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Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market- 2 Hours

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this 2-hour, chef-guided food tour. See where chef’s shop and locals hang out. Enjoy diverse tastings at nearly a dozen different stops — places like Beecher's ‘World's Best’ Mac and Cheese, Local Color coffee shop, Britt's Pickles, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt and more. Feel like a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Enjoy a chef-guided food tour of famous Pike Place Market
  • Make 10 different stops at a wide variety of food spots
  • Fun for the entire family
  • Small group ensures personal attention

What's Included

  • 9 vendor food stops, sampling the best products of Pike Place Market
  • Discount card
  • Chef guide
  • Parking is not included in the ticket price. There are several garages near the market and street parking is available (free on Sunday)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Simply Seattle
    1600 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    Meet your chef outside of Simply Seattle located at 1600 First Ave.We meet outside on the street by the entrance to the store. They will be wearing a black chef coat. Please arrive 5 minutes early. We can't catch you up after the tour has left.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please message us before the tour date if you have any dietary considerations.
  • This tour is not stroller accessible due to stairs and uneven terrain
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Meeting Location: is 1600 First Ave outside of Simply Seattle. We meet on the street. Chef will be wearing a black chef coat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Gratuities (optional) are not included in the price
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early. Once the tour leaves the starting point we cannot catch you up as it is a moving tour and guides choose their own routes.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market- 2 Hours?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market- 2 Hours?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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There are also no minimum numbers required, so you will never be turned away.
Perfect for adults or couples may be a little fast pace for younger kids or older people.
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Chef John was amazing! He...
Den_S, Sep 2022
Chef John was amazing! He knows everybody in the market and showed us places we would never have seen without him! So informative and Delicious!
Fabulous food tour!!
Kim_A, Sep 2022
Excellent way to spend my afternoon!! Our chef guide was knowledgeable and very funny. We sampled so many Seattle favorites. Great tour!
So fun
Toni_V, Sep 2022
Our guide was very knowledgeable and the tastings included were amazing! Highly recommend to make the time for this during any visit here
Bringing Pike Place Story to Life
Lane_H, Sep 2022
Learning the history of Pike Place, the stories of the shops and restaurants we visited and of course sampling of wide variety of food. Our guide, Brendan, was the best! His enthusiasm and personality made the tour!
Great Food
EvaLena_N, Sep 2022
We were apart of team Sylas and had a wonferful time with our family. The food was diverse and very good.
Well done ! Truffle store was awesome!!!
Jane_C, Sep 2022
Team Silas was a great host! Pike chowder super!! Fish mongers were entertaining too. Weather was perfect.
Great Tour
CyndyRathbun, Sep 2022
We had a wonderful experience with Chef Sean! He was entertaining and informative. It is very obvious he loves what he does and his city!!! He was well informed about the market and the vendors! My friend had to walk slower than the rest of the group and he was amazing about making sure we didn't miss anything!!! We got a variety of tastes of the foods found in the market! I highly recommend this tour!!
Walk and talk and the learn the science behind cooking!
Michael_C, Sep 2022
Team Eric for the win! Gracious host, very knowledgeable. A culinary delight. 2 hours went by fast but there’s a lot to sample.
TASTE the BEST of SEATTLE
Carol_B, Sep 2022
Chef Sean was beyond awesome! I am deaf and his great voice & attention to my disability made this food tour extra special. He was extremely knowledgeable and most importantly a real blast! He connected with each of the tour guests on a personal level. The food selection was varied & outstanding! Honestly the best chocolate, margarita pizza, salmon and clam chowder I’ve ever tasted to name a few. I highly recommend this Food Tour as a way to better experience Pike Place Market.
If only time for one tour, pick this one!
Lee_W, Sep 2022
My husband and I have done walking food tours in NYC, San Fran, and Vancouver, Canada. The bar was set high for this one and did not disappoint. It was our lucky day with the sunshine and mild temps to enjoy in early September. Our Chef, Sean started off the tour with a no nonsense attitude we both liked. We went to many different venues that included sweet, savory, award winning, and delicious tastes. We stayed a few days after the tour and hit three places we sampled—bought some fresh fruit, clam chowder, and mac and cheese at three different vendors. We also had food and drink recommendations from Chef Sean and ended up eating at two and drinking at one. Overall our experience was so positive that we had to write a review.
Amazing introduction to pike place market.
Leyla_M, Sep 2022
The chef really brought the history of the market to life. She was passionate about food and it made the tour extra special. All the bites were delicious.
Great!!
Lindsay_W, Sep 2022
A wonderful way to experience Pike Place Market for the first time. Sylas was a great guide and had wonderful tips.
Fun tour, great food, knowledgeable guide!
Shawn_J, Sep 2022
Sean Welsh took us on a great tour through the ins and outs of Pikes Market- where to eat off the beaten path and gave us a lot of great background on the places we stopped! He is a great tour guide for a fun place to take a foodie tour. We will come back another time!
Best tour of Pikes Place Market!
Savannah_V, Sep 2022
This was a great experience! I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to visit Pikes Place Market. There’s so much to do that it would be overwhelming on your own—this guide shows you the best! Chef Sean was very knowledgeable about the area & the different businesses. It was definitely a highlight of our time in Seattle!
A great overview of the...
Mark_L, Sep 2022
A great overview of the market and Sean was extremely knowledgeable. He seemed to really appreciate and understand the market and the food he was talking about. 10 put of 10
Delicious and educational!
Valerie_A, Sep 2022
Delicious and informative tour! Pleasant pace. Nice variety of samples from savory to sweet. Small group.
Best tour in Seattle
Curtis_W, Sep 2022
This was our FAVORITE tour of the four we did in Seattle. We skipped all the lines and tasted a lot of what we wanted and a lot of what we never would have on our own. Liz was fantastic and knew everything you could imagine about pike place market and even Seattle history in general. Group was small, 10 people and we could hear her. The tastes are said to be Costco sized, but they were bigger and by the end we were full and I couldn’t take more than a small bite- rest went to my husband. Every bite was fresh and delicious! I don’t know if each tour is different but we had Chowder, chocolate cherries, truffle salt, oil & paste, salmon jerky, smoked salmon, pizza, tacos, cheeses, biscuits, gourmet chic chip cookies and more! Sometimes 2-3 different items per stop. The market is bustling and crowded, a bit overwhelming for first timers - THIS is the best way to do it. Highly recommend! *market pretty much closes by 4 pm.
Best thing I did in Seattle.
Susan_N, Sep 2022
Our guide was excellent. He really gave us an understanding of the history of the market. Without him it would just be food, with him it was a story of how the small businesses got started and grew within the confines of the market. It was about the families that created the fare. It was a delicious way to spend an afternoon and a very informative guide. He had energy and enthusiasm. He made great recommendations and everyone seem to respond positively to the tour. I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Great Market Place experience with Eric.
Flavio_U, Sep 2022
Eric is a great and knowledgeable chef and tour guide. Kept us entertained and happy🤩 we enjoyed this tour very much. Thanks!!!
Team Eric!
Megan_M, Sep 2022
Our tour guide Eric was phenomenal. Very informative on the history of the market and we sampled some delicious foods!
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