Paul Hopper, Hop Vietnamese

Paul Hopper

founder, HOP Vietnamese

Paul will be part of the Industry Panel at the Food to Go Conference 2019, discussing the current issues affecting food to go, including delivery, the demand for convenience and the ever-changing world of technology, and look ahead to what could shape the sector over the next 12 months and beyond.


Paul Hopper opened the first HộP Vietnamese in Broadgate back in 2015 having left a career in finance and travelled across Asia. It was love at first slurp when Paul arrived in Vietnam and tried the beef pho.

The name HộP derived from ‘cái hộp’ meaning ‘box’ in Vietnamese. The principle remains an important part of the business with everything designed to takeaway and eat at a desk – ideal for the busy city worker. The favourite on the menu across Paul’s 5 shops is the ‘HộP Box’ – a complete meal with protein, steamed rice, salad, pickled veg. There’s also a range of pho, salads and baguettes.

HộP is open for breakfast, offering Anglo twists on Vietnamese favourites such as a bacon banh mi baguette, and coconut porridge. HộP, Cheesegrater, opened in December and is an 80 cover site offering an additional evening menu of bao buns and cocktails.

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