One of Seattle's most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously working public market in the country. ... More
Pike Place Market
One of Seattle's most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market is the oldest continuously working public market in the country. Shop for fresh vegetables and fruits here or stop by Pike Place Fish to see fish fly. The market has numerous shops, including a health food and herb store, craft stores, and flower stands. Stop by Sur la Table, where you'll find tools with which you can prepare your recently purchased ingredients. Don't forget to pick up fresh-baked pastries for dessert and stop at one of the restaurants for lunch or grab an authentic Seattle latte before heading home.
I went to visit my friend and we were going around the city when we stopped in the market. The sounds of sellers, music, and the laughs of people, the smells of fresh flowers, seafood and the ocean, and the great colors you can see just make it fascinating to go. I bought a fress lobster and some hispanic fruits and cooked the bes lobster "asopao" ever.
I wish I can live in Seattle, and make my food shop daily in the market! Must see place
If you are coming to Seattle, you must go to Pike Place Market. It's where the city comes alive and you can get the best of what Seattle is all about. Most famous for fish-throwing and and being home to the very first Starbucks coffee (the only Starbucks to still use the original logo), there is much more to see here. Artisans selling their hand-made goods, local produce and flowers being sold at every turn, wonderful "street" performers, great little cafes and restaurants. Bring the camera and come on an empty stomach, there are so many wonderful smells, samples, and foods here that you'll want the option to graze.
TIP: Parking is cheapest on Sundays. You can park in the Market garage that provides easy access to both the Market and the Waterfront for only $5. Meters are free on Sundays if you can find one.
Pike Place Market was so unique. It had so many great shops to go to. I never got tired of walking to the market. I went there everyday for 6 days sometimes several times a day. I loved everything about it.
The longest continuously open market in the US, Pike Place is the home of the classic fish flinging mongers of renowned and the original home of Starbuck's Coffee. This is the one must see place in all of Seattle.
You must commit yourself top buying fresh cut flowers at the Market and putting them in your hotel room at least once and be sure to get there early, the fish guys tend to wrap it up around 4 PM or so.
Lastly, grab a cup of joe at the original Starbuck's in an original Starbuck's mug with the different Starbuck's logo. That way you can amaze your friends with the weird looking original logo and just grin when they ask what that's all about.
The market is much much more than fish, flowers and coffee though and could take several hours to throughly experience. So be liberal with your plans on this one.
Pike place market is filled with wonderful people, its so live! Its definetly a must see. I grew up in Seattle and my family loves to get fresh fruits and look at all the little neat things they have in stands. Its a nice enviornment for couples as well as familys.
I recommmend going there.. definetly.
Last year when I went to Seattle, I took a trip to Pike's Place Market. You will be surprised by how many things you can do once you really get into the market. It's like an undergruond city. There are undless shops and booths and of course, fresh produce. One of the highlights of Pike's was going to this little tea shop that I went to...there's just alot of fun things to do. But beware...if your kids don't like walking around alot, this may not be for you, but I would still try it.
Visited the market when we returned from a cruise to Alaska. The flowers, seafood, vegetable displays, etc were all very impressive. Wish we lived in Seattle so we could buy some of the fresh fish to take home and cook! They say you can have it shipped to your home, but we did not try that.
Also visited Starbucks accross the street and a cheesecake shop that had the best little cheesecakes you will ever eat. Also a pastery shop that bakes many different items in a very tasty flakey dough. What a treat!
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