Pike Place Market
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- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6
Pike Place Market (overlooking Elliott Bay) opened August 17, 1907, and is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers' markets in the United States. It is a place of business for many small farmers, craftspeople and merchants. There are a number of good restaurants within the Market and around the neighbourhood.
The Market name comes from the central street and is one of Seattle's most popular tourist destinations. The Market is sprawling both horizontally and vertically. It covers many city blocks and it's built on the edge of a sharp hill and consists of several lower levels. On our most recent visit, Gayle and I arrived from the water by walking into a parking garage and taking their elevator up to the Market.
My latest visit was a bit limited as with luggage in tow, it's nearly impossible to get through the crowd with good manners and the cobblestone street in parts does a number on roller luggage. On other trips, I've loved exploring the multiple levels, wandering he surrounding streets, enjoying the fresh produce, taking in all the interesting people, and almost always finding a unique gift or souvenir to take home. There's almost nothing like it in terms of an authentic market experience.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4
Interesting stalls and stores. Kind of wish I was a local so I could take advantage if the fresh fish and meats. They also have some decent restaurants and cafés. Can easily spend an entire day here, but be aware that everything closes at 6.Recommended for:
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- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2
huge inside and outside space full of different shops. fresh fish, flowers, food, souvenirs, etc. street performers, alleys, waterfront, and many different levels of shops. take your time and share the food. parking structure outside. take elevator up to level 6 to get to market.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketAmbassadorMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4
This is the mecca for Seattle tourists, for sure. It's also home to the first ever Starbucks store, as well as the famous fish throwing. Foodies love this area because there are a bunch of great local restaurants like Matt's in the Market, Cafe Champagne, Beecher's Cheese, Piroshky Piroshky, and more! It's definitely a must visit for tourists, and I'm lucky enough to work close enough that I can grab lunch on a sunny day.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 6
A trip to Seattle is not complete without a visit to the 100-year-old Pike Place Market.
Join the crowd gathered in front of the fishmongers, where you might just happen upon a show. Watch them toss fish like playing catch with a baseball! Also tucked away in the market’s nooks and crannies are authentic mainstays, from Rachel the shiny brass pig to the wild Gum Wall in Post Alley.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBackpackers+ 4
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.Recommended for:
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- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 8
Just about every neighborhood in Seattle has a farmers' market, but none are as extensive or impressive as Pike Place. Located in the heart of downtown Seattle in a vibrant commercial and residential district, Pike Place overlooks beautiful Puget Sound with a clear view of the Olympic Mountains and many of the region's peaceful, wooded islands. The market spans three floors with dozens of shops, restaurants and vendors, but the main attraction is the street-level meat and produce arcade. Tall piles of Seattle's freshest seafood is on display, along with fruits and veggies grown just miles away. Grab a sample or two (or twenty).Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 9
A visit to Pike Place is a must when visiting Seattle. There are 3 floors of shops to peruse, containing everything from food to antiques. Where else can you purchase chocolate spaghetti noodles? Seeing the fish vendors thowing large seafood with grace stopped everyone in their tracks. I was happy to find a beautiful stain glass mermaid lamp at a small antique vendor located in the "basement". Don't forget to visit the first Starbucks located just outside Pikes. You can sip your latte as you people watch while looking at the bay.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 8
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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 2
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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureAdventure Travelers
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!Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3
A must visit on all the tour guides for Seattle. The Pike's Market is so much more than a public market, there are plenty of eateries adjacent to the ever so fresh produce of all types, the types of shops gets eclectic as you travel downward from the Pike's Market signature sign, including arts and crafts and glass blowing studios, you'll also find the (in)famous gum wall here where many has created their gummy art. At the end of the market near the waterfront, you'll find the world's first Starbucks, always busy but snapping a shot of the famous store is easy.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3
Pike Place Market is an amazing farmer's market with so many different types of vendors and beautiful storefronts. It's great both when it's bustling with crowds and also before the crowds come. Located in a great area of Seattle - there's tons more to see in the area.Recommended for: