Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

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Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

From $60 per person

Embark on a culinary tasting adventure of Pike Place Market with a local chef guide. Stop at 10 different artisanal vendors; learning about local production and tasting your way through the flavors of the Northwest.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Skip the line through a separate entrance
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Skip the line to Pike Place Chowder
  • Taste local cheese and indulge in Beecher's famous Mac N Cheese
  • Get tips from your chef guide to inspire you in the kitchen
  • Enjoy a 10% off discount card on partner vendors
  • Sample the most incredible alderwood smoked wild salmon
Full description
Meet your chef guide and begin your adventure by watching cheese being made as you learn about the local dairy industry. Then, head to Beecher's Mac N Cheese and Elleno's yogurt for a tasting. Check out a secret garden that grows food then skip the line to Pike Place Chowder. Get inspired with small business stories like that of Chukar Cherries and taste several different types of chocolate-covered cherries including Seattle's famous Rainier cherry. Learn about bean-to-bar chocolate, and where chefs buy their produce, meat, and seafood. Discover local Seattle businesses with a story that stems from a passion to source soundly and make decadent food. This is a unique way to explore Pike Place Market, its small businesses and savor the local delicacies.
  • Samples at 10 different stops (15 different tastes)
  • Chef guide
  • Discount card with 10% off at all partner vendors
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet your chef-guide outside of Simply Seattle located at 1600 First Ave. This is on First Ave and Pine St. Your chef will be wearing a black chef coat and will meet you on the street. Please plan to arrive 5 minutes early to the starting point. After leaving, it's difficult to get guests caught up to the tour.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 37 reviews

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Chef John was excellent! Prior to the food tour, we walked through Pike Place market and it was overwhelming, long lines for every vendor and the place is a maze (chef John later explains why). With this food tour, you get to learn the history and why things are the way they are here. You also get to bypass many lines (10) and sample some of the highlights of the place. Chef John’s humor, lively personality and knowledge keeps everyone’s attention (even my kids enjoyed his jokes).

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June 15, 2021

Such an amazing tour! Was so great to get a better understanding of the market, and sample SO MANY amazing dishes without waiting in any lines. For the price, you really can't pass on this one. Our tour guide Eric was extremely fun and knowledgeable, and made the experience really memorable! Thank you!

May 22, 2021

This was a really great food tour of the market!! We also received lots of information and history about the market and the area. The food we tasted was all very good. The owners of all the food places were knowledgeable and really helpful. Chef John knows the market and helped us learn about it as well!

May 15, 2021

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