Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market- 2 Hours

Seattle, United States
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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

Simply Seattle

2 minutesAdmission Ticket Included


15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Pike Place Chowder

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

MarketSpice (PPM Retail Store)

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Frank's Quality Produce

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Beecher's Handmade Cheese

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Chukar Cherries

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Indi Chocolate

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Truffle Queen

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

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 chef coat
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers 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.
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • There is a paid parking garage located at 1531 Western Ave. If you require parking, leave lots of extra time. The lot could be closed due to over capacity in the Summer. We don't recommend driving for this reason..
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
great selection and variety of food options from heartier foods to desserts and light sides. everything from cheese to truffles to chocolate and dounuts and chowder. had a great time, and guide had lots of great insight


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Delicious 🤤
Jagroop_G, Jun 2023
Great food! Amazing stories and history! Loved my tour group! Sad we missed the flying fish but maybe next time. Highly recommend! Brendan Cruz was amazing ! Some of the food was to die for, others very good, and only the rock fish was a little underwhelming but overall a great experience!
Loved hearing the history...
Laura_D, May 2023
Loved hearing the history of the market and getting try little bits of so many things. One of the best food tours I’ve done.
Chef Sean was amazing...
Michael_S, May 2023
Chef Sean was amazing really informative and great at speaking in general. He is very passionate about what he does.
Arrive hungry
Stephen_H, May 2023
Clam chowder and chocolates was the best. Guide took us to some areas we probably would not have known existed. Showed us some secrets to avoid lines. Good tour.
Scott is very...
Chuck_D, May 2023
Scott is very knowledgeable and extremly good @ sharing it. We were very interested in the history of the market. Good treats!
Great tour!
Michelle_M, May 2023
Wonderful tour! Our guide, Silas, was outstanding. Great samples!! You get a great variety and learn a lot about the market.
Awesome time!
Nicole_P, May 2023
Jonathan was excellent! He provided a great amount of detail along with a wide variety of yummy treats. It was such a great way to learn about the area.
Excellent way to explore Pike Market. Worth it!
Nelson_M, May 2023
Chef Jess provided excellent stops and simple handedly delivered the best tour I had ever had of Pike Market. Excellent choices. Plenty of food. Excellent timing Excellent early afternoon tour time. This is one of the best tours and I will definitely take it again.
A must when new to Pikes
Cynthia_H, May 2023
Scott provided a great tour with knowledge, laughs, and a wonderful selection of tastes for our group to try.
Skip the tour. Just go to the market …
Desiree_A, May 2023
The food was ok. Seemed a bit unorganized not sure when we were suppose to follow the guide or stay in a certain place. They will give you water half thru but not for everyone in my group. Guide will give some history of the market but not much additional information (like if looking for recs on what to do and where to go while on your trip). Seemed like it would have been better just going to market and just asking some vendors for samples (which they often have).
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Definitely worth it!
Angeline_A, May 2023
Our tour guide Silas did an amazing job! He definitely knew what he was talking about and had excellent public speaking skills. Separately, thanks to him and his recommendation to go to Kashiba, I had the best overall sushi experience of my life!
Excellent way to learn the fascinating background and try some delicious food
Irene_B, May 2023
Loved everything about this tour! Pike Place is huuuuge and the amount of vendors is overwhelming, this was an excellent combo of history and samples. I was so full from all the delicious samples (12 in total) that I had to skip lunch.
Favorite Seattle Experience
Jonathan_D, May 2023
Our favorite experience in Seattle! If you’re a foodie, definitely take advantage of the chef guided tour of the Market. Try everything from the famous Pike Place Chowder, made from scratch pizza, 12 hr smoked bbq, rich chocolate chip cookies, and insane Tacos… our Chef showed us the popular spots and hidden gems deep in the market.
Certainly a you should absolutely do this tour!
Kathleen_H, May 2023
Jonathan was an obvious foodie and made the tour an informative yummy blast. Pike Place market is historic and memorable, a feast for your eyes and tummy!
Best way to tour the market
patrickdbarton, May 2023
Great tour that let us experience a lot in a short amount of time. All of the food was amazing and the variety was excellent.
Must do
Ashley_C, May 2023
Must do when you visit Seattle! We learned so much about the history of the market and the food was excellent! Scott was our tour guide and he was amazing! Really enjoyed our food tour! Would definitely recommend!
Jessica_C, May 2023
My boyfriend and I decided to do this tour for the first day of our trip (first time in Seattle) and it far exceeded our expectations!! We are SO GLAD we booked this. It was the PERFECT introduction to Seattle and Chef Scott was incredible!! He provided plenty of interesting information and details about Seattle and the history of Pike Place Market and he was VERY funny and a great story teller. Doing this tour was a smart move because it allowed us to taste 10+ different AMAZING foods (a good portions of each too!) instead of having to wait in line and buy a large portion of one or two things we were able to taste so much more and still left FULL!! Everything was so efficient and convenient, our food was ready waiting for us at each stop so we didn’t have to wait for anything. We felt like VIPs skipping all the lines! It was also so nice to have an expert guide getting around the market because he knows all the good spots and we would have definitely been overwhelmed and got lost it is so big! I can’t recommend this tour enough!!! You won’t be disappointed!
Big Five Stars!
Sarah_T, May 2023
Chef Eric was as entertaining & knowledgeable as the food was interesting & tasty. Our travels through the market with him only made us want to go back again the next day for time on our own to purchase items we saw and EAT MORE! All four of us, even the non-foodie, HIGHLY enjoyed the experience as something for everyone.
Great day at the market
Kathie_S, May 2023
Jonathan’s tour exceeded our expectations! Highly recommend-lots of food samples and very knowledgeable about the market and it’s history,
Great tour
Stephen_C, May 2023
Informative tour and got to enjoy some good food in the process. Learned a lot! Scotty was very knowledgeable.

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