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The Original Food and Culture Tour of Pike Place Market

This food tour is Pike Place Market 101! Follow the pink umbrella and discover food, facts, and fun at the oldest continuously operating market in the United States.

The Original Food and Culture Tour of Pike Place Market

  • Delicious tastings from 8 Market vendors
  • Entertaining stories of the Market’s rich history and culture
  • Why throwing fish is legitimately good for business
  • The secret behind the “first” Starbucks store

Join us for Seattle’s original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market! On our signature tour, we’ll take you on a journey through the lively and bustling days in the heart of Seattle: Pike Place Market. While our guides give you the most delicious tastings we could find at EIGHT different partners, you’ll also learn the history of the market and hear the stories of the small-batch food and craft producers that make this place one of Seattle’s most beloved landmarks. Find out why fish fly, why a pig is our mascot, how the “Original” Starbucks was founded, how an alleyway became covered in gum, what made the market one of Anthony Bourdain’s favorite places, and many more pieces of info we’ll be thrilled to share with you while you savor our favorite culinary offerings. Once you’re done, you’ll be equipped and ready to dive deeper into the neighborhood.

Savor Seattle is permitted and licensed by the Pike Place Market Preservation and Development Authority (PDA) to operate tours in the Pike Place Market Historical District. The PDA requires any business or person conducting paid tours within its properties and in the public areas of the historical district to be pre-approved and to have a license for this activity.

Daily Dozen Doughnut Company

Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts

Frank’s Produce

Seasonal and local fruit

Pike Place Chowder

Award-winning clam chowder

Rachel’s Ginger Beer

Original or Seasonal Ginger Beer

Chukar Cherries

Dried Northwest cherries and chocolate confections

Turkish Delight

Lentil Soup and Turkish Delight

Seatown Rub Shack & Fish Fry

Blue North Cod Fish and Chips

and more…

We do our best to keep tasting information up to date. From time to time, tastings and locations may change due to availability and seasonality. Thanks in advance for your adventurous appetite and understanding!

  • Water
  • Hat and/or sunglasses
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Gratuity for the tour guide

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 indicated in advance at time of ticket purchase.

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