Gluten Free City Guide: Hanoi, Vietnam

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I was pleasantly surprised with all of the options that were gluten free in Hanoi. That is exciting! Hanoi is situated in the north of the country and is the capital of Vietnam. It has a rich culture with narrow streets, temples and many markets to explore. It is also on the Red River and has a uniquely preserved French-colonial architecture.

Gluten Free in Hanoi

I was very excited to be able to find some gluten free food in Hanoi. As the second biggest city in the country, there are some many different food options. The gluten free scene in Hanoi will only get better with time.

Here is a Vietnamese restaurant card to use while you are travelling there. If you find a place where some people speak English, you can also ask all the cross-contamination questions. For a full list of celiac questions to ask at the restaurant, click the link.

Gluten Free Vietnamese Restaurant

Hanoi is very large and there are many different cuisines everywhere. These restaurants I found were great for me, but I could have tried more. There are Indian restaurants and traditional Vietnamese restaurants that could offer gluten free Pho as well. If you keep you eyes out and find someone who speaks good English, you may be able to find even more places. If you do find some other places, please let me know.

Not Sorry Hanoi is a new place that popped up in Hanoi by a gluten free influencer. It is completely 100% gluten free and their specialty is energy balls and gluten free granola. But send them a message about their hours and how to pick up some yummy gluten free items. Here is their Facebook page.

Soup for the Soul is also a place where you can pre-order some wonderful gluten free soup. They also deal with other allergens, so do not be afraid to ask. Here is their Facebook page. Message them for hours of operation and they are located at 172/46/47 Au Co Hanoi, Vietnam.

Hanoi Social House is very conscience of food allergies. This is unique in Vietnam, so very exciting for me. The place is nicely decorated and in a great spot. You can check out their menu here on their Facebook page and it clearly has items marked as GF.

Hours of operation: Open daily from 8 am to 11 pm.

Location: 6 Ngõ Hội Vũ, Hàng Bông, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Maazi Vietnam is an Indian restaurant in the city with tons of gluten free dishes on their menu. Just take a look at their fabulous menu.

Hours of operation: Open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.

Location: No 7A, 40 Lane, Xuan Dieu street, West Lake district, Hà Nội, 10000, Vietnam

La Studio is a vegan restaurant with awesome gluten free smoothie bowls. You can see their Facebook page here.

Hours of operation: Closed on Tuesdays. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and on the weekends from 9 am to 4 pm.

Location: 44 Ngõ 31 – Xuân Diệu, Quảng An, Tây Hồ, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Avalon Cafe and Lounge is a Vietnamese restaurant that is worth the visit. I had the bun bo nam bo (rice noodles, sliced beef, peanuts and sweet and sour sauce). Yum! You can check out their Facebook page.

Hours of operation: Open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

Location: 73 Cầu Gỗ, Hàng Bạc, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

Hanoi Tacobar is a Mexican restaurant in Vietnam. You can see their menu here. They make their own corn tortillas and can accommodate dietary restrictions.

Hours of operation: Open daily from 10 am to 11 pm.

Location: 3A Đào Duy Từ, Hàng Buồm, Hoàn Kiếm, Hà Nội, Vietnam

There is also a food ordering company called Vietnammmm.com if you need to get something delivered. I had yummy gluten free food from Maazi delivered to me!

Restaurants can change owners, chefs and menus: please contact the restaurant to ensure a gluten free meal can still be offered.

walking to a vietnam gf restaurant
walking to a vietnam gf restaurant

Wheat in Vietnamese

Here are some phrases that you should know while travelling to Vietnam:

wheat –  lúa mì

Barley –  lúa mạch

Rye- lúa mạch đen

Hydrolyzed wheat protein – protein lua mi

Egg noodles with wheat – nui

Bread – banh mi

Is Rice Vermicelli Gluten Free?

Why yes, it is totally gluten free. I found vermicelli noodles everywhere in Vietnam and they were made with rice. It is an easy addition to chicken and vegetables for a filling meal. I ate a ton of vermicelli noodles in Vietnam.

Gluten Free Shopping in Hanoi

There are tons of little markets where you can buy fruits and vegetables from locals. It is a great way to immerse yourself into the culture. It isn’t just about eating at local restaurants, it is about shopping and doing as the locals do.

I also purchased tons of the vermicelli noodles and meat at the local grocery stores. I did not find a ton of specifically gluten free marked goods, but I still snacked on chips and dried fruit covered in chocolate.

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Things to See in Hanoi

Imperial Citadel of Thang Long

It is a UNESCO site and is located in the Ba Dinh area of the city. It is open from 8 am to 7:30 pm daily. It was first built in 1010 during the Ly Dynasty. You see the history of this great country here.

Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son

This is located in the center of the city and it is close to the Imperial Citadel. There is a large bridge that takes you to an island in the middle of the lake. You will get some epic pictures from here! The temple, Ngoc Long, is worth the admission price of 20,000 VND.

Temple of Literature

There is a beautiful park filled with numerous pavilions and shrines. Take a nice walk through it and you will definitely enjoy it. It is open daily from 8 am to 6 pm.

Old Quarter

This is where you will see the French influence and the colonial history of the city. You will find many souvenirs here. I also recommend staying in this area if you can, because it is strategically located.

Where to Stay With a Kitchen

It is so important to find a place with a kitchen. I found this place and absolutely loved it. The kitchen was equipped with everything I needed and all of the furniture was immaculate.

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Vietnam GF

For the Ultimate Celiac Guide: Gluten Free in Vietnam, check out the link.

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Books on Vietnam History and Background

These are two books that I can recommend:

Vietnam by Charlotte Guillain – Covering all topics of Vietnam

Moon Vietnam by Dana Filek-gibson – For strategic itineraries for Hanoi and Ho

Cheers, I hope you enjoyed my lovely trek,

Brett – The Ultimate Gluten Free Traveller

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