Attraction

Pike Place Market

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Pike Place Market is Seattle's original farmers market, where you can find locally sourced artisan foods and delicious specialty cuisine. 

Sprawling across nine acres with around 500 shops, restaurants and vendor stalls, there's a lot to take in at Pike Place Market. Begin your exploration at the famous Public Market Centre sign, dating back to 1927 and one of the oldest outdoor neon signs on the West Coast. 

Then, head to the Main Arcade to spot Rachel the Pig, a 550-pound bronze piggy bank, and pose for a photo or two. A visit to the Pike Place Fish Market is a colourful, fun experience as vendors toss the seafood in the air, and the market is also home to the original Starbucks that always draws a huge crowd. 

When you're feeling peckish, visit one of the many restaurants, coffeeshops and bakeries that offer a dizzying array of delicious foods. Favourites include Daily Dozen, famous for their cinnamon-and-sugar-coated doughnuts, Mee Sum Pastry, known for barbecue pork buns, and Beecher's Handmade Cheese, specialists in creamy mac and cheese. There are, in fact, so many delicious places to eat that there are many tours of the market dedicated to passionate foodies, including the Seattle Bites Food Tours.