Pike Place Market – Featured Destination



Food & Drink




Established in 1907, Pike Place Market, at First and Pike Streets, is the oldest continuously operating farmers’ market and is one of the top places to visit in Seattle. There are amazing fish vendors and the fruit and the flowers are spectacular. You will find many other stalls and many restaurants.

Lowell’s, at 1519 Pike Place, is a wonderful place for breakfast. Their omelette with dungeness crab is a must! The original Starbucks coffee location, which opened in 1971, is right across from the market. (I found much better coffee places in town than Starbucks)

At the corner of Virginia and Western, at 2010 Western Ave., is Seatown Seabar and Rotisserie, one of chef and restaurateur Tom Douglas’s 12 restaurants. I had a great halibut dinner outside overlooking the Sound, the market and the sunset!

I also tried his Etta’s Restaurant, two doors north at 2020 Western. The salmon entrée, with his special rub used in the preparation, was really great!

To stay in this area, a good friend recommends Inn at the Market.