Whilst not all of my favourite street food in Hanoi are served on the street, this shouldn’t deter you as I have high standards, and sometimes that involves sitting on an adult sized chair in a ventilated room.
If you’re a serious foodie, it’s worth downloading an offline map like maps.me and saving your favourite places that you want to visit so you can find them more easily.
This is also a good time to mention that if a restaurant becomes popular, a copy cat will eventually pop up next door. If in doubt, always go to the busy one that isn’t vying desperately for your business.
Here’s my top pick of delicious dishes to be found in Hanoi, and my favourite places to eat them: