Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market- 2 Hours

Seattle, United States
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From USD 63.88

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Experience the food and culture at one of Seattle’s most famous landmarks, Pike Place Market, on this 2-hour, chef-guided food tour. See where chef’s shop and locals hang out. Enjoy diverse tastings at nearly a dozen different stops — places like Beecher's ‘World's Best’ Mac and Cheese, Local Color coffee shop, Britt's Pickles, Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt and more. Feel like a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure to savor the flavors, as well as the sights and sounds, of this historic attraction.
  • Enjoy a chef-guided food tour of famous Pike Place Market
  • Make 10 different stops at a wide variety of food spots
  • Fun for the entire family
  • Small group ensures personal attention

What's Included

  • 9 vendor food stops, sampling the best products of Pike Place Market
  • Discount card
  • Chef guide
  • Parking is not included in the ticket price. There are several garages near the market and street parking is available (free on Sunday)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Simply Seattle
    1600 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

    Meet your chef outside of Simply Seattle located at 1600 First Ave (that is on the corner of First Ave and Pine St).We meet outside on the street by the entrance to the store. Please arrive 5 minutes early. We can't catch you up after the tour has left.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please message us before the tour date if you have any dietary considerations.
  • This tour is not stroller accessible due to stairs and uneven terrain
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Meeting Location: is 1600 First Ave outside of Simply Seattle. We meet on the street. Chef will be wearing a black chef coat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Gratuities (optional) are not included in the price
  • Please arrive 10 minutes early. Once the tour leaves the starting point we cannot catch you up as it is a moving tour and guides choose their own routes.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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There are also no minimum numbers required, so you will never be turned away.
Perfect for adults or couples may be a little fast pace for younger kids or older people.
1,120 reviews
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First Visit to the Market
Blake_P, Mar 2023
Good history of how shops and the market evolved. Consider a better sequencing of food. Shawn was extremely knowledgeable.
Thank you for a GREAT tour!
Nancy_F, Mar 2023
I took my family visiting from Australia on this tour and ALL of us were 100 percent impressed! Sylas was our awesome guide and he shared lots of his culinary expertise and tips with us. And, ALL the stops we made for the food tastings were EXCELLENT and delicious! Thank you for helping my visitors truly enjoy all that Pike Place Market has to offer!
Great food, great tour, great guide
Shona_R, Mar 2023
Chef Sean was a great guide for this tour of such a vast expanse of food and other things. He handled the group well with a diverse attendee selection all of whom seemed to thoroughly enjoy the whole thing. Each of the food stops was fantastic in and of itself and great to hear about the background and social enterprise aspects of the market too
Chef Sean is the best, no kidding!👌
Kevan_L, Mar 2023
When you take this tour, ask for Chef Sean Welch. He is everything you’d want in a chef’s tour. He’s way past knowledgeable! Sean’s personality and wit creates a friendship with him from the start. It is definitely worth so much more than we paid for.
Wonderful Market Tour!
Nancy_N, Mar 2023
What a great way to experience the Market. Great overview especially if you have the time to return on your own. Highly recommend!
A great way to experience...
Jeremy_G, Mar 2023
A great way to experience the market for the first time. The chef guide was knowledgeable and friendly.
Amazing Way to taste all of Pikes Market
Jacob_R, Mar 2023
Chef Brendan was super fun, gave excellent restaurant recommendations, and the tour was absolutely amazing! Would go on this tour again next time we are in Seattle!
Great experience. Amazing Chef Sean.
Carmen_D, Mar 2023
Chef Sean did an amazing job explaining the culture, the history, and the food of the market. Highly recommended for first time trips to Seattle.
Chef Sean was the best!
Emily_G, Mar 2023
Chef Sean was amazing!! We tasted so much incredible food. We really enjoyed the lavender latte we got from one of the spots and the clam chowder was amazing!
A must for your trip to Seattle!
Kelly_L, Mar 2023
This was a great way to kick off our trip to Seattle! Sylas was knowledgeable about Seattle’s culinary scene, culture, and the history of Pike Place Market. Before the tour we wandered the market and I would say if we had not gone on the tour we definitely would have missed out on all the market has to offer. We enjoyed delicious food and found a few places we plan to return to. Our samples equaled a light meal, so I would suggest not coming with a full tummy. There was a good variety of savory and sweet. I would highly recommend this tour. Our family ages range from early 20’s to early 60’s and all had a great time.
Good tour
Kerry_S, Mar 2023
Good tour, would recommend. Great way to get overview of Pike Place and its vendors. The tour guide, Sylas, was very knowledgeable
It was a fun day. Our guide, Sylas, was very informative and answered all our questions.
Arlene_J, Mar 2023
Discovering places on the market that we haven’t visited before. Learning the history of Pike Place Market.
Excellent service from...
SarahJamieson_J, Mar 2023
Excellent service from our guide Sylas, great food, lots of fun info about the city- we had a fabulous time!
Lots of fun; lots of walking, food facts and history of Seattle.
Ginni_S, Feb 2023
Our guide was a chef by trade and his knowledge was abounding! Took us to great places and the food we tasted was amazing. Our favorite by far was the chowder at Pike Place chowder. Could have eaten a tureen of chowder!!!
Eric was a great guide,...
Nancy_H, Feb 2023
Eric was a great guide, fun and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend . Food sample great taste of Seattle
Mid Winter Recess with Teen
Carlan_M, Feb 2023
Chef Sean is EXCELLENT! We went during low season and we took advantage of not having to fight through big crowds! I highly suggest this tour. Not only is Sean passionate about the businesses he visits he really loves what he does! Yes he’s a REAL CHEF! He provides a wealth of information. This tour gives you so many choices and dishes! Please go back and support them after the tour is over like we did! Loved this tour and would do it again.
Fave activity of our Trip
Jeanne_S, Feb 2023
A fantastic behind the scenes tour of the Pike Place Market. Amazing food and great commentary on various food vendors and the history of the market. I’ve been to the market numerous times. Chef Brendan did a great job of sharing with us portions of the market we’ve never experienced. Exceeded our expectations.
Great tour
Terry_E, Feb 2023
Seeing different areas to eat in Seattle. The tour guy was great having with the group. We will definitely recommend this tour to others.
Amazing foodie tour
Naomi_D, Feb 2023
Chef Brendan was an amazing ,informative and entertaining tour guide . I have been to Pike Place Market a ton of times and learnt a bunch of new things I had no clue about . All of our food samples were amazing and by the end of the tour I was stuffed . I highly recommend this tour .
A must!
Victoria_B, Feb 2023
This was so worth it! Pike's Place Market has so many options to choose from for grab and go bites and this food tour made it so easy as well as fun. I got to learn more about the businesses I was trying from than if I were to go alone. All the spots were great and I even returned to some of the places the next day.