:00pm and lasts for two to three hours. Visit the local night market and snack on barbeque chicken, shrimps, frogs, octopus, sweet deep-fried puffy snacks, crispy pancakes, or fried bananas. Alternatively, you can buy some fresh fruit. You must give dragon fruit, mangosteen, banana, or longan a try here. Watch as Vietnamese ladies cut pineapple in a breathtaking, lightning speed.

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Hoi An Evening Small-Group Foodie Tour

Duration: 2 to 3 hours

141 reviews

7. Enjoy a private group tour (from USD 60.0)

Travelling in a group? This one is a private group tour. Get to know the city of Hoi An and its surrounding areas in four hours. Meals, snacks and drinks are included. After a timely pick up at your accommodation, friendly English-speaking guides will take you to hidden spots, and local favourites. They’ll also provide backstories for every corner you cross. Explore on foot, bike, or boat! On this, tour it is highly recommended to indulge on “bánh xèo”, a Vietnamese savoury crepe.

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Hoi An Evening Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours

8. Another "noodlastic" tour in Hoi An (from USD 60.0)

Skip the breakfast and join this tour, where you’ll sample fried snacks, sweet corn soup, or Quang noodles. Along with Cao Lau, this noodle is popular and densely represented. Quang noodles are made from rice flour as well, and the difference is that they are usually topped with shrimps, not pork. Plus, they give off a distinctive yellow colour. In four hours, you will sample around ten dishes in total. Guides are friendly, approachable, and experienced. You will hear a lot of anecdotes, local tales, and be pointed to all areas of interest.

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Small Group Half-Day Morning Food Tour of Hoi An

Duration: 4 hours

9. Cherish local cuisine for three to four hours (from USD 35.0)

Apart from the previously mentioned noodle dishes, dumplings, coffee, or sandwiches, you can also try out tofu or hard-boiled fertilized eggs! Not into that? Try the sugar-cane juice while on this tour. It is full of antioxidants. Southeast Asia has a big issue with plastic waste, so if you have your reusable bottle, locals will happily pour it in your container. There are also “Refill My Bottle” water stations. Guides are passionate, wise and friendly, so do not hesitate to ask questions about the food, the town’s history, or remarkable landmarks. This tour accommodates up to 10 people.

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Hoi An Street Local Food Tour

Duration: 3 to 4 hours

10. A perfect choice for vegetarians (from USD 55.0)

The trend of reduced meat consumption and vegetarianism are on the rise in Western countries. Worry not, as Vietnam has a lot to offer to vegetarians, too. Hop on a moped with a local and try rice noodle dishes, rice pancakes or a thing that is widely-spread and popular in Asia — a hotpot. A vegetarian hotpot is called lẩu chay and it is a fun dish for a group. You will cook all the ingredients yourself in a tasty broth! Finish your tour with a sweet delight - an ice cream. This tour takes four to five hours.

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Hoi An Vegetarian Food Tour By Scooter

Duration: 4 to 5 hours

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Food should be an adventure. Go on one in Hoi An

If you are offered a “Ớt Tương Triều Phát"— the local iconic chilli sauce — and love spicy food, feel free to indulge. Hoi An will leave you with warm, fond memories. It is famous for banh mi sandwiches, noodle dishes, chicken rice, or even its Vietnamese pizza (Bánh Tráng Nướng) — a dish which substitutes pizza dough. for a rice paper. Walk around, cycle or take a motorbike, and take it all in. After all, Hoi An is a one-of-a-kind city in Vietnam.

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