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Pike Place Market

On the corner of First Avenue and Pike street  is located the Pike Place Market, the oldest continuously operating farmer’s market in the country, and one of the city’s ( Seattle) most popular attractions.

With 11 buildings along the downtown Seattle waterfront, this market is as much a part of Seattle’s identity as the evergreens, the mountains, and the water.


Start at the famous Public Market Center sign on the corner of First and Pike, which dates back to 1927 and is one of the oldest outdoor neon signs on the West Coast.


Rachel the Pig, a 550-pound bronze piggy bank, is always ready to pose for a photo and to collect donations for pike Place Market’s nonprofit social service. She is so cute!!



Fish Guys of Pike Place Fish Market don colorful high waders as they toss order to waiting hands behind the counter.


Pappardelle’s delicious fresh pasta



Colorful and aromatic fresh flowers. Photo:



The original Starbucks – on Pike Place between Stewart and Virginia Streets in the Soames-Dum Building .



The Pike Place Market is not a quiet place; you can listen to music on every corner.


For the hungry, Pike Place Market is a land of promise, a dizzying array of lunch counters, restaurants, coffeeshops, and bikers at every twist and turn.

Piroshky Piroshky


daily dozen

Daily Dozen – cinnamon-and-sugar doughnuts ( De-li-ci-o-so! )


Beecher’s Handmade Cheese


My Favorite – Pike Place Chowder

Photo: Monica Melsness

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