Due to our passion for accurately displaying the amazing foods Pike Place Market has to offer, we cannot always accommodate dietary restrictions. We certainly do our best and many places have options, but a few favorites of ours simply do not. Please reach out to us if you have any questions to see if you like what we have to offer.
Substitutions must be requested in advance with your ticket purchase. All tastings have been prepared in advance at each location, based on the information you provided to us at the time of ticket purchase. Last-minute dietary changes on tour will not be accommodated. This is a carefully choreographed food ballet!
We work with the best food purveyors. Keeping things streamlined ensures that guests have a consistently high-quality experience. Some partners see us up to twelve times a day, so we want to minimize mistakes.
There isn’t always a “next best” option that meets the special dietary needs of each of our guests. Since we have your health (and palate!) in mind, we truly appreciate your understanding on this issue.
Yes! If we know in advance, we will do our best to make appropriate substitutions for you on all of the tours.
You will taste foods and beverages that Seattle is famous for, and some that are just unique and hard to find anywhere else. For specific details on what is sampled, visit our event-specific pages: The Signature Food and Culture Tour of Pike Place Market, Sunrise Stroll Tasting Tour of Pike Place Market, and the Gourmet Kayaking Expedition.
Our tours include 8 tasting locations, with 11-13 tastings (depends on the tour type) along the way. All Savor Seattle walking tours offer numerous bite-size tastings and visit a variety of styles of restaurants, artisan shops, and hot spots.
Yes! We taste coffee (twice!) and tea on the Sunrise Stroll Tasting Tour of Pike Place Market and Ginger Beer and/or Cider on the Signature Food and Culture Tour of Pike Place Market. On the Gourmet Kayaking Expeditions, we pair every dinner and Happy Hour with renowned Washington State wine and non-alcoholic beverages.
Yes! If we know in advance, we will do our best to make appropriate non-alcoholic substitutions for you on the tours.
Seattle is a very eco-conscious and green city. As such, bottled water can have a stigma associated with them. Most tour companies in Seattle do not include bottled water on tours. To date, we have saved over 120,000 bottles from landfills.
There are a few beverage tastings on the tours. We also still encourage guests to bring a reusable bottle filled with water to the tours. Alternatively, bottled water is available for purchase at all meeting locations.
It truly depends on the individual and their appetite. For most, we recommend that you eat a light meal before joining us for the tours. The amount of food sampled on the tours is significant enough that many people delay or skip lunch afterwards, or will opt for a later dinner depending on the tour time.
The majority of the food tastings are not guaranteed kosher.
Absolutely not! You will taste locally made foods and beverages that will awaken your palate, while learning about and meeting the storied characters and vendors that give Seattle life. Soak up the rich and vibrant history that even locals don’t know about!
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Events typically sell out quickly. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance.
Customers will receive a full refund or credit with 48 hours notice of cancellation. All tours have a 4 guest minimum with a reschedule or full refund option. Customers will also receive a full refund or credit in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price.
We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please contact us to let them know what date you are interested in.
Return to your favorite restaurants, shops, and vendors and receive a special discount off your entire purchase or meal (usually 10-15% off or even a special tasting menu just for Savor Seattle guests). In some cases, this card alone is reason to sign up for the tour!
Gratuity is not included in the ticket price, but is always greatly appreciated.
Savor Seattle does not include gratuities in the cost of the tours. A standard gratuity for a tour guide is 15% to 20% of the tour price. If you had a great time, gratuities are accepted by our tour guides.
If you are bringing a child that is 2 years of age or younger, and he/she will not be eating during the tour, you do not need to purchase a ticket for him/her. If your child is 3 years of age or older, you will need to purchase a ticket for him/her, regardless if he/she will be participating in the tastings.
Children are welcome on most of the tours, but please bear in mind that some children have a limited attention span and therefore a 2-3 hour tour or event may not be appropriate for them. Parents know their children best and should assess the situation individually. Since there is a lot of standing, walking, and Market congestion, please consider this when deciding whether the tours and events are appropriate for your child.
If your child is 2 years of age or younger and will not be eating, you will not need to purchase a ticket for him/her. If your child is 3 years of age or older, you will need to purchase a ticket for him/her, regardless if he/she will be eating.
Unfortunately, strollers are not permitted and wheelchairs are not recommended, due to the crowds and tight spaces in the Market and the food establishments we visit. The Pike Place Market is also a historical district, which means that there are areas that are not ADA compliant. As well, the tours utilize narrow sidewalks, cross uneven cobblestone streets, and traverse certain staircases. Some of the artisans and businesses we visit are very small, crowded, and are not wheelchair or stroller accessible in a tour group of up to 12 guests.
Due to the various food establishments we visit, pets of any kind are not allowed.
The walking tours require a certain level of physical stamina. Please plan that you will be standing for the majority of the tour (2-2.5 hours) and possibly spending time in direct sunlight. We recommend comfortable footwear and a bottle of water. Water will also be for sale at the meeting location.
On the Signature Food and Culture Tour of Pike Place Market and Sunrise Stroll Tasting Tour of Pike Place Market, there are a few hills and stairs. Tastings are on the go and seating opportunities are limited and sporadic.
The Gourmet Kayaking Expedition involves 3 days of paddling for 2-3 hours at a time. Although no prior paddling experience is necessary, you need to be in fairly good physical fitness in order to fully enjoy this experience.
Definitely! Many of our attendees live right here in Seattle. Locals often join us to learn about the great food finds in the “Heart and Soul of Seattle” that have been under their noses the entire time! Seattle is brimming with lively tales and history that you will be surprised by.
The events all end within a few blocks of the starting point. Your guide will be happy to assist with directions at the end of the event.
All tours and events are held rain or shine. You should dress appropriately for the day’s weather conditions and bring an umbrella if necessary.
We ask that you please wait to shop until after the tour so that we can stay on schedule and continue with the informative tour and food tastings in a timely manner. Allow time at the end of the tour to return to your favorite stores and vendors to take advantage of our exclusive “VIP” discount card, only available to our tour participants!
We recommend the official Pike Place Market Parking Garage (look for the red signs). Entrances are located at:
- 1531 Western Ave
- 1901 Western Ave
- 1530 Alaskan Way
A restroom is available at the tour meeting location. Once the tour has begun, there are public restrooms in the Market, however they tend to have long lines, so we strongly recommend using the restroom before the tour begins.
Yes! In fact, we strongly encourage participants to take photos during our events. However, we do not allow video cameras or tape recorders to record the events in their entirety without prior written consent.
Unfortunately, strollers are not permitted and wheelchairs are not recommended, due to the crowds and tight spaces in the Market and the food establishments we visit. The Pike Place Market is also a historical district, which means that there are areas that are not ADA compliant. As well, the tours utilize narrow sidewalks, cross uneven cobble stone streets, and traverse certain staircases. Some of the artisans and businesses we visit are very small, crowded, and are not wheelchair or stroller accessible in a tour group of up to 12 guests.
The Pike Place Market and city of Seattle as a whole are generally accessible. With or without our tours, we encourage you to explore both to the fullest extent.
Yes, private events are available. Read more information about our private events.
Pre-COVID gift certificates, or tour bookings that were transferred to gift certificates are in our system and can be redeemed during the tour booking process with the gift certificate code you have. If your gift certificate was purchased between April 2020 and March 2023, your and will be honored by our industry colleague Show Me Seattle.
Enjoy 10% off tour bookings and gift certificates!
Use the code: BLACKFRIDAY2023 at check out
(valid through Monday, November 27th).
Not valid for the Gourmet Kayak Expedition.