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Overview

Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided tasting tour. Enjoy diverse tastings, from fresh produce and smoked salmon to local 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
  • Viator Exclusive provides early access to Seattle’s most popular attraction
  • Sample local wares like smoked salmon and locally-made chocolate
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Avoid waiting in long lines and enjoy a rare chance to chat with market vendors before the crowds arrive.
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Food and beverage tastings
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
indi chocolate , 1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
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 several vendors to enjoy tastings. Learn how the market got its start more than 100 years ago. Nibble on delectable locally made and sourced delights, and explore market specialties as you eat your way through Pike Place Market.

Feel like an 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.
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Pike Place Market
Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided 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 diverse tastings, from fresh produce, warm cheddar biscuits and smoked salmon to artisan Greek yogurt, 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.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Food restrictions and allergies can often be accommodated with advance notice
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather; tours operate rain or shine
  • Please bring a filled reusable water bottle for the tour, as you will be walking and eating for 2 hours. If you are unable to do so, water is available for purchase from partner vendors during the tour
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • Tastings add up to a light meal
  • Stops are subject to change without notice due to partner availability
  • Tours may be cancelled due to low booking numbers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Savor Seattle Food Tours
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.
  • 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.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Do it early on your trip so you know where to eat/shop thru out your visit!" See review
  • "It gets crowded early so you get to see and hear more when it’s not as crowded." See review
  • "Ask for Matt as your guide if you have the option." See review

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Early access is the way to go!
Heather_S
, May 2022
The food, the people, the guide were all fabulous. The early access is the way to go. Best way to get a feel for the market before it gets to crowded. Then you can go back and hit the places that caught your eye.
star-5
Great Pike’s Place Visit
John_H
, May 2022
Great guide - a real historian. Knew everything about the history of Pikes Place and very considerate of and friendly with the vendors. Two vendors seemed to take exception to our presence but Lucky went out of his way making sure we were not causing issues for the vendors.
star-5
A nice educational food journey
Shannon_B
, May 2022
I loved Lucky’s knowledge of the entire special place of Pike Place Market. I work in a supermarket on the East Coast and we sell Ellenos yogurt. It was very spring to see the home of Ellanos and it’s great. The recommendations for raw shellfish and Truffle Queen were excellent.
star-3
Tour was unimaginative.
Tim_H
, May 2022
The most memorable part of the tour might have been the secret, so to speak, garden; otherwise I learned only slightly more than if I had toured on my own. The guide aggressively asked for tips four times which was out of line.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hi Tim - sorry the tour wasn't what you had hoped. And we definitely don't want our guests to feel pressured to tip their guide. Thanks for the feedback, and we hope to be able to provide a better experience for you in the future. Please reach out to us and provide an email so we can issue you a gift card as a compensation.
star-4
Girls trip
Jdschett
, May 2022
Fish market action was fun taste testing was great The commentary could have been cut a little as we felt it was drawn out a bit
star-5
We got Lucky at the Pike Market
Derek_A
, May 2022
Our tour guy Lucky was the best. So much information and such tasty little taste bits of the market. The information about Seattle and the Market added depth to our visit of the area. Enjoyed it all.
star-5
Very educational and fun!...
Jolene_S
, May 2022
Very educational and fun! Sarah was our tour guide ans although it was her first time, you would have never known! Food was great!
star-5
David, “Lucky”, was a...
Barbara_H
, Apr 2022
David, “Lucky”, was a great guide. Knowledgeable, good personality. Knew the area and gave information about the Market and vendors.
star-5
Great Experience with Lucky!
Kristi_H
, Apr 2022
Great tour of Pike Place Market! We hit a variety of spots for tastings and all were very good! I was a little sad we didn't get to hit Beechers for a taste of mac N cheese or Daily Doughnuts for a mini maple bacon since I had heard so much about these two places but it wasn't a deal breaker. They were easy enough to get to on your own. Our tour guide Lucky was very friendly and informative and kept us going at a great pace. The 9:00 start time was great - you're just starting to see the Market come to life and all the vendors are fresh for a new day. Not sure little kiddies would like it but older kids might and it's not too long - 90 min to two hours tops! Highly reccommend!
star-4
Worth it!
Teri_M
, Apr 2022
Loved the food tasting. 😋 Everything was yummy. Stayed around after the tour and visited more shops.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Glad you enjoyed the tour! Would love to know what would have made it a 5* experience for you - happy to follow up if you want to email us at info@showmeseattle.com

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