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Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this guided tasting tour. This is the original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the Market before the crowds arrive. Enjoy diverse tastings, from fresh produce, warm cheddar biscuits and smoked salmon to local coffee, doughnuts, pastries and much more. Interact with the merchants before it gets busy, then savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Behind-the-scenes food tour of Pike Place Market
  • Viator Exclusive provides early access to Seattle’s most popular attraction
  • Sample local wares like smoked salmon and locally-made chocolate
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people provides a more personalized experience

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Avoid waiting in long lines and enjoy a rare chance to chat with market vendors before the crowds arrive.
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Food and beverage tastings
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indi chocolate , 1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
This activity will end right where it started.
This is Seattle’s original food and cultural tour of Pike Place Market — with a bonus: exclusive, early access to the market before the big crowds arrive. Stop at several vendors to enjoy tastings. Learn how the market got its start more than 100 years ago. The first tasting is a cup of Seattle coffee. Find out how the city became a caffeine mecca as a barista whips up your order.

Try your hand at catching a flying fish, sip local coffee, nibble on delectable locally made and sourced delights, and explore market specialties as you eat your way through Pike Place Market.

Feel like an insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic place. Meet lively characters and hear some of their memorable stories. See the original Starbucks store. This corner store is at the gateway to Pike Place Market, and it’s rich in history and importance to both Starbucks and Seattle.
Stop At:  
Pike Place Market
Your behind-the-scenes tour begins inside Indi Chocolate, where you’ll meet your local guide, a Pike Place aficionado who will regale you with fun facts and stories about the market’s history as you enjoy your 2-hour tour. Come hungry, as tastings are plentiful and add up to a full meal! Spend a few minutes getting to know your guide and fellow guests inside Pike Place Markets only "bean to bar" chocolate maker. Then head over to Honest Biscuits to begin your tasting journey as you enjoy fresh Carolina biscuits and local coffee while your tour guide to uncovers the century long history the market. Learn about how Seattle became a caffeine mecca and how small local artisans get their start in Pike Place Market . Continue your tour around the market, stopping at a total of eight different vendors to enjoy at least 12+ tastings, from Seattle mainstays like smoked salmon and cheddar biscuits to creative bites like Turkish beef flatbread and wild salmon burgers. Because your exclusive tour takes place right as the market opens, you’ll avoid the crowds typically found later in the day, offering the chance to chat with vendors and merchants before they get busy. You may even get a chance to go behind the counter at the fish market to toss a fish through the air, just like the market’s famous fishmongers. When your tour ends, continue exploring the market on your own, using your included VIP savings card to shop for tasty souvenirs and gifts to take home.
Duration: 2 hours 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Food restrictions and allergies can often be accommodated with advance notice
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather; tours operate rain or shine
  • Please bring a filled reusable water bottle for the tour, as you will be walking and eating for 2 hours. If you are unable to do so, water is available for purchase from partner vendors during the tour
  • Not wheelchair or stroller accessible
  • Tastings add up to a light meal
  • Stops are subject to change without notice due to partner availability
  • Tours may be cancelled due to low booking numbers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Savor Seattle Food Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Do it early on your trip so you know where to eat/shop thru out your visit!" See review
  • "It gets crowded early so you get to see and hear more when it’s not as crowded." See review
  • "Ask for Matt as your guide if you have the option." See review


434 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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, Oct 2021
Woody was a great guide. Food was great. The only problem was it was raining, typical for Seattle but some of the spots we stopped at could have been somewhere out of the rain instead of standing in the rain.
Great Experience
, Oct 2021
Lucky was absolutely fantastic. The tastings were delicious and all tied into the history of Seattle. Would highly recommend.
Imogen was entertaining...
, Oct 2021
Imogen was entertaining and informative but group was a bit big for best experience. Deactivate your review minimum-that’s annoying
A+ market visit
, Oct 2021
The most memorable parts of the trip was all of it. Our tour guide, Will, was amazing, very knowledgeable about the history of the market and knew a lot of the local people there which heightened our experience and allowed us to see more than we might have were we not with him. Early morning tour was great because it really was less crowded.
, Oct 2021
It was a good tour. I enjoyed the history which was very important. Now that I know the history, the market means differently to me. The food tasting was good also.
Worth it!
, Sep 2021
Great tour - informative and fun. Our guide Jerry was a delight. Learned a bit of the market history and ins and outs while getting to try to a bit of the food. Great choice for first time visitors!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun Food Tour at Pike Place Market, Seattle
, Sep 2021
Woody is a great tour guide, with lots of local knowledge. The tastings we enjoyed were varied and interesting. It's definitely a good idea to go on an early tour as by the time we ended, the market was very crowded! It would have been very difficult to experience the market the way we did if we had gone later.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome tour!
, Sep 2021
This was a FABULOUS tour! There are so many samples and a lot of history/information provided while walking through the Market. Our guide Nola was super engaging and knowledgeable and made the tour so much fun! We highly recommend this tour!
Worth the money
, Sep 2021
We loved our guide. She was very knowledgeable and the history of this place and the market is super interesting.
At the Market with Lucky
, Sep 2021
The tour exceeded our expectations. Lucky's knowledge and humor made it a delightful experience. The samples were pretty good,too! We revisited many of the places and made purchases. We shared our experience with people on our next tour and they said that they were going to book it. Bravo! A winner!

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