Bánh mì pate Lãn Ông

For the quick snack

Go to this 30-year old bánh mì shop. It is a must-try in Hà Nội.

8 Chả Cá Street, Hà Nội

Bún chả restaurant

For the street food lover

Located in a small alley at the Old Quarter, the restaurant specializes in mixed fish sauce, noodles and grilled pork balls.

74 Lane, Hàng Quạt Street

Chè 4 mùa

For the dessert fix

For travelers with a sweet tooth, this shop (established before 1975) is famous for its sweet desserts, including lotus seeds with black jelly and mung beans.

Instagram: @che4mua

4 Hàng Cân Street

Cộng Café

For the history buff

An intimate, cosy and historic location. Vietnam’s recent history echoes in its decorations, including old photographs and model aircraft.

116 Cầu Gỗ Street

Giảng Café

For the coffee addict

It’s most popular offering is Hanoi’s iconic egg coffee.

Instagram: @cafegiang

39 Nguyễn Hữu Huân Street

Miến lươn (eel noodle)

For the adventurous

It is best known for its light soup noodles, fried eels and “bún cá” fish noodles.

72 Lane, Cầu Gỗ Street

Phở Gia Truyền

For the authentic Phở

As the name suggests it serves “Phở” – Vietnam’s iconic dish. Its white noodles, light soup and tender beef for make a perfect bowl of phở. Phở Gia Truyền is the best Phở restaurant in Hanoi, having been established over 50 years ago. It’s so good that customers are willing to stand in line!

49 Bát Đàn Street