Top Notch Street Food Motorbike Tour In Ho Chi Minh City

(411 Reviews)
  • 4 Hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Original Tour
  • English

Highlights

With the promise of the tastiest authentic food that is not recreated for foreign taste! Our well-chosen local food stalls will amaze you. Taste the best of Saigon in 4 hours and avoid tourist traps with our local foodie guides

  • Package includes 8 of the best street foods in town, with drink, Saigon beer, and a dessert
  • Well-organized tour with fast and easy booking
  • Travel with local student guides – like friends
  • See 4 colorful districts (chinatown included) from the back of a motorbike

Starting time: 11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 5:30PM, 6PM (or your requested time)

Tasting Menu

Our tour has been honored with the Viator Experience Awards 2023 & 2024: Top 10 Food Tours Worldwide & and recommended by Forbes. Enjoy a convenient hotel pickup & a delightful selection of 10 dishes:
1. “Gỏi Đu Đủ” -papaya salad, originally offered in our tour since 2018, includes long strands of thinly cut green papaya, roasted peanuts, black beef jerky, a wonderful addition of sliced Vietnamese coriander, and finally a handful of extra crispy fritters, fried shrimp crackers, on the very top. *fresh, yummy and must-try
2. “Dừa Tắc” – Coconut juice infused with pineapple jam or tangy kumquat jam.
3. “Bánh Xèo” – Sizzling Mekong pancake, a specialty served at a Chinatown restaurant with over 25 years of history.
4. “Bánh Khọt” – Crispy Vietnamese bite-sized mini pancake served with herbs and vegetables and spicy sweet fish sauce for dipping
5. “Bún Bò Huế” – The bold flavors of the 8-hour slow-cooked original Hue-style beef noodle soup
6. “Nem Bò Nướng” – Grilled BBQ beef wrapped in lemon grass served with pickles
7. Vietnamese Pizza – Delightful fusion of melted butter, cheese, egg, and sausage.
8. “Chuối Nướng” – Grilled banana with creamy coconut milk, a creation honed over 20 years of experience by our vendor.
9. Saigon beer is a must
10. “Chè” Vietnamese sweet soup or Flan Cake With Coconut Milk
All local Vietnamese street food-stalls have Government Safe Food Certificate
                                               【Any food restrictions can be accommodated】

 

What makes us outstanding?
Transparency matters! Every tour operator claims that they rank in the top 10 somewhere but can’t prove it. SaigonVibes, not only offers a transparent food list (no hidden costs) but also provides our high rankings on 6 popular OTAs for guests to check. 
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Payment: We offer cash and credit card payments through a Vietnamese award-winning booking engine (no fees on your side)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

Ho Chi Minh City Opera House
07 Công Trường Lam Sơn, Bến Nghé, Quận 1, Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh.

 

Request pickup

We offer complimentary pick-up and drop-off services at your Hotel/Airbnb/Apartment within districts 1, 3, and 4. This tour ends at your hotel or your requested places.

Price Includes

  • 10 dishes, snacks, drinks & local beer included ( No Hidden Cost ).
  • Friendly English speaking tour guide
  • Convenient pickup directly from your hotel
  • Helmet
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Transportation by motorbike. One guest with one guide (separate motorbike)
  • Hand sanitizer and face masks (if you require via message before the tour)
  • Accident Insurance up to 5000$ per one case
  • Photos from your tour guide

Itinerary

Hotel Pickup

Your local student guides will arrive at your hotel (5 mins before your starting time) to pick you up on motorbikes, or we can arrange to meet at the Saigon Opera House as a meeting point. Please make sure your booking address is correct.

*The menu could be slightly changed depending on the day and time and availability of local food stalls

Le Van Tam Park

Refresh taste of kumquat coconut or pineapple jam coconut in District 3 and your guides will introduce you to fellow guests joining the food tour. Next, we’ll head to Le Van Tam Park to relish our signature dish, papaya salad, exclusive to our food tour.

Thich Quang Duc Monument

Continuing the journey, you’ll visit the Thich Quang Duc Monument in District 3 and hear the touching story of the monk who self-immolated in protest against Buddhist persecution.

Vo Van Tan street

Uncover Vietnam’s finest culinary gem, Chuoi nuong, grilled banana with coconut milk. Experience the blend of traditional sweet and salty flavors in tropical fruits and coconut milk sauce.

Nguyễn Thiện Thuật Complex

Next stop is Nguyen Thien Thuat Oldest And Huge Apartment Complex. We climb up the the apartment and see how local people live 3-4 generations in a small apartment and understand more about our life and culture. Here you have a chance to try our famous Bun Bo Hue and sing karaoke in local’s house

Ho Thi Ky market

The largest flower market in Ho Chi Minh City, also boasts a street food paradise. Sample authentic Vietnamese pizza, savor grilled beef with lemongrass, and enjoy a local cold beer.

Chinatown

Embark on a scooter ride through charming alleyways, passing fashion street’s cloth shops. Relish an authentic Banh Mi from a local vendor and indulge in one of the most popular street foods, Banh Xeo, in Chinatown.

Lastly, culminate your food adventure at a beloved local dessert spot, Chè mâm Khánh Vy. You’re sure to fall in love with it.

Drop off

We’ll drop you off at your hotel or the Opera House to conclude the tour.

Map

Additional Information

  • Any food restrictions can be accommodated
  • Free pick-up & drop-off right at your hotel at district 1,3 and 4
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Weight limit of motorbike isless than 105kg (231lbs). If you are 100-120kg (220-265lbs) please let me know after booking.
  • You will be the back of your guide's motorbike
  • Most travelers can participate

FAQ

Do I need to pay for my dishes on this tour?

You don’t need to pay extra fees for your dishes on this tour. $28 includes 8 dishes, a drink, beer, and dessert already. 

Why should I book this tour?

This food tour will take you to places that you may not have discovered on your own. You’ll get to try local specialties and hidden gems that are not necessarily in the guidebooks. You will typically be avoiding large crowds and long lines as well and get to interact with locals

Can I change the travel date?

You have the option to modify your travel date by sending us a request on WhatsApp up to 12 hours before the start of the experience.

Do you have insurance covered?

This package includes Motorbike Accident Insurance up to 5000$ per one case

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Tym

Group Traveller

100% recommend! Thank you so much Tan, Tom, Mac, Men, Roger, Chloe, Jenny, Kelly, Yen & Kaka for the really great time! The tour is the best experience we’ve had in Viet Nam. The riders were so kind and warm, they made our trip 100x better! Because of them, we want to go back again in the future. All the food they gave us were also very good! If you’re planning to go to Viet Nam, you must not miss this tour. Also shoutout to my rider, Mac! He’s the best! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

3 July 2024

Hannah

Group Traveller

This motorbike tour was the highlight of our trip here in Vietnam! All our riders were so amazing and very very fun to hang out with!! We miss them all already! We want to see them again! Thank you so so much TAN, CHLOE, JENNY, TOM, MAC, MEN, ROGER, KELLY, YEN, & KAKA! You guys are the best! 💯

CHLOE, thank you for being my rider. You’re amazing! It was so lovely to meet you! I’ll see you again when I come back here in Vietnam. I will call you! 100 stars for you!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️💯💖

Thank you TAN and the whole team for making our Vietnam trip an experience of a lifetime! Because of all of you, you made us want to come back again here in Vietnam! You are all so very kind, polite, warm and very very fun to hang out with! It feels like home with all of you. Thank you so much for the best and wonderful experience. We love you all and we definitely want to see you guys again! Cảm ơn!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!! 100 stars for everyone!!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️💯💯💯🙏🏼🎉🎉🎉❤️❤️❤️

3 July 2024

Jonathan

Group Traveller

Tan, Tom, Mac, Men, Roger, Chloe, Jenny, Kelly, Yen, and Kaka, thank you friends for the tour. You were all so warm, we never felt more welcome and at home! Thanks for sharing your lives. Without a doubt, food + these friends are the most unforgettable part of our trip. We’ll be back. Denengdeng!!

3 July 2024

425tan

Couple Traveller

I can’t recommend this tour enough, if you have time in Ho Chi Minh City and love food this tour is something you absolutely have to do!

Our guides Kelly, Thi, Mac, Tai, Luke, Richie, Scott, Kellie and Jack were absolutely amazing. They were all incredibly friendly and so easy to talk to. They shared insights about the city’s history, culture, and cuisine, making the experience educational as well as enjoyable.

Although the idea of being on a motorbike seems daunting our drivers made everyone feel super comfortable and safe on the back of their bikes. Special thanks to Jack for being the best driver!

The food was incredible, we stopped at places we would not have found if we didn’t go on this tour. The portions are a good size and I would recommend pacing your self so that you can try all the foods – trust me you do not want to miss out on any of them. We were a bigger group (10 people), we appreciated being able to make small changes to the meals as we had people with food intolerances and the guides were more than happy to accomodate them.

The food aside – it was amazing to be able to explore the city with locals and learn more about Vietnam. Hi Chi Minh City is beautiful and full of life. It was fantastic to see the city truely come alive at night.

2 July 2024

686colin

Group Traveller

I highly recommend this tour if you’re in Saigon; it will act as a great and concise intro into some hard-to-find delicacies that Vietnam has to offer. My tour guides (Khôi, John, Kelly, hi) are extremely knowledgeable about this city and they will always treat you with kindness, which is much appreciated in a foreign environment.

1 July 2024
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