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Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour of Pike Place Market

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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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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Professional guide
Food and beverage tastings
VIP discount at select partners on return visit
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pike Place Market
Your behind-the-scenes tour begins inside Indi Chocolate, where you’ll meet your local guide, a Pike Place aficionado who will regale you with fun facts and stories about the market’s history as you enjoy your 2-hour tour. Come hungry, as tastings are plentiful and add up to a full meal! Spend a few minutes getting to know your guide and fellow guests inside Pike Place Markets only "bean to bar" chocolate maker. Then head over to Honest Biscuits to begin your tasting journey as you enjoy fresh Carolina biscuits and local coffee while your tour guide to uncovers the century long history the market. Learn about how Seattle became a caffeine mecca and how small local artisans get their start in Pike Place Market . Continue your tour around the market, stopping at a total of eight different vendors to enjoy at least 12+ tastings, from Seattle mainstays like smoked salmon and cheddar biscuits to creative bites like Turkish beef flatbread and wild salmon burgers. Because your exclusive tour takes place right as the market opens, you’ll avoid the crowds typically found later in the day, offering the chance to chat with vendors and merchants before they get busy. You may even get a chance to go behind the counter at the fish market to toss a fish through the air, just like the market’s famous fishmongers. When your tour ends, continue exploring the market on your own, using your included VIP savings card to shop for tasty souvenirs and gifts to take home.
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

Reviews

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Early-Access Pike Place Market Tour
Aimee_W
, Nov 2021
We ran out of time the day we went into Seattle, and I did not want to miss a visit to the Pike Place Market while in the area. On a whim, I decided to book this early-access tour for the next morning, and with the cancellation of another party, ended up with a personal tour with Chip! He was very knowledgeable about the history of the market, and embedded funny stories along the way. He had a great rapport with the vendors, and was very organized with our stops and food tastings. I thoroughly enjoyed the walking tour, learning interesting facts, and tasting some great flavors throughout the market. I highly recommend this experience as a great way to see this iconic Seattle attraction!
star-4
Enjoyable Intro to Pike Place
Karla_V
, Nov 2021
Will was a great guide through the tour! We tried all kinds of foods/drinks and enjoyed the variety and learning about the food market
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi Karla - thanks for taking the time to post a review, so glad you enjoyed the tour. Would love to hear what we could have done to make it a 5* experience for you - feel free to email me directly and I'll get back to you :-0 Best, Leslie Law Operations Show Me Seattle Tours leslie@showmeseattle.com
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Lucky You
Cori_Y
, Nov 2021
We had an amazing time touring the market with Lucky. He was knowledgeable and shared lots of things that we simply wouldn’t have known and intern made our experience much more pleasant and unique. It Was really great to also have the opportunity to taste some of the vendors food and get there early
star-5
Great Tour!
Destiny_W
, Nov 2021
The tour was very informative and I enjoyed every tasting. Woody was very friendly and knew his stuff!!! I would highly recommend!
star-5
Lucky did a great job...
Emily_C
, Oct 2021
Lucky did a great job showing us around, introducing great food, and giving a brief history of the market!
star-5
Lucky in Seattle!
Myron_W
, Oct 2021
The tour was. Great way to start the day! Lucky was our guide for the tour. He was very knowledgeable and really introduced us to a little of Seattle’s history. The samples were really good! The tour was really helpful when we went back to do some shopping.
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Excellent
Veronica_R
, Oct 2021
Woody was a great guide. Food was great. The only problem was it was raining, typical for Seattle but some of the spots we stopped at could have been somewhere out of the rain instead of standing in the rain.
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Great Experience
john_b
, Oct 2021
Lucky was absolutely fantastic. The tastings were delicious and all tied into the history of Seattle. Would highly recommend.
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Imogen was entertaining...
Patrick_R
, Oct 2021
Imogen was entertaining and informative but group was a bit big for best experience. Deactivate your review minimum-that’s annoying
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A+ market visit
Fay_S
, Oct 2021
The most memorable parts of the trip was all of it. Our tour guide, Will, was amazing, very knowledgeable about the history of the market and knew a lot of the local people there which heightened our experience and allowed us to see more than we might have were we not with him. Early morning tour was great because it really was less crowded.

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