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Overview

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 16 diverse tastings, from fresh produce, warm cheddar biscuits 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 eight different vendors to sample at least 16 items, such as smoked salmon and a maple bacon doughnut
  • Meet merchants and vendors, and learn about the market’s 100-plus years of history
  • An opportunity to catch a fish
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Avoid waiting in long lines and enjoy a rare chance to chat with market vendors before the crowds arrive.
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 eight vendors to enjoy at least 16 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 your hand at catching a flying fish, sip local coffee, nibble on delectable maple bacon doughnuts, and explore locally made specialties as you eat your way through Pike Place Market.

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.

Reviews

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a
, Dec 2018

First, our guide Mark was awesome. Humorous, knowledge, and flexible with the schedule. The food and beverage selections were spot on.

L
, Oct 2018

Loved the history behind the famous market. Got to sample so many different foods and hear the stories behind the fresh market foods.

L
, Oct 2018

Our tour was with Mark with added addition of shadower, Kat! They were great. Great tastings at Daily Donuts, Honest Biscuits etc. It was great! Highly recommend!

c
, Oct 2018

Outstanding! I am so glad we booked an early tour! I believe we visited 8-10 vendors and sampled 12-13 food/drink items (all Fabulous). Our tour guide Katya, or "K", did an excellent job educating us on the history and service statement of the market. A great example of a caring community! She also gave rave reviews of the various vendors we visited, how they got started, and the samples we would be tasting. I highly recommend this tour (which starts before the market opens), to anyone visiting Seattle for the first time. You won't be disappointed. I would do it again!!!!! Great information, DELICIOUS food, friendly people, and a wonderful tour guide.

M
, Sep 2018

We enjoyed the food tour immensely. It was informative and gave us a sense of the marketplace both now and when it was first established. We take a food tour in every city to help find the best food- this tour delivered! We visited several of the establishments a second time to use our discount card too.

j
, Sep 2018

We had Katya as a tour guide and she was so much fun -- full of energy and so full of information on the history of Pike Place Market. She had the best recommendations for food and drink so that when we returned to the Market we knew exactly where we wanted to eat. She was truly a delight. Anyone who gets Katya for a guide will have a super time!

M
, Sep 2018

This was a perfect start to our first visit to Seattle. We got a great intro to Pike Place market. Justin (our guide) was very enthusiastic and knowledgeable. Since we were staying within walking distance, we came back to the market at least once a day thereafter. The discount card came in handy on many of our subsequent purchases and meals. So do this first!

p
, Sep 2018

Loved the tour, guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Found several places we went back to later and ate.

I
, Sep 2018

We had a great early access tour before boarding our ship to Alaska. Justin was our guide. The food choices, history and story telling were great. The market was not crowded yet and we were able to move around very easily as a group. We tasted biscuits, chocolate, salmon burger, Turkish flatbread,donuts, smoked salmon and fresh produce while on our tour. We went back after our cruise on a Saturday morning and the market was packed. So glad we did the tour and would recommend to anyone with a couple of hours to spend on a weekday morning. Justin was a great guide.

R
, Sep 2018

Do the before market opens tour. It gets crowded early so you get to see and hear more when it’s not as crowded. Justin was great. We loved the whole tour. Highly recommended!


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