Everyone knows that when you’re visiting Seattle, exploring Pike Place Market is a must. So naturally when we made time to hop on the ferry and make the trek across the sound. Though it is an hour ride it honestly goes by quickly. The ferry is huge and loaded with snacks and seats with tables so you can snack or get some work done.
When we arrived at our destination the Seattle skyline was gorgeous! I grabbed a couple of snaps and we made our way towards Pike Place Market. We were a little confused by one of the signs but after we crossed it we stumbled upon the famous Market sign and knew we were in the right spot.
We were pretty hungry already once we got there so we headed straight to Beechers to grab some of the infamous mac and cheese I kept hearing about. We paid about $6 for a small cup of pasta but let me tell you, it was worth EVERY BITE. It was probably the best mac and cheese I’ve ever had in my life.
Once I got my fill on cheese we decided to check out all the vendors the market had to offer. There were tons of artists with beautiful work, gorgeous flowers for cheaper than you could imagine, and of course, seafood! I really loved checking out all of the pretty berries and everything too. Might seem weird but I love color so I had to admire them.
Just as we finished checking out all of the produce we ended up at the fish market and we got to witness the fish tossing. It was actually really cool even as an adult to hear them yelling and tossing the fish back and forth. I even caught a little on SnapChat to share. Hint, follow me on SnapChat!
Finally after 30 minutes of watching all the fish flying, we decided to grab some goodies from the little bakery that was close to it. My husband got some sort of maple something and I got a cannoli. I’m not huge on cannoli’s but this one looked promising and holy hell did it deliver. I wanted to go back and grab 5 more!
Though you may feel like you’ve conquered the market once you’ve ended on the street again, you haven’t yet! There is a whole slew of shops and restaurants under the street as well to explore. We checked out a weird museum to see the world’s largest man which really put my short height to shame. Then when my hubby compared hand sizes he felt really tiny too!
Finally once you’ve made your way through all of the underground shops, you have to go to the theater. Not to see a play or watch a film but to witness the huge bubble gum walls. The walls get scrapped from time to time but there was tons of gum to see and spots to add more. It was a really a disgustingly pretty view!
Exploring Pike Place Market was honestly a ton of fun. Even though we were there for a couple of hours I know there was tons more we need to explore. The market offers something for everyone but I will say without baby wearing, there’s no way we would have made it through the crowds. So if you plan on bringing your littles make sure to strap them on instead of using a stroller.
Debbie Tom says
This market looks amazing!!!!! And that crab oh my! I would get lost in there for hours. I love these kind of markets
Amy Jones says
Everything looks so fresh! This is the type of market I’d love to go and spend hours in
I’ve already wanted to visit Pike Place Market!! I’ve heard such good things!! One day I’ll get there
Melanie Smith says
I want to go to that place. It looks fantastic!
This market looks fantastic!
Enricoh Alfonzo says
EPIC POST! I loved reading every word and look at every picture with awe.
My debut novel is based in seattle so it was a great read for me and resonated with moments in my book.
hahaha the bubblegum wall
Liz Mays says
I have been to Seattle quite a bit, but I’ve never made it to the market. And oh my gosh, that cheesy pasta looks fabulous!
Everything looks good! and it looks a clean market unlike to our market.
Elizabeth O. says
I love exploring markets especially during the spring or the summer where there’s so much fresh produce to enjoy. Everything you features looks great, especially the fresh fruits! I wouldn’t go near that gum wall though.
That place looks amazing. I like open markets like that, we have one in DC and it is such a great place to shop and hangout.
William Sweeney says
I love the fish throwing there!! What a fun place to be able to shop and look around at.
What a great place to visit. I would like to explore Pike Place 🙂
aziel morte says
I want to go to the market like that. These are all looks good and fresh
Azlin Bloor says
What a fantastic post! I loved looking at the pictures and the words made me feel like I was right there with you!
Everything looks so fresh and wonderful. That’s my kind of market!
Dawn McAlexander says
That looks so nice! I would love some of that fresh seafood too. I have always wanted to see the fish toss as well. That has become an American pastime!
Yona Williams says
I cannot wait until I visit Seattle, it’s definitely on my list of places to go. As a foodie, Pike Place Market is an attraction that I think I would get entirely lost in.
christina aliperti says
I would love to spend a day here! The food looks great, I love the stands and even the bubble gum wall because it’s so selfie worthy, lol.
Eileen Kelly says
What a fantastic market. I love the seafood, Looks incredibly fresh and those veggies.Yum
So much fun going to these markets
Jessica Simms says
I would love to go to a market like that, the atmosphere screams FRESH and is so inviting. I will have to find one fo those around me or make a trip to Pike Place one day.
berlin domingo says
I super agree. going to places like that prefers one to bring kids in carrier and not stroller or do not bring a kid at all. but we always love having our kids intow so a carrier would do.