PIKE PLACE MARKET
LOCATION: SEATTLE • SEPTEMBER 14, 2016
One thing that is always a sure thing when we travel is finding all the amazing places to sample, sip and eat. We had a fairly reasonable list upon arriving to Seattle but after a couple hours of walking around and talking to the hotel staff and various store owners our list quickly grew beyond belief. Although it felt like we left 10 pounds heavier, we sadly didn’t make it to all our many suggestions. To start the morning off we headed two blocks down the hill to visit Pike Place Market, it was a quick stroll with a crisp breeze perfect for light layers. Once we arrived to the iconic neon sign we headed into the crowds to find daily dozen donuts– which we read was a must eat at the market! The small bite size donuts were the perfect size to sample without filling up. In the next stall over was Seattle Bagel Bakery and coffee, we grabbed a cinnamon raison bagel and began to wind our way further into the market place.
As we strolled deeper into the market place we began to see stall after stall with fresh seafood and the infamous fishmongers tossing fish back and forth to lure tourists into catching their own! We made our way through the market, stopping at a few different vendors and to snap photos of all the beautiful fresh flowers. I’m not sure if there were more stalls with fresh seafood or fresh flowers, either way if I were a local I would have to stop by on a regular basis to stock up. I spotted a fresh organic apple cider booth and had to grab some- it was delicious! Tiny’s Organic had a variety of flavors including blackberry apple, raspberry apple, peach apple, cherry apple and original apple cider. Initially I filled my cup with peach apple cider since it’s not something I typically have and on Sunday we walked back down for a cup of the original organic apple cider.
I loved visiting the market so much that we made two more stops by just to grab more yummy snacks we could’t fit in on the first visit. We came back to stop at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese where Nick was dying to try their homemade mac n’ cheese and sampled some of their flagship cheeses. After walking by Piroshki Piroshki a couple times and seeing the line we knew it had to be good- we grabbed a Piroshki and a chocolate hazelnut danish. With more than 10 million visitors annually, Pike Place Market is Seattle’s most popular tourist destination and we quickly understood why. If you’re headed to Seattle anytime soon be sure to stop by Pike Place Market in the morning- the earlier the better because after noon the crowds definitely get thicker.