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

107 Pike StSeattle, WA 98101
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Enjoy this chef-led food tour of Seattle featuring the famous Pike Place Market. Guests will be taken behind-the-apron of the Seattle food scene while their guide uncovers hidden gems, where the chefs shop, local favorites and so much. Along the way, you’ll learn more about the history of Seattle and gain a unique culinary perspective.

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from Ashley, one of our Seattle Travel Experts
  • Learn the story of the Northwest through food.
  • Enjoy 16 different tastings.
  • Tours conducted by local chefs


from Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market
The Eat Seattle chef food tour 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. As with all of our tours, we explore through our eyes and stomach - uncovering hidden gems and interacting with local vendors all while indulging in many delicious treats from our carefully selected stops. We look forward to you joining us 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 us a taste of the vendors that supply the best chefs in town with their organic produce and sustainable seafood.

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

Local Taste: We strategically choose our partners to ensure the best quality products of the Northwest are represented.

Small Groups: We keep group-size 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 connect with the other group members.

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

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Seattle, Washington
"Chef John is a blast!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2019
We had some out of town visitors (never been to Seattle), so I wanted to make sure to show them the BEST places at Pike Place Market - and Eat Seattle's Chef John delivered! He does a great job of mixing educational information and fun-to-know tidbits about the history, lore, and behind-the-scenes organization of the Market, as only a true Local can share. His passion for food and this special place are clear; he was frequently hailed and greeted as we walked, so he's truly at home and among friends, not just a paid mouthpiece who's been trained to parrot a script about a tourist attraction. And the food - YUM!! Both my boyfriend and I discovered places we haven't been to before, and our friends were blown away by all the treats Chef John served us - especially the dried products at "Simply The Best" (their name is NOT an exaggeration), the bacon at "Bavarian Meats" and the chocolates at "Indi Chocolates" (a *huge* production and retail space in the new part of the Market), and the salmon jerky at "Pike Place Fish" (which my boyfriend *reluctantly* tasted - and then ate a BUNCH more of, it's so good!). A great 2 hours that leads to good eats and repeats at the featured places...we'll be going back, again and again, for sure!
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greenville, in
"Cooking class at the Atrium Kitchen"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 18, 2019
Wow, Wow, Wow!!!! Thank you Chef Eric, Heather, and Evan!! What a fantastic way to spend a Saturday afternoon! We registered for the Paella class and it didn’t disappoint! Heather greeted us when we arrived and was the perfect host for the rest of the afternoon! Chef Eric‘s menu was delicious and he included us in the preparation of all the dishes! The salad, paella, and blueberry bread pudding were outstanding! ( enjoyed the local wine, too). It was a special treat to start our vacation! Chef Eric also took us through the Pike Place Market to show us where all the local ingredients came from. We loved the social aspect of the class and enjoyed “cooking” with the rest of the participants! Highly recommend spending an afternoon with the people from Eat Seattle!
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"Great experience-just one thing needs to be changed. "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 15, 2019
We had a wonderful experience with Eat Seattle touring Pike Place Market. Our guide, Chef Eric was wonderful, knowledgeable and he took us to places we would never had know. He was also passionate about the market and gave insights into what goes on. One thing should be changed, joining our tour was a family with young children. They were distracting and disruptive. If Eat Seattle wants to guide a family with young children they should separate the tours so not to ruin the experience for grown ups. I would have rated this 5 stars but feel this is something that should be changed. All our best to Chef Eric-we had a great experience and enjoyed the 2 hours immensely.
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Vancouver, Canada
"This definitely should be on your bucket list if you're visiting Seattle!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 10, 2019
Loved the market tour!! you might miss out on a lot of what goes on in this historical market if you just stroll through it. On this tour, you get to sample delicious bites and learn the story behind the market.
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Deb B
Melbourne, Florida
"Chef guided tour of the market "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed July 05, 2019
I would became be able to navigate through the sea of people with this market if it wasn’t for our guide/chef. He not only gave a great history of the Pike Place Market, but stories and insider info that only a chef would know. We even got to meet “Gus” the seagull and saw secret getaways within the market. It was great to jump with line and get samples of food in the most popular places (Mac n cheese, chowder, yogurt , smoked salmon). I only wish we had drinks and so time to sit and rest a bit.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chef Guided Food Tour of Pike Place Market

What is your cancellation policy?
All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.

Are tours held rain or shine?
It rains often in Seattle so we keep all tours operating 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. You’ll have to wait outside which would defeat the purpose.

Are children welcome?
You may bring your children as we leave it up to the parent to make the judgment as to whether they will enjoy this type of activity. Children 3 and under who will not be eating, do not need to buy a ticket. There are no discounts for children. Anyone that eats on tour pays full price.

What is included on the tour?
There will be 16 tastings with 10 vendor stops.

What if I’m gluten-free or lactose intolerant?
If there are concerns with needing gluten-free or with being lactose intolerant, please contact us in advance so it can be planned accordingly. Not all tastings include gluten or dairy, but there are plenty that do. We can’t accommodate thee restrictions for all food samples but will do our best to make substitutions where we can. Eat Seattle can accommodate vegetarians.

Are there public restrooms available on the tour?
There are public restrooms available in the market.

Where is the tour meeting point?
All food tours meet outside the Seattle Coffee Works located at 107 Pike St, Seattle. Please arrive 10 minutes before your event starts.

Is a tip included in the tour?
No, but gratuities are appreciated for all tours.