4 Delicious Street Food Markets In Ho Chi Minh City For Appetizers

Delicious and appetizing street food is one of the most interesting and attractive aspects of Ho Chi Minh City. These are the five most famous street food markets of the bustling city in Southern Vietnam that you absolutely have to stop by if you are an appetizer.

Ben Thanh Street Food Market – Ho Chi Minh City

Ben Thanh Market might be considered as one of the most attractive places of Ho Chi Minh City. In Ben Thanh market, most are small merchants selling food, so it is understandable when the street food in Ben Thanh market is guaranteed for the quality of food and fast, attracting a large number of customers from both domestic and abroad.

Ben Thanh street food market has many advantages, one of which is the location - right in the center of Ho Chi Minh City, and has a very large area, from the dining area to the stalls area. Entering here, you can immediately feel the fragrant aroma from the typical Vietnamese dishes, surrounded by many strange languages, different faces and skin colors, but here, everyone is the same. Sitting at the same table, sharing a very bustling atmosphere, and tasting delicious but cheap dishes.

Ho Chi Minh City street food markets

The Ben Thanh Street Food market

Another benefit of this famous Ben Thanh street food market is the space, in addition to being spacious and comfortable, the décor here is catching up quite well with the new trend of young people with colorful graffiti walls or tables and chairs and dusty wood.

With dozens of advantages, the Ben Thanh Street food market becomes bustling soon after just opening. However, because it serves a lot of tourists, the price of food here compared to the common ground when eating out of the restaurant is a little bit more expensive, but with the facilities it brings, it is really worth it right?

Ho Chi Minh City street food markets

Ben Thanh street food market sells many kinds of delicious food

Address: 26 - 28 - 30 Thu Khoa Huan Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Coco5 – Bangkok Street Food market

Truly a destination for Thai cuisine lovers, Coco5 sells all kinds of Thai snacks, from savory dishes to sweet dishes, from dishes that are familiar with the Asian people in general to featured dishes. Coco5 also follows the street food market model when each dish is sold in a separate stall, the stalls have extremely eye-catching decoration in the traditional style.

Ho Chi Minh City street food markets

Coco5 night market, Saigon

Looking from the outside, Coco5 is quite modest with about 4 or 5 stalls. However, this is just a “take away” where people buy food to bring along the way, if you go inside, you will see Coco5 has a large area selling salty food and tables and chairs for guests to enjoy. Of course, all are decorated in a shimmering and dazzling way.

The prices of food and drinks here are also kind of cheaper compared to the expensive premises in Nguyen Hue golden land. Only around 30 to 50.000 VND per dish and the staff here is also very friendly when willing to recommend you each dish or take you to the inside. You can also stand at the counter to buy and see the seller making your food too, the experience shall truly leave a deep impression on you.

Ho Chi Minh City street food markets

The takeaway area of Coco5 street food market

Address: 68 Nguyen Hue Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Tan Dinh Night Market, Saigon

If during the daytime, Tan Dinh market is crowded with fabric shops, clothes, then when the night falls, this place will become an attractive culinary spot. With many restaurants along the two sides of the street in Hai Ba Trung, customers can just enjoy the food, as well as the unforgettable Saigon atmosphere at night. The flavors here are also diverse, from typical dishes such as rib porridge, chicken sticky rice, night rice, etc to the fragrant Singapore frog porridge.

Ho Chi Minh City street food markets

A delicious rice dish in Tan Dinh market

If you do not want to fill your belly to the brim, there are still many pubs which are the familiar gathering place for young people at night. Such as Eck peach tea shop, small stalls of desserts, flan, etc. But if you want to have a snack, the salty pumpkin food stall will be an attractive suggestion for you.

At around 05:00 PM, the restaurants start to sell food, but the most crowded time is around 08:00 PM until 1 or 2 PM. However, most of the shops here are curbed and the prices are somewhat more expensive than in other areas. Therefore, you should consult the price before coming.

Address: Tan Dinh Market, Hai Ba Trung Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Ba Chieu Night Market

At night, the Ba Chieu market is equally bustling as during the day with delicious restaurants. The place has become a familiar address for people who love to stay up late. At around 00:08 PM, there are street vendors, the restaurant starts to sell food and the place keep operating like that until late at night. The most famous is probably the popular but extremely delicious char siu sticky rice.

Ho Chi Minh City street food markets

The food stall with grilled meat and sticky rice in Ba Chieu market

In this market, you will also see simple dishes such as pieces of bread, boiled corn, soy milk, etc, but will give you the full taste of the night cuisine in Saigon.

Here are the most famous and attractive street food markets in Ho Chi Minh City that you really should stop by. Don’t be hesitate to contact CuChiTunnels.vn if you don’t have much time to plan a trip yourself and wanting to join a high-quality, professional and memorable travel tour.

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