Seattle’s Pike Place Market

A few weeks ago during winter break, we decided to take our boys on little adventure trip…..our destination….SEATTLE.

Over the years we drove by and through Seattle many….many times. We visited surrounding areas of Seattle but never made it our way to downtown and waterfront.

I instantly fell in love with downtown Seattle….I loved the view from our hotel….I enjoyed all the shopping and a variety of great restaurants…

During our 3 day visit we tried to do and experience as much of Seattle as we could….even the rain couldn’t stop us.

One of the most fun….interesting….memorable experiences was PIKE PLACE MARKET….

I’ve been to many markets across the world….some more memorable than others, but the foodie in me will never ever forget Pike Place Market.

….farmers with the freshest produce and fresh flowers (in December)…..unusual produce….bakers….fishmongers….performers….little unique store….spices….400 kinds of teas….cobblestone streets…alleys….view of the ocean and Elliott Bay…..people….smells….music….

You name….it was there. Whole nine acres of it.

We spend hours and hours walking through the market….discovering new things….trying new foods….reminiscing over familiar things….

PIKE PLACE FISH stall with their famous “flying fish”……the best French Macaroons and chocolate eclairs at LE PANIER bakery….

….watching cheese-making at BEECHER’S HANDMADE CHEESE and trying fresh cheese curd (divine) and World’s Best MAC & CHEESE….pigging out on handmade fresh Russian Piroshky at PIROSHKY-PIROSHKY

…..sampling many….many delicious and some very different tea flavors at VITAL TEA…..trying not to buy every single exotic spice at MARKETSPICE….stopping my 15-year-old from “needing” every old book at BLMF Used Books…..watching my 9 years old demonstrate new magic tricks he picked up at MARKET MAGIC.

We all enjoyed our time at PIKE PLACE MARKET….and we can’t wait to go back there again….in a very near future…

….hopefully with little less rain and cold…..maybe this time we will plan our trip during summer months.

If you find yourself in or around Seattle…..YOU MUST stop at Pike Place Market….even for a short time…..I heard many times about this place, but only now I actually know what a truly unique place Pike Market Place really is.

Have you ever visited Pike Place Market or is there a market you truly love? Maybe one day I will visit your market.