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Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

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3,985 Reviews
Free admission
Between Western Avenue, 1st Avenue, and Pike Street, Downtown, Seattle, 98101

The Basics

The best way to experience Seattle’s top gastronomic attraction is by sampling your way through it. Guided tasting tours, cooking classes, and cultural walking tours of the market are all excellent ways to take in the sights and sounds, try a little bit of everything, and find spots you may have missed on your own. You can even book an early-access tour to avoid the crowds or take a chef-guided food tour for professional guidance.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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Yummy fun
Ashley_G, Sep 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Had an amazing time on this tour. Bob, our guide, was great! There was a total of 4 of on this tour. There was a nice mix of talk and eating. I enjoyed getting to try smaller portions and not filling up on one thing. Some of the places we went had very long lines so it was nice getting to skip the line. By the end of the tour I felt full enough that I didn’t end up eating dinner.
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Food places you probably wouldn’t discover
Gloria_E, Sep 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Great way to get an overview and tastes of a chaotic tourist area that is very much a working neighborhood market. Avoid the lines, sample the best, find out about new foods. Perfect way to start trip to Seattle.
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Great Tour in Seattle
Laura_A, Aug 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Our food tour with Bob was outstanding. He was personable, knowledgeable, energetic and very well organized. Food tasting choices were excellent. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Pike Place Market.
star-5
Awesome tour!
Angela_C, Sep 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
This was a FABULOUS tour! There are so many samples and a lot of history/information provided while walking through the Market. Our guide Nola was super engaging and knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun! We highly recommend this tour!
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Worth the money
Stephan_N, Sep 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
We loved our guide. She was very knowledgeable and the history of this place and the market is super interesting.
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Lots of fun
Robert_O, Sep 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Bob was fantastic, very informative and the experience was great. Best part was watching the fish flinging. Went back afterwards to purchase our favorite splings
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Great experience
Amy_M, Sep 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Bob did a great job of explaining all the history to our larger group than was expected. He also disinfected tables for us to sit at which was “going the extra mile”.
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At the Market with Lucky
Nancy_M, Sep 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
The tour exceeded our expectations. Lucky's knowledge and humor made it a delightful experience. The samples were pretty good,too! We revisited many of the places and made purchases. We shared our experience with people on our next tour and they said that they were going to book it. Bravo! A winner!
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Do not miss this
richard_b, Sep 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Our guide “Woody” was efficient, knowledgeable and kept the pace of the tour moving at a comfortable pace. I definitely recommend this tour. The foods we sampled were awesome . Richard Bolling
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Just buy this tour!
Jonathan_D, Jul 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
The Pike Place Market was amazing, the food was incredible, and our guide Sheryl was terrific! I highly recommend this tour!
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Summary
Jennifer_C, Sep 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Raspberry bars, chowder, cherries, truffles, yogurt all delicious samples. Thank you, Woody You know your Seattle stuff.
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Totally Worth the price!
Beth_C, Sep 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Woody was absolutely brilliant! Loads of information, tasty treats, suggestions for things to do! Could not have been any better!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The main and north arcades are the most popular areas at Pike Place Market.

  • Save some pocket change for Rachel, the bronze charity piggy bank that serves as Pike Place Market’s unofficial mascot.

  • After browsing Pike Place Market, head over to Victor Steinbrueck Park for a picnic.

  • Nearby attractions include the Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Aquarium.

  • Pike Place Market is completely accessible for wheelchair users and has several elevators and accessible bathrooms.

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How to Get There

Pike Place Market is located in downtown Seattle on the waterfront, at First Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. The market is accessible via bus and streetcar. An information booth is located below the Pike Place Market sign, where you can pick up a free guide and market map.

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When to Get There

Because the majority of the action at Pike Place Market takes place indoors, it’s a great place to visit all year-round. The market is open from dawn to dusk and is always bustling, but you can often avoid the crowds by visiting on weekday mornings.

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Classic Fish Throwing at Pike Place

One of the most entertaining spectacles are the seafood stalls, where fishmongers throw salmon and other fish to each other rather than passing them by hand. When a customer places an order, an employee at the ice-covered fish table picks up the fish and theatrically hurls it over the countertop so it goes flying through the air to another employee who catches it and preps it for sale. Vendors can pack fish for travel and most ship throughout the US.

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Pike Place Market