Pike Place Market: Walking Food Tour

4.7 / 5

60 reviews

Pike Place Market: Walking Food Tour

From $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 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English

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
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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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 60 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    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

An excellent, interesting & informative tour!

Today is our first time in Seattle, and when I knew we were coming I looked for something to give us an overview of the bustling Pike Place Market area. Our booking was for the Pike Place Market: Food Walking Tour. The day before, as we were traveling into Seattle, Marcia our guide contacted me to check that we had no dietary requirements, were okay with pork and also no mobility issues! We also had all details of where to meet up. Going around with Marcia was incredible! This was not just a tasting tour & a look at the food. We covered the background, history & significance of Pike Place Market to Seattle & Puget Sound area. Excellent knowledge & insights into so much history & significance to the community - getting a true sense of what the market brings to Seattle! (Sadly missing in so many other communities in the USA). The places she showed us in the market we would never have found ourselves - and now we feel a bit more like locals!

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September 23, 2018

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