Ben Thanh Street Food Market, Ho Chi Minh City Overview
For food-lovers visiting Ho Chi Minh, Ben Thanh Street Food Market is a must-visit. The stylish food hall features 20-25 vendors selling Vietnamese street food, while foodies savour the snacks at the benches while listening to the latest hits. Pop art murals decorate the walls, and and the food hall is both a visual as well as a gastronomical delight.
A food court located right in the heart of the city, The Ben Thanh Street Food Market is the place to be for every foodie in Ho Chi Minh City. Found in the iconic Ben Thanh Market, it is a trendy place with a quirky style serving authentic local dishes from across the world. The place features around 25 outlets, serving both food and beverages. The variety available here, be it in the sitting arrangements or the food is indeed commendable. And to top it all, there is live source of entertainment as well with various bands and local artists playing here. It is thus a full package for customers here.
Ben Thanh Street Food Market Setup
A terrific crowd puller, one will mostly find tourists at the Ben Thanh Street Food Market instead of many local people. The set up here is very casual and informal. There are long benches laid out in the open air for those who want to enjoy the actual street food eating experience. There is also an air-conditioned hall decorated beautifully with red lanterns, catering to the comforts and conveniences of the people. The place is beautifully decorated with murals and graffiti paintings. The funky style of art appeals to the young crowd and thus makes it more famous. The food trucks and stalls are all places in lines around the sitting area. The place has fun Vietnamese vibe to it that attracts the tourist.
Food at Ben Thanh Street Food Market
The food available at the Ben Thanh Street Food Market is a mix of authentic South East Asian Cuisines. One will find local Vietnamese dishes as well as dishes from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand etc. They all are available at a nominal price, starting from VND 25,000. The Vietnamese dishes that are famous here are:
Bun Ca Long Xuyen (noodle with fish),
Com Tam La Sen (Vietnamese broken rice wrapped in lotus leaf),
Bun Mam (noodles with broth made of fermented fish),
Goi Cuon (spring roll),
Chao Tom (grilled shrimp mousse on a sugarcane stick)
Thit Bo Nuong La Lot (grilled beef wrapped in betel leaves),
Bun Thit Nuong (rice-vermicelli topped with grilled beef, chopped vegetables, herbs and fish sauce)
The International dishes available here that are famous among tourists include:
The Ben Thanh Street Food Market is located at Ben Thanh Market, one of Ho Chi Minh City's most famous and visited attractions in Ben Thanh Ward. Taxi ride is always convenient for travelling here. One could also ride a bike to this place. The nearest bus stop to Ben Thanh Food Street is the Ben Thanh Bus Station. From here one can get bus routes to various places in the city.
Best Time to Visit Ben Thanh Street Food Market
The best time to visit Ben Thanh Street Food Market is on weekdays around 1:00 PM in the afternoon, offering a great respite from the heat. The crowds are minimum during this time of the day. Bands usually perform live music on Tuesday and Saturday nights so those are good times for visiting too, though it is a bit crowded.
The delicious food served at the Ben Thanh Street Food Market with an entertaining and chilled environment in the open air with a beautiful view of the street scenery is indeed relaxing for tourists. This place is a must visit for tourists to get a real taste of Vietnamese food.
Photos of Ben Thanh Street Food Market
Book Ho Chi Minh City Activities
Full Day Excursion To Mekong Delta
9 Hrs Duration
Deals start ₹1,138
Private Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) for Ho Chi Minh City
30 Min Duration
Deals start ₹676
Saigon Skydeck in Bitexco Financial Tower Admission Ticket
Deals start ₹620
Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour
Deals start ₹854
Private Tan Son Nhat International Airport Transfers (SGN) for Ho Chi Minh City