- Behind-the-scenes food tour of Pike Place Market
- Be one of the first people at the market on this Viator Exclusive that provides early access to Seattle’s most popular attraction
- Visit nine different vendors to sample at least 17 items, such as smoked salmon, a latte and White House–worthy chocolate
- Meet merchants and vendors, and learn about the market’s 100-plus years of history
- Try your hand at the flying fish counter, a Pike Place Market icon
- Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience
- Don’t miss this chance to explore the market like an insider — this tour can’t be booked anywhere else!
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
Up to 30,000 people a day visit Pike Place Market when they come to Seattle, but very few experience it like this! You'll receive personalized attention and enjoy interaction with merchants in the morning, before the busy crowds set in. It's a rare chance to experience the market like a VIP.
What You Can Expect
Try some Pike Place Chowder, an award-winning clam chowder and seafood bisque. Piroshky Piroshky offers authentic Russian piroshky pastries. Sample chocolate truffles and salted caramels at Fran’s Chocolates, a favorite of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama. There is so much more: gourmet cheese, organic crumpets with ricotta and lemon curd and homemade Greek yogurt with pureed passion fruit.
Go behind the counter at the Pike Place Fish Market and toss a whole rainbow trout or mackerel through the air, just like the famous fishmongers do.
Feel like a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic place. Meet lively characters and hear some of their memorable stories. Visit the original Starbucks store. This corner store is at the gateway to Pike Place Market, and it’s rich in history and importance to both Starbucks and Seattle.
This tour was very well done! I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Seattle. My only wish is that they would include Chowder on the tasting because it is included in several tours and this is supposed to be VIP. Otherwise it was amazing experience and accommodating to those with different food allergies.
If you are considering this tour - DO IT! It was so much fun, interesting, entertaining, and delicious. Come hungry because you will leave stuffed. Getting to walk through the market and sample some of the various foods is a great experience. The guide makes this even more enjoyable.
The whole tour was Amazing. Enjoyed the tour guide and he gave great information. Thank you.
Nick was great and made the tour the best part of our trip!
Absolutely fantastic! Nick was wonderful, very entertaining, witty,and informative. Probably 2 of the best hours we had touring in Seattle.
Highly recommend this tour for anyone, everyone who wants to see a delightful institution in Seattle, A must and do try to have Nick as your guide. He makes it hum!
I had a great time. Mark, our guide, was wonderful.
This was the best tour ever! The guide was funny and informative, and the food was awesome. We loved every part of this tour. Be sure to come hungry and prepare for a great taste experience. Warning: You will hear a lot of puns.
Fantastic informative and fun tour. The markets really came alive thanks to our host. We had a lot of fun, the food samples were great and you don't need to eat before you go. The only negative is that the instructions for the meeting place are very poor. The meeting place is on a lower level and not easy to find which made us late for our tour. Viator please put better instructions on the confirmation.
Delicious and informative!
Great atmosphere, great food and a unique and exhilarating perspective of a great historical feature from an enthusiatic and informative guide. The markets provide an insight into a great culture and community spirit. I would recommend anyone going to Seattle to book in to this tour. We loved every minute of it. And where can you buy a simply gorgeous bunch of the most beautiful roses for 10 to 15. Well worth doing.