- Seasonal bites:
Grab a Washington-grown pear or peach, or even a bag of foraged chanterelles as an edible souvenir. Sosio’s is especially good for samples and sound advice.
- Other culinary heights:
Sample a free cup of signature tea at Market Spice, browse the fabulous imported meats and cheeses at DeLaurenti Specialty Food & Wine or watch cheesemongers stir curds at Beecher’s.
- Chime in:
Musicians and artists perform on street corners around the market. Musical notes painted on the sidewalk mark spots where buskers perform.
- Clever crafts:
At vendor stands along the main level, you can browse the likes of hand-crocheted cloches (Croshay Design) and aromatic soaps made with 100 percent genuine Seattle rain at Seattle Rainwater Soap Co.
- Need a guide?
The Market Ghost Tour offers serious history plus paranormal fun, while Savor Seattle boasts a bounty of bites from market faves.
- Push the boundaries:
Some great spots are outside Pike Place Market proper, but in its heart. World Spice Merchants grinds super-fresh spices—from common to exotic—while the Zig Zag Café has won national renown for its cocktails.