Guided tour

Pike Place Market: Walking Food Tour

4.8 / 5

66 reviews

Pike Place Market: Walking Food Tour

From US$ 45.99 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Duration 2 hours
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  • 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.
  • Food samples
  • Cultural history
  • Local guide
  • Discount card
  • Associated taxes and fees
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Tours meet 15 minutes prior to tour start time inside the Atrium of the Economy Market Building, 1433 1st Ave, just south of the Pike Place Market information booth. Look for the neon hummingbird sign above the sidewalk, walk in the glass doors and meet your guide at the Sasquatch sculpture.

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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
  • 8+ tastings from some of the market's most popular vendors
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 66 reviews

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Our guide was amazing and knew lots of history and interesting stories. She was so fun and friendly. I would highly recommend this tour. I learned so much about the market and tried so many foods. The chowder was so yummy! I have never tried white truffles or pistachio sauce-delicious!!!

July 10, 2021

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

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