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Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided tasting tour. Enjoy diverse tastings, from fresh produce and smoked salmon to local pastries and much more. Interact with the merchants before it gets busy, then savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Behind-the-scenes food tour of Pike Place Market
  • Viator Exclusive provides early access to Seattle’s most popular attraction
  • Sample local wares like smoked salmon and locally-made chocolate
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Avoid waiting in long lines and enjoy a rare chance to chat with market vendors before the crowds arrive.
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Food and beverage tastings
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indi chocolate , 1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
This is Seattle’s original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market — with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the market before the big crowds arrive. Stop at several vendors to enjoy tastings. Learn how the market got its start more than 100 years ago. Nibble on delectable locally made and sourced delights, and explore market specialties as you eat your way through Pike Place Market.

Feel like an insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic place. Meet lively characters and hear some of their memorable stories.
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Pike Place Market
Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided tasting tour. This is the original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the Market before the crowds arrive. Enjoy diverse tastings, from fresh produce, warm cheddar biscuits and smoked salmon to artisan Greek yogurt, pastries and much more. Interact with the merchants before it gets busy, then savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Food restrictions and allergies can often be accommodated with advance notice
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather; tours operate rain or shine
  • Please bring a filled reusable water bottle for the tour, as you will be walking and eating for 2 hours. If you are unable to do so, water is available for purchase from partner vendors during the tour
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • Tastings add up to a light meal
  • Stops are subject to change without notice due to partner availability
  • Tours may be cancelled due to low booking numbers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Savor Seattle Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • "Do it early on your trip so you know where to eat/shop thru out your visit!" See review
  • "It gets crowded early so you get to see and hear more when it’s not as crowded." See review
  • "Ask for Matt as your guide if you have the option." See review

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star-5
Great experience worth the money
Soojin_J
, Aug 2022
Great food experience got to beat the crowd for a lot of the questions places, while also learning a lot about the history of these places that I would have otherwise never known! Good worth for the amount paid
star-5
Fabulous tour! You won’t need lunch.
Heather_D
, Aug 2022
Chip was a great tour guide! He was very personable, encouraged questions, walked at an appropriate pace and gave wonderful recommendations for other things to do in Seattle. Every place we went to on the tour, the food was very good with a nice history lesson of the market. I would recommend giving yourselves 2 hours after the tour to walk around, digest and shop!
star-5
Chip, our guide, did a...
Patry_M
, Aug 2022
Chip, our guide, did a fantastic job showing a us Pikes Place Market and telling the history of it. We so enjoyed the variety of foods we tasted. I would highly recommend the food tour.
star-3
Needs imrovement
Gary_K
, Aug 2022
Ok the guy was nice but I did not like the way he presented things He could of improved his presentation the afternoon guide on the three hour tour did a far better job also way to much sells pitch did not pay for walking commercial needed little slower pace to actually see things
icon Response from Host , Aug 2022
Hi Gary - So sorry the tour of the market did not meet your expectations, but happy to hear that you did enjoy the city highlights tour in the afternoon. Each tour guide has their own style and personality, and we realize that sometimes that style isn't the right fit for the guest. We would love to follow up with you; please respond with your email address and we will be happy to reach out directly. Best, Show Me Seattle Tours
star-5
Great experience
Sonia_R
, Aug 2022
Fun fun fun no waiting in line great history info great way to meet people from all over beautiful vendors
star-3
Nice to see market early morning
Susan_S
, Aug 2022
Fish throwing was fun, and they do “perform” for the groups. It was nice to get some history of the market. A thoughtful variety of food sampling, but definitely not the best food. I felt some of the areas covered and food sampled (supposedly VIP) a bit off track and not the core of what you would want. It’s a food tasting tour, I would have liked a better focus on that. Didn’t love any of the items we tasted, and there is so much at this market. Food was ok though. We had a nice walk, and a small group that was lovely to travel with. It would have been nice to meet a vendor or two as it was early. At one stop “treats” were taken out of our guides dirty backpack. That’s not a Pikes Market experience. All tastings were fine, history interesting. It wasn’t bad, but we had visited market earlier in our trip so I was hoping to learn more, get more out of this experience. No Beechers cheese on the tour was a big “miss”. I’d have even appreciated a list of recommended shops to hit afterward (expert favorites). Worth doing, I guess your guide and relationships with vendors can make these tours better.
star-4
Sarah did a nice job....
Kelly_O
, Jul 2022
Sarah did a nice job. Thanks much, hard to include history when the city is so young. Went back to several stops.
star-5
Food was good, small group made it even better.
Cheryl_D
, Jul 2022
Traveling through the market was great, remembering how to get back to the places afterwards is another story. The market was very crowded on a Saturday. Parking at the parking garage is so convenient, come before 9 to get the discounted rate.
star-4
Knowledgeable Tour Guide
CatherineA_M
, Jul 2022
The guide, Lucky had wonderful knowledge of Seattle and Pike Place history. He shared several interesting stories of the area.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great Pike Place Tour
Jeffrey_L
, Jul 2022
We enjoyed the food sampling during the tour. Our tour guide, Lucky, even bought a bag of fresh Rainier cherries for our group to enjoy. Lucky is very knowledgeable of Pike Place and Seattle in general. This is one of our favorite walking tours we have been on.
star-5
Food tour
Terry
, Jul 2022
Food tour pike market. Wonderful history of Seattle and surrounding area food amazing. Lucky tour guide amazing knowledge
star-5
GFiod and history tour
Patti_P
, Jul 2022
Lucky was the best! Learned a lot about Seattle and Pike Market. Food samples were great. Thanks for a good morning.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Do this Market tour and feel like a local!👍
Henry_J
, Jul 2022
We had a great time exploring the Pike Place Market with our knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide Woody! He gave us lots of interesting facts about the history of the market and the people who work and live there. We had a mix of sweet and savoury food samples from various vendors as we made our way around the 9 acre market. It was hard to choose a favourite so we came back on our own another 3 times to revisit some of the options. More than enough food on the tour to say you were “ full”! Thanks to Woody we felt like locals when we returned later on and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Seattle! 🤗
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Fun, Friendly & YUMMY!
Cristine_L
, Jul 2022
Woody was a great tour guide. Really knew his stuff. If someplace was too busy or crowded, he moved us along to another spot and brought us back around effortlessly with our food ready & delish! Hard to say what our favorite stop was, they were all yummy! But those Original BISCUITS!! To die for!
star-5
Great Time
Julianita_G
, Jul 2022
Our tour guide Woody was amazing. Learning the history and being able to taste things so I know what to buy.
star-5
Pikes Market Guided Tour
Abbie_F
, Jul 2022
Nola was an excellent guide. She provided very interesting information about the market and its history. Her enthusiasm for the community was evident. This was a great way to visit the market and experience it at its fullest.
star-5
Good variety of tastes and quick paced
Stacey_F
, Jul 2022
Lucky shared lots of information along with the bites of food. It was a nice overview of the market history and layout of shops.
star-5
Great overview of The Public Market!!
EllenF
, Jul 2022
Chip was fantastic!! His timing getting through the busy market was spot on!! He spoke at the perfect volume and articulated so well telling about the history of the Market!
star-5
Best way to explore the market
Dinah_G
, Jul 2022
Dani was a great tour guide! Loved hearing the history of the market and all the stops along the way. Plus it was great to start early and beat the rush. The best way to explore the area. Thank you!
star-5
Awesome
Ron_W
, Jul 2022
Sarah was our guide thru the market and she was fabulous. We had so much fun tasting the variety of different delicious foods and learning about history of the market. I strongly recommend this tour.

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