Vietnam TravelHow to Find the Best Street Food in Vietnam

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Vietnamese street food is some of the best in the world—but it can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look. In this post, we’ll show you how to find the best street food in Vietnam, no matter what city you’re in. Keep reading to learn more!

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1. Start by asking your hotel staff or fellow travelers for recommendations.

The best way to find good Vietnamese street food in a new city is by asking locals. They not only know where the hidden gems are, but also how and when you should eat them so that it tastes as great for your taste buds!

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2. Once you have a few places in mind, head on over and take a look around.

If the area is clean, crowded and well-lit, that’s when you can expect fresh delicious food! If it seems dirty or dark with nobody there to serve customers then move onto another spot before your meal gets cold.

3. To find out if a restaurant has good tasting dishes, you can check their Yelp reviews.

There’s an easy way to find out if a restaurant has good tasting dishes-check their Yelp reviews. A lot of people these days are also using social media when they go online in order look at different places around town for something new and delicious!

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4. When you’ve found a place you like, go ahead and order something to eat.

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Make sure to try a dish that you’ve never had before—that’s half the fun of street food! Try a new dish with each visit, and you’ll soon find yourself addicted to the local cuisine.

5. Once you’ve finished your meal, take a moment to reflect on your experience.

What was your favorite part of today’s meal? If you loved it, great! But if not and there are other street food vendors out on the town that’ll make sure to please.

6. You can use food delivery apps to try the street foods in your area.

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You can order food from food delivery apps in Vietnam to try the street foods. Some of our favorites are GrabFood and Foody! If you are happy with the meal, you can walk-in the establishment to order food next time and cut the delivery fees to zero!

7. You can’t go wrong with this strategy!

Rinse and repeat until you find your favorite spots.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to find the best street food in Vietnam in no time flat! Happy eating!

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There are some accounts on Instagram that focus on street food in different areas. I will have to remember what it is. I have not been on there in awhile and don’t know my password anymore. I know it is something”viet”.


I know a lot of people love their meat and fishy dishes but I have had some of the best vegetarian dishes in Vietnam. They are amazing. All through street vendors too. I would love an article that focuses on vegetarian and vegan places. I am not either but I like to limit my meat and fish consumption. 


Love this. I am always trying to find the best spots to eat anywhere I go on a trip or vacation. Vietnam has so much going on that it is easy to overlook some amazing spots to get some great street food. 


Vietnam has the best street food I have ever had and I have been to several major cities around the world. Nothing beats it. You can tell they make the food with love and passion. 


In Vietnam, I was able to find street food that was cooked right in front of me. I would highly recommend going to Vietnam if you are looking for a great place to eat street food!


I love guides like this. It helps for people who have never been to Vietnam or who have only been a few times. There is so much to explore in the country it can be overwhelming and you can miss out on a lot of amazing food!


I love street food! When I was in Vietnam, I had the most amazing bánh mi sandwiches at a little restaurant that my husband’s friend recommended. We also stopped by a roadside stand and got some grilled squid on a stick. It was so good!

Have you ever been to Singapore? They have some of the best street food around!


How to find the best ? VERY simple : you eat in the street restaurants which are full of locals; not many = no good !!!!

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