With my best friend's company, I was fortunate to have had the privilege to check out Pike Place Market in Seattle last April 2010! To the left is a photo of the waiting shed top. I considered the visit there perfect given the fine weather for a rainy city! Pike Place known as the Soul of Seattle was born in 1907 through the hardwork of 8 farmers. And today, the types of products and services have expanded turning Pike Place into one of the most visited destinations in Seattle.
Pike Place is a public market where folks (either farmers, wood carvers, fishermen, artists, etc) are able to showcase their creative artworks or harvests and put them up for sale! As a visitor, your first impression would be questioning what's so unique about this place? There's a lot of variety for avid shoppers from food, fruits, vegetables, amazing tulips, wine, vinegar, chocolates, you name it you got it!
I was able to purchase some vinegar which tasted like icewine. I thought it was classic! Tulips of all colors being sold felt like a garden patch to me. As for the seafood, watch how the sellers toss your selected fish into the air. Be sure you are able to catch it! I also got to taste their honey sticks. I could still remember the taste of raspberry honey! Yum! Another highlight would be the little shops around the corner. Cheesecake and cheese! Plus who could possible forget the first Starbucks ever? You'll see loads of tourists making sure they get to take their photo right in front of the original mermaid logo. Oh yes, including myself!
Market Hours!!! Pike Place and 1st Avenue level:
Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 11am to 5pm
Monday through Sunday, 11am to 5pm
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