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  • Address: Between Western Avenue, 1st Avenue, and Pike Street, Downtown, Seattle 98101, USA

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Pike Place Market Tours

Every day from dawn to dusk, Seattle’s famous Pike Place Market buzzes with locals and tourists alike, who come to browse the 150 stalls of fresh seafood, produce, flowers, artisanal products, and local art, plus see the numerous street performers wandering throughout.

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 while trying a little bit of everything that’s on offer. It’s even possible to book an early-access tour to avoid the crowds or take a chef-guided food tour for professional guidance. On a Pike Place Market tour, you can taste original foods crafted by local artisans, see the famous fish throwers toss around ultra-fresh fish, and even find some hidden gems you might not discover on your own.

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. Look for her under the Public Market Center sign.
  • For a little respite or a picnic lunch, head over to Victor Steinbrueck Park, at the north end of the market at the intersection of Pike Place, Virginia Street, and Western Avenue. (Look for the two towering totem poles.) Other nearby nearby attractions include the Seattle Art Museum, Waterfront Park, and the Seattle Aquarium.

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.

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.

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 can ship throughout the US.

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Cooking Class in Pike Place Market, Seattle, null
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Cooking Class in Pike Place Market

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This cooking class experience consists of a tour through the famous Pike Place Market where the chef will explain the local and seasonal produce as he/she ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $126.90
Viator Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market, Seattle, Cooking Classes
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Viator Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market

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Explore Pike Place Market, Seattle’s top attraction, in a way that most locals haven’t even experienced — with an early-access tasting tour. Discover the ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.02
Food and Cultural Walking Tour of Pike Place Market, Seattle, Viator Exclusive Tours
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Food and Cultural Walking Tour of Pike Place Market

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Eat your way through Seattle's most celebrated culinary landmark -- Pike Place Market. Go behind the scenes on a walking tour to experience some of the city's ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $49.80
Gourmet Seattle Walking Tour, Seattle, Market Tours
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Gourmet Seattle Walking Tour

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Discover Seattle's tastiest restaurants on a leisurely walking tour of Seattle. Embrace upscale comfort food and enjoy an introduction to some of Seattle's ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.84
Chef-Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market, Seattle, Food Tours
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Chef-Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market

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This chef-guided, small-group food tour takes a journey through Pacific Northwest culture by tasting Seattle’s best artisan vendors in the famous Pike ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.00
Taste of Pike Place Market Tour, Seattle, Market Tours
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Taste of Pike Place Market Tour

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On this 2.5-hour insider's food tour of Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, discover hidden culinary gems at out-of-the-way places as you explore back alleys ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $49.26
Seattle City Tour Spanish, Seattle, Market Tours
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Seattle City Tour Spanish

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Tours 100% en Español! El tour de la ciudad es un circuito que ofrece a los visitantes una introducción a la historia, arquitectura, ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
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Private Seattle Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour, Seattle, City Tours
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Private Seattle Highlights and Hidden Gems Tour

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Discover Seattle's popular downtown attractions and area neighborhoods on this private, 4-hour city tour. Dine in one of Seattle's great restaurants and ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Seattle Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Sightseeing City Tour, Seattle, City Tours
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Seattle Shore Excursion: Pre-Cruise Sightseeing City Tour

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Making a short stop in Seattle before embarking on a cruise? Take this three-hour pre-cruise tour of Seattle and discover the best of the beautiful Emerald ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market, Seattle, Ports ... 
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Seattle in One Day: Sightseeing Tour including Space Needle and Pike Place Market

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Not sure what to see in Seattle? Take the stress out of sightseeing on this 6-hour tour, which covers 50 miles (80 kilometers) of downtown Seattle and the ...  Read more

Location: Seattle, Washington
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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