Pike Place Market
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- 98%Local Culture
- 70%History Buffs
- 70%Family Travelers
- 66%Budget Travelers
- 57%Green Travelers
Member Reviews (258)
- Pike Place MarketMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Feb 28, 2014
Pikes place is a Seattle staple. It's market is comprised of vendors, food, and activities. There's even a ghost tour starting from ghost ally expresso. Make sure you check out the crowded original Starbucks, bubble gum alley, and the cheese maker across the street.
- Pike Place MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 8Feb 21, 2014
Jade, you need to definitely check this place out. It's both outdoors and indoor. Tons of shops and food place. It's located in a historical part of Seatle proper. You can't leave out getting Clam Chowder in the Kitchen. If you have never had ginger beer, you must try Rachel's Ginger beer two shop down from the famous Clam Chowder place. A note Chowder place is slightly away from the main market, but still super close, like a block away. Ask around if you can't find it.
- Pike Place MarketCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Feb 21, 2014
Crowded with fruit, people, and fruity people. Delicious cherries and the best blackberries I've ever had. An excellent variety of multicultural food stores and vendors (turkish delight, parisian bistro, russian bakery, etc.).
And the first Starbucks is here! You'll be surprised at how it doesn't resemble the rest of its cookie-cutter stores.
- Pike Place MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBusiness Travelers+ 6Feb 06, 2014
I love all of the little shops. Getting very commercial of course yet there are still mom and pop shops here are there. A great place to explore and have a delicious lunch.
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- Pike Place MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Nov 05, 2013
Pike Place Market is like the younger bother of Mercat de La Boqueria in Spain. A little unkempt but just as popular.
Tourists certainly love this place but locals shop here often as well. There should be no surprise how crowded it gets on the weekends and holidays. It is a farmers market, fish market and artisan food festival and art fair all combined into one. It certainly is an amazing experience for anyone who had not been to a market of this magnitude.
It is not easy to look for a particular stall or shop here. There are no clear enough directory and your phone GPS won't help at all. Your best bet is to stroll around or just ask someone.
There are plenty of good eats around. Forget about a sit down meal and just munch your way through the market.
- Pike Place MarketMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesAdventure TravelersOct 31, 2013
Great place to grab a quick and delicious bite or even to pick up some fresh produce! Filled with a variety of shops and entertaining storefronts!
Stopped by three times during a five day trip and experienced something new and/or delicious each day!
- Pike Place MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Oct 22, 2013
The emblem of Seattle, this ever-bustling market contains a fun assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, crafts and more. It's fun to walk around in whether or not you buy anything. It's also one of the few times you can go to a Starbucks, and call it a unique experience.
- Pike Place MarketOct 19, 2013
I'd thought this was Seattle's biggest tourist trap, like a Pacific NW equivalent of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf, but I was very wrong. It's more like Seattle's own version of San Francisco's Ferry Building Marketplace, stuffed full of artisan food producers, fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables straight from the farm, and to-go food vendor stalls. The salespeople in the booths can be aggressive about roping you in for tastings, but since they're free, why not? I walked away with a pound of artisan pasta, smoked sea salt, teas from Market Spice, and some garlic-pepper jelly. And we were only walking around for 30 minutes! If you're a foodie, or just love to cook and eat, make this a must-do on your Seattle trip itinerary.