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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

Fred F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Great guide, great tour! Highly recommend for those looking to learn about the Seattle Market.

Elizabeth W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Excellent tour for a foodie, especially if you're new to the market as I was. This gives a great overview and introduces you to some excellent spots with wonderful food. HIghly recommend.

Eric S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

An absolute must for the foodie and just the hungry... The guide is funny and informative the food is awesome and the experience is one of a kind. Don't miss this tour!

Brien C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Incredibly fun and informative tour. Saw a lot of the market and ate some great food!

Kylie W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Fun, informative tour. A great way to get some insight into the market. Come with an empty stomach.

Cynthia D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

You will learn about the area, the vendors and you will feel like a local after this tour. Our tour guide was so awesome, we went on a rainy day when things 'didn't go as planned' but the vendors, our guide and the people you don't see, were there to make everything wonderful.

Douglas H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a great time! So much fun. Our guide was awesome.

Monika M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

It was great to go to the market early before the crowds to enjoy all the good tastings reasonable portions. Tour guide was wonderful and provided dinner recommendations that we took advantage of during the balance of our stay!

David L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Fantastic, Carla was excellent


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent way to experience first time at Pike's Market! Kenna think that is her name was a wonderful guide. Lots of yummy food samples. It was recommended we eat a light breakfast first, but since we began with a cheese buiscuit and then a maple bacon donut, breakfast wasn't necessary. So happy we did this tour!

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