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85 Pike St
Seattle, Wa 98101
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How can't anyone not love Pike Place Market?True, you run the risk of being trampled on the sunny summer days but if you go early enough and go on a weekday you may be able to pause without being shoved aside. Pike Place offers a bit of everything though. The flowers are beautiful and hands down some of the best prices in the area. The fresh produce and fish are fantastic. The restaurants around the Market never fail to satisfy. And the cute little shops will delight most shoppers. Pike Place is always vibrant no matter what the weather is like.
PPM is one of those places that brings back a little humanity from the detached shopping experience we have become accustomed to. Half fresh market half bazaar, Pike Place Market provides a living breathing snapshot that embodies the pacific northwest culture. From the famed "fish throwing" to the numerous booths filled with arts and crafts, this place should be a must visit on your travel itinerary.
Can't say anything novel here so I won't. :)Being from San Francisco, I am accustomed to appreciate the local artist flare, street talent, people trying real hard to be different, streetside shrimp cocktail hustled by cute men, clam chowder, variety, crowds, etc.Still, touristy or not, worth a couple hours milling about...
Pike's place market is a tourist expo. It does however live up to being AWESOME. This little strip has a farmers market, flea market type feel, great food, and great sites to see.Pike's place is about 3 blocks long and within every nook and cranny there is something to see. They have the gum wall, the infamous flying fish, and the original Starbucks. I love how they have self made merchants selling their inventory. Free tasting of jelly's and jams. This place is very exciting and I loved the atmosphere.
If you love food and live music/variety shows you'll love it. This is where the tourists, locals, and entertainment flocks for a quick meal ranging from a few dollars to $$ depending on the waitstaff situation. They do throw their seafood with zest.There are hula hooping guitar players, pianos, cats in sweaters, violins being played cello style, and a very awesome accapella soulful group.Get your tourist gifts here. Visit the "first" starbucks ever. Purchase local/Washington product. Or just walk around and sample to your hearts content.Don't forget Postalley. There's some good stuff down that way.
This place is crazy. I thought at first the flowers that were called in and sent to my newborn son and his mommy & daddy were going to be over the top. I paid a lot of $$$$ and when I saw pics it was nothing of what we talked about on the phone. I called and talked to some very arrogant girl named Becca who talked me into to having the flowers switched out for a bigger and better bouquet. A guy arrived at the baby's room (smelling of cigarettes) with a much smaller arrangment. It was a horrible scene. My son & his wife had no idea what the hell was going on. I mean what florist goes and switches out flowers. They should have just sent a new and better bouquet and coughed it up. Needless to say, nothing was done to appease me for the FLOWERS they sent.My advice DO NOT USE THIS PLACE.They are swindlers and good talkers!!!!
I fell in love with Seattle on my first visit. Everything was so green, environmentally friendly, fresh, organic... My friend and I spent hours here enjoying great samples and delicious food. This is a must-go-to-place in downtown Seattle!
If you like food, come here. Yes, so what if it's touristy. I love the hustle and bustle of the place. The multi level market was pretty cool. Shops and food vendors. Definitely a must if you come to Seattle. And I loved the gimmick of the guys who throw the fish. They are all having the best time at work. Who wouldn't want a job where you throw giant salmon around. There are lots of food places to try, donuts, cheese makers, pastry shops, flower vendors, fresh fruit and veggies. Come check it out for yourself.
This is my second visit to Seattle (first since 2003, if you're writing a book about me). And one of the destinations you must visit is Pike Place Market. The main entrance is located on First Avenue and Pike Street. If I walk up the three steep hills of Lenora Ave from my hotel, I also land at the tail end of the outdoor market. Various local vendors and merchants enjoy showing off there one of its kind items to bare-face admirers like myself. Arts, crafts, funky boutiques, souvenirs and of course the food draw crowds from all over the globe. Working people from the downtown area also come here for lunch, which is really a short walk. And if the weather is nice, people enjoy their meals at the pier and enjoy the nice view. The shopping complex most definitely reminds me of the Ferry Building Marketplace in San Francisco. Among the businesses that are in Pike Place Market are the Pike Bakery, Pike Place Seafood, Pike Place Chowder, Pike Creamery, Beecher's Cheese shop, Mee Hee Pastries, a few produce vendors, delis, bakeries, gift shops and coffee houses including the original Starbuck's. Stay tune for upcoming reviews from some of the businesses that I've visited and ate @ Pike Place Market.
Ummm, Pike's Place Market left a little more to be desired.The guys yelling at the fish stand right in front were throwing more clipboards than fish. All the shops were just a bunch of gift shops. The food stands had some beautiful fruit and veggies but you couldn't touch any of them. They give you samples of ripe fruit but give you stiff and unripe fruits when you actually pay... how convenient that I can hand pick my own product. At least the food I ate was good there. There were two guys downstairs jamming out on some guitars down the stairs as one of the best public amateur performances rivaled by a group of guy in a new york subway station. The flower stands were incredible. I've never seen such large, lush, and colorful flowers in my life (affordable too). Pike's Place Market reminds me of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf... it's a tourist trap. It was on my "places-to-go" list when I visited and will make the list again on my next trip, even though it left a little more to be desired.