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Pike Place Market

1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, Washington
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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Nina H.
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    5 Jul 14, 2014

    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.

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    Yenni Vance
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    5 Jul 13, 2014

    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.

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    Keane
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    5 Feb 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.

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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Daniel L.
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    5 Feb 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 Market
    Michael Sarko
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    5 May 23, 2014

    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).

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    Tran Do
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    4 Feb 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.

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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Verlisia
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    4 Nov 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.

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  • Pike Place Market
    Jonathan Kong
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    4 Oct 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!

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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    4 May 23, 2014

    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.

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    Cyn Thomas
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    4 Jun 15, 2014

    The view at sunrise from my room at Inn at the Market. A wonderful hotel in a great location.

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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Bailey Klentzman
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    5 May 19, 2014

    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.

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  • Pike Place Market
    Sveta Berlyant
    5 Jun 03, 2014

    Nice, colorful place. See " flying fish" attraction! Try to catch- fish could be free for you? Many places to eat in there

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    John White
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    5 Jan 13, 2014

    So fun to just walk and explore this special place. I find something new each time I stroll this fun maze.

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    5 Jun 13, 2014

    This place has amazing fresh food!

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    Sara Benson
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    4 Jun 13, 2014

    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.

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  • Pike Place Market
    Stacy Handlin
    4 Mar 23, 2014

    fun for everyone, great finds, touristy spot well known, stuff for the whole family, i bit ethnic, first Starbucks, photo ops, busy place, lots of foo, kids stuff for sale. View is great.

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    Steve Baumgartner
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    3 Apr 16, 2014

    I had long heard about Pike Place Market and it was one of the places that we went to when in Seattle. While I'm glad that we went, it wasn't as impressive as I was thinking that it would be.

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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Rachel S
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    5 Oct 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.

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    Connie Pistilli
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    5 Aug 08, 2013

    Pike Place Market has it all: fresh fish, delicious goodies, beautiful floral bouquets, great photo ops and much more. It's an attraction that both tourists and locals flock to, so it's always a bustling spot. There are amazing restaurants housed inside as well - quality is definitely not sacrificed even though it may be a touristy spot. You'll definitely want to watch fish getting tossed and don't miss the gum wall down the alley.

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    Kristen Pieszko
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    5 Aug 26, 2013
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4.5 out of 5
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Pike Place Market is arguably one of the most popular destinations in the city of Seattle. Home to the second location of the original Starbucks store, the market first opened in 1907. With area farmers, craftsmen and independent merchants selling their wares throughout the market, tourists and residents alike flock to this unique part of Seattle. In addition to the market stalls, buskers and ... read more
street performers are a popular fixture of the market. Furthermore, many eclectic restaurants and cafes in the neighborhood add to the overall feel of this dynamic space.