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Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

1. Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

Meet your chef guide and watch cheese being made as you learn about the local dairy industry. Then, head to Beecher's Mac N Cheese and Elleno's yogurt for a tasting. Check out a secret garden that grows food and go to Pike Place Chowder. Discover small business stories like Chukar Cherries and taste several types of chocolate-covered cherries including Seattle's famous Rainier cherry. Learn about bean-to-bar chocolate and where chefs buy their produce, meat, and seafood. This is a unique way to explore Pike Place Market's small businesses and savor the local delicacies. The tour includes 9 different stops with about 15 small bites. In addition to tasting and learning about Pike Place Market, receive a 10% discount card to shop at a partner network.

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Seattle: The Ultimate Food Experience with Local Guide

2. Seattle: The Ultimate Food Experience with Local Guide

Join a local, who will share the secrets of the local Seattle food scene as you make your way through Downtown Seattle. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Begin your experience in Pike Place Market, where you will taste fresh oysters, the best clam chowder in the country, Chef Tom Douglas's signature salmon burger or crab cakes and Dungeness crab. You will also have the opportunity to taste locally made cheese and scrumptious mac n’ cheese, salted caramel, traditional hot donuts and real Italian gelato, all made with regional and sustainably sourced ingredients! Try the original Starbucks Cafe or indulge in Seattle’s other specialty brew - craft beer! Head to the Seattle Brew Co. or the Old Stove Brewing Co., where you can sample some craft beers, real ales and unique lager. Finally, explore Downtown and let your local take you to a specialty chocolate shop where you can indulge in a truffle or two and discover Seattle’s chocolate history. Finally, visit a bakery to pick up a final sweet treat for dessert!

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Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

3. Seattle: Private Highlights Experience with a Local

This experience is essential to anyone who is serious about exploring the best of Seattle. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Lace up your walking shoes, grab an umbrella if it looks like rain and get ready to hit the streets of Seattle with your local host. You could start by grabbing a coffee to go in one of the historic coffee houses and visit two of the city's top attractions - Pike Place Market and the Olympic Sculpture Park.  Your local host will point out the market's best arts and crafts vendors, where you can shop for distinctive gifts and souvenirs or pick-up a handmade pastry. Wander through the dark depths of the market to search out unusual specialty shops which tourists normally miss. Notice the contrast with the tacky tourist shops, fish and chips counters and mediocre, overpriced restaurants on the waterfront, where the redeeming features are the views across Elliott Bay to the Olympic Mountains. A wide sidewalk along the waterfront is perfect for strolling and admiring the Seattle Aquarium.  Next, you could wander towards the historic Pioneer Square area and stop to check out the big windows and local artwork at Zeitgeist Coffee, which is popular with Seattle's local art crowd. Your local host will recommend a few options for places where locals go to have a quick bite so you can get your energy back. For the afternoon, you may want to visit the Seattle Center, primarily known as the home of the iconic Space Needle, but also home to the Seattle Opera, the Pacific Northwest Ballet, numerous theater companies, a children's museum and a science museum. If you are interested in finding out more about the shows and exhibitions, your local host will be able to advise and help with your bookings.  Finish your day back where you started at Pike Place Market. By nightfall, the fishmongers and flower vendors will be long gone and the shops will be closed but some of the city's best restaurants and most enjoyable bars will light up. Whatever your mood or preferences, share these with your local host to get recommendations on the best places to catch an eclectic musical act, listen to Irish music or enjoy a romantic late dinner. This experience is great for all ages.

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What people are saying about Seattle

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 11 reviews

This tour was fantastic! I've been to Pike's Place Market before and the surrounding area, but this made me see it in a whole new way. We were starving before the tour and were completely stuffed by the end of it, so it was more than enough food!

The tour guide, John, was very energetic and knowledgeable. There was a wide variety of samples - definitely enough to feel full when it was over! We had been to Pike's market a few times, but we saw and went places we had not seen before.

Chef John was knowledgable, funny and very passionate about his market family. His tour was a lot of and interesting. I would do it again.

Delicious, fun, and informative - not a dull or hungry moment on this delightful tour with a local chef. Eric was great!

The tour guide was fully of knowledge, friendly, and kind of looked like Kurt Vonnegut. Fun and tasty!