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ChefSteps Guide to Pike Place Market

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At ChefSteps, we know we’re lucky. Every day we get to work in Seattle’s Pike Place Market. Founded in 1907, this lively historical landmark is wonderful and weird in all the right ways, and it’s full of incredible food. But we’re really picky when it comes to the stuff we eat and cook with, so we keep a carefully honed list of top spots that always treat their customers right. Our kitchen team recently put together a dinner-party menu for the method HOME Tour, for instance, and we knew just where to go to source the ingredients we need for recipe development—oysters, champagne vinegar, salmon, fresh fruit, chocolate, and more.


Here are the food stands, restaurants, shops, and takeaway spots we’re loving right now. So go forth, and get eating. Just remember: It’s not "Pike’s" Place Market. It’s Pike Place. And it’s pretty dang amazing.

Head to methodhometour.com to see more from ChefSteps, Emily Henderson and Teni Panosian..

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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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When we’re hit with a Reuben sandwich craving—it happens, like, once a week—we head straight to this old-country deli. Think layers of juicy corned beef, crunchy homemade sauerkraut, and hearty marbled rye. Homesick Germans, take heed: this is also the spot to stock up on those Haribo gummies you’re always talking about.

2. City Fish Co.

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1535 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-9329
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Seared scallops, oysters with mignonette foam, tuna crudo, sous vide salmon—we’re constantly cooking seafood in our kitchen, and it often comes from this trusty stand. The smoked salmon is outrageously delicious, and the cocktail prawns will steal the show at all your dinner parties.

3. Country Dough

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1916 Pike Pl #14
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 728-2598
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How ‘bout some warm Szechuan-style flatbread, baked on the spot and stuffed with spicy, saucy meats and vegetables, then delivered straight to your mouth for serious lunchtime pleasure? Just a few months into its existence, this lunchtime sensation from chef Cheng Biao Yang has turned our entire staff into Sichuanese sandwich addicts.

4. DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

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1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-0141
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Start by shopping the shelves for high-end olive oils, fancy pastas, hard-to-find European candy, and so many hot sauces. When we were perfecting the recipe for souffle you see on the method HOME , we knew DeLaurenti would be the spot for the best chocolate. Then head upstairs and let the expert staff help you pick out the perfect bottle of wine. Hungry? Head to the takeaway counter for puffy pizza slices and tasty sandwiches (ask and they’ll warm them up for you).

5. Don & Joe's Meats

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85 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 682-7670
This friendly old-school butcher shop is our upstairs neighbor, and we’re always popping by in search of tough and tender cuts for testing our meat recipes. An added bonus: smoked meat and cheese sticks to snack on while we cook.

6. Los Agaves Mexican Street Food

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1514 Pike Pl #7
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 504-0202
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Feeling perky and just want to have some awesome, flavor-packed tacos? This is your spot. Dangerously hungover and in need of some sort of life-saving, bone-sticking breakfast? There’s an egg-stuffed burrito and a Mexican Coke with your name on it. Either way, Los Agaves has you covered with fresh, no-fuss foods that’s priced to move.

7. Matt's in the Market

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94 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 467-7909
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With killer views of the main market building and the water beyond, this casually upscale restaurant captures the lively, romantic spirit that defines PPM. Reserve a window-side table and treat your boo to a bottle of wine and a few simple seafood dishes—it all adds up to a beautiful, only-in-Seattle experience.

8. The Mexican Grocery

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1914 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 441-1147
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Easy to overlook among the market’s more attention-seeking spots, this little shop offers excellent tortillas, tamales, and salsas.

9. Mr D's Greek Delicacies

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1518 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(205) 304-5211
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Don’t go if you’ve got a date that night—the garlic game is strong at this Greek food stand, a choice spot for a gyro salad topped with tzatziki. Vegetarians: this is also your best bet in the market for falafel, try them stuffed in fresh pita and doused in that aforementioned yogurt sauce.

10. Piroshky Piroshky

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1908 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 441-6068
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If living solely on butter-bomb, flaky Russian pastries wasn’t a clear cry for help, we’d probably just gorge on these things all day long. Try one stuffed with jalapeño and cheese, or ham, cheese, and spinach, or apples and cinnamon or—look, they’re all amazing.

11. Sosio's Fruit and Produce

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1527 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-1370
The ChefSteps kitchen team is always running up the steps to stock up on seasonal ingredients at Sosio’s—juicy berries for summer’s crisps and cold soups, umami-packed porcini and shiitake to flavor cold-weather braises and stews, and verdant asparagus for crisp spring side dishes. The fresh peach and tomato salad you see in the method kitchen? Just the sort of thing that Sosio’s inspires us to whip up on the daily.

12. Pike Place Creamery

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1531 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-5029
There can’t be many places in the country where you can sip a bottle of ginger kombucha while stocking up on goose, turkey, and quail eggs. This places lives up to its name with fresh butter, milk, cream, and yogurt, while also stocking their vegan alternatives. Truly one of a kind.

13. Three Girls Bakery

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1514 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 622-1045
It’s got the best rye bread in the market. Trust us, we’ve tried them all. (Did we mention we’re a little Reuben-obsessed?)

14. Uli's Famous Sausage

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1511 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 839-1000
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Sausage! This place knows how to make it.

15. White Horse Trading Company

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1908 Post Aly
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 441-7767
With an Anglophile owner who has packed the place with British brick-a-brack, this eccentric mini-pub attracts a loyal crowd of rowdy drinkers. While there are plenty of characters at the bar, you’ll find no spirits behind it. The White Horse only serves beer, wine, and Pimm’s Cups.

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1. Bavarian Meat Delicatessen

1920 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
When we’re hit with a Reuben sandwich craving—it happens, like, once a week—we head straight to this old-country deli. Think layers of juicy corned beef, crunchy homemade sauerkraut, and hearty marbled rye. Homesick Germans, take heed: this is also the spot to stock up on those Haribo gummies you’re always talking about.
1920 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

2. City Fish Co.

1535 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Seared scallops, oysters with mignonette foam, tuna crudo, sous vide salmon—we’re constantly cooking seafood in our kitchen, and it often comes from this trusty stand. The smoked salmon is outrageously delicious, and the cocktail prawns will steal the show at all your dinner parties.
1535 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

3. Country Dough

1916 Pike Pl #14, Seattle, WA 98101
How ‘bout some warm Szechuan-style flatbread, baked on the spot and stuffed with spicy, saucy meats and vegetables, then delivered straight to your mouth for serious lunchtime pleasure? Just a few months into its existence, this lunchtime sensation from chef Cheng Biao Yang has turned our entire staff into Sichuanese sandwich addicts.
1916 Pike Pl #14
Seattle, WA 98101

4. DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine

1435 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
Start by shopping the shelves for high-end olive oils, fancy pastas, hard-to-find European candy, and so many hot sauces. When we were perfecting the recipe for souffle you see on the method HOME , we knew DeLaurenti would be the spot for the best chocolate. Then head upstairs and let the expert staff help you pick out the perfect bottle of wine. Hungry? Head to the takeaway counter for puffy pizza slices and tasty sandwiches (ask and they’ll warm them up for you).
1435 1st Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

5. Don & Joe's Meats

85 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
This friendly old-school butcher shop is our upstairs neighbor, and we’re always popping by in search of tough and tender cuts for testing our meat recipes. An added bonus: smoked meat and cheese sticks to snack on while we cook.
85 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

6. Los Agaves Mexican Street Food

1514 Pike Pl #7, Seattle, WA 98101
Feeling perky and just want to have some awesome, flavor-packed tacos? This is your spot. Dangerously hungover and in need of some sort of life-saving, bone-sticking breakfast? There’s an egg-stuffed burrito and a Mexican Coke with your name on it. Either way, Los Agaves has you covered with fresh, no-fuss foods that’s priced to move.
1514 Pike Pl #7
Seattle, WA 98101

7. Matt's in the Market

94 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101
With killer views of the main market building and the water beyond, this casually upscale restaurant captures the lively, romantic spirit that defines PPM. Reserve a window-side table and treat your boo to a bottle of wine and a few simple seafood dishes—it all adds up to a beautiful, only-in-Seattle experience.
94 Pike St
Seattle, WA 98101

8. The Mexican Grocery

1914 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Easy to overlook among the market’s more attention-seeking spots, this little shop offers excellent tortillas, tamales, and salsas.
1914 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

9. Mr D's Greek Delicacies

1518 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Don’t go if you’ve got a date that night—the garlic game is strong at this Greek food stand, a choice spot for a gyro salad topped with tzatziki. Vegetarians: this is also your best bet in the market for falafel, try them stuffed in fresh pita and doused in that aforementioned yogurt sauce.
1518 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

10. Piroshky Piroshky

1908 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
If living solely on butter-bomb, flaky Russian pastries wasn’t a clear cry for help, we’d probably just gorge on these things all day long. Try one stuffed with jalapeño and cheese, or ham, cheese, and spinach, or apples and cinnamon or—look, they’re all amazing.
1908 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

11. Sosio's Fruit and Produce

1527 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
The ChefSteps kitchen team is always running up the steps to stock up on seasonal ingredients at Sosio’s—juicy berries for summer’s crisps and cold soups, umami-packed porcini and shiitake to flavor cold-weather braises and stews, and verdant asparagus for crisp spring side dishes. The fresh peach and tomato salad you see in the method kitchen? Just the sort of thing that Sosio’s inspires us to whip up on the daily.
1527 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

12. Pike Place Creamery

1531 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
There can’t be many places in the country where you can sip a bottle of ginger kombucha while stocking up on goose, turkey, and quail eggs. This places lives up to its name with fresh butter, milk, cream, and yogurt, while also stocking their vegan alternatives. Truly one of a kind.
1531 Western Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

13. Three Girls Bakery

1514 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
It’s got the best rye bread in the market. Trust us, we’ve tried them all. (Did we mention we’re a little Reuben-obsessed?)
1514 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

14. Uli's Famous Sausage

1511 Pike Pl, Seattle, WA 98101
Sausage! This place knows how to make it.
1511 Pike Pl
Seattle, WA 98101

15. White Horse Trading Company

1908 Post Aly, Seattle, WA 98101
With an Anglophile owner who has packed the place with British brick-a-brack, this eccentric mini-pub attracts a loyal crowd of rowdy drinkers. While there are plenty of characters at the bar, you’ll find no spirits behind it. The White Horse only serves beer, wine, and Pimm’s Cups.
1908 Post Aly
Seattle, WA 98101

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