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Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market

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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Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
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Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
$76.30 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Nice tour. Recommend.
Our guide, Lucky, did a real nice job talking about the overall area. As a tourist it was nice to hear some of the historical parts about the area.
Mike_D, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

star-5
Wonderful tour
Scott_O, Nov 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Bob was great, and the food was delicious! This is my third time touring Pike place market over the last 30 years, and it just keeps getting better!
star-5
Not just a food tour!
Erika_L, Jan 2022
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Lucky was so knowledgeable, and provided a lush background about the food and the market that painted a beautiful picture of the city’s history. I would recommend this tour to visitors and locals!
star-4
Despite being 20 degrees,...
LISA_H, Dec 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Despite being 20 degrees, the tour was very informative. We learned a lot about the history of Seattle and Pike Place. The sample tastings were a bonus. Lucky gave us some great tips on how to navigate the area and he was funny too.
star-5
Fabulous food and lots of learning!
Lauren_L, Dec 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
The food was delicious (vegetarian options were a 10/10!) and our guide was fabulous! She gave us gum to put on the gum wall and a list of recommendations for activities to do in the area afterwards. Loved learning about the history of the market and trying so many foods I never would have otherwise!
star-5
Enjoyable introduction to Seattle and public market. Good and varied tastes of market’s eats.
Twila_F, Dec 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Overall touring market. Enjoyed history provided by guide on the past and present public market!!our tour guide,Nola, was very knowledgeable of shops and foods available. Also shared her experiences and knowledge of public market and surrounding area.
star-5
Bob was awesome!!...
Courtney_C, Dec 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Bob was awesome!! Definitely want to come back and do it again. Next time bring more of the family because i think it’s good for most ages!
star-4
Enjoyable Intro to Pike Place
Karla_V, Nov 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Will was a great guide through the tour! We tried all kinds of foods/drinks and enjoyed the variety and learning about the food market
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Find the "BAMOFO" tile
Kathryn_R, Oct 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Woody did an excellent job! My husband and I highly recommend this informative and delicious romp through Pike Place Market!
star-5
It was a very fun...
Dillon_A, Dec 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
It was a very fun experience and it taught me both the layout of the market and some of its history. Bob was a great tour guide!
star-5
Good food tour
tylerapeppard, Dec 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Tour guide gave lots of good information about the market and provided a lot of good recommendations.
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Disabled Vietnam Veteran with limited mobility.
Mike_Y, Oct 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Chip, our tour guide. He was knowledgeable about Pike Place Market and entertaining. We experienced some very epicurean taste treates.
star-5
GREAT
Kellene_M, Nov 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
We had Will as our guide and he was GREAT!! Very knowledgeable and entertaining. Loves his city and its history. The tastings were excellent. Highly recommend this tour

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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Pike Place Market