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Pike Place Market

1501 Pike Pl, Seattle, Washington

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4.5 out of 5
261 member's reviews
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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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    Sara Benson
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    4 Oct 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.

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    5 Sep 26, 2013

    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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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    4 Sep 11, 2013

    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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  • Pike Place MarketPro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    4 Aug 27, 2013

    Pike Place is extremely touristy. If possible, avoid coming here on the weekends to avoid the crowds. Despite the influx of tourists, Pike Place still retains a certain kind of Pacific Northwestern charm. The selection of seafood is fresh and extensive, so it merits a purchase. The market also sells an excellent assortment of cherries, fruits, and other treats.

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    Tom D
    5 Aug 22, 2013

    Easy access to Pike Place Market via the #5 bus, #28 bus, or driving via the "back" way, 15th Ave NW turns into Elliott ave which take you right downtown. 10 minute drive tops.

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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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    Tory K
    4 Jul 28, 2013

    Fun to explore the markets and shops then, weather permitting enjoy a picnic at the park overlooking the water. Always crowded so plan on moving slow and enjoying the experience. Touristy but very pleasant.

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    5 Jul 25, 2013

    This iconic Seattle waterfront market occupies nine acres with an assortment of vendors selling fresh, locally produced food—most famously, flying fish. The market was established in 1907 with the explicit aim of connecting citizens and farmers, and it’s still home to more than 200 independent small businesses, including bakeries, flower and butcher shops, and casual seafood restaurants. Markets with a similar ethos have sprung up across the country; look for one on your next trip.

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    Steve Hunter
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    4 Jun 11, 2013

    I love seafood and oh will you see seafood. The crabs are gigantic, the do literally sling the fish around and it's fresh caught and delish...You can get all sorts of smoked salons, chowders etc...and of course incredible fish to take home grill, BBQ...or slice into sushi...

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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 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.
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