17 responses to “Real Food, Local Color at Seattle’s Pike Place Market”

  1. Jennifer Margulis

    That is so cool they are selling fiddleheads at the market there. I've only ever seen them sold in Montreal. This is the kind of place I would love. If I ever make it back to Seattle, I'm going there!

  2. marthaandme

    Oh, I'm so excited that you posted about this! We're visiting this summer and I was wondering if it was all just one big tourist trap. Now I can't wait to go – and will have to try those doughnuts and the cream honey. Do you have any restaurant suggestions?

  3. Donna Hull

    I would go for the flowers alone. I've been to Seattle but not to Pike's Place. Thanks to you, it's on my list for next time.

  4. Susan Johnston

    I lived outside of Seattle for two years. I've been to Pike's Place Market, but not as often as I would have liked (I was still in school when I lived there and my parents hate crowds so they'd avoid the city as much as possible). Now you have me craving a return trip!

  5. Sheryl

    Love this post, Melanie. When we visited Seattle years ago, I couldn't get enough of Pike's Place Market. I was so intrigued by all the varieties and the quality of all the food. And I loved the flying fish, too. Very entertaining. Every town needs a market like this.
    PS. Great photos!

  6. Sue Dickman

    Great post! I haven't been to Seattle in ages, but I lived in the NW for a few years and in Seattle for a few months and loved visiting Pike Place, despite the crowds. Your post touches on exactly why.

  7. Alexandra

    For once I have been to the city you describe and know Pike Place! I sincerely wish we had a similar market nearby. I loved hearing about the products and visited the Moon Valley Web site: do you know which ointment had the bee balm?

  8. Meredith

    I have only been once, but I fell in love with the market for many of the same reasons you describe here. Easy to see why Seattle is such a draw for so many.

  9. Christine

    My best friend lives in Seattle – I'm going to send this to her. I only wish I lived close enough to frequent this market! Sounds heavenly.

  10. sarah

    I'm a fan of this farmers' market too. It's on the list each time I visit my friends in Seattle.

  11. Kristen

    This reminds me of Cleveland's West Side Market. I had the same reservations about going, but it turned out to be the highlight of my visit. The donuts sound divine!

  12. Peggy Bourjaily

    I have always wanted to visit.

  13. Stephanie - Wasabimon.com

    I'm so completely in love with this market and spend copious amounts of time there when I'm in SEA. Flowers and honey are so much cheaper there than in the Bay Area – and blueberries! I can actually afford them there!

  14. location espagne

    Wow!!! lovely flowers…lovely colors….Thanks for the posting as we are visiting there in coming months…..
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  15. Melanie Haiken

    Dear Location Espagne, nice to see you here; I hope you have a great trip to Seattle! Be sure to walk from Pike Place down to the waterfront as well, there are gorgeous views!

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