A joy for tourists and locals alike, Pike Place Market is a vibrant collection of stalls and permanent establishments offering crafts, flowers, artwork, vegetables, fruits, meat, and yes, the famous fish throwing guys.
The market, which has been open since 1907, is often crowded and sometimes overwhelming, but among maze of stalls and throngs of tourists are some treasures: fresh-caught salmon blackened on the grill in front of you, salmon collar sinigang at a venerable Filipina lunch counter, and the best collection of French restaurants in Seattle. Here are some favorites, including snacks to grab and eat while perusing the market’s offerings as well as restaurants perfect for sit-down meals after long days of shopping.
A tip for tourists: Pike Place gets extremely crowded and hard to navigate on weekends, especially during the summer, so visit on a weekday if at all possible. And remember, it’s “Pike Place,” not “Pike’s Place.”
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