Guided tour

Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

4.9 / 5

86 reviews

Seattle: Pike Place Market Chef-Guided Food Tour

From $61 per person

Embark on a culinary tasting adventure of Pike Place Market with a local chef guide. Stop at 9 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
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 artisanal chocolate
Full description

Meet your chef guide and watch 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 and go to Pike Place Chowder. Discover small business stories like Chukar Cherries and taste several 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. This is a unique way to explore Pike Place Market's small businesses and savor the local delicacies. The tour includes 9 different stops with about 15 small bites. In addition to tasting and learning about Pike Place Market, receive a 10% discount card to shop at a partner network.

Includes
  • Samples at 9 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

You 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
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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Date

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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

Know before you go

  • Note: tasting stops may vary based on your booked date and time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 86 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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Our Chef guide Sean was very informative about Pikes Market and the vendors we stopped at or even just walked by. He was engaging with our group. Welcomed a participant who had registered on her phone but not on his list and didn't get it straight but welcomed her and put her worries at rest. We would highly recommend the tour!

September 30, 2021

This was an excellent choice of how to see Pike's Market. Our guide Sean was great and we enjoyed all of the bites that he took us to see. We sent back and visited several of the places that Sean had taken us to. Totally would recommend this tour to someone that has a tendency to aimlessly wander around. If you do this tour first then you take have more information to revisit Pike's Market on your own.

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September 19, 2021

I absolutely loved my Pike Place Market Tour with Chef Sean. It was an amazing culinary adventure through the market. We got to try mocha cold brew, two types of chocolate, amazing cookies, pizza, clam chowder, tea, dried fruit, fresh fruit, barbecue, and more. It was great learning more about the market as a real institution of Seattle. I have much more appreciation for it now than just the "birthplace of Starbucks." It was great to meet some of the vendors and learn about their products and processes. Highly recommend this tour, especially early on in your time in Seattle. I went my last day and didn't have time to enjoy all of Chef Sean's many recommendations, both in and outside the market.

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September 10, 2021

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