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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
Early access is the way to go!
The food, the people, the guide were all fabulous. The early access is the way to go. Best way to get a feel for the market before it gets to crowded. Then you can go back and hit the places that caught your eye.
Heather_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Seattle

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A nice educational food journey
Shannon_B, May 2022
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
I loved Lucky’s knowledge of the entire special place of Pike Place Market. I work in a supermarket on the East Coast and we sell Ellenos yogurt. It was very spring to see the home of Ellanos and it’s great. The recommendations for raw shellfish and Truffle Queen were excellent.
star-5
Tasty and informative
John_M, May 2022
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Fabulous tour. Yummy and ample tastings with in-depth, interesting history of the market. I’ve been to the market several times. Well worthwhile to experience it this way. Chip was a great tour guide.
star-5
Fantastic!
Diana_R, May 2022
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Bob, our guide, was absolutely fantastic! Friendly and knowledgeable! Loved this experience! Makes our family want to take every tour they offer.
star-5
Worth it
Mhailyf, May 2022
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Our tour guide, Woody, was really knowledgeable and informative. Very considerate with my mom's situation (she's using a walker) Learned a lot of the history of the stores in Pike Place Market. Love cheese so Beecher's Handmade Cheese is a big thing! We enjoyed it and had fun!
star-5
Great Pike’s Place Visit
John_H, May 2022
Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market
Great guide - a real historian. Knew everything about the history of Pikes Place and very considerate of and friendly with the vendors. Two vendors seemed to take exception to our presence but Lucky went out of his way making sure we were not causing issues for the vendors.
star-5
Great afternoon, great food!
Mike_S, May 2022
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Imogen was a great guide. Very good storys. It was fun to be with her! ...and the food samples were great! Thx for everything!
star-5
Great adventure
Linda_B, May 2022
Pike Place Market Food Tour
The tour was excellent. Nola was very informative……she combined the history of the Market with present day operations. Very pleasant and knowledgeable. The little tastings along the way were great. Nola was prepared and very well spoken. And she handles the tastings very professionally. She also gave a few tips on dining and other activities Seattle has to share. I would highly recommend the tour, Viator and Nola
star-5
Pikes Market Plant Based Hidden Gems
Phil_J, May 2022
Plant Based Food Tour in Pike Place Market
The experience was amazing. Will was outstanding in creating a flow where he explained the history with fascinating detail and continued to show us new and tasty plant passed foods. Had the best plant based biscuit and unsweetened tea that I have ever had
star-5
Highly recommend
Cassidy_S, May 2022
Pike Place Market Food Tour
Chip was our tour guide and he was amazing! Learned about the history of Pike place market and tasted some amazing food! I mentioned I was gluten free and he was very accommodating.
star-4
Plant Based Exploration
Darian_R, Apr 2022
Plant Based Food Tour in Pike Place Market
It was a great opportunity to try different plant based options that the market had to offer. Not to mention Will was should a great and friendly tour guide. He genuinely cares that his clients receive an experience they’d remember.
star-5
Jess is amazing
Lea_T, May 2022
Taste Pike Place Walking Food Tour
Jess was amazing! She was educational, fun and had great energy. She provided great history of the pike market place and answered our questions.
star-5
Saturday afternoon tour
Tricia_S, May 2022
Pike Place Market Food Tour
The food tour was fun and we learned a lot about the market. Dani was our tour guide and she know a lot about the market. We got to try a lot of samples of different foods we would have not had without this tour. I would definitely recommend.

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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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