Bread (Banh Mi) is a familiar fast food to every Hanoi resident. A loaf full of nutritious bread is still low price, which always attracts the diners. The bread has become a unique culinary feature in Vietnam. Walking around the old streets of Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi, at any time of the day, you can also find bread.
Here are the best bread shops in Hoan district of Hanoi.
1. Banh Mi Ba Dan (Mrs. Dan bread shop)
- Address: 34 Lo Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
- Price range: 15,000 VND – 25,000 VND
Appeared in Hanoi in 1979, Ba Dan bread is considered the oldest traditional bread shop in Hanoi. Every day the store sells up to a few thousand breads, which shows the well-known feature of this place.
Mrs Dan’s bread includes popular ingredients, such as char siu, sausage, pate, butter, cucumber, coriander, etc. The sellers split the bread in half and put the pate, meat, pork pie, and Vietnamese herbs. All create a fragrant, fatty taste with a crispy crust. That is great to enjoy it.
Maybe the typical flavour of Ms Dan pate makes the customers come back to the shop every day. If you like pate bread, this shop is an ideal choice for you.
In addition to sandwiches, the shop also sells the pan bread to serve diners. A pan full of fried pate, eggs, and sausages will fill your hungry stomach.
According to its own recipe, for over decades, Mrs Dan’s bread has still remained intact and strange. If you have the opportunity, please stop by the shop and enjoy the delicious taste of this famous bakery.
2. Sot Vang Dinh Ngan Bread
- Address: Hang Bong – Cua Nam – Dinh Ngang intersection, Hoan Kiem district, Hanoi
- Opening time: 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm
- Price range: 40,000 VND – 60,000 VND / set
A remarkable place for or Ha Thanh night owls is Sot Vang Dinh Ngang bread. If you do not want to have pho, try changing the taste to this dish, ensuring it is an attractive dish.
Although imported from the West, wine sauce bread has now become a popular dish of many Vietnamese people.
The sauce is the key to make this type of bread good or bad. The sauce of this restaurant is liquid with different taste harmonious with each other, making it very impressive.
The diners will enjoy the crispy golden toast cut into small pieces combining with fragrant beef, spicy chilli, and aromatic herbs. All dipped in the sauce will stimulate both your taste buds and smells.
If you want a salty taste, you can add a little soy sauce. With a special heirloom recipe, the wine sauce sandwiches here seem to have a strange attraction. Therefore, it is not difficult to understand why Sot Van Dinh Ngan Bread is always so crowded.
3. Quang Trung skewers meat bread
- Address: 31 Quang Trung Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
- Price range: 15,000 VND
Just passing through Quang Trung street, people can smell the scent of grilled skewered meat and toast. Known as one of the most delicious bread paradises in Hanoi, Quang Trung skewered meat bread has been a famous name for plenty of people in Hanoi for a long time.
The shop chooses a thick bread. The talent sellers can bake bread with a crispy crust, not crumbling, but inside remains soft and fragrant.
Another unique feature of Quang Trung is the grilled meat skewers. The meat is not sliced into small pieces to skewer, but it has a round shape that looks like grilled spring rolls, quite interesting.
Each bread has 2 to 4 skewers of grilled meat, a few slices of cucumber, some coriander, and a chilli sauce, creating an irresistible taste. It is because the hot grilled pork comes into the bread. When you eat it, you will feel the sweetness of the meat and the fragrance of herbs.
4. Banh Mi Pho Co (Old Quarter Bread)
- Address: 38 Dinh Liet Street, Pho Hang Bac, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
- Price range: 10,000 VND – 60,000 VND
For plenty of diners, Banh Mi Pho Co is one of the top restaurants in Hanoi Old Quarter. The simple bread can make a lot of people like it, meaning the talent of the owners is not trivial.
The restaurants have been for a long time, and nobody knows when it is here. But, most people know the sellers make and prepare all the ingredients for this unique bread.
The menu of the restaurant varies from dumplings, popular bread, and pan bread combined with familiar ingredients such as ham, eggs, pate, char siu, etc.
The highlight of loaves of bread of this shop includes roasted chicken bread, grilled pork bread, and pate-egg bread.
The bread is also baked in a traditional charcoal oven, which is moderately hot and crispy. When serving, the shops also carry pickles of kohlrabi and carrots that can help to balance the fatty taste and dry feelings of bread.
5. Banh Mi Nguyen Sinh (Nguyen Sinh Bread)
- Address: 17-19 Ly Quoc Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Price range: 30,000 VND – 100,000 VND
As an old brand from the French colonial period and one of the first Western restaurants opened by the Vietnamese in Hanoi, Nguyen Sinh bread has a different character from other bakery shops in the capital of Vietnam.
If you want to change the taste of bread, you can stop here to enjoy the primitive flavours.
When you order a set of bread in Nguyen Sinh, you will be surprised because there are 10 kinds of ingredients with bacon, ham, liver pate, sausage, eggs, etc. You will see a lot of things on one plate when you taste the bread here.
Most of the ingredients for the dishes are homemade by the restaurant. So you will have a unique taste when trying the bread there. The tastiest thing to mention is foie gras pate. With their secrets in processing and traditional seasoning recipe, the chefs have made the pate delicious and flavorful to conquer the eaters.
6. Bao Quyen bread
- Address: 8 Cha Ca Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi.
- Opening hours: 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
- Price range: 15,000 VND – 35,000 VND
Bao Quyen Banh Mi is also known as the pate bread at Cha Ca street. Many Vietnamese guests often think this shop sells fish-ball bread because it is on the road of Cha Ca (fish-ball). But this bakery specializes in pate bread, becoming famous in Hanoi.
Just coming to the gate of the shop, you can smell the scent of the pate pot, waking up your hungry stomach. The different flavour of pate makes the bread of shop more and more popular. A full bread covers pate, onion, coriander, cucumber, a little chilli sauce, becoming surprisingly tasty.
The pate is unique with both pulpy and fatty taste. The pate is always kept hot, so when you eat it, you will not feel the fishy taste of the liver.
Besides the primitive pate, the shop also has various ingredients, such as sausage and ham, which can serve the different requests of the guests.
Above are all the popular addresses of bread shops in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. If you have the opportunity to visit Hanoi, do not forget to enjoy the simple and tasty bread, but carry a lot of flavours.