of Pike Market Place

A guided journey through the Pacific Northwest, tasting Seattle’s best artisan vendors in the famous Pike Place Market.


Get the inside scoop on where chefs shop and locals hang out.

Discover the vibrant food scene of Seattle with our expertly crafted food tours that take you on a journey through the Emerald City’s best local eats and hidden gems.

Join us on our Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market where you’ll taste your way through the historic market and learn about the history and cuisine of Seattle.

Our team of chefs have all worked in the professional kitchens. They will guide you through this rustic market, sharing their insider knowledge of the best restaurants and artisanal food producers. Along the way, you’ll grasp a better understanding of the artisans and small businesses who bring Seattle’s culinary scene to life.

Whether you’re a seasoned foodie or a first-time visitor to Seattle, our food tours are the perfect way to experience the city’s diverse flavors and cultures. Book your tour today and join us on a delicious adventure through Seattle!

Please note that this is a fast paced market tour and not a leisurely restaurant tour. See FAQ below for more info!

*Eat Seattle is permitted and licensed by the Pike Place Market PDA to operate tours in the Pike Place Historical District. The PDA requires any business or person conducting tours within it’s properties and in the public areas of the historical district to be pre-approved and to have a license for this activity.


Our tours are run by chefs who contribute a culinary perspective, telling the story of the Northwest through its food.



We strategically choose our partners to ensure the best quality products of the Northwest are represented.



We keep group-size smaller than most tours to create a more intimate, less touristy experience. This also creates a better dynamic to ask questions, absorb the information and connect with the other group members.


More than just providing great tasting food, our vendors serve as a talking-point to our farming, fishing and produce in the Northwest and what they are doing to maintain higher quality control than the average. Our team keeps the tours light-hearted but also bring some attention to our local food ecosystem and touch on awareness in certain industries.



After the tour, all guests get a 10% discount card for not only the vendors we visited on the tour, but all of our market partners.


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SAY what

Fabulous tour. Pike place market can be overwhelming- the tour helped to get a sense of the place and learn about its history too! The samples were delicious and we didn’t have to wait on lines. Chef Sean was fun and engaging. Highly recommend!”

Toby K.

I cannot recommend this tour enough!! It is a must!! Our guide was Chef Carolyn. She was so knowledgeable, helpful, kind and witty! She gave us great historic information about Pike Place Market as well as took us to some really delicious food spots in the Market.

She was very considerate and aware of any dietary restrictions of the group. The shop owners all loved her and it was easy to see why.

If you are in Seattle, you have to take this food tour!! You will not regret it!”

Mallory M.

“Our family took the wonderful 2-hour foodie walking tour of Pike’s Place Market. We got to skip the line at many famous eateries and tried all sorts of delicacies from specialty chocolate to clam chowder to cheeses and sausages. We even got to try the James Beard award winning Philippino food hidden back in the market. Chef Carolyn was amazing! She told us all sorts of stories about the history of the market and food stalls and food and recipe facts from her many years as a chef and restaurant owner. We highly recommend this tour.”

Amy V.

Meet at Simply Seattle
2-hour walking & tasting tour
Operates 7 days a week, year-round
10% discount on vendors



All sales are final.

It rains often in Seattle so we keep all tours operating regardless of the weather. Fortunately, a good deal of the tour is covered.

Extra Guests

Fury friends are not recommended, as they aren’t allowed in many parts of the market. You’ll have to wait outside which defeats the purpose.

You may bring your children as we leave it up to the parent to make the judgment as to whether they will enjoy this type of activity. Children 3 and under who will not be eating, do not need to buy a ticket.

Yes, kids may join the tours. We leave it up to the parents to make the judgement as to whether or not this it is an activity they would enjoy. Learning and tasting is for everyone!


The two-hour tour consists of 9 stops and several different small bites. Many people consider this a meal.

The one-hour version consists of 4-5 stops and is just a small taste of Pike Place.

*note that we have 16 vendors and different guides have different routes depending on the day of the week and time of day.

We do not recommend this tour for those who are dairy free, vegan or gluten free.

Not all tastings contain gluten or dairy. We can’t accommodate these restrictions for all food samples but will do our best to make substitutions where we can. Please notify us in advance so that we can plan accordingly.

Eat Seattle can accommodate vegetarians but we cannot make substitutions for other dietary restrictions. Please notify us at least 24 hours in advance of your tour if you will need vegetarian substitutions.


Yes, there are public restrooms available in the market but they aren’t always on the route of the tour. We recommend you go before you arrive to the starting point.

Absolutely, the Food Tours of Pike Place Market are designed to uncover the story of the Northwest through food. Locals will gain food and history knowledge along the way.

Food Tours meet outside of Simply Seattle located at 1600 First Ave, Seattle. Please arrive 10 minutes before your event starts. This is at Pine and First about one block from Pike Place Market.

If it is raining, feel free to grab a cup of coffee inside Seattle Coffee Works next door and meet the tour guide outside when he/she arrives.

Eat Seattle doesn’t have a physical location so we can’t keep your bags. We suggest calling the Purple Store on Stewart (one block from starting location) as they do luggage storage. Phone number is:

(206) 801-1599


It is a requirement that anyone eating on the tour pays full price.

All tours must be booked through the website.

Gratuities are appreciated for all tours.

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