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Tour code: 2956EXCLUSIVE
Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided, 2-hour tasting tour. This is the original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the Market before the crowds arrive. Enjoy 17 diverse tastings, from fresh produce, crab cakes and smoked salmon to local coffee, doughnuts, pastries and much more. Interact with the merchants before it gets busy, then savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.


  • 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.

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What You Can Expect

Viator Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market Early-Access Food Tour

This is Seattle’s original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market — with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the market before the big crowds arrive. Stop at nine vendors to enjoy at least 17 tastings. Learn how the market got its start more than 100 years ago. The first tasting is a cup of Seattle coffee. Find out how the city became a caffeine mecca as a barista whips up your order.

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.

Customer Reviews

Lisa H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Leanne P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Beverlee H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

great experience with Carla, our guide. She was entertaining and informative. We were a small group and it was very easy for Carla to keep us reigned in. We had lot's to eat and all of it was good. I would recommend this tour to all.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Kenna was a great and informative guide. After the tour I asked her for advice on great places for seafood chowder with no queues, and she provided me with a few alternatives, which I tried over the next few days and were all delicious.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour! Lots of interesting tastings and stops. Kenna, our guide, was wonderful. Highly recommend this fun and informative tour!

Jonathan B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Tour was great. Our guide Carla was very knowledgeable and extremely friendly. Would highly recommend. Got to taste a bit of everything and felt VIP status

Wendy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Loved it!!
Fantastic to taste many of the market specialties!!
I would highly recommend this tour!!

Colleen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide was amazing, knowledgeable and funny. All the food we tasted was delicious and for only having a few hours in the city, I felt like I got a really good feel for the market.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

OMG, booked this trip for me and 5 others and we ALL loved it so much. Wish we would have booked more of the tours. So insightful and a great time all around. Highly recommend to anyone.

mcgintydorth United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Had a great experience and got a great taste of Seattle

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