Exclusive: Early-Access Food Tour Of Pike Place Market - Seattle

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  • Duration: 2 Hrs 15 Mins
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  • Departure Details :
    indi chocolate, 1901 Western Ave D, Seattle, WA 98101, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore Pike Place Market, Seattles top attraction, in a way that most locals havent even experienced with an early-access tasting tour. Discover the markets many delights as you visit eight different food and beverage vendors for 12+ tastings of fruit, salmon, pastries, coffee, international fare, and more. You can interact with merchants before the crowds arrive, and youll have a knowledgeable guide to expertly lead you around, entertaining you with stories about the market's history and culture. Explore the greatest hits and hidden gems of the Pike place market during this experience. This Viator Exclusive is available nowhere else and is limited to 12 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.


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Your behind-the-scenes tour begins inside Indi Chocolate, where youll meet your local guide, a Pike Place aficionado who will regale you with fun facts and stories about the markets 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, youll 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 markets 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.


Professional guide

Food and beverage tastings

Savor Seattle VIP discount card valid for 10-15% off all partner locations

Entry/Admission - Pike Place Market



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required

Please note: Food allergies and diets such as gluten-free or dairy-free cannot be accommodated on this tour

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 will be available for purchase at the starting location of the tour. Please arrive early to provide enough time to purchase water should you chose to do so

Not wheelchair or stroller accessible

Tastings add up to a full meal; most people do not need lunch after the tour

Stops are subject to change without notice

Tours may be cancelled due to low booking numbers

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

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  • 27-Jan-2020

    We loved this tour and tour guide, Matt! The wide variety of food options is stellar, and the history about Pike Place market is so interesting. But the key ingedient is Matt - his passion for the market and this tour is so infectious. It makes you want to learn more about the people, the market, and the food. Great job Matt!

  • 09-Jan-2020

    Great tour, John was very informative and gave a very good tour of the Markest and provided great history - well worth it.

  • 07-Jan-2020

    We had the absolute best time with Matt and the group. It was so interesting hearing all about the market and how it's become the staple in Seattle. Eating lots of samples was great too, still thinking about the cheese biscuit. So awesome! Matt's passion for the market was incredible, he made the tour for sure, I can't say enough great things about him! I would 1000% do this tour again. Highly recommend, worth the money!

  • 15-Nov-2019

    We were already familiar with the area of Pike Place Market, but our amazing tour guide Matt brought the history to life for us. We tasted unique food choices (all delicious) and met local merchants. I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS TOUR. Ask for Matt as your guide if you have the option.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    The tour was informative, fun and tasty. Made for a great way to see the highlights of this famous marketplace.

  • 29-Oct-2019

    Our guide John's knowledge and passion for the Pike Market made our tour truly one of the best experiences of Seattle. Great food from little gems of the market you may never get to know unless you take the tour! Tour was taken 27 Oct 2019 with our 13-year old son who also enjoyed the tour. Great job John!

  • 22-Oct-2019

    Cannot recommend this tour enough! Our guide Matt's energy was infectious. He had us laughing and captivated for the full two hours with his mix of history, food facts, and personal Seattle stories, having lived in Seattle himself for 30 years. The food tastings were sizable--we didn't go home hungry!--and there was a variety to the types of food we sampled. We've lived in Seattle for 8 months and were blown away by how much we learned on the tour. No better way to explore Pike Place Market!

  • 09-Oct-2019

    John was great with giving a lot of history and background information during our tour. There were good portions in our sampling and actually found that I liked smoked salmon and ate my portion of the salmon burger. Our early tour set the atmosphere for a wonderful day in Seattle.

  • 09-Oct-2019

    We went on the early morning food tour with Matt last week and had a great time! Matt was a great guide and made us feel so immersed in the culture of the market. It was really neat to see the market "waking up" and all the food and drinks throughout the tour were great! We met a lot of new friends and had a great time! Do this tour!

  • 02-Oct-2019

    Katya was an amazing tour guide! She was extremely knowledge about Pike Place Market as well as about the vendors in the Market on the tour. Tasty bites on the tour were fabulous especially the Maple Glazed Donuts and Chocolate Brownie bites!!! Plenty of tasty morsels!!!! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Seattle!

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