Seattle is full of places to see. One place that BretonTravels visited was the famous Pike Place Market. Pike opened in 1907 and its Seattle’s original Farmers Market. It is the center of locally sourced, artisan and specialty food.
What you will see at Pike Place Market
The most impressive place to visit at the market is Pike Place Fish Market. This fish market is famous for “crowd pleasing antics with fish throwing daily to pack and sell. This fish market is also known for its customer service training program “The FISH! Philosophy Story.” Make sure to video the excitement in the fish market. One interesting part of the fish market is the array of fresh seafood options, including salmon, octopus, oysters, etc. All the fish is covered in a deep layer of ice. There were numerous other fish vendors in the market, all the right of the main entrance.
The market is locating on nine acres in the historical district.
The local businesses at the Pike Place Market really add a lot character to entire market. To the right of the fish market, you will find bouquets of fresh flowers as well as local craft artist. One observation that BretonTravels is that the scents of the surrounding area were non-existent. Scents of fish and flowers were missing. To us, this really makes this location appealing.
In front of the market, you will find a large, stationary pig called Billie. There is a second pig in the market called Rachel. These large piggy banks are available for guests to put loose change in the pigs which is ultimately donated to support housing and services for low-income neighbors.
Another fun spot to visit is the original Starbucks. To find this Starbucks you need to follow Pike Street around the corner from the market. The original Starbucks is a very small location and has a queue line out front. The average wait time is 15-30 minutes, however longer in peek times.
If you plan on visiting the market, we highly recommend arriving earlier in the day since most of the market closes at 5:00pm. However, the website says the market closes at 6:00pm. We experienced most everyone shutting down at 5:00pm.
Bring your camera to capture pictures of the various parts of the market.
There are several eating establishments in the market, however BretonTravels did not eat at any of them.