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The tour was a fantastic experience. The food is great, the guide knowledgeable and entertaining with our best interest in mind. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this tour.
We decided to try the food tour with some trepidation. We had never done this before.
After meeting the group at Starbucks, across the road from the market, we followed our food guide, Matt, to the market.
The first advantage was that we were able to bypass the lines to get our food samples, some of which were almost a full meal in themselves. The stares of the people in line was an indication of what a good idea this was.
The choices of vendors was excellent. My wife and I did not eat certain foods, so Matt organized alternate choices at some vendors. They were delicious. We experienced a variety of foods, something we would NEVER have done without the tour.
The company's use of radio equipment so that we could easily hear Matt all the time was a bonus.
Based on our experiences at the different vendors, we went back the next day for a meal to one of our favorite choices from the tour.
We would strongly recommend this tour to anyone wanting an introduction to the Pike Place Market. Enter your review here.
***** More than expected. I was born and raised in Seattle 40 yrs. Been going to market since I was 4 yrs old. So took some friends to tour. Our guide Brett told us so many things I never knew..He is also very funny. Food choices were excellent. I will do this again. Judy
Our food tour with Santino was a great experience! Santino did an amazing job showing us the market with detailed history and incredible enthusiasm. I would not only highly recommend the food tour but would recommend any tour that Santino was guiding. Thanks for a great experience!
Even if you've been to the Pike Place Market on your own, this tour is a must because you deal directly with the merchants who are kind hosts. You sample chai with orange and cinnamon, three types of smoked salmon, seasonal fruits, sausage, clam chowder, seafood bisque, cheddar and goat cheeses, macaroni and cheese, pork loin, a salty caramel and miniature crabcakes.
It wa 5 star.The food was excellant and the giude was informative and funny. We truly einjoyed it and will recommend to friends visiting Seattle.
The tour guide as great! He was very informative and funny. We sampled many different foods and met many vendors and learned the history of Pike Place Market.
The Food and Cultural Walking Tour was one fo the best local tours I have ever been on! Caroline, our guide was knowledgeable about the area, and she knew the people we encountered on our walk. She was naturally entertaining - a wordsmith straight out of a "pun-atentiary!" Do you want to know how to tell the male eggplant from the female at the farmer's market? Do you want to know why you should care? Ask Caroline! Would you like to know how cheesemaking by-products are disposed of? Ask Caroline. There seemed to be something to entertain everyone on the tour from the teenage set to us old geezers. Great experience!
I have been to the Pike Place Market many times but since I have been out of town for many years and my wife had never even been to Seattle before, I elected to take the tour. What a total value. The high point was our tour guide, Nick Setton. Fun, high energy, and knowlegeable. The tour was well planned and the participating business were well coordinated. The only gliche
was Star Buck's bathroom facilities were closed.
Thank you and especially Nick for the great time!
This food tour at Pike Place Market was totally awesome!! Brett our tour guide was fabulous and hilarious!! And thanks to him, now I'm hooked on Chi Tea Latte's!!! Thanks for an awesome tour and I was stuffed when we were done, but actually went back to some of the places you took us. Thanks again Brett for a wonderful tour and you kept the people who weren't on our tour out of our samples, you rock!!!
Excellent!! This tour was the highlight of our trip. Defininately worth every penny.
The tour started on time. The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. The variety of food was excellent and we went back to purchase from one of the vendors.
This was a fantastic tour of fun, food and history. I would recommend it to anyone visiting (or living in) Seattle!
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this tour. It was very informative and with the periodic eats what else could you want We scheduled a variety of tours and activities during our week in Seattle and after experiencing them all, I would recommend to others that the first they should take is the Pike Place Market - Food and Cultural Walking Tour. With all the hustle and bustle in the market, the audio devices were ideal for the occasion. For those of us who are semi-serious photographers, we could shoot scenes around us while still taking in the guide's information. We especially liked our tour guide Nick. I can't imagine anyone doing a finer job. Please let him know how much we enjoyed his tour.