Pike Place Market
1st & Pike
Downtown Seattle, WA
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.
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.
Starbucks – Their oldest location. FYI, this was technically the third Starbucks location. They sell an exclusive blend of their coffee here.
1912 Pike Place
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
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 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 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
1509 Pike Place Suite 3
Long Provincial Vietnamese Restaurant
1901 2nd Ave
Other restaurants we would consider on our next visit:
403 N 36th Street
The Walrus and the Carpenter
4743 Ballard Ave NW
4225 Freont Ave N