Pike Place Market Tour
Our insider tours take you off the beaten path to experience the Pike Place Market like a local. Discover hidden food gems from out of the way places as we sample the best of the market.
Pike Place Market can be overwhelming even for seasoned veterans, but for first timers its really impossible to get the full experience. With the help of our expert guides leading the way youll have an inside track to the best places to dine, shop, and relax. Taste delicious food samples from market legends while learning about the many colorful characters that have and continue to make it the Heart and Soul of Seattle.
Each participant will receive samples from each participating vendor (included in the price of the tour).
Maximum of 16 people per tour. Venues may be substituted due to seasonal and/or unexpected circumstances. Menu items may vary.
Please inquire, if you're interested in booking a private tour group
Fact: We don't use awkward headsets because we venture where most tourist don't.
On This Seattle Food Tour...
Vital Tea Leaf
Youll always receive a warm welcome here, the tasting counter is ideal for learning about the many varieties of different teas they sell. The staff is well-informed and happy to share their knowledge of tea with beginners.
De Laurentis Specialty Food & Wine
A foodie destination for over 65 years, this Italian/Mediterranean grocery features over 200 hand-selected cheeses, prosciuttos, local artisan salami from Salumis, an inexpensive deli, the best Italian wine selection in Seattle and Im only scratching the surface.
Conceived by two homesick Italians, Bottega Italiana is regarded as the best gelato shop in the city. Using seasonal fruits, and never any corn syrup or artificial colors their authentic gelati produces pure flavor.
The Crumpet Shop
Founded in 1976, this family business continues to make all their crumpets from scratch daily, using only all-natural ingredients. You will be hard pressed to find another shop like this one anywhere in the world.
Pike Place Chowder
Voted the best New England Style Clam Chowder three years in a row at the prestigious Great Clam Chowder Cook Off in Newport, Rhode Island and later inducted to the Clam Chowder Hall of Fame (yes there is one). Americas best chowder is right here in Seattle.
La Buona Tavola
This gourmet jewel box bombards the senses with a variety of truffle products, aged balsamic vinegars, Italian wines from small family vineyards and, on very special occasions, fresh truffles from Umbria.
Pure Food Fish Market
Since 1914, locals in the know have been buying their fish from the Amon family, Sol Amon who is often referred to as the Cod Father has been tending shop for over 56 years. His recipe for Alder-Smoked Salmon is the best Ive ever tasted.
Alm Hill Farms
Ben Craft and Gretchen Hoyt planted their first field of raspberries on Alm Hill in the early 1970s. Over the next three decades, the team carefully perfected a delicious and expansive variety of organic berries and vegetables. Today Alm Hill is Washington States largest organic farming coop.
Pink Door Restaurant
The Pink Door tempts with homespun Italian-American food, conversations that flow as liberally as the Baralo, provocative always free live entertainment, and a warm, lively respite from the ordinary world.
This Tour May Include...
- Award-winning local clam chowder
- An Italian truffle and olive oil shop
- Fresh English crumpets
- Authentic Italian gelato made daily with hand-selected fresh fruit from the Market, winner of the 2007 AOL Cityguide award for best desert in Seattle
- Chinese herb tea, served in the traditional manner by experts
- Award-winning, Locally-produced cheese
- Alderwood smoked salmon from a Pike Place original (The best you will ever taste!)
- Locally grown and seasonal fruit from local Washington farms
This 2.5 hour tour visits 8 best-kept-secrets in the famous Pike Place Market. $39 per person. More: Market Food Tour.
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