Pike Place Market Review, Seattle

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Pike Place Market

1st & Pike

Downtown Seattle, WA

Pike Place Market Website

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Pike Place Market is America’s oldest food market. This 9 acre market has been in its current location since 1907. Home of the legendary flying fish at Pikes Place Fish, this market is a wholesale fruit and vegetable market most of the time and a retail market with 200 small vendors. Right outside of the market are several streets full of food related shops, restaurants, bakeries, and more. This is where a lot of the interesting finds are located. We were suprised by the variety of seafood as well as produce in some of the markets. Clearly there were many items that we don’t have in the San Francisco area.

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It is a noisy, bustling market with lots of fruits, vegetables, baked goods, and meats. Lots of cooked foods are also available. Come hungry as you will be tempted by many items.

Select restaurants and vendors open as early as 7am until as late as 6pm. This place is pretty dead at night. There is a Target about two blocks away, in case you need some shopping.

Original Starbucks Seattle (1)

Starbucks – Their oldest location. FYI, this was technically the third Starbucks location. They sell an exclusive blend of their coffee here.
1912 Pike Place

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City Fish – No crowds here unlike the place with the flying fish. We had some fresh Uni here as well as some smoked Salmon.
1535 Pike Place

Beechers Seattle (9)

Beecher’s Handmade Cheese – They make their cheese on the premises and have a pretty mean Mac & Cheese as well as tomato soup. Frankly, we find Cow Girl Creamery even better.
1600 Pike Place

Pikes Place Chowder – Award winning chowder that really is pretty good.
1530 Post Alley

Cinnamon Works – A nice low key bakery with even with some vegan items.
1530 Pike Place

Doughnut Making at Daily Dozen

Daily Dozen Donuts Seattle (4)

Daily Dozen Donut Company – has hot and fresh mini donuts that are really good. Get there early before they run out of maple and bacon donuts.
93 Pike St

Le Panier – a busy French bakery that we found a bit over rated compared to what we have in the San Francisco Bay Area.
1902 Pike Place

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory Seattle (1)

Rocky Chocolate Factory – They send the smells of their delightful creations out in to the street to attract customers. The window display featuring beautiful dipped apples is stunning. Their chocolate quality is average though.
1419 1st Ave

Dog in the Park – We had to try a cream cheese hotdog. They were nearby but proved to be pretty average. The cream cheese made it pretty think and chewy.
1520 4th Ave

Uwajimaya – A large Japanese market with an extremely large selection of items. Some of which we do not see locally.
600 5th Ave South

Shiro’s Sushi – Over rated sushi quality. We expected more.
2401 2nd Ave

Other places you should consider:
Matt’s In The Market
94 Pike Street Suite 32

Market Grill
1509 Pike Place Suite 3

Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant
1901 2nd Ave

Other restaurants we would consider on our next visit:
Revel
403 N 36th Street

The Walrus and the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW
Ballard

Paseo
4225 Freont Ave N

Pike Place Market Overall Rating: (Good 2)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Beer, Wine
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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