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.
Pike's place was the highlight of my trip to Seattle. The flowers there were just beautiful, and so many different kinds, and so many fruits and vegetables, and pastries, and meat and fish. They had everything. And everyone was very friendly and the atmosphere was laid back so you could really enjoy it all. The French Crepe place had wonderful fresh peach crepes. They were the best I have ever eaten. The strawberry ones were also great. And the people working in the crepe shop were really nice. It was fun watching them make the crepes. It was something I'll never forget.
The only thing I disliked was the fact that it was misty and wet outside. There were sooo many people standing around on the sidewalks which meant congestion.
Despite all that...the atmosphere was awesome and the display of seafood was amazing. There were HUGE crabs resting on the ice. Those things looked like mini footballs. One of the things that stood out the most was a 3 foot catfish that sat in the front of the window display. I have never seen a fish that huge in my life.
The most fun part was watching the crabs being tossed to and fro between the semen or seafood workers behind the counters.
Also, you have to enjoy all the little small boutiques that this place has to offer. There is a little shop that sells handcarved placeware. Specially made and imported from Italy and France. If you enjoy jewlery...there is a bead shop where you purchase literally any type of bead...from wooden to crystal.
I would recommend this place to anyone! Go Enjoy...:-)
pike place is a great place to have fun with the family, friends or by your self, alot of the stores are priced farely well including the parking.
the only thing i would recomend is to buy food some where else that can get spendy and on a warm/hot day, dont bring alot with yo because the market can get crowded
We make Pikes Market one of our "Have to do's" when we go to Seattle. We generally spend 3-4 hours there. Don't buy much, just absorbing the sites and sounds (lots of street musicians) and smells of all of the exotic foods, flowers, crafts and art. It has everything and should not be missed. Great fruit to take along on day trips.
The Pike Place Market is a great place for anyone to visit but be prepared for sensory overload. All the different sights, sounds, and smells can be overwhelming at first. The "fish mongers" are probably the most recognized part of the market but don't forget the other places too, which can practically be deserted if you come at the right time. The lines can be long but don't be afraid to talk to people! I've received a lot of tips about that particular craft from enthusiasts while waiting in line. Every time I've been there it has been crowed but everyone I've met has been nice. Also don't forget the street performers, and bring gum so you can become part of art and add a piece to the gum wall on the side of the theater.
I LOVE it there. its beautiful place to take picutures and explore!
Eating fish, candies, buying stuff from other countries, and look at old toys!
Smell the entire gloom of flowers!
Its fun to go but dont forget to bring a jacket it will be cold in any other days.
I recommend you guys to go there first not emp if you're not a fan of music.
its very different and visual place to be at.
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