7 things to do in Seattle's Pike Place Market this spring

Apr 15 2021, 10:52 pm

Fresh flowers are abundant, daffodils line the market’s roof, and the rays of sun shining down on the nearly 500 small businesses mark springtime at Pike Place Market.

Bring along your bubble, pack a day bag, and get up to one of these seven things to do at Pike Place Market this spring.

Grab your morning coffee


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Starting at 7 am head over to Ghost Alley Espresso just below Rachel the Piggy Bank in Lower Post Alley. The spot is the meeting point for the Market Ghost Tours and was named out of respect to the purported hauntings in the area.

Grab a great breakfast 


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There are so many amazing places to eat in Pike Place Market. We recommend Lowell’s Restaurant and BarHonest BiscuitsLos Agaves, or The Crumpet Shop as they all have seating options.

Check out the street art 


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Find your favorite street art on the Free Wall where artists such as Narboo often post thoughtful and humous comics. You can even find stickers of his work at Robot vs. Sloth on First Avenue and Pine Street.

Get a smorgasbord lunch

With over 40 restaurants and eateries in the market, you won’t struggle to find a place to park your booty for lunch. You will struggle with picking one, however. We recommend stopping by a few little stands such as Pike’s Pit BBQPasta CasalingaLe PanierPike Place ChowderJack’s Fish, and Piroshky Piroshky.

Take a photo in a real film photo booth


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While you’re in the Market’s lower levels, make sure you stop by Orange Dracula and take a photo in their real film photo booth. Fun fact — This famous photo booth was once featured on an episode of The Bachelor.

Go grocery shopping

Whether you’re a tourist or local, Pike Place Market is a wonderful place to pick up groceries. After all, it did start as a farmer’s market. Check out all of the grocery shops that the market has to offer.

Enjoy a wine tasting

Take a break at Northwest Tastings. The cozy wine bar boasts gorgeous views of the Puget Sound. Plus, getting boozy at noon? We’re for it.

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