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A Guide to the Best Cheap Eats at Pike Place Market

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At Pike Place Market, you can find provisions for cooking up a great meal at home, beautiful flowers and handmade crafts, and plenty of sit-down dining options to take a bite out of your food budget. Some of Eater's favorite spots, though, are the budget friendly options. And thankfully, eating on the cheap at the market, doesn't mean sacrificing flavor or satiation. Saddle up to the counter at one of these spots, or grab food to go and find a nearby bench and enjoy!

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bavarian Meat Delicatessen

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1920 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 441-0942
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This is a go-to shop for imported German foods and ingredients ranging from imported Bavarian mustard and Kinder candy, to a deli full of housemade sausages, salami, head cheese, liverwurst, and other cured meats and cheeses. The charming fraus behind the counter offer various wurst-wiches too, or just straight up plates of fried sausages, alongside fried potatoes and sauerkraut all for around $8. Be sure to grab a pack of their signature landjaeger to go - it makes a great midnight snack. [Photo Credit]

2. Chicken Valley

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1507 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 624-2774
Despite the name, this walk-up counter located in the arcade just north of Rachel the Pig, offers all manner of fried foods: fish and chips, tempura shrimp, calamari, and more. Stick to the namesake chicken though, and choose fried chicken, fried chicken livers, gizzards, or heart. You can get a pound of wings for about $7 and a leg or thigh for about $2, depending on the size. The meat is juicy and flavorful, and the crust is shatteringly crisp. [Photo Credit]

3. DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

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1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-0141
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DeLaurenti has been stocking Seattle’s pantries with Italian imports, charcuterie, cheese, and wine for decades. The small cafe located within the shop cranks out panini and baguette sandwiches for about $7, pizza by the square, salads, soups, quiches, and other affordable grab-and-go meals. You can snag a stool at the windows and enjoy your meal on the spot, or upstairs, adjacent to the wine shop there are more tables for diners. [Photo Credit]

4. Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

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1500 Pike St, #12
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 625-5006
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Not a meal per se, but a worthwhile stop for some of the richest, creamiest Greek yogurt around. For under $4, you can get a “walk around” cup (think: too full to top with a lid) of thick Greek yogurt swirled with purees like marionberry, mango, passion fruit, rhubarb, or dessert like toppings such as lemon cheesecake and marionberry pie. It’s a nearly guilt-free dessert.[Photo Credit]

5. La Vaca Burrito Express

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1429 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-9262
The small to-go window on 1st Ave just outside DeLaurenti offers massive portions of classic Mexican dishes on the cheap. There are your tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and tortas with your choice of filling. Add a side of rice, beans, salad, cheese, and sour cream, and you have a feast for about $8. You can get all that and a bag of chips for under $10. [Photo Credit]

6. Los Agaves Mexican Street Food

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1514 Pike Pl #7
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 504-0202
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Cheap, fresh and fast, Los Agaves is like a taco truck without the wheels. For $2 you can get tacos filled with al pastor style pork, lengua, chicken, or carne asada. $8 gets you tortas or huaraches (think deconstructed tamales), and $7 gets you a gigante breakfast burrito filled with eggs, cheese and your choice of ham, chorizo or bacon. [Photo Credit]

7. Michou

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1904 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 448-4758
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There’s a reason local office workers flock to this deli at lunchtime. It’s fast, cheap and delicious. The line moves fast and gives you a chance to peruse the daily offerings. Select one of the dozen or more sandwiches (they’ll toast them in a panini press if you like). You can get a half sandwich with salad and soup for around $7. Salads range from couscous to roasted vegetable or pasta. There are also loaded baked potatoes, pasta dishes like mac ‘n cheese, and for just a buck you can pick from a variety of cookies. [Photo Credit]

8. Mr D's Greek Delicacies

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1518 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(205) 304-5211
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Gyros - or Yeeros, as the menu calls them - are classic Greek street food. And for just $7 at Mr. D’s you can get a soft pita crammed with juicy lamb, chicken, beef, or falafel. The filling is topped with chopped lettuce, tomato and an addictive, garlicky tzatziki sauce. Oh, there are other things on the menu too, like sweet, sticky baklava, but the yeeros are where it’s at. [Photo Credit]

9. Oriental Mart

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1506 Pike Pl #509
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-8488
Welcome to the Filipino family you maybe never knew you had. This import shop/restaurant, run by the Rosas family serves up classic Filipino dishes like pork or chicken adobo, longanisa, dinuguan, gulay, and sinigang soup made with salmon tips all for $8-10 a plate, which also includes rice and pancit. The tongue-in-cheek signs posted everywhere are fun to read while waiting for your food. [Photo Credit]

10. Uli's Famous Sausage

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1511 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 839-1000
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Step inside the bierstube at Uli’s Famous Sausage and it’s cozy, woodsy cabin-like interior for beers and $8 sausage sandwiches using Uli’s housemade sausages (you can buy fresh and smoked sausages to take home too). The sandwiches are made on baguettes from nearby Le Panier bakery. Sausage choices include thuringer, kielbasa, merguez, andouille, lamb sausage, various flavors of chicken sausages, chorizo, and more. Top with your choice of apple slaw, sauerkraut, sauteed onions, curry ketchup, and various mustards. Or make it a plate - that feeds 2-4 people - and feast on potato salad, slaw, kraut, and your choice of 2, 3, or 5 kinds of sausages for $10-16. [Photo Credit]

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1. Bavarian Meat Delicatessen

1920 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
This is a go-to shop for imported German foods and ingredients ranging from imported Bavarian mustard and Kinder candy, to a deli full of housemade sausages, salami, head cheese, liverwurst, and other cured meats and cheeses. The charming fraus behind the counter offer various wurst-wiches too, or just straight up plates of fried sausages, alongside fried potatoes and sauerkraut all for around $8. Be sure to grab a pack of their signature landjaeger to go - it makes a great midnight snack. [Photo Credit]
1920 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

2. Chicken Valley

1507 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Despite the name, this walk-up counter located in the arcade just north of Rachel the Pig, offers all manner of fried foods: fish and chips, tempura shrimp, calamari, and more. Stick to the namesake chicken though, and choose fried chicken, fried chicken livers, gizzards, or heart. You can get a pound of wings for about $7 and a leg or thigh for about $2, depending on the size. The meat is juicy and flavorful, and the crust is shatteringly crisp. [Photo Credit]
1507 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

3. DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

1435 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
DeLaurenti has been stocking Seattle’s pantries with Italian imports, charcuterie, cheese, and wine for decades. The small cafe located within the shop cranks out panini and baguette sandwiches for about $7, pizza by the square, salads, soups, quiches, and other affordable grab-and-go meals. You can snag a stool at the windows and enjoy your meal on the spot, or upstairs, adjacent to the wine shop there are more tables for diners. [Photo Credit]
1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

4. Ellenos Real Greek Yogurt

1500 Pike St, #12, Seattle, WA 98101
Not a meal per se, but a worthwhile stop for some of the richest, creamiest Greek yogurt around. For under $4, you can get a “walk around” cup (think: too full to top with a lid) of thick Greek yogurt swirled with purees like marionberry, mango, passion fruit, rhubarb, or dessert like toppings such as lemon cheesecake and marionberry pie. It’s a nearly guilt-free dessert.[Photo Credit]
1500 Pike St, #12
Seattle, WA 98101

5. La Vaca Burrito Express

1429 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
The small to-go window on 1st Ave just outside DeLaurenti offers massive portions of classic Mexican dishes on the cheap. There are your tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and tortas with your choice of filling. Add a side of rice, beans, salad, cheese, and sour cream, and you have a feast for about $8. You can get all that and a bag of chips for under $10. [Photo Credit]
1429 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

6. Los Agaves Mexican Street Food

1514 Pike Pl #7, Seattle, WA 98101
Cheap, fresh and fast, Los Agaves is like a taco truck without the wheels. For $2 you can get tacos filled with al pastor style pork, lengua, chicken, or carne asada. $8 gets you tortas or huaraches (think deconstructed tamales), and $7 gets you a gigante breakfast burrito filled with eggs, cheese and your choice of ham, chorizo or bacon. [Photo Credit]
1514 Pike Pl #7
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Michou

1904 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
There’s a reason local office workers flock to this deli at lunchtime. It’s fast, cheap and delicious. The line moves fast and gives you a chance to peruse the daily offerings. Select one of the dozen or more sandwiches (they’ll toast them in a panini press if you like). You can get a half sandwich with salad and soup for around $7. Salads range from couscous to roasted vegetable or pasta. There are also loaded baked potatoes, pasta dishes like mac ‘n cheese, and for just a buck you can pick from a variety of cookies. [Photo Credit]
1904 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

8. Mr D's Greek Delicacies

1518 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Gyros - or Yeeros, as the menu calls them - are classic Greek street food. And for just $7 at Mr. D’s you can get a soft pita crammed with juicy lamb, chicken, beef, or falafel. The filling is topped with chopped lettuce, tomato and an addictive, garlicky tzatziki sauce. Oh, there are other things on the menu too, like sweet, sticky baklava, but the yeeros are where it’s at. [Photo Credit]
1518 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

9. Oriental Mart

1506 Pike Pl #509, Seattle, WA 98101
Welcome to the Filipino family you maybe never knew you had. This import shop/restaurant, run by the Rosas family serves up classic Filipino dishes like pork or chicken adobo, longanisa, dinuguan, gulay, and sinigang soup made with salmon tips all for $8-10 a plate, which also includes rice and pancit. The tongue-in-cheek signs posted everywhere are fun to read while waiting for your food. [Photo Credit]
1506 Pike Pl #509
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Uli's Famous Sausage

1511 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Step inside the bierstube at Uli’s Famous Sausage and it’s cozy, woodsy cabin-like interior for beers and $8 sausage sandwiches using Uli’s housemade sausages (you can buy fresh and smoked sausages to take home too). The sandwiches are made on baguettes from nearby Le Panier bakery. Sausage choices include thuringer, kielbasa, merguez, andouille, lamb sausage, various flavors of chicken sausages, chorizo, and more. Top with your choice of apple slaw, sauerkraut, sauteed onions, curry ketchup, and various mustards. Or make it a plate - that feeds 2-4 people - and feast on potato salad, slaw, kraut, and your choice of 2, 3, or 5 kinds of sausages for $10-16. [Photo Credit]
1511 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

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