Seattle Sights

Pike Place Market

  • Market/Bazaar
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington, USA

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Published 04/05/2016

Fodor's Review

One of the nation's largest and oldest public markets dates from 1907, when the city issued permits allowing farmers to sell produce from parked wagons. At one time the market was a madhouse of vendors hawking their produce and haggling with customers over prices; now you might find fishmongers engaging in frenzied banter and hilarious antics, but chances are you won't get them to waver on prices. There are many restaurants, bakeries, coffee shops (including the flagship Starbucks), lunch counters, and ethnic eateries. Go to Pike Place hungry and you won't be disappointed. The flower market is also a must-see—gigantic fresh arrangements can be found for less than $10. Strap on some walking shoes and enjoy the market's many corridors, where you'll find specialty-food items, quirky gift shops, tea, honey, jams, comic books, beads, eclectic crafts, and cookware.

Sight Information

Address:

Pike Pl. at Pike St., west of 1st Ave., Seattle, Washington, 98101, USA

Phone:

206-682–7453

Sight Details:

  • Market opens daily for breakfast at 6 am; fresh produce and fish open 7 am–6 pm; merchants open 10 am–6 pm; restaurants and bars last call, 1:30 am

Published 04/05/2016

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