Chef-Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market Seattle, WA

Eat Seattle Tours1600 First AvenueSeattle, WA 98101
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Explore Seattle’s vibrant culinary scene on this chef-guided Pike Place Market food tour. Uncover hidden gems and get the inside scoop on where the chefs shop and locals hang out. This fast-paced walking tour includes nine small tastings at curated stops. Learn about the history of Seattle and gain a unique culinary perspective on this 2-hour Seattle food tour.

up to 2 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Seattle Travel Experts
  • Discover the story of the Northwest through food on this chef-led walking tour of Pike Place Market.
  • Includes 9 different stops with tastings and a discount card for vendors.
  • Guided by a local chef, offering a unique culinary perspective of the Emerald City.
  • The tour lasts about 2 hours and meets outside of Simply Seattle at 1600 First Ave. (at Pine and First). Arrive 10 minutes before your tour time.
  • This is a fast-paced walking tour with some stairs, cobblestone streets and inclines. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
  • Gratuities are not included but are always appreciated.


from Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market
This chef guided Seattle food tour operated by Eat Seattle takes you on a journey through the Pacific Northwest by tasting Seattle’s best artisan vendors in the famous Pike Place Market. Get the inside scoop on where chefs shop and locals hang out. Explore with your eyes and your stomach, uncovering hidden gems and interacting with local vendors while indulging in many delicious treats from nine carefully selected stops.

Join this tour for a morning filled with education, food, and fun!

Chef’s Tour: Though many tourists are attracted to the famous Pike Place Market every year, local chefs also selectively choose their seasonal produce and proteins daily from the market. This tour gives you a taste of the vendors that supply the best chefs in town with their organic produce and sustainable seafood.

Chef’s Perspective: Tours are run by chefs who contribute a culinary perspective, telling the story of the Northwest through its food.

Local Taste: Partners are strategically chosen to ensure the best quality products of the Northwest are represented.

Small Groups: Group size is limited to 10 people and under to provide a more intimate, less touristy experience. This also creates a better dynamic to ask questions, absorb the information, and connecting with the other group members.

Purpose: More than just providing great tasting food, vendors serve as a talking point about farming, fishing, and produce in the Northwest and what they are doing to maintain higher quality control than the average. The team keeps the tours light-hearted but also brings some attention to the local food ecosystem and touches on awareness in certain industries.

Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market Reviews

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Richard Mendoza
San Jose, CA
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"What a great time with Chef Sylas!"
February 2024
Food tours are popping up all over the country. On a recent trip to Seattle, my wife and I crossed paths with a tour group right outside a restaurant we were checking out. I thought that Pike's Market would be a great place to take a food tour, so we booked Seattle Eats on our next trip.

The whole experience from booking, check-in and tour were top notch. We were lucky to have a great group of visitors on our tour, so there was a lot of laughter and joyful banter between the group and Chef Sylas. The tour guide, Chef Sylas is a seasoned chef from the area and his knowledge of the food scene is something you just can't put a price on. Imagine having your own personal living and breathing search engine walking next to you to answer any foodie questions! Best seafood in the area? New restaurants you recommend? Where can get truffle oil shipped home? The different chefs that give the tours choose their favorites stops so I'm sure your will get a different experience each time.

I'm looking forward to our next trip to the area and hopefully we will have more of our family members with us to experience such a treat.
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Tip: Comfortable shoes are a must. We booked an 11:00 AM and we should have skipped breakfast. By the 4th stop, I was starting to get a little full, but pushed through to the end like a champ!

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Breana Ramos
Oak harbor, WA
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June 2023
We absolutely loved our tour and guide Eric! We would definitely do a food tour again
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Tip: Bring comfortable shoes, and empty bellies. My partner has a big appetite and he was even full by the end of the tour. I had to limit myself to small bites towards the end because of the amount of food we ate… WHICH WAS GREAT!

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market

Where is the tour meeting point?

The Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market meets outside of Simply Seattle, located at 1600 First Avenue, Seattle. This is at Pine and First, about one block from Pike Place. Please arrive 10 minutes before your event starts.

What happens if it rains?

It rains often in Seattle so the tour will operate regardless of the weather. Fortunately, a good deal of the tour is covered.

Can I bring my pet with me?

Pets are not recommended, as they aren’t allowed at most of the stops on the tours.

Are children welcome?

The tour is recommended for ages 5 and up. However, the tour operator leaves it up to the parent to make the judgment as to whether their children will enjoy this type of activity. Please note that anyone eating on the tour pays full price, there are no discounts for children. Children 3 and under who will not be eating, do not need to buy a ticket.

What if I eat gluten free or am lactose intolerant?

This tour is not recommended for those who are dairy free, vegan or gluten free. Not all tastings contain gluten or dairy, however, the tour operator cannot accommodate these restrictions for all food samples. They will do their best to make substitutions where they can with advance notice so that they can plan accordingly. Please make a note of any dietary restrictions at time of booking or contact the operator at the number on your e-ticket at least 24 hours prior to your tour.

What if I'm vegetarian?

Eat Seattle can accommodate vegetarians but cannot make substitutions for other dietary restrictions. If you will need vegetarian substitutions, please make a note of this at time of booking or contact the operator at the number on your e-ticket at least 24 hours prior to your tour.

Are there public restrooms available on the tour?

Yes, there are public restrooms available in the market but they aren’t always on the route of the tour. We recommend you go before you arrive to the starting point.

Are gratuities included?

Gratuities are not included in the tour price but are always appreciated.