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Taste of Pike Place Market Tour

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On this 2.5-hour insider's food tour of Seattle's famous Pike Place Market, discover hidden culinary gems at out-of-the-way places as you explore back alleys and narrow corridors with an in-the-know guide, who shares stories of the market's cultural history, characters, and shops. This small-group tour of the lively historical landmark is limited to 12 people to provide a more intimate experience. Choice of morning or afternoon departure time when booking.
  • Experience aspects of Pike Place Market that most visitors miss
  • Navigate Pike Place Market with an expert and avoid getting lost in the crowds
  • Try some of Seattle’s best local bites
  • See the iconic market through the eyes of a local guide
What to Expect
Your tour starts at a designated meeting point near Pike Place Market. Please arrive 10 minutes before the tour start time. Next, your guide leads you through the market, describing its history and present-day significance between stops at food vendors. Samples include fresh biscuits made with local ingredients, Italian gelato, locally-sourced Greek Yogurt, authentic Mexican street tacos, smoked salmon, clam chowder, handmade truffles, Bavarian cured meats, and chef Tom Douglas’s salmon burger. At the end of the 2.5-hour experience, the tour concludes at the Rub Shack near Virginia Street and Western Avenue.
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Departure Point
Tours meet at the Pike Place Brewery foyer, 1415 1st Ave, Seattle. From the main entrance of the Market at 1st and Pike, walk south on 1st Avenue for 200 ft. Turn in at the red Pike Brewing Company sign. We meet on the left side by the Milagros Mexican Folk Art display windows.
Meeting time is 10 minutes prior to tour start time.
2h 30m
Return Details
Tour ends at the Rub Shack near Virginia Street and Western Avenue
  • Local guide
  • 8 food tastings
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Food tastings are subject to change
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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All reviews pike place market samosas great tour our tour guide would highly recommend this tour delicious things street tacos food tour cinnamon rolls salmon burger historical facts local vendors food samples clam chowder variety of foods truffle fun afternoon
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Marcia was amazing! She was funny, thoughtful & knowledgable. She has a real love for her city and Pikes Place and it showed in her tour. She took great care of us and had pre-thought of everything we may wish to have or need. We...More

Date of experience: August 2019
3  Thank Cheryl S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Marcia L. was our Tour Guide, she was very knowledgeable, engaging and considerate of our comfort. We had a great time with our small group of 5. Marcia called us the night before to ensure that we knew where to go, city tips for commuting...More

Date of experience: September 2019
2  Thank Laura F
Reviewed 5 days ago

TourGuide Marcia L. was GREAT. Knowledgeable, funny, 11 food samples. Texted us day before w/details

Date of experience: August 2019
2  Thank Lapdog69
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We booked this tour to give us an overview of the market but what we got was much more. The tour group consisted of 6 adults, 2 from Perth, Australia, 2 from Dallas and the 2 of us from North Carolina. Upon meeting us at...More

1  Thank lperonto
Reviewed 1 week ago

The good and the bad. Interesting market and lots to see. Not crazy about our tour guide, Marcia. I am not a fan of salmon so please don’t ask me to take a “fairy bite” to try it. Felt too much pressure on tastings I...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank rosefour2018
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Ruby M
12 September 2019|
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Response from hbpauley | Reviewed this property |
She will definitely ask about any restrictions u may have. They cant accommodate all issues but there will be things to eat. And the market itself and outside in december will be very cold and most likely rain. So bundle up... More
17 May 2019|
Response from Rollercoasterchik | Reviewed this property |
I gave the tour 5/5 which is the highest I could give it....?
24 August 2018|
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Response from Bill W | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe it would be.
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