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Overview

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 local coffee, doughnuts, 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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Professional guide
Food and beverage tastings
VIP discount at select partners on return visit
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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. The first tasting is a cup of Seattle coffee. Find out how the city became a caffeine mecca as a barista whips up your order.

Try your hand at catching a flying fish, sip local coffee, 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. See the original Starbucks store. This corner store is at the gateway to Pike Place Market, and it’s rich in history and importance to both Starbucks and Seattle.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pike Place Market
Your behind-the-scenes tour begins inside Indi Chocolate, where you’ll meet your local guide, a Pike Place aficionado who will regale you with fun facts and stories about the market’s history as you enjoy your 2-hour tour. Come hungry, as tastings are plentiful and add up to a full meal! Spend a few minutes getting to know your guide and fellow guests inside Pike Place Markets only "bean to bar" chocolate maker. Then head over to Honest Biscuits to begin your tasting journey as you enjoy fresh Carolina biscuits and local coffee while your tour guide to uncovers the century long history the market. Learn about how Seattle became a caffeine mecca and how small local artisans get their start in Pike Place Market . Continue your tour around the market, stopping at a total of eight different vendors to enjoy at least 12+ tastings, from Seattle mainstays like smoked salmon and cheddar biscuits to creative bites like Turkish beef flatbread and wild salmon burgers. Because your exclusive tour takes place right as the market opens, you’ll avoid the crowds typically found later in the day, offering the chance to chat with vendors and merchants before they get busy. You may even get a chance to go behind the counter at the fish market to toss a fish through the air, just like the market’s famous fishmongers. When your tour ends, continue exploring the market on your own, using your included VIP savings card to shop for tasty souvenirs and gifts to take home.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market?
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This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "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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Great Introduction to the Market
Sonia_A
, Jul 2021
This is a great tour. Pike's Market can be overwhelming because of the size and number of shops. The tour gives you a great history of the market, and provides a good introduction to the shops. The tour guide was excellent and knowledgeable, the food was fantastic. The early access tour was great because you are able to move around the market before it gets super busy.
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Highly recommended
Tim_B
, Jul 2021
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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Tasteful
Andres_group
, Jul 2021
We really enjoyed the detailed walk around the market. Will was very informative throughout the trip.
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Great food tour
Jill_S
, Jul 2021
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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Great tour of Pike Market
shaniboone2
, Jul 2021
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
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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Lucky is the man!
David_D
, Jul 2021
Lucky was awesome! The food was amazing! Would definitely recommend to anyone! Was very informational and well organized!
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Yummy and Fun
Elizabeth_R
, Jul 2021
Enjoyed our tour with Lucky! Very fun worth the early start to the day! Great choices of tastings. Delightful!
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Must Seattle experience!!
LauraMcEvoy
, Jul 2021
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
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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