Sample some of the world’s best street food with Saigon Street Eats, created by an Australian-Vietnamese couple who are obsessed with Vietnamese food. Barbara and Vu run small group street food tours in Ho Chi Minh City, tours that delve into the culture, history and food of this exciting and crazy metropolis.

We are an anti-tour un-tour kind of operation. No stern lectures, no uniforms and no matchy-matchy bikes. We want you to feel like you’re hanging out with friends who are showing you the best — and tastiest — bits of their city.

That tastiness includes dishes you won’t find outside of Vietnam, or even outside of Saigon. All our street food tours are seasoned with stories that will help you understand the country’s unique history and culture, and how these intersect in the food. (Did we mention it’s the best in the world?)

The Saigon Street Eats team understands that not everyone is comfortable on the back of a motorbike. Our focus is the food, not the bikes. So we created a morning walking tour (the Pho Trail) and evening tours with the scaredy-cat option of taking taxis to and from the tour area. We don’t even poke fun at you for being a scaredy-cat! (We’re nice like that.)

Check out our NEW tour upgrade option: Pasteur Street craft beer, available on our evening tours. We are the only tour company in town offering a selection of Saigon-brewed American-style craft beer featuring uniquely Vietnamese flavours. Our craft beer packs contain three brews: Passionfruit Wheat Ale (4%); Jasmine IPA (6.5%) and Spice Island Saison (7.2%).


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The Pho Trail - a morning walking tour

We will take you out of the tourist area for a food walk through the “real” Saigon. We’ll start at a pho place that’s been serving noodle soup for more than 35 years. This place is one of Saigon’s best kept secrets … and it also serves great Vietnamese coffee

The Seafood Trail - a night eating adventure

Ốc is the Vietnamese word that’s shorthand for all crustaceans. So you will be able to sample a variety of seafood — the best seafood in Ho Chi Minh City, no less — including sea snails that are eaten with a safety pin, mussels, scallops and tasty prawns-on-a-stick

Street Food 101 - an evening introduction to street food

Dive into local life in a bustling hẻm (alley) packed with food vendors who have spent decades perfecting their special dishes. While sampling a variety of simple street food, you’ll hear stories about this local neighbourhood  and how history has influenced the Saigon’s culinary scene


Outstanding !!
I do food tours in every country I visit and this tour is definitely one of the top 2 food tours I’ve done in the world. I followed another reviewer’s advice and did the Seafood Trail and Pho Trail tours. The Seafood Trail was amazing and gave a great insight into Vietnam’s seafood cuisine. We made stops at 4 different restaurants and the food at each was outstanding and different from anything I’ve ever eaten and there were definitely a couple of dishes where I would have licked the plates clean if I were alone.
Dlam626 from San Francisco
Amazing introduction to the culture and history of Vietnam
We did the breakfast tour as a family of five including a teenager and two young children. Vu and his team took us on a magical mystery tour giving us a brief glimpse of the heart of the true Vietnamese lifestyle and history. From the fantastic pho breakfast through to the picnic lunch at the temple this is a fantastic way to be meet and discover Ho Chi Minh City and its people. Also a great way to learn how to traverse the otherwise incredibly dangerous streets dodging scooters and cars! Great food and great company.
686busymamma from Darwin, Australia
Amazing, Adventurous, Delicious Seafood Tasting
We have been traveling in Asia for 15 years. This is the best street food tour bar none that we have experienced. The quality of the food is outstanding. The variety of seafood and as much beer and water as you want and the most expert guide in Binh. He navigates his way carefully and with skill. His knowledge of good food and interesting dishes is impressive. He has interesting stories and information about everything that you eat. We had 3 major food stops and a dessert stop. There is a wide variety of seafood that we tasted: clams, octopus, crab, snail, mussels, prawns, and more. Everything we tasted was delicious and interesting. We highly recommend this tour as the best thing to do in HCMC.
Lilyan C from Santa Barbara, California
Phenomenal night on the town! (Seafood Street Eats Tour)
I cannot recommend this tour enough! Having done a lot of street tours while traveling, this was far and away the best one. For an entire evening, Vu and his buddies took us to a wide range of fun, laid-back local shops (basically, a collection of Vu’s favorite places – and no complaints from me on that front!) and taught us all about different types of local cuisine. In between, we got to ride with them on motos through the crazy streets of Saigon and chat about basically any topic I wanted to know about: local politics, cultural norms, driving etiquette, Vietnamese history – if something crossed my mind, Vu and the gang were excited to talk to me about it. Just a blast – what a way to learn so much (and eat so much deliciousness) in such a short period of time!
Runnerboy11 from New York
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