Pike Place Market
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- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 10Jul 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBackpackers+ 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Feb 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 8May 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).Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureAdventure 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!Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 3May 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3May 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofWellnessGreen TravelersStudentsAdventure TravelersJun 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 2Apr 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 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.Recommended for:
- Pike Place MarketMember ofFoodiesLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Aug 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.Recommended for: