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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
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
$76.30 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Lucky You
We had an amazing time touring the market with Lucky. He was knowledgeable and shared lots of things that we simply wouldn’t have known and intern made our experience much more pleasant and unique. It Was really great to also have the opportunity to taste some of the vendors food and get there early
Cori_Y, Nov 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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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
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
star-5
Great informative tour
Priscilla_A, Nov 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
It was a great tour. I did a solo trip to Seattle for a weekend and this was a must from others. Bob was our guide and he did a great job- telling us so much history and showing pictures. And making sure everyone in the group was comfortable and had their samples of food on time! He was great- highly recommend. I’d do it again when I go back for sure
star-5
Best tour ever
Caterina_Z, Nov 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Our tour guide, Imogen, was simply amazing. She was super funny and gave us so much info on the city and many other places we could visit. Definitely worth it!
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!
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Great Tour!
Destiny_W, Nov 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
The tour was very informative and I enjoyed every tasting. Woody was very friendly and knew his stuff!!! I would highly recommend!
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This was an outstanding...
Shana_K, Nov 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
This was an outstanding tour! All of the food samples were excellent but even more impressive was our tour guides knowledge of the market and the area in general. It was great to learn about the market community and their philanthropic efforts to maintain the market and improve the lives of so many within the market community. NOLA was excellent and I have already referred several friends.
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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.
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A Flavorful Day
Susan_O, Nov 2021
Pike Place Market Food Tour
The stories provided by Bob. He shared so much history & pictures with us, it made the tour so enjoyable. Very, very nice man.
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The guide was informative...
Amy_K, Nov 2021
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
The guide was informative and really fun. We were able to try a nice variety of foods. It was a nice intro to the market.
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Lucky did a great job...
Emily_C, Oct 2021
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Lucky did a great job showing us around, introducing great food, and giving a brief history of the market!

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