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Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

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3,250 Reviews
Free admission
Between Western Avenue, 1st Avenue, and Pike Street, Downtown, Seattle, 98101

The Basics

The best way to experience Seattle’s top gastronomic attraction is by sampling your way through it. Guided tasting tours, cooking classes, and cultural walking tours of the market are all excellent ways to take in the sights and sounds, try a little bit of everything, and find spots you may have missed on your own. You can even book an early-access tour to avoid the crowds or take a chef-guided food tour for professional guidance.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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Highly recommended
Tim_B, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Woody was great. Lots o interesting info and tidbits about Seattle - in addition to the food tour! Our morning tour was a bit on the sweet side for me, but the tacos and cookies from “indi” were excellent. Highly recommended as an intro to Pike Place and Seattle. Also recommend the Underground Tours.
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Great food tour
Jill_S, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
We tasted some great food from a variety of venders and gained some insight on Pikes Place. Will was a great host.
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Tasteful
Andres_group, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
We really enjoyed the detailed walk around the market. Will was very informative throughout the trip.
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Great tour of Pike Market
shaniboone2, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Our guide, Lucky was super knowledgeable and engaging. Made it a fun experience. The tastings were great and it was a stepping stone for shopping the market
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A great way to start the day!
MonaK, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
What a great way to start our day! Bob was an awesome tour guide! He supplied treats from a variety of places as well as fun facts and details about the market and tips for the rest of our stay in Seattle. Since we started before the market opener we avoided the crowds as well. Highly recommend this tour- thanks Bob!
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Yummy and Fun
Elizabeth_R, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Enjoyed our tour with Lucky! Very fun worth the early start to the day! Great choices of tastings. Delightful!
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Lucky is the man!
David_D, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Lucky was awesome! The food was amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone! Was very informational and well organized!
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Must Seattle experience!!
LauraMcEvoy, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Lucky was an amazing guide!! His tour was extremely informative and very enjoyable. Learning a bit of history with some delicious treats along the way was nothing short of a perfect morning. I would gladly do this tour again.
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Great tour!
Liz, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Bob was a great tour guide. Knowledgeable, friendly & had great energy. It was great tour early before the crowds. Interesting to learn the history of the market. I highly recommend this tour.
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Great tour with knowledgeable guide
Melody_S, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Our tour guide was amazing. Provided is with samples and a very enjoyable tour. I’d highly recommend to anyone wanting to get familiar with the market and the history of the area.
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Great!
Tricia_G, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Will was great! And the food was awesome. We really enjoyed the tour! It was a great way to explore the market!
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Great Time!!!
Qiana_S, Jul 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Lucky was wonderful and knowledgeable. He did not disappoint at all and he was even helpful with other questions that we had about Seattle. I will sure recommend others to take this tour when they come.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The main and north arcades are the most popular areas at Pike Place Market.

  • Save some pocket change for Rachel, the bronze charity piggy bank that serves as Pike Place Market’s unofficial mascot.

  • After browsing Pike Place Market, head over to Victor Steinbrueck Park for a picnic.

  • Nearby attractions include the Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Aquarium.

  • Pike Place Market is completely accessible for wheelchair users and has several elevators and accessible bathrooms.

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How to Get There

Pike Place Market is located in downtown Seattle on the waterfront, at First Avenue between Pike and Pine streets. The market is accessible via bus and streetcar. An information booth is located below the Pike Place Market sign, where you can pick up a free guide and market map.

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When to Get There

Because the majority of the action at Pike Place Market takes place indoors, it’s a great place to visit all year-round. The market is open from dawn to dusk and is always bustling, but you can often avoid the crowds by visiting on weekday mornings.

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Classic Fish Throwing at Pike Place

One of the most entertaining spectacles are the seafood stalls, where fishmongers throw salmon and other fish to each other rather than passing them by hand. When a customer places an order, an employee at the ice-covered fish table picks up the fish and theatrically hurls it over the countertop so it goes flying through the air to another employee who catches it and preps it for sale. Vendors can pack fish for travel and most ship throughout the US.

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