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Pike Place Market: Walking Food Tour

Product ID: 16463
Follow a local deep into the bustling chaos of the Pike Place Market. Dodge fish being thrown, while sampling some of the finest in local and international produce available exclusively at the market. Taste a bit of Seattle's vibrant and historic market.
About this activity
Duration: 2.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a local guide through Pike Place Market
  • Discover hidden gems that only locals know
  • Learn interesting facts about the market and its history
  • Move with a small, intimate group
  • Enjoy 7 tasting which add up to the perfect light meal
Full description
Pike Place Market is a joyous assault on the senses. With fish mongers throwing large fish past your head, restaurant after restaurant lining the sides and masses of people milling about, it is a place best explored with a local. During your Taste of Pike Place, you will be guided deep into the heart of this lovely place, for a taste of some of the best parts of the market.

Your guide will share with you the legends and history of the colorful characters who have walked the hallways and hawked their wares. During your tour, taste the best locally made artisan foods the market has to offer, including authentic Indian samosas, Italian gelato, Greek Yogurt, Pacific Northwest Native American style smoked salmon, America's #1 rated clam chowder, Italian truffles, the best wild salmon burger in Seattle, and more. Substitutions available for most dietary restrictions available with advance notice.
Includes
  • Food samples
  • Cultural history
  • Local guide
  • Discount card
  • Associated taxes and fees
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Tour meets in the foyer in front of The Pike Brewing Company, 1415 - 1st Ave, Seattle WA 98101. From the information booth at the main entrance of the Pike Place Market at 1st Avenue and Pike Streets, walk south on 1st Avenue for 200 feet. Walk through the door at the red Pike Brewing Company sign. Your guide will meet you by the Milagros Mexican Folk Art shop display window. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)
Know before you go
Tours take place rain or shine.

What you'll taste while on the food tour:

- Local artisanal salami and cheese
- Authentic gelato and crumpets
- Best clam chowder in America
- Best smoked salmon ever
- Italian truffles
- Bite of the menu at James Beard Award winning chef's restaurant
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 57 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.8 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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I was originally going to sign up for the chef guided tour but decided to go with this one because it would include more history, and I’m so glad I did. It was so packed with food and stories and history - I loved it! Our guide Lucky was the best! He was so extremely knowledgeable, personable, and informative. He has years of experience as a tour guide. He said he does it because he loves it - and it shows. He has a deep knowledge of the entire city of Seattle. Afterwards he said we could call or text with any questions and he would be happy to answer questions or give recommendations. I was the only tourist in the group so that was great for me. Like I said, he was truly the best.

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January 27, 2020

I wrote a review on TripAdvisor where I found the tour and purchased the tickets ...we had a absolutely awesome time with Melissa as our guide plus we had a terrific group! Melissa is so knowledgeable of the Market’s history and the family stories of many of the vendors we visited! The samples were abundant and super yummy! This experience was a highlight of our Seattle adventure, thanks Melissa!

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August 1, 2019

The guide made us very uncomfortable. We had Jerry and he was very unprofessional, creepy, and not knowledgeable. The food we had tasted really good but Jerry was unpleasant to be around, especially when he shamelessly asked for tips from you at the end. A few of the stops were to get the free samples that were left out and then he tried to get you to buy things from the store so it didn’t look so bad which was also uncomfortable.

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October 22, 2019

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