Nothing in Seattle is more iconic than Pike Place Market. The market, which was founded in 1907, is one of the oldest continuing running markets in the United States. This market combines local produce, meats, shops, and of course some iconic food! The market spans a vast 9 acres on the waterfront in Seattle and can be a bit overwhelming to navigate, especially when it comes to food! The market is home to many iconic foodie spots that can be hard to get into at times and sometimes hidden from the maze of passageways around the market.
Luckily for us, we have Eat Seattle Tours! Eat Seattle Tours is a unique food lover tour that gives you exclusive access to some of the hottest and most unique food items around Pike Place Market. This 2.5-hour walking tour is led by a chef and gets you access to some of the most sought-after food items, as well as some hidden gems that you would be hard to find even if you had multiple days to explore the market!
The fully licensed tour gives you an insider look at the best spots these amazing chefs go-to for products in their own kitchens as well as local spots that they spend time at after hours and when friends come into town! My wife and I joined one of the tours while we were in Seattle and I wanted to share a bit of what we experienced (and had to eat) on this must-do Seattle tour!
Our tour was led by Chef Eric Olinsky, who is no stranger to Seattle or the kitchen! Eric was full of knowledge about not only the kitchen but the history of Seattle and Pike Place Market!
During the tour, Eric gained us access to some of the best spots at Pike Place (such as Pike Place Chowder which boasted an hour wait for some of the best clam chowder that I have ever had). We not only learned about the food but the intimate history of the market and the owners of the spots that we visited. This tour not only satisfied your tastebuds but also your desire to dive deeper into the Seattle culture and history of this unique city!
Overall, the tour was amazing and left me wanting more (knowledge that is because my stomach was completely full from all the killer food). If you are coming to Seattle and have a few hours to kill, I strongly suggest booking an Eat Seattle Tour so you can learn more about the food, the culture, and the history of this amazing and unique spot!
Also, keep an eye out while you are out and about in Pike Place! This place attracts not only locals and tourists but also celebrities! As you can see, we just happened to run into Amy Schumer while we were there!
To learn more about Eat Seattle Tours and to book a tour for yourself, check out their website here! I want to thank Eat Seattle Tours for the amazing day and look into your world! If you go check them out, make sure you tell them Jason from OFF On The Go sent you!