What to do at Pike Place Market
If you're headed to Seattle, chances are that you are going to see Pike Place Market at least once. It's totally worth it and you should definitely go. Nick took me there my first time in Seattle, and I still wanted to go back, because it never gets old. I SO wish I lived next to a market like that! I'm not too far from the Dallas Farmer's Market, but it's not the same.
Anyway, if you're headed there, it's pretty easy to get overwhelmed. Here's some of the most famous + my favorite spots to frequent, in alphabetical order.
Beecher's Handmade Cheese. You don't even have to go in! You can see them making cheese from the window! Now after that, you may want to head in for a taste;)
Cutters. This is a waterfront restaurant, so good food and a view! I eat at PPM isn't that healthy for me. If I eat too much of it, I feel blah, and their salmon salad kept me from not totally ruining my figure!
Eta's. This is a local fresh seafood place, serving brunch, lunch, and dinner!
Flowers. You have to walk through the floral area! They have the prettiest, most budget friendly flowers and I always want to take them home on the plane with me!
Gum Wall/Ghost Alley. Kinda gross, for sure. Last time I was there, I swear it smelled like watermelon gum - hah! It is a fun little photo opp.
Jack's Fish Spot. There are several places to get Clam Chowder, but this one is my favorite!
Le Panier. Macarons!! If you don't like macarons, don't worry. They have other goodies for you to enjoy.
Original Starbucks. At 1st and Pike! Whether you wait in line or just stop for a photo, it is fun to see.
Pike Place Fish Market. You don't necessarily have to buy something...just stand there for a while and see them throw fish!
Piroshky Piroshky Bakery. Get here early or fear the line that will form. These are the yummiest pastries, both savory and sweet. GIVE ME ONE NOW.
Rachel's Ginger Beer. So fresh and yummy! Drink these straight up or put them in your moscow mules! (naturally fermented, considered non alcoholic!)
Rachel the Pig. She's a monument. Grab a picture with her or at least introduce yourself;)
Take in the view near the water. Seriously, just walking around is great. Stop by the water and enjoy the the sights!
The Athenian Seafood Restaurant and Bar. This was featured in Sleepless in Seattle, so kind of iconic.
Any favorite of yours that I missed? Let me know so I can visit it next time I'm in the PNW! See my other Seattle posts here.
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