Ben Thanh Street Food Market is a food court near Ben Thanh Market in Ho Chi Minh City. The name ‘Ben Thanh Street Food Market’ is a bit misleading as little in the way of Vietnamese street food is sold there, however, they do have lots of stalls selling very tasty food and beer in a modern style food court.
Ben Thanh Street Food Market is open daily from 09:00 to 24:00 and admission is free although the food and beer is not.
About Ben Thanh Street Food Market
Ben Thanh Street Food Market was opened in 2015 and has been designed to cater mainly for tourists prepared to pay a bit more than usual for well presented food eaten in modern style food court. There are more than 20 different stalls selling both Vietnamese food and a wide range of international food.
Customers order food at any of the stalls and then sit down at one of the long tables with other people and wait for the food to be brought to them. Some of the stalls also sell drinks, but a popular option is to go to the beer stall and buy a glass of draft beer.
The Vietnamese food Ben Thanh Street Food Market is about double what you pay at street food stall in the city. The presentation however is better and the food is served in a proper dish as opposed to a plastic bowl. If you are concerned about food hygiene then you have a better chance of being safe eating at this market than eating on the street.
The standard of what is on offer at Ben Thanh Street Food Market varies and does the level of investment operators have put into their stall. Some of the stalls, such as Gringo Tacos, are off shoots of well established restaurants in the city. Other stalls, such as the popular Get Bun which serves bao (steamed Chinese buns with fillings) are independent operations run by the business owner.
Most popular international food types are sold at Ben Thanh Street Food Market; Italian, Thai, Indian, Chinese, American, Moroccan and BBQ are all available.
The beer stall at Ben Thanh Street Food Market serves a variety of different beers on tap, both Vietnamese beers and imported beers. The market is a popular place for people come to drink in the evening time as well as to eat.
A lot of effort has been put into the decor at Ben Thanh Street Food Market. In particular the walls around the dining area feature several street art style murals.
Location of Ben Thanh Street Food Market
Ben Thanh Street Food Market is located 2.8 km from Saigon Railway Station.